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Where you and your family can touch and swim with dolphins

Explore a lush landscape of rocky lagoons, waterfalls and pristine sandy beaches at Discovery Cove. You’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled upon an undiscovered tropical island. You can move at your own pace through this sun-soaked oasis, doing as much as you want, or as little as you’d like.

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Welcome to an exquisite tropical island paradise. Discovery Cove® gives you the unique opportunity to swim and play with a beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, snorkel amongst tropical fish, glide with rays and relax on white sand beaches.

Discovery Cove Packages

We guarantee to offer Discovery Cove at the best possible price. There is a choice of two Discovery Cove Packages – Discovery Cove and Discovery Cove Ultimate Package. Both are available as Dolphin Swim and Non-Dolphin Swim packages – the Non-Dolphin Swim option includes everything detailed with the exception of the dolphin swim. You must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children between 6-12 years old participating in the dolphin swim experience must be accompanied by an adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience. There is no minimum adult to child ratio, so one adult can accompany more than one child.

Discovery Cove

  • Full day experience at Discovery Cove with reserved 30-minute dolphin swim (if Dolphin Swim package selected)
  • 14 consecutive day’s unlimited admission to SeaWorld® and Aquatica®.
  • Unlimited access throughout the day to the Serenity Bay, Wind-away River, Explorer's Aviary and The Grand Reef.
  • A continental breakfast, lunch, plus all drinks (including a selection of alcoholic drinks) and snacks throughout the day.
  • All day self-parking at Discovery Cove
  • Towel and locker use

Discovery Cove Ultimate

  • Full day experience at Discovery Cove with reserved 30-minute dolphin swim (if Dolphin Swim package selected)
  • 14 consecutive day’s unlimited admission to SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Aquatica®.
  • Unlimited access throughout the day to the Serenity Bay, Wind-away River, Explorer's Aviary and The Grand Reef.
  • A continental breakfast, lunch, plus all drinks (including a selection of alcoholic drinks) and snacks throughout the day.
  • Towel and locker use
  • EXTRA VALUE: Book a Discovery Cove Ultimate ticket and enjoy unlimited FREE parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens

The dolphin swim is the centrepiece of your visit at Discovery Cove; here you’ll spend 30 minutes, in groups of no more than 10, getting to know your dolphin through hugs, kisses and ultimately, a one-on-one swim together through the lagoon. Then, you have the rest of the day at your leisure to soak up the unique, indulgent atmosphere. Embark on an underwater adventure in Discovery Cove's Grand Reef where you'll snorkel among canyons and come face to face with venomous lionfish and sharp-toothed reef sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows). Discover the Free-Flight Aviary, just beyond the towering waterfalls, where you can hand-feed tropical birds, relax in the refreshing waters of the Resort Pool and float along the Tropical River. Freshwater Oasis features swimming and wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets. And guess what, all of this is included in your Discovery Cove tickets at the best price around from

As a reservation only experience, which is limited to a capacity of 1300 guests a day, it’s a rare opportunity to set your own pace. Offered on an all-inclusive basis with breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks included nothing is going to tax you… Life is good! It’s all about a day of wonderful discovery and a lifetime of memories at Discovery Cove Orlando.

SeaVenture at Discovery Cove

Enhance your day at Discovery Cove by joining SeaVenture, an exciting underwater walking tour through the Grand Reef. With every step, enjoy up-close views of colourful fish, playful rays and even sharks (safely housed behind massive panoramic windows!). This ticket must be purchased in conjunction with a Discovery Cove Package.


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Serenity Bay

Serenity Bay

Relax in the refreshingly warm waters of this oversized freshwater pool. Whether you head deeper for a swim or take your time relaxing on one of the white sand beaches, is up to you.

Explorer’s Aviary

Explorer’s Aviary

Just beyond a spectacular waterfall, you’ll find a series of towering Aviaries. Here, you can soak in all of the sights and sounds as you encounter hundreds of tropical birds nose-to-beak while they feed right out of your hand.

Laguna Grill®

Laguna Grill®

Take full advantage of the all-inclusive package and dine at Laguna Grill. This is the place to come and enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast and the sumptuous buffet lunch, come in and eat light or dive right in!


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Emma Goldthorpe reviewed 14 Mar,2020

Best day of our holiday can not recommend Discovery Cove enough. We arrived for the park opening and left when they closed the park. Everything is supplied for you towels, wet suit, snorkel, sun cream, shampoo, conditioner etc Food was good breakfast, lunch and snacks all day. if we ever return to Orlando this will be top of our list to return to.

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Oliver North reviewed 07 Mar,2020

Discovery cove + tickets have us 3 days in sea world 1 day in Busch gardens with no car parking , a fantastic day at discovery cove with for USA really good breakfast, lunch and all day drinks and snacks. Excellent value for money ultimate + ticket well worth the money. We did not do the swim with dolphins as have been here before but first time a definite must do for the extra

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Bill Haven reviewed 06 Mar,2020

Incredible day, unforgettable

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Sarah Joslin reviewed 28 Feb,2020

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Frequently Asked Questions for Discovery Cove® Tickets

What is Discovery Cove?

Discovery Cove is a unique island paradise resort where you can immerse yourself in a breath-taking tropical setting and experience some truly memorable animal encounters. Discovery Cove is an all-day, all-inclusive experience with plenty of attractions to enjoy, but it is most famous for being the best place in Orlando to swim with dolphins, an experience you can include in your ticket at the point of booking. 

