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. Once you’re on dry land, 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. Enjoy a hands-on experience you won’t find on other cruises! Kids of all ages love this tour.
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.
Dolphin Encounters in Clearwater, Florida
The Little Toot Tug Boat
Climb aboard the "LITTLE TOOT," our forty foot authentic tugboat for an exciting dolphin watching adventure with a narrated sightseeing tour of the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor. Enjoy the breeze under our large canopy or work on your tan in the warm Florida sun. Remember, Dolphin sightings are guaranteed, or your next trip is FREE.
Dolphin Exploration Tour
The Dolphin Exploration Tour lasts approximately two hours and will take you from Clearwater Bay out Clearwater Pass on the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of the Sun Coast's favorite, the Bottlenose Dolphin. In addition to offering guaranteed dolphin sightings, your Captain will highlight fascinating facts about the natural wonders our Gulf Coast offers as well as point out celebrity mansions along the way. The tour offers something for everyone, from Tommy the Turtle Explorer Time for the kids to unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks for the adults!
Sandpearl’s Cultural Programs
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.