The City of Clearwater, Fla. announces that shooting for the highly anticipated hit blockbuster Dolphin Tale 2 will begin this fall. Following on the widespread success of 2011’s Dolphin Tale filmed in Clearwater, the destination welcomes the return of the all-star original cast on Oct. 6, 2013 with the addition of Hope the dolphin. As the latest installment in the popular franchise, the upcoming film will demonstrate Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) efforts to rescue local marine life and Clearwater’s ongoing dedication to beach preservation.
As the primary setting for Dolphin Tale 2, Clearwater’s CMA will soon be the backdrop for telling the story of how a baby dolphin named Hope was rescued. Winter, who still resides at the CMA, will return in the sequel along with Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. With filming commencing shortly, Dolphin Tale 2 mirrors the CMA’s mission and Clearwater’s commitment to showcasing the codependency between humans and marine life.
A family-friendly destination with miles of pristine beaches, Clearwater is a natural fit for the film and an ideal location to host the cast in the upcoming weeks. Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and when possible, the release of sea creatures big and small, the CMA provides visitors exclusive opportunities to experience Clearwater’s rich aquatic offerings. With a wide range of outdoor festivals, water sports, and restaurants serving fresh local seafood, Clearwater’s visitors and shortly the cast of Dolphin Tale 2, will have many opportunities to enjoy the destination’s coastal beauty. Go to www.visitclearwaterflorida.com and www.seewinter.com for more information.
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.