Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort where you can get up-close with animals that you’d rarely have the opportunity to see in the wild!
The number of visitors each day is strictly limited to 1300 people, ensuring no crowds, no turnstiles and no chaos.
Serenity and relaxation are the order of the day as you drift along a scenic river, hand-feed exotic birds in their free-flight aviary, snorkel among tropical fish and rays, relax on pristine, white-sand beaches and swim with bottlenose dolphins
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Make sure you arrive early! You’ve only got one day there so you want to make the most of it!
Plus if you’ve booked a dolphin swim, the times are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. So once you’ve got your time, you can decide how to plan your day around it.
You can enjoy these wonderful attractions and experiences during your day at Discovery Cove:
*Separate ticket required
Take a walk under the sea, surrounded by the exotic marine creatures of the Grand Reef on this unmissable underwater experience!
Your adventure begins when you set foot on the floor of the Grand Reef. Each step you take brings a new encounter on this amazing walking tour which has been compared to walking on the moon!
Come face-to-face with sharks through the safety of huge panoramic windows. Touch and interact with gentle rays, schools of colourful fish and the unique sea creatures that inhabit this teeming underwater world.
No previous diving experience is necessary - just put on a helmet and you’re ready to go!
Please Note: Your SeaVenture ticket does not include admission to Discovery Cove. A Discovery Cove entry ticket will also be required.
Exotic birds of all shapes, sizes and colours fly freely around you in these beautiful gardens – and are only too happy to perch on your shoulder or feed from your hand! (Bird feed is available at no extra cost)
You can also learn about the conservation work that goes on behind the scenes – many of the birds at the aviary have been nursed back to health after being found injured.
Even if you prefer not to hold the birds, the Explorer’s Aviary is perfect for spending a little time out of the water and taking a walk through the lovely gardens.
Try to visit the aviary early in the day; the birds are hungriest at this time so you’ll have the most fun feeding them!
You may want to wear shoes in the Aviary, as the birds have been known to nibble at feet!
This beautiful coral reef is home to thousands of vibrant, colourful tropical fish, as well as rays and other fabulous marine creatures that you can snorkel or swim with.
You’ll also get to see huge sharks and venomous lionfish - housed safely behind glass walls.
There are plenty of shallow areas so kids of all ages can enjoy the water – and the fish!
Discovery Cove staff are on-hand to answer any questions, and will even provide you with cards to help you identify the different fish!
Try to be in the Stingray Shallows at feeding time and you’ll have the chance to feed the graceful rays as they glide around you in waist-deep water.
The water in the Grand Reef will feel quite cold, as it is kept at a suitable temperature for the creatures who live there.
Wade, swim or float down this waist-deep tropical river as the rainforest canopy comes to life above you.
As the water is mostly waist-level, kids can safely have fun exploring the oasis too.
Keep a look-out for the cute marmosets, whose antics you could easily spend hours watching, and the entertaining otters – especially at feeding time!
Head to the In-Water Relaxation Station, where you can relax in soothing warm waters and enjoy a cold drinks in the comfy built-in chairs.
Let your troubles slip away as you glide along the twists and turns of Discovery Cove’s lazy river!
You’ll pass through a dense rainforest, past cascading waterfalls, hidden grottos, secluded lagoons, underwater caves and white-sand beaches. The river also winds through the Explorer’s Aviary.
Serenity Bay is no ordinary swimming pool! Take a dip in this lovely freshwater pool that’s surrounded by white beaches
Children can paddle and play safely in the shallows or underneath the waterfalls, while adults can relax in sun loungers or take a rejuvenating swim in the deeper waters.
The water at Serenity Bay is kept at 85-88°F (30°C) so it’s comfortable to swim all year round!
The highlight of a visit to Discovery Cove is the opportunity to swim and play with a friendly, gentle dolphin on this amazing 30-minute interaction!
After a short briefing from the dolphin trainer you’ll be introduced to your dolphin for some group interaction where you can swim, play and even have a smooch with him or her!
Then hold onto the dolphin’s dorsal fin as they take you for a ride through the water – an experience you’ll never forget!
Cameras are not permitted in the lagoon, but a Discovery Cove official photographer will capture some amazing snaps of your experience! You’re guaranteed to get your own photo opportunity with the dolphin.
If you want to include a dolphin swim in your day, make sure you select the “SWIM” ticket when making your booking. If you don’t, select “NON-SWIM” tickets.
Dolphin swim times are assigned on the day on a first-come first-served basis, so make sure you arrive early!
Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the dolphin lagoon for your interaction – you don’t want to miss a minute!
Because your Discovery Cove tickets are all-inclusive, all the food on offer is free to enjoy as much as you like – so come hungry!
Breakfast is served from 8.30 - 10am – you can choose from a yummy cooked breakfast, pastries, fruits and yoghurts.
An all-you-can-eat buffet lunch is served from 11am - 3pm, with cooked options including chicken, pasta, noodles, chips and lots more!
Snack cabanas are located around the park where you can help yourself to as many snacks and drinks as you like throughout the day. Alcoholic drinks are also available for over 21s, so don’t forget your ID.
If you have any special dietary needs it’s recommended you pay a visit to the restaurant early in the day and speak with a supervisor, who can talk you through the allergen-friendly pre-packaged foodstuffs they have available.
As well as a full, all-inclusive day at Discovery Cove, your tickets also include 14 days’ unlimited admission to these Orlando parks:
The Discovery Cove Ultimate Package also includes 14 days’ admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Children under 3 do not need a ticket to enter Discovery Cove!
However, once you’ve made your booking you MUST phone us to let us know you're bringing a little one. Call us free on 0800 980 5552 with your booking reference handy.
Attendance is limited to about 1,300 guests a day, ensuring no overcrowding and extraordinary guest service. It is therefore essential to book in advance to ensure entry on your chosen date.
Discovery Cove, 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821
From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa):
From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland):
From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area):
Your all-inclusive day at Discovery Cove also includes these facilities free of charge:
Discovery Cove can accommodate guests with disabilities provided they are able to manoeuvre themselves with limited assistance (or with the aid of a personal assistant) during the dolphin experience and in the various wading locations.
Specially-designed outdoor wheelchairs are available, with oversized tires which make them easy to manoeuvre on the beach! Please note that these wheelchairs are not self-manoeuvrable and guests will need assistance operating them.
Wheelchairs can be reserved by calling ahead on 001-877-557-7404
The water temperature at Discovery Cove is kept constant throughout the year:
Your Discovery Cove tickets are all-inclusive, meaning you won’t need to pay for anything once you’re there, with the exception of:
There are no restrictions for expectant mothers. However please take into account the following:
Smoking is not permitted at Discovery Cove.
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