For the GA admission and sea life safari combo the site is making me choose a GA time. Why is that? Would we not be able to enter prior to that time?
What you are actually choosing is the time of the tour (only two or three are scheduled daily) that you want to attend. There is no restriction for your entry for general admission, but you should allow yourself enough time to arrive at the dock before departure.
The facility is wonderful, but “intimate” so I suspect they are trying to control the flow. Glad you are doing the Sea Life Safari as that is a great addition to the experience.
If you plan to attend any of the other area attractions I would recommend looking into the Tampa CityPASS. We purchased these prior to our visit. The Tampa CityPASS provides a ticket to Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, Clearwater Aquarium and Museum of Science & Industry. Once CityPass is cheaper than the single admission price to Clearwater Aquarium and Busch Gardens combined.
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