Discovery Cove Information
and tickets. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Swim with a real
Dolphin?.... Discovery Cove at SeaWorld
Orlando has something special just for you! Adjust your attitude
in a Tropical Paradise Lagoon where you can experience dolphins "close-up"
and enjoy thousands of marine animals and tropical birds.
- Discovery Cove, Orlando's newest vacation destination, offers families
the ultimate up-close and hands-on dolphin experience.
Guests wade into
shallow water and become acquainted with their dolphin through hugs,
kisses and rubdowns. Guests then swim and play with their dolphin in
deeper water, and may receive an exciting dorsal tow or belly ride.
- The large-bird habitat at Discovery Cove Orlando's expanded free-flight
aviary encourages up-close interactions with tropical birds including
colorful toucans, red-legged seriema and flamingos.
The new aviary also features a
small-bird sanctuary where guests come nose-to-beak with tiny honeycreepers,
finches and mousebirds.
TRAINER FOR A DAY
- Guests double their dolphin
fun when they take to the water during Discovery Cove's thrilling "Trainer
for a Day" program.
From enhanced dolphin interactions
and training encounters to behind-the-scenes animal care, participants
work side-by-side with animal experts as they interact with dolphins,
birds, small mammals, sharks, stingrays and tropical fish.
- At Discovery Cove in Orlando, guests swim with dolphins, wade with
mysterious rays, snorkel with tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds
and come eye-to-eye with sharks.
White-sand beaches, sparkling lagoons
and crystal-clear rivers offer guests the ultimate vacation experience.
- The dream of getting up-close with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin
comes alive at Discovery Cove Orlando.
The extraordinary opportunity to
swim and play with dolphins highlights the variety of intimate animal
encounters that await guests at Orlando's newest vacation destination.
INTO THE DEEP
- Swimmers don snorkels and masks for a glimpse into an amazing underwater
world at Discovery Cove's Coral Reef.
Giant rays and thousands of exotic
fish surround guests as they explore the remains of a shipwreck while
coming eye-to-eye with sharks and barracuda.
Orlando offers the opportunity
for a limited number of guests to have personal interaction with dolphins,
rays, tropical fish and birds, all while wrapping youself in a tropical
paradise and Florida sunshine. You can even snorkel eye to eye with
sharks and barracudas (if you want to!). No crowds, no lines, no barriers
and best of all, no place like it. Explore underwater shipwrecks and
shadowy grottos, swim down a meandering river and relax in the freswater
lagoon. One of the best experiences in Orlando
Imagine a tropical paradise
your family could call its own. A place where you can swim with real
live Dolphins, rays, thousands of tropical fish, or maybe swim under
a waterfall and just float all day in a beautiful blue lagoon? Or just
relax on a sugar-white sandy beach and watch the blue skies float by?
Discovery Cove Way Orlando, Florida 32821
Someone in your family may have
dreamt of the once in a lifetime chance to touch, hug and swim with
bottlenose dolphins, or maybe YOU would like to swim under the waterfall
and feed, hold or play with some of the 300 tropical birds in the aviary
of the lagoon. Reservations are required.
All within walking distance of SeaWorld,
the park’s official hotels include quality resorts by Doubletree by
Hilton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations,
Renaissance, Residence Inn and Springhill Suites.
There are sought-after benefits to staying with any of
SeaWorld’s hotel partners including discounts on shopping and dining,
and early entry to the three SeaWorld parks on select dates.
And as an added bonus, guests
who stay in any of SeaWorld Orlando’s official hotels also have access
to these exclusive benefits:
Early entry to the three
SeaWorld parks on select dates
FREE transportation to SeaWorld,
Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando
Discounts on shopping and
Access to the behind-the-scenes
look at SeaWorld’s animal rescue team, “SeaWorld Rescue Tour,” free
to guests of the SeaWorld Orlando’s official Hotels
Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World. Situated adjacent to
SeaWorld, and the new Discovery Cove Dolphin encounter park. Impeccable
comfort and great service beckon at the Renaissance Sea World Resort.
