Attractions & Recreation
Clearwater offers a vast array of recreation, entertainment and attractions. From boating excursions, dive excursions and dolphins encounters, to tennis, parks, festivals and playhouses…there’s always something exciting both day and night. Find area transportation to beat the beach traffic.
Recreation on the Water
Boating & Excursions
Dive Clearwater is starting the season by raising the bar on customer comfort. Since 1979, we have always lead the way. Come dive with us on our new spacious 32 ft, Dick Sermons designed custom dive boat ! More back deck room, plenty of padded seating, lots of shade, and we even have a sun deck ! PLUNGER has all the latest electronics, fresh water shower, and cooler space for food & drinks and a separate cooler for your fresh fish. To top it off, she’s fast! Cruising over 20 knots on those calm beautiful days on the Gulf. Visit our Website.
Clearwater Harbor Marina
Offering 126 boat slips, more than 1,000 feet of overnight side-tie mooring for visitors, and more than 600 feet of side-tie mooring for daytime visits and special events in the downtown area.
Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise
Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruises offers a variety of cruises aboard the authentic ship, the Pirate’s Ransom, and staffed by a crew of jovial sea-faring pirates.
Sea Life Safari
A two-hour narrated boat trip to Shell Island hosted by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Tropics Boat Tours
Tours include: Dolphin Exploration Tours, Honeymoon and Caladesi Island Tour, Sunset Celebration Cruises and Saturday Night Party Booze Cruises for our guests 21 and over.
Encounters with Dolphins
A 40-foot excursion boat that cruises with dolphins while showing you celebrity homes.
Yacht StarShip, America’s First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA , ranks in the top 28 percent of all restaurants. Dinner cruises offer private seating, tableside service, spectacular views and dancing under the stars.
Heralded as the world’s largest speed boat, this 72-foot long vessel gives you a thrill ride you’ll never forget. At speeds up to 35 miles per hour, the Sea Screamer zips along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center
A state-of –the-art swimming facility that includes six swimming lanes and a children’s play area that offers water fountains, fiberglass frog slide and more, with large shade structures.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
A marine life rescue center, the aquarium is home to Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, both filmed on location. Be inspired and educated on the work of sea life rescue, rehabilitation and release.
Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex
The complex offers tennis courts, picnic areas, an exercise course, a recreation center and more.
Pier 60 Park and Sunsets at Pier 60
Featuring two covered playground areas, Pier 60 Park is located at the pier’s promenade. Sunset celebrations daily with a street festival.
Constructed in 1921, the Capitol Theatre is reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater. One of the oldest operating theaters in Florida
Francis Wilson Playhouse
This community theater offers musicals, comedies, dramas and mysteries at affordable prices from September through June, along with summer acting programs for children and adults.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Recognized as one of the best acoustic facilities in the state of Florida, award-winning performances range from Broadway and classical music, to pop stars, comedy and everything in between.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Native plant and animal showcase with a Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds; reptiles and fish. Nature trails guide you through diverse natural Florida habitats. See more about Clearwater Area Parks.
Stretching 34 miles from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, the trail links parks, scenic coastal areas and residential neighborhoods.
Clearwater is home to a vast array of culinary experiences and dining option. Fresh seafood, relaxed dining beachside and fine dining are yours for the choosing. Enjoy an exceptional dining cruise, or explore some of the many culinary festivals year-round.
Shopping excursions delight in Clearwater. From the shops on Mandalay Avenue and Gulfview Boulevard to Cleveland Street District shopping downtown, you’ll find a variety of boutiques and specialty stores, along with fresh local produce.
The City of Clearwater boasts a full and exciting annual calendar of events. From the Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training, PGA Tournaments and Clearwater Super boat National Championship, to the Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week and Clearwater Jazz Holiday, there’s something for everyone year-round.