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Discovery Cove® Tickets

Enjoy an all-inclusive day at Discovery Cove, 14 days unlimited admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica & Busch Gardens PLUS free parking & free shuttle to Busch Gardens. Discovery Cove tickets sell out VERY fast!


  The best place to swim with dolphins in Florida


  All-inclusive food, drinks & parking


  Save up to 45% already applied


  Admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens & Aquatica

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Important! Discovery Cove has limited space each day and tickets can sell out in advance very quickly. If you are having trouble finding tickets for your preferred dates, please call 0330 100 3130 as we may be able to request extra availability.

You snorkel, you snooze, you swim, you smile!

Explore a lush landscape of rocky lagoons, waterfalls and pristine sandy beaches at Discovery Cove.

Families interacting with dolphins at Discovery Cove

You’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled upon an undiscovered tropical island.

Snorkel through The Grand Reef, a vast underwater world teeming with thousands of colourful fish and graceful rays.
Wade and float in the sparkling clear springs of Freshwater Oasis, and gaze at the otters at play. Let colourful birds land on your shoulders and eat out of your hands in the Explorer’s Aviary.

For a dream come true, step into Dolphin Lagoon to be greeted by a beautiful bottlenose dolphin. 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.


Spend an all-inclusive day at Discovery Cove!

Swim with dolphins, feed exotic birds, relax on pristine sandy beaches or swim in tropical pools, all at Orlando’s amazing Discovery Cove.

You'll also enjoy all-inclusive food, drinks and snacks while you soak up the sun and explore the stunning Grand Reef®.

Discovery Cove Ultimate Package includes:

  • 14 days Unlimited Admission to Aquatica
  • 14 days Unlimited Admission to SeaWorld
  • 14 days Unlimited Admission to Busch Gardens
  • Opportunity to swim with a dolphin*
  • Unlimited food & drinks (on your Discovery Cove visit)
  • Relax on sandy beaches
  • Up-close animal encounters
  • FREE parking
  • FREE shuttle to Busch Gardens
  • Hand feed tropical birds
  • Suncream & towels provided 
  • Souvenier snorkel 

All Discovery Cove tickets include:

Snorkelling in the Grand Reef and girl with birds at the Explorer Aviary

  All-inclusive food, drinks and snacks the whole day (Discovery Cove)

  Use of lockers, wetsuit, towels & shower amenities

  Souvenir snorkel

  A full day’s free parking

The Best Place to Swim with Dolphins in Florida!

Always dreamed of swimming with dolphins? Book the Discovery Cove with Dolphin Swim Tickets and get ready for an unforgettable 30-minute dolphin experience!

Families interacting with dolphins at Discovery Cove

What if I'm not a confident swimmer?

Don’t sweat it. You can pick and choose whether you would like to stay in the shallow water for the entire experience or venture into the slightly deeper water for the dorsal fin ride.

I think I'd rather just watch...

Feel like the Dolphin Swim is not for but you still want to watch your loved ones take part? Book the Discovery Cove without Dolphin Swim ticket - find yourself a nice spot in the beach area next to the Dolphin Lagoon® and watch all the action while soaking up the sun.

Remember - if you want to swim with the dolphins, select the Discovery Cove with Dolphin Swim Tickets

Guests and fish underwater during Seaventure

Take a walk underwater with SeaVenture*

Don a dive helmet and take a walk on the bottom of the sea at the incredible SeaVenture® - no diving experience necessary!

SeaVenture is not included with these Discovery Cove packages. You will need to book a separate SeaVenture ticket in order to participate.

Find out more about SeaVenture


Opening Times:

  • Open daily from 9am – 5.30pm
  • Check-in and breakfast begins at 7.15am, so try to arrive early to make the most of your day!


  • Discovery Cove is a full day adventure!
  • Dolphin swims are 30 minutes long, with a 10-minute orientation session beforehand, sessions are within a small group of participants


Attendance is limited to about 1300 guests per day, which ensures no overcrowding and excellent service.

Getting There


6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821


Parking is FREE for the whole day


From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa):

  • Take I-4 East (toward Orlando) to exit 71. This is the SeaWorld exit
  • Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting ramp
  • The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the right hand side of Central Florida Parkway, past the sign for SeaWorld Orlando

From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 72 (Beachline Expressway/FL-528/Airport)
  • Once on the Beachline, take the first exit (International Drive)
    Make a left onto International Drive
  • Make a right onto Central Florida Parkway at the third traffic light
  • The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway

From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area): 

  • Take FL-528 (Beachline Expressway) west to the International Drive exit
  • Make a left onto International Drive
  • Make a right onto Central Florida Parkway at the third traffic light
  • The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway

Ticket Validity

  • The date you specify when making your booking is the date you will visit Discovery Cove.
  • However, your ticket is valid for any 14 consecutive days provided your booked date is within that period.
  • For example: If you book to visit Discovery Cove on the 6th, you could start using your ticket on the 1st (to visit any of the other parks included) and use it up to the 14th


Children at Discovery Cove

  • Children must be at least 14 years of age to visit Discovery Cove without an adult
  • Children under 3 years of age enter for free. However, you must phone to let us know you're bringing a little one once you’ve made your booking. Call us on 0330 100 3130 with your booking reference handy
  • Children over 3 require an adult ticket

Children & the Dolphin Swim

  • Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins
  • Children aged 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (over the age of 18) who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience
  • Children participating in a dolphin swim must have a “Minor” waiver completed by their parent or legal guardian. If the parent is not present when checking in, you must be able to produce a copy of their driving license or photo ID

Disabled Access

  • Discovery Cove can accommodate guests with disabilities who are able to manoeuvre themselves with limited assistance (or with the aid of a personal assistant) during their dolphin experience and in the various wading areas.
  • Specially-designed outdoor wheelchairs are available to use on the beach. Please note that these wheelchairs are not self-manoeuvrable so guests will need assistance to use them. 
  • Discovery Cove has been designated as a Certified Autism Center by The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

Expectant Mothers

There are no restrictions for expectant mothers. However, if you are unsure about any aspect of the experience, we recommend that you consult a doctor prior to your visit.

