Clearwater Natural Attractions Welcome Everyone to See Wildlife
Clearwater Beach, Florida, consistently ranks among the Top Beaches in the U.S. by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Renowned for soft white-quartz sand, the beach is known for cleanliness and crystal clear water. On Clearwater Beach, look for shells, swim, sunbathe, enjoy a picnic, people watch, build a sandcastle, try windsurfing and enjoy spectacular sunsets. But where should you go to do all this? Here’s a list of Clearwater natural attractions.
Top Clearwater Natural Attractions: Where to Play, See Wildlife
Boat on the Water
Whether looking for dolphins or a romantic sunset, Clearwater offers boating excursions for all interests. The shark-themed Mega Bite Dolphin Tour features a 40-foot boat that makes “mega” wakes dolphins love to play in. Sea Screamer offers dolphin and celebrity sightings mixed with a thrill-ride experience. Another popular favorite is the Pirate Cruise, which takes place on a custom pirate vessel.
To create a custom water adventure, rent a boat from Beach Motor Rentals or Dolphin Adventures and Boat Rentals, which also offers tugboat tours.
Love watching and learning about wildlife? Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a hospital dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing marine animals. The marina has helped dolphins Winter, Hope and Mandy, which have been featured in the films Dolphin 1 and 2.
For more off-the-beaten path Clearwater natural attractions, more than a dozen parks and trails welcome hikers. Boca Ciega Millennium Park features an observation tower overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Eagle Lake Park’s forest is a top spot for wildlife watching, while Honeymoon Island State Park is home to ospreys and pelicans. Find other hiking spots in Clearwater.
Sports and Fishing
Get into a giant inflatable bubble ball, and play bubble ball soccer with friends and family. This twist on soccer combines the fancy footwork with safe bouncy balls. Participants can play indoors or out, and check the schedule for open-play dates.
For sport or leisure, Clearwater attracts anglers of all ages. The Queen Fleet provides deep-sea fishing for the whole family, and is available for private charters or parties up to 150 people. Queen Fleet also prides itself on using eco-friendly fishing practices that include modern engines, sustainable fishing methods and respect to wildlife. For a more intimate experience, surf fish from the Gulf’s shores.
Go Parasailing or Stand-up Paddleboarding
On or above the water, these activities are a great way to see Clearwater. Parasailing with Chute Em Up take riders from 400 to 800 feet – depending on preference – to fly high above Gulf Coast waters. Anyone over the age of 6 is welcome, and they can fly groups up to three together.
Tampa Bay SUP offers lessons, tours, and rentals for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking adventures. These activities allow guests to see the area at their own pace. Check out the best Clearwater tours for sightseeing and relaxation.
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