Discovery Cove Discount Tickets - 2023 Ultimate Guide

January 6, 2023

Warm weather and sunshine, snorkeling amongst the coral and tropical fish, then relaxing with an ice-cold drink in hand. Are we in heaven? No, it's Discovery Cove in Orlando!

This immersive water park is an all-inclusive day resort where you and your loved ones can make a vacation to remember. Exquisite landscaping, breathtaking adventures, and fascinating animal encounters await you in this tropical paradise. Want to try every single experience but looking to get the best deals? Read on to discover the best Discovery Cove discounts, deals, and coupons and a complete guide to saving money.

Discount Discovery Cove Tickets and Packages

Looking for the cheapest Discovery Cove tickets?

There are a staggering number of ticket options available for Discovery Cove discount tickets. As a result, you can quickly begin to feel loopy when you add all the possible combinations, discounts, and Discovery Cove promo codes.

Day Resort Ticket Options 

Perfect for those who only have a day to spend at this beloved theme park.

The Day Resort tickets come in two variations:

  • The Discovery Cove Day Resort
  • Discovery Cove Day Resort Plus Dolphin Swim

The Day Resort admission ticket comes with a variety of experiences and amenities. Enjoy snorkeling with tropical fish, up close and personal experiences with tropical birds, and swimming with otters, dolphins, and sharks.

Your tickets entitle you to snorkeling gear, wetsuits, vests, prescription goggles, and even unlimited fresh towels. 

The Discovery Cove Day Resort Plus Dolphin Swim adds the dolphin swim experience to your perfect day.

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This dolphin education session and 30-minute swim will be the highlight of your trip. 

A bright pink flamingo close to the camera looking at it with several other flamingo behind him and a family in black wet suits standing in the water at the Flamingo Mingle experience on a sunny day at Discovery Cover in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cover via Facebook

Ticket Add-Ons

  • Swim With Dolphins at their Lagoon and learn about their habitat, behavior, advanced communication abilities, and relationships
  • Become a Dolphin Trainer for a Day with insider's access to The Grand Reef, Freshwater Oasis, and Explorer's Aviary
  • Swim with Sharks alongside blacktip reef, nurse, zebra, bonnethead varieties and learn about them in an intimate setting
  • Walk along the floor of the reef with your head amongst schools of fish in your Seaventure
  • Private, Elite, and VIP Cabana options for Stratospheric luxury levels
  • Flamingo Mingle is your one chance to feed pink Caribbean flamingoes from the pam of your hand

Pro Tip: Children must be 6 years of age or older to Swim with Dolphins, Feed Rays, and participate in Animal Trek

Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Packages

Participating in the dolphin swim is one of the highlights of any trip to Orlando. Pick from the following Signature Dolphin Swim Packages to design the perfect day:

  • Signature Dolphin Swim Package at Discovery Cove with SeaWorld and Aquatica
  • Signature Dolphin Swim Package at Discovery Cove with SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens Tampa
Family in black wet suits with a dolphin in front of them in the water at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

SeaWorld Parks Ticket Packages

Visiting Discovery Cove just got better! You can package your tickets to all SeaWorld Parks & Resorts with the following options:

  • Day Resort Package with SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando
  • Day Resort Package with SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Busch Gardens

Pro Tip: Children under two years go free across all the Discovery Cove ticket packages!

Discovery Cove Coupons and Special Discounts 

Discovery Cove, as part of the SeaWorld family, honors its local and national community through the following discounts and coupons:

Discovery Cove Tickets Florida Residents

Florida residents can take advantage of the following discounts at Discovery Cove:

  • 20% savings on all Discovery Cove admission packages
  • A free night at a hotel of your choice
  • Reserved seating at SeaWorld shows
  • Additional discounts on all add-on experiences!
Two divers looking into the water at a shark swimming over some rocks a the Swim with Sharks experience at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Other Available Discounts

 You're in luck! Discovery Cove Orlando coupons and discounts are available to certain groups and professions. Read below to learn more about these discounts.

Discovery Cove Nurse Discount

Searching endlessly for a Discovery Cove Nurse discount? While there is no discount available for nurses or other healthcare professionals, you can purchase advanced discounted tickets through Tripster.

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Discovery Cove Military Discount

Discovery Cove's Waves of Honor program is a proud support of the men and women who are U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman and offer discounted rates on Day Resort Admission and Signature Dolphin Swim Package for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.

Your Discovery Cove military rate must be verified through first (this program does not include military veterans). Or, you can pre-purchase discounted tickets through Tripster.

