Discover Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort where you and your family can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get close to dolphins, snorkel with thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds and unwind on pristine beaches. With no lines throughout the park, you can plan your adventure at your own pace. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages (including beer & wine for guests over 21 years of age) are included in admission.
These and other unforgettable experiences unfold at a relaxed pace, no matter if you’re exploring, enjoying nature or connecting with wondrous marine animals. And it’s all exclusive to Discovery Cove Orlando.
Standard admission to Discovery Cove opens a world of possibilities for you to explore. You’ll also be provided with unlimited food and beverages (including alcohol for guests 21 and up), as well as all amenities you’ll need to enjoy your stay, such as snorkeling gear, fresh towels and more.
From there, the choice is yours. Gear up to swim with thousands of tropical fish at The Grand Reef, have face-to-face encounters with playful otters and marmosets at Freshwater Oasis, and meet some new feathered friends at Explorer’s Aviary. Or, just find inner peace at Serenity Bay and Wind-Away River.
Looking for something really special? Opt for the Dolphin Swim or Trainer for a Day admission packages. The former enhances your visit by adding 30 minutes of quality time with a dolphin, while the latter offers enhanced interaction, a private photo session with two dolphins and a behind-the-scenes tour.
Other optional adventures include SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where you’ll be fitted with a dive helmet, as well as Ray Feeding and the 90-minute Animal Trek. You can even Swim With Sharks - if you dare!
For more serenity, book your own cabana, complete with a dedicated host to see to your every need. You can also get an upgraded drink package, or reserve space for group events of any type, including weddings.
Discovery Cove admission is all inclusive with various packages available. reservations for Discovery Cove is required, and a maximum amount of guests can be present in the park at any one time.
Explore Discovery Cove
You will will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world offers in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.
Discovery Cove contains a coral reef, where guests can swim with thousands of Tropical Fish, Sting Rays up to 4 feet across and an underwater shark and Tigerfish tank located behind glass. A highlight is Dolphin Lagoon where you can talk, touch, play and swim with bottlenose dolphins.
The park contains a free flight aviary, which contains over 250 tropical birds including Parrots, Toucans, and over 30 other species of exotic birds. The heated Tropical River runs through the aviary and circles the park, allowing guests to float past an assortment of the Discovery Cove’s beaches, waterfalls, and rainforest landscape. The Tropical River runs into the park’s heated freshwater resort pool.
The Grand Reef features a white sand beach, palm-lined island and underwater grottos filled with moray eels, reef sharks and scores of other tropical fish. Activities range from snorkeling with eagle rays to crossing a rope bridge over a shark-filled lagoon.
What's Include With Admission
Day Resort Package
Breakfast and lunch.
Unlimited snacks and drinks,
including alcoholic beverages for those 21 years of age and older.
Snorkeling with tropical fish and rays.
Swimming and viewing otters and marmosets.
Hand-feeding parrots, toucans and exotic birds.
Snorkel gear and animal-safe sunscreen.
Packages are available that include 14 days of unlimited visits to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
All-Inclusive Dolphin Package
Includes all of the above and an additional 30-minute dolphin swim experience, children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult to participate in the dolphin swim experience.
Get close to dolphins in a serene lagoon - it’s an ideal atmosphere for interacting with these incredible creatures. Zoological Professionals introduce you to these gentle, fun-loving marine mammals in a unique, 30-minute experience. After a brief orientation, everyone in the group has the opportunity to interact with a dolphin. You’ll learn a special hand signal, resulting in a sweet display of affection. It’s a dream come true!
Stroll through lovely gardens and mingle with tropical birds in this expansive, free-flight aviary, which covers both land and water. Amid the Tropical River’s lovely waterfalls, encounter bird species from around the world: parrots, toucans and exotic birds. Chat with feathered friends and even get a chance to feed them. Watch colorful birds soar overhead and perch on your arm or shoulder if you have bird food in hand.
Fresh Water Oasis
Enter a tropical sanctuary canopied with rainforest vegetation and explore warm water pathways. Wander through crystal clear water trails, where you’ll encounter playful otters and inquisitive marmosets (miniature monkeys from South America) in the treetops. Swim up to the glass enclosure to watch the non-stop antics of adorable otters or explore the island setting for marmosets. Don’t miss the In-Water Relaxation Station, where you can enjoy a cool drink in a comfy underwater lounge chair.
The Grand Reef
Explore this saltwater reef complete with footpaths and bridges. Voyage through the reef and discover little islands and hidden grottos. Find yourself amid cool waters teeming with vibrant schools of fish and velvety soft rays. As you venture, also discover other unique marine life. You’ll even encounter reef sharks, which can be safely viewed behind glass. Don’t miss the feeding time at Stingray Shallows; it’s unforgettable!
You won’t need a SCUBA certification to experience this underwater exploration. Participants are outfitted with a dive helmet that pipes in oxygen via attached tubing. Submerge by climbing down a ladder and stepping 12 feet below onto the reef floor. Encounter schools of vividly colored fish and rays, and catch incredible views of sharks behind a panoramic glass wall.
Say hello to relaxation as you settle into a lounge chair or cabana on a sandy beach. Take a dip into the soothing, warm waters of Serenity Bay. It’s the perfect place for adults to decompress while kids relish splashing in freshwater or hiding underneath streaming waterfalls.
Gently drift down a lazy tropical river and feel in sync with nature as you float past a diverse tropical terrain that’s home to sandy beaches, rocky cascading waterfalls and crystalline waterways. River levels vary from deep to more shallow depths. Opt for a life vest or grab a float noodle if you’re not a strong swimmer or tire easily. Be sure to look up as you float past the Explorer’s Aviary, where tropical birds and curiously cute marmosets will serendipitously come into view.
For an additional cost, you can receive unlimited access to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Additionally, this includes parking at all three parks.
Trainer for a Day
Experience an all-inclusive Discovery Cove day with extra special perks:
A second opportunity to interact with dolphins, which includes a private photo session with two dolphins.
Behind-the-scenes tour of Discovery Cove.
Shadowing a trainer for the day.
Feed tropical fish in The Grand Reef.
Fun-filled meet-and-greets with tropical birds and small mammals.
Each Trainer for the Day group (limited to nine guests) is provided with a digital underwater camera for the program duration. The SD card is gifted to you at the end of your experience.
Definitely worth the splurge, a private cabana becomes your very own home base. It’s the ideal spot to relax and enjoy family and friends.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, popping the question or other special occasion, Discovery Cve offers three tiers of unique packages. Perks range from items like a buoy with your own personalized message, tote bags and photo frames, to more extensive package privileges like photo sessions, private cabanas, exclusive menu items and more.
Dining at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove tickets are all-inclusive, so all the food on offer is FREE!
Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 10.30am
Choose from a yummy cooked breakfast, pastries, fruits and yoghurts
All-you-can-eat buffet lunch is served from 11am – 3/3.30pm
Cooked options include chicken, pasta, noodles, chips and lots more!
Snacks and Extras
Snack cabanas are located around the park. Help yourself to as many snacks and drinks as you like throughout the day! Alcoholic drinks are available for over 21s, so don’t forget your ID.