Things to Do in Clearwater, Florida
Tours, Activities and Adventures at our Clearwater Beach Resort
Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach invites you to explore the natural wonders of Florida’s celebrated beaches and ecosystems with our up-close-and-personal Enrichment Programs. Designed for both children and adults, our Clearwater Beach resort offers an exciting range of activities that showcase the flora and fauna of our unique tropical paradise. In addition to wildlife encounters and outdoor excursions, Sandpearl also offers several onsite cultural programs including tours of our renowned Art Collection and eco-friendly facilities as well as organic cooking demonstrations with our Executive Chef.
All of the resort’s Enrichment Programs are seasonal and subject to availability. Please contact the concierge for more information and reservations.
Wildlife Encounters & Outdoor Adventures
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Go behind the scenes at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and learn how they care for rescued dolphins and sea turtles in their working marine hospital.
Sea Life Safari Eco-Tour
Join us aboard the Sea Life Safari for a two-hour trip into our beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Look for dolphins, sea birds and other marine life as your guide narrates the scenic ride to a shell island. You'll witness data collection in action as we perform our net pull and pass around sea critters before releasing them back to the bay. A hands-on experience unlike any other cruise! Kids of all ages love this experience.
Paddle through the local estuary ecosystems of Pinellas County while learning about the unique wildlife and environment of Florida’s Gulf Coast. We provide the kayaks, paddles, safety gear, transportation, and best of all an expert guide who not only knows the water, but what's in it as well. Each four-hour kayaking excursion includes approximately two hours on the water, so bring snacks and prepare yourself for a half-day of aquatic adventure.
The Sandpearl Resort has partnered with the Museum of Science and Industry to provide you with an out of this world experience. Your star journey is narrated by our expert MOSI Astronomer and offers participants the opportunity to observe the Moon, Saturn, Venus, Mars, and many constellations through a solar telescope. Come and join us on the boardwalk and experience your own personal journey of the sky! Seasonal availability and weather permitting.
Dolphin Encounters in Clearwater, Florida
Caladesi Island/Dolphin Encounter Cruise
Your adventure begins with a boat tour through the Intracoastal to nearby Caladesi Island, where you'll spend three hours exploring one of the country’s premier beaches. After a few hours of fun in the sun, enjoy a leisurely sail back through the Gulf while watching dolphins swim alongside the boat. Unlimited complimentary refreshments are offered on your return trip.
"Trainer for a Day" Program
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a real-life dolphin trainer? This exciting program allows participants to "shadow” the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s professional dolphin trainers through two training and feeding sessions. Excursion price includes a dolphin booklet and t-shirt.
Sandpearl’s Cultural Programs
Artist in Residence Program
The Sandpearl Resort welcomes a prominent artist to the resort each month to showcase their work as well as participate in our featured art program. Here, guests will enjoy the expertise and instruction of our resident artist while working on their own artistic keepsake. Rotating artists will engage participants in their preferred artistic medium, which may include watercolor, oil on canvas, sketching, jewelry and beadwork among other accessible and expressive art forms.
Chef's Cooking Demo: Organic Food & Wine Tasting
This exceptional culinary experience begins with a tour of Caretta's award-winning kitchen along with information about organic cuisine, followed by a fun and informative cooking demonstration by our renowned Chef. The tasting menu features an organic green salad with white balsamic vinaigrette, pan-seared wild grouper, and crispy fingerling potatoes with seasonal organic vegetables expertly paired with organic wines. After your meal, take home the recipe so you can recreate your experience for family and friends.
Sandpearl Art Tours
The Sandpearl Resort showcases an impressive art collection, including works from renowned Florida artists including Christopher Still and Mark Pulliam. Let us take you on a tour of the beautiful artwork found throughout our resort. The tour starts at the concierge desk.
The Sandpearl is proud to be an environmental leader and among the country’s first Silver LEED-certified resorts. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Let us take you behind the scenes and explain how we proudly became a LEED facility.