Inclement Weather

  • In the unlikely event the park is closed on the date you have booked due to the weather, please try to arrange an alternative date with Discovery Cove
  • If this is not possible and your ticket has not been used, we’ll offer you a full refund when you’re back in the UK

What to Wear

You’ll be given a wetsuit and snorkel when you arrive. Bring your own swimsuit and a set of dry clothes for later.

Food & Drinks

All-inclusive food, drink and snacks are included in the price of your whole day’s visit.

Food and drinks you can enjoy include:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Freshly prepared lunch, with vegetarian and healthy options
  • Desserts
  • Fresh fruit
  • Water
  • Soft drinks
  • Beer & Wine (for over 21s)

Terms & Conditions

No amendments can be made on Discovery Cove bookings. If a booking has been made incorrectly it will need to be cancelled, which may incur charges.

Discovery Cove - Your Questions Answered!

How do I book to swim with dolphins?

If you would like to include a 30-minute dolphin swim experience, make sure you select a Discovery Cove with Dolphin Swim Ticket.

If you choose the Discovery Cove without Dolphin Swim Ticket you will NOT be allocated a dolphin swim.

Can I visit the other parks included in the ticket before the date I’ve booked to go to Discovery Cove?

Yes – your ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days, so you can use it to visit SeaWorld and Aquatica (and Busch Gardens with the Ultimate Ticket) anytime over a 14-day period around your Discovery Cove visit date.

What time is Discovery Cove open?

Discovery Cove is open daily from 9am – 5.30pm

What kind of ticket will I receive?

We will send you an e-ticket which you simply present when you arrive, and will allow you to avoid the queues and enter the park straight away!

Why e-tickets?

FloridaTix is an official authorised ticket broker for Discovery Cove tickets. This park no longer issues "real" tickets, only e-tickets.

Are my tickets gate-ready?

Yes - just head to the entrance and scan yourself straight in!

What happens if my paper ticket gets wet?

Don’t worry! You’ll be given a lanyard after the first time you scan your paper ticket. Then you can put your ticket away in a locker at the park.

Do babies and small children need a ticket for Discovery Cove?

Children under 3 years of age do not need a ticket to enter Discovery Cove. However, you MUST phone us to let us know you're bringing a little one once you’ve made your booking. Call us free on 0800 980 5552 with your booking reference handy.

Can I wear sunscreen at Discovery Cove?

Please do not put on sunscreen before you get to Discovery Cove!

Normal sun creams are dangerous to the wildlife that lives here, so you will be given a sample of “animal-friendly” sun lotion when you arrive, and can buy more of this at the park.

Why should I pre-book for Discovery Cove?

Limited capacity so booking is essential!

Discovery Cove has limited capacity to 1300 people each day, and it’s so popular that tickets can sell out months in advance! It’s absolutely essential to pre-book your tickets to ensure you can visit on your chosen date.

Pay less with UK exclusive prices!

By pre-booking your tickets you’ll make huge savings before you even travel to Florida!

Our Discovery Cove tickets are exclusive to UK customers and can’t be bought in the USA. This means we can give you unbeatable value compared with the price of ‘on the day’ gate tickets.

Does this include Busch Gardens Shuttle Express?

This service will be complimentary to all guests with a multi-park, Busch Gardens inclusive ticket in hand.

The Busch Gardens Shuttle Express service to Busch Gardens in Tampa resumes from January 2023 and provides a return service from the Orlando area to the park in Tampa.

Drop Off & Pick Up Locations

Drop off and pick up locations are the following:

  • 1. SeaWorld (near the bus & taxi drop-off)
  • 2. ICON Park, 8350 Universal Blvd (8445 International Drive, (in the heart of the Entertainment district of I-Drive)
  • 3. Publix, 8145 Vineland Avenue, Lake Buena Vista (near Premium Outlets – Lake Buena Vista area)
  • 4. Old Town Entertainment District, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (serving 192 East in Kissimmee)
  • 5. Doubletree Orlando by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando, 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL (serving North International Drive area and Universal Orlando guests)
  • 6. Margaritaville Resort – 8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee


The service schedule will vary through the year and be subject to change. For guidance purposes only, the Orlando area pick up will be between 0830 and 0930 - depending on location. The return journey from Busch Gardens will depend on park closing time and vary throughout the year.

Guests are recommended to make a reservation for the Shuttle Express to secure their seats. This can be completed by calling 800-221-1339 or visiting Schedules can be confirmed at this stage.

Guests must be at least 6 years of age to swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove. Guests aged 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the dolphin swim experience. Discovery Cove guests aged 3-5 must purchase the non-dolphin swim package. Children 0-2 years of age are free of charge. Discovery Cove is a one-day experience. If the Discovery Cove Package is selected you will also receive 14 days unlimited access to SeaWorld and Aquatica. If the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package is selected you will receive 14 days unlimited access to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens. Free return bus transportation to Busch Gardens is included on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express service with the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-221-1339 or visiting Service schedule and stops are subject to change. Unlimited free parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens is only available when purchasing the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package. Unlimited free parking is only valid for the duration of your ticket. This offer can be withdrawn or changed at any time. © 2023 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Swim from £155

Non Swim from £132

Buy Now Pay Later! Deposit option from only £20 per ticket

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