Pro Tip: The best military discounts are obtained by registering online and undergoing verification before your visit.

Discovery Cove Teacher Discount

Certified K-12 Teachers enjoy free admission to all SeaWorld Orlando resorts. Bring along your I.D. to claim your savings!

aerial view of Discovery Cove pool with palm trees in Orlando, Florida, USA

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Discovery Cove AAA Discount

Calling all Members of AAA: Discovery Cove offers a $3 saving on each ticket for single-day admission. However, Tripster currently offers a larger discount on your ticket prices.

Pro Tip: A Discovery Cove AAA discount is valid for up to 6 people in a group

Discovery Cove Senior Discount

At this time, there is no Senior Discount available. However, you can purchase your discount tickets to Discovery Cove in advance and save money.


Discount Discovery Cove Hotel Deals and Packages

Looking for hotels near Discovery Cove? The Discovery Cove Hotel Package has our heart. Pick from over 30 hotels such as the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace or the Wyndham Orlando resort which are both located near Discovery Cove and the Orange County Convention Center.

Rather be away from the theme park fanfare? No problem! We have partner hotels all over Orlando to satisfy every whim and fancy.

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Included With Your Discovery Cove Discount Tickets


Your ticket is an all-inclusive experience of: 

  • The Grand Reef where you swim and snorkel with thousands of velvety rays and tropical fish
  • Freshwater Oasis in which you playfully tumble with Otters and roam the trees with marmosets
  • Serenity Bay to soak up the sun, swim in the clear blue water, and be surrounded by flamboyant flamingos
  • Swim through the tropical rainforest on Wind-Away River
  • Be immersed¬†in the Explorer's Aviary as macaws, parakeets, and other¬†birds free fly around you
Two divers surrounded by rocks and fish in The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook


Your Discovery Cove tickets have unlimited access to meals, beverages, and snacks.

Fuel up for the day at the Laguna Grill with a range of breakfast options. Then, come back for seconds and thirds as you hop between adventures.

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Or, simply graze on your favorite snacks if you don't feel like indulging in a full meal. In addition, Laguna Grill has a range of drink choices, including beer, wine, gourmet coffee, and other ice-cold beverages. 

Wide shot of people swimming in the blue water of Wind-Away River on a Sunday at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Amenities Included With Your Discovery Cove Discount Tickets

Discovery Cove has anticipated all your needs and included fantastic amenities with your tickets:

  • Unlimited fresh towels
  • Animal safe sunscreen
  • Snorkeling gear with prescription glasses if needed
  • Wetsuits
  • Vests
  • Shower and changing facilities
Two otters sitting on a mossy rock in the water looking up at the camera at Freshwater Oasis at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Bargains at Other Orlando Area Attractions

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex & Discovery Cove Orlando Ticket Combo

Ocean life is still one of the larger mysteries of the universe. However, space is a close second.

Explore the NASA story at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on your Discovery Cove visit. Walk amongst exhibitions of space expedition artifacts, learn about space ventures and watch science come alive.

You can even witness a space shuttle launch and edify yourself on robotic missions. Or, discuss all your space theories with a veteran astronaut at the Space Centre!

Gatorland & Discovery Cove Orlando Ticket Combo

From gentle sea creatures to predators of various water bodies. Head over to Gatorland in combination with your Discovery Cove tickets to learn about these modern-day dinosaurs.

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In addition to meeting with the Gators, you can visit a petting zoo and ride across a zipline. Wrestle with danger as you play gator trainer for a day. And, don't miss the live shows to watch gators put on their best performance.

The adventures in Gatorland are endless.

SeaWorld & Aquatica Combo Vacation Package

After venture below the surface of the ocean you can then gett up close and personal with animals, and experience one-of-a-kind aquatic thrills at SeaWorld and Aquatica. Purchase a discount SeaWorld and Aquatica combo vacation package ticket to experience both parks at your leisure.

Pro Tip: If you live nearby, take your day ticket to the front entrance at the end of the day and upgrade to a season pass for unlimited admission to SeaWorld.

Busch Gardens Tampa Vacation Packages

Take your marine adventures to the next level at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Make the little minnows in your life happy (along with the ease on your wallet) by combining the Tampa trip with one of our many Orlando Busch Gardens Tampa vacation packages.

Close up of 5 people posing for a photo, 3 of them in harnesses for zip lining at Gatorland in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Gatorland Orlando via Facebook

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Spending time at parks such as Discovery Cove remind you that life is to be treasured every single minute. From Discovery Cove Discounts AAA to discounted tickets, Tripster has you covered with the most up-to-date information.

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