Discovery Cove Orlando in Orlando, FL

6000 Discovery Cove WayOrlando, FL 32821
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$180.00
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Overview

Spend your day getting up close with your favorite marine life animals. Families can swim with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play alongside a family of otters, and so much more. Don’t forget to spend some time relaxing on Wind-Away River. Seaventure, Discovery Cove’s innovative new attraction should not be missed — it’s fun for the entire family!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins.
  • Mask, snorkel, towels and beach chairs provided.
  • Unlimited admission to SeaWorld® and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ in Orlando for 14 consecutive days around the date of your reservation.
  • The whole family will enjoy sandy beaches, snorkeling, tropical reefs, and swimming with dolphins.
  • Delicious meals included.

Description

from Discovery Cove Orlando
Discovery Cove in Orlando is an all-inclusive day resort where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and encounter playful otters and curious marmosets. Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, and white, sandy beaches. Freshly prepared meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day and swim gear are included, plus unlimited admission to sister parks SeaWorld and Aquatica waterpark. Experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.

Guests of all ages are welcomed at Discovery Cove. Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience.

Children two (2) years of age or under are currently admitted to Discovery Cove free of charge, but are required to have a reservation.





Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Melissa E.
Nixa, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Our Favorite Orlando Park by far!!!!"
July 2016
Our day at Discovery Cove was amazing! The food was great, all the snacks and drinks you could want, a relaxing environment and the best snorkeling experience I have ever had (Hawaii included!) I wish we could have spent the whole week there. A 14 day Sea World pass was included with our tickets which just sweetened the deal!! I wish I could give it 6 stars!!
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Tip: They provide towels, snorkel and mask, wet suits and even animal friendly sunscreen!!

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Jerika Allen
Buford, GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Best experience EVER!!"
June 2016
Our children were 6&8 at the time we went. We did the dolphin swim and they loved it!! The trainers were AMAZING and spent time answering the questions our 6 y/o had ( wants to be a vet / dolphin trainer, why we did this)! It totally made her day!! Having it all inclusive was awesome! As we went from area to area we could stop at the cabanas and get snacks and drinks whenever we wanted! Breakfast and lunch were also very good! The reef water was freezing (there during a tropical storm) so we only made it to our knees, but touched the rays and fish we saw! ALL the lifeguards were very friendly and genuinely seemed to like their jobs, even the ones swimming through the lazy river scooping leaves out! This is an experience you simply must do at least once!
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Tip: They operate rain or shine! The lazy river does get pretty deep at points if you have little ones or weaker swimmers!

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laurenzimm
Oxford, Alabama
"Best Of Florida!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
We travel to Florida parks twice a year, and this was our first visit to Discovery Cove. It was the most amazing experience! Nearly everything is provided! No nickel and dining patrons! Omg, the kids CRIED when we left! They never cry when we leave Disney. They’re already begging to go back! I’ve never EVER had such a great experience! Great job!
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Bumblemoo
"Massively improved "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019 NEW
Went here about 3 years ago. Visited at the weekend and was amazed at the improvements to the park, organisation of the staff and most importantly the food. The food now has plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options. The food and drink are actually edible now with a huge variety of choices. 5 stars would have been given other than the problems with the lazy river. Loved the dramatic depth changes however there’s a lot of sharp man-made rocks and areas to catch your toes on. We had a few grazes and one of our party ripped a toe nail clean off as it’s hard to gauge the depth changes. Wish they’d smooth out the bottom of the lazy river as it’s unnecessary and painful. The grand reef is stunning!!!!
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MeganGr2919
Bootle, United Kingdom
"Great day "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019 NEW
Best day ever. Wasn’t too warm which was good. Even went to swim with dolphins which was such a good experience. Food and drink was all inclusive. Can’t wait to go back.
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mrbill67
Tecumseh, Canada
"Good for family with tweens and teens"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019 NEW
Booked with four adults, a nine year old and a six year old. Booked a private cabana, worth the money. Cabana had two loungers, four patio chairs, lots of towels, a hammock; an area to lock up your valuables; a small fridge stocked with water, juice and pop; ceiling fan; a snack box filled with chips, peanuts, Rice Krispie bars etc.Good place to relax from the activities and escape the sun. A hostess keeps fridge and snack box full and delivers alcohol. We bought the drink package. Not worth it. Beer, wine, pop, slushes were free. Specialty drinks available for a price. Alcohol is available at snack bars located throughout the park. Do not need to bring food. Price includes breakfast served at 7:15. Scrambled eggs, sausages, French toast sticks, potatoes, fruit, yogurt, pastries, coffee, milk. Eat as much as you want. Price also includes lunch;served from 11 am to 3:30. Good selection of entrees, salads, desserts, kids menu..wine with lunch. Enjoyed some salmon, burgers were good. Sun tan lotion provided. In Cabana or rest rooms. Everyone gets a wet suit or wet vest as well as googles and a snorkel. Lots of life jackets available. Parking is free. For an extra cost you can swim with the dolphins or sharks. Reef area had lots of fish and manatees to swim with in salt water. Aviary along the lazy river. We added Seaworld and Aquatica tickets to our package for about $20 a person. Good value. We had email tickets and went to Aquatica on Sunday, then to Discovery cove on Thursday. Found out later that if we went to Discovery Cove first we could have bought a parking pass for $ 25 for both Aquatica and Sea world and our tickets for both parks were good for 14 days. Multiple visits available. Discovery cove is more for adults and teenagers.
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Truthteller051207
Syracuse, New York
"So much fun and informative "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2019 NEW
Went with 6 friends Each enjoyed themselves Took awesome photos But remember don’t use flash We bought tickets off of Groupon So a couple dollars cheaper. Well worth the money
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Cove Orlando