What is there to do at Discovery Cove?

There is so much to do at Discovery Cove. You have the option to participate in an interactive dolphin swim experience during your stay which is often the highlight of our customers' experience. You can also feed tropical birds in the Explorer's Aviary, snorkel with fish and rays in the Grand Reef, relax on the Wind-Away River or simply sunbathe on the beautiful white sands of Serenity Cove. There is also a variety of additional experiences which you can pre-book, such as the SeaVenture underwater diving experience.

How big is Discovery Cove?

Discovery Cove is split into 6 distinct areas including The Grand Reef, the Dolphin Lagoon, The Freshwater Oasis, Explorers Aviary, Wind-Away River and Serenity Bay. In total, the park covers roughly 22 acres so there is plenty to explore on your all-day, all-inclusive experience. We recommend getting there early in the day to make sure you can experience everything. 

Where is Discovery Cove?

Discovery Cove is located directly opposite SeaWorld and just off International Drive in south-west Orlando. To walk between the two takes roughly 25 minutes. It is also roughly a 20 minute drive from Universal Orlando Resort and  20-25 minutes from the Disney Springs area.

Can you buy Discovery Cove tickets on their own?

Discovery Cove tickets are only available as a package with the other SeaWorld parks and cannot be purchased by themselves. With your Discovery Cove ticket you will also have the benefit of being able to visit SeaWorld and Aquatica. 

Do I need a reservation for Discovery Cove?

When you purchase a Discovery Cove package ticket, you will need to select a date in advance as the park only has a 1300 daily capacity. There are also a limited number of swims available each day which means it's important to book early, especially in the summer months. 

Do Discovery Cove tickets include SeaWorld?

All of our Discovery Cove package tickets include one day at Discovery Cove and 14-consecutive days access to SeaWorld and Aquatica. You also have the option to include Busch Gardens by purchasing the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package.

What should I wear at Discovery Cove?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in although of course you will need your swimming costume if you wish to enter the water. There are changing rooms for you to change into your swim suit and wetsuits are provided by the park. We would recommend sandals or flip flops for walking around as the ground can get warm plus a cover up if you are planning on spending the day in the sun. Remember to bring a spare set of dry clothes to change into afterwards. 

When should I visit Discovery Cove?

Discovery Cove is open year-round and central Florida has a hot, tropical climate so it is always a good time to visit. Plus the fact that Discovery Cove only has a 1300 people capacity meaning it never feels crowded! We always recommend booking early to avoid disappointment, especially if you are travelling in the summer holidays. 

Is Discovery Cove open in winter?

Discovery Cove is open throughout the year, including December, January and February, except for a few selected dates between November and February when it closes for maintenance. This is a great time to visit as the climate remains mild and guest numbers will be lower. 

Is Discovery Cove in SeaWorld?

Discovery Cove is not inside SeaWorld. It is located next to SeaWorld and is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. You can access both parks with the Discovery Cove ticket which includes free access to SeaWorld and Aquatica. 

What time should I get to Discovery Cove?

Discovery Cove is a full day experience so we advise arriving as early as possible. Check-in opens at 7:15am, waterways open at 9am and the park shuts at 5pm. By arriving early, you can take advantage of the free breakfast, plus you'll be first in line to choose your dolphin swim time, which is allocated on the day on a first come first serve basis. 

When do I select the time for my Dolphin experience?

The time slots for the Dolphin interactions are allocated upon check in at the park on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise guests to arrive as early as possible on the day if you have a preferred time that you would like to request.

What is the SeaVenture experience?

SeaVenture is an immersive, underwater walking tour that takes place on the Grand Reef and gives you the chance to come face-to-face with tropical fish, rays and sharks. Please note children must be 10+ to participate and anyone under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

How far is Discovery Cove from Disney?

Discovery Cove is a 20-25 minute drive away from Walt Disney World.

How far is Discovery Cove from Universal Studios?

Discovery Cove is a 12 minute drive away from Universal Studios, which is part of the Universal Orlando Resort. 

What drinks are included at Discovery Cove?

All tickets to Discovery Cove include breakfast, lunch and all-inclusive snacks and drinks throughout the day including alcoholic beverages. These are limited to selected beers and wine. Please note you need to be 21 and over to drink at Discovery Cove.

What do I need to bring with me?

All Discovery Cove package tickets include the use of lockers, towels, wetsuits, animal-safe sunscreen and snorkels/masks during your visit so all you will need to bring is a dry set of clothes to change into afterwards and appropriate footwear like sandals for walking around the park. You must also bring your reservation and each person must show a valid ID such as a passport for check in.

How do I book a Cabana at Discovery Cove?

Cabanas are only available to book directly with Discovery Cove. Be advised that these are very popular and you will need to book some time in advance. They start at $200 per cabana.

Does Discovery Cove have wifi?

Yes, Discovery Cove has free wifi for guests to use throughout the entire park.

Can I bring my own camera?

Guests are allowed to use their own cameras and recording devices throughout the park except in the Dolphin Lagoon and Shark swim. Other party members are allowed to take photos/videos of the experiences from the beach area and professional photos are also taken for you to purchase if you wish.

Do I need to be a good swimmer to do the Dolphin swim?

No, even non-swimmers are able to take part as the majority of the experience takes place in waist-high water.

How much is parking at Discovery Cove?

Parking is FREE with any Discovery Cove package ticket.

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