What are the operating hours?
Discovery cove is a full day adventure with operating hours of 8:00a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. Dolphin interactions begin as early as 8:00 a.m. and will fluctuate seasonally.


When should I arrive?
Discovery cove is an all inclusive day resort. Breakfast begins at 7:30am to 10:30am and the water ways are open from 9am to 5:30pm. You can arrive anytime, but we suggest arriving early to take full advantage of the park. They will serve lunch from 11am to 3:30pm.

How will I know my Swim with the Dolphin time?
At check-in, they will assign you a time for your dolphin experience.

What is the age requirement to swim with the dolphins?
Children must be 6 years or older to swim with the dolphins. Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience. All children under 18 years old must have a liability waiver signed by an adult.


Does my child 2 years and younger need an admission ticket?
They are free and an infant ticket will need to be added to the order.


How long is the dolphin swim experience?
The in-water dolphin experience is 30 minutes long. Beforehand, there is a short orientation session (10 minutes) led by Discovery Cove's expert Dolphin trainers to discuss safety and offer an opportunity for participants to ask questions.


How much is parking?
Self-parking at Discovery Cove is complimentary.


Can my child enter the park without an adult?
You must be 15 years old to enter the park without parental supervision. Parent or Legal Guardian must sign "Authorization to Treat" forms before allowing park entry.


What should I wear to the park on the day of my program?
Guests should bring their own swimsuits, and, if they choose, water socks or rubber pool shoes, hat, sunglasses and cover-up or dry clothes. Discovery Cove provides all guests with swim vests and/or wetsuits. They will also provide you a locker.


What is the parks maximum occupancy?
The park restricts attendance to about 1,300 guests per day and so is able to provide a more intimate, resort-like experience.


What do I need to bring with me to Discovery Cove?
Discovery Cove provides a mask and snorkel, towels and beach chairs. Guests may use their own masks and snorkels if they prefer, but may not bring any other diving or swimming equipment into the park. Discovery Cove will also provide guests with a sample of specially formulated sunscreen that is safe for use in the animal habitats. Since meals, snacks and drinks are provided with admission to Discovery Cove, no other food, beverages or coolers are permitted. Guests may wish to bring books and magazines, a CD or mp3 player with headset or similar items to help them relax on the beach, and a camera to catch all of their special moments.


Are cameras allowed?
Guests may use their personal cameras and recording devices throughout the park, with the exception of the dolphin lagoons (for the safety of our animals and your photo equipment). We do, however, allow other party members to take photos and record video of the interaction from our beach areas. In addition, we provide photographers and videographers to capture your memories.


Are prescription masks available at Discovery Cove?
Discovery Cove offers special prescription masks in various strengths (near-sighted: -1 through -8 and far-sighted: 1 through 8) on a first come, first serve basis.


Are wet suits provided?
Yes. While in the water, we do require guests to wear either a wetsuit (short or long depending on the season and guests preference) or a swim vest. This ensures our lifeguards are able to see guests as they swim underwater, thus, enhancing safety. *Sizing ranges from toddlers through 18XL.


Is the park accessible to disabled guests?
Discovery Cove can accommodate guests with disabilities who are able to maneuver themselves with limited assistance (or with the aid of a personal assistant) during their dolphin experience and in the various wading locations. Discovery Cove also offers specially-designed outdoor wheelchairs with oversized tires for easy maneuvering on the beach. The wheelchairs are not self-maneuverable and guests will need assistance operating them. Wheelchairs can be reserved by calling the park in advance.


Are pets allowed?
Only service animals are allowed.


Can I visit SeaWorld or Aquatica before I visit Discovery Cove?
Your reservation includes a 14-day pass to SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark in Orlando. You must use it consecutively with your visit to Discovery Cove, either before, after, or a combination of both. Your personalized ID card issued at Discovery Cove will serve as your ticket if you decide to visit your selected sister parks after your reservation date. However, if you plan on visiting SeaWorld or Aquatica prior to your Discovery Cove date, simply present your voucher and photo ID for each member in your party at the front gate guest relations.