The highlight of this hotel is a dazzling sunlit atrium, standing 10
stories high; it is among the world's largest tropical atrium lobbies.
Exuding charm and warmth, the hotel's guestrooms are beautifully appointed
and reflect the elegant atmosphere that characterizes this property.
Very convenient to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, the Orange County Convention
Center, Orlando Airport and the other major attractions in Central Florida.
"This is a great opportunity for
guests coming to Orlando and looking for value and a unique vacation
experience,” said Bob Walsh, general manager, Renaissance Orlando at
SeaWorld. “We’re providing adventure, savings, and amazing extras you
can’t get anywhere else."
twenty-seven acre award-winning Renaissance Orlando Resort is
conveniently located across the street from Sea World and one mile from
the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. The Disney parks, MGM Studios
and Universal Studios are just six miles away. This ultramodern resort
offers some of the largest guest rooms in Orlando and one hundred eighty-five
thousand square feet of meeting space including a convention center,
three ballrooms, five executive boardrooms, meeting rooms and suites.
The I-Ride trolley stops at the hotel providing shuttle service at a
nominal fee along International Drive to the convention center, Mercado,
outlet mall and Pointe Orlando. Outdoor self-parking is USD 12 per night
with valet service additional. * The Renaissance Orlando Resort participates
in Wired for Business: Marriott's new service that includes high speed
Internet access plus unlimited local and long distance telephone calls
within the United States for a low daily fee. This service can be requested
at the front desk at check-in.
- Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld International
Center - centrally
located near area attractions and across from SeaWorld. Hilton Garden
Inn Orlando at Sea World Hotel is within walking distance to SeaWorld
and only a half a mile from Discovery Cove. Walt Disney World and Universal
Studios are conveniently accessible by the hotel's Complimentary Transportation
Service. Orange County Convention Center is one mile away
- Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld - At Residence
Inn, we have perfected the extended stay experience by combining features
guests want from a traditional hotel with all the comforts of home.
Our spacious suites offer separate living and sleeping areas plus a
fully equipped kitchen. The Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld is conveniently
located one half mile from Discovery Cove, Aquatica
and SeaWorld Orlando with complimentary
transportation provided to these attractions, Universal Orlando and
Wet-n-Wild. Downtown Orlando is nine miles north of the hotel.
Resort by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
- DoubleTree Resort by Hilton at Orlando is a year-round
resort on 28 tropical acres within walking distance of SeaWorld, and
a half-mile from Orange County Convention Center. The hotel is 12 miles
from Orlando International Airport and just minutes from Walt Disney
World® Resort and Universal Studios. DoubleTree's outstanding facilities
include three heated outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and 45,000
square feet of meeting space.
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marks the end of our list of Official Hotels at SeaWorld Orlando
Of course if you
want all the amenities and all the fun at a great price? Check out this
affordable vacation rental which is on the Sand Lake Chain, WestGate
Lakes Resort Stay active with volleyball, tennis
courts, a fitness center, bike rentals, shuffleboard and a children's
playground. Or escape to one of the resort's six swimming pools, whirlpool
spas or walking paths. Unique dining experiences await you at the resort's
variety of restaurants including Pelican's Landing Pool Bar & Grill,
Fisherman's Cove Restaurant, Flamingo Bay Pool & Bar, and the Sunset
Key Pool & Bar. Or relax and kick back -- an on-site Pizza Hut delivers
to your suite.
is an all-inclusive day resort experience that’s one of a kind. Swim
with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of colorful fish and rays,
hand-feed tropical birds and unwind on pristine beaches. Step into
tranquil shallow waters or explore new depths and encounter a below-the-surface
world teeming with sea life in The Grand Reef – a fully immersive
tropical escape that is the perfect balance between adventure and
relaxation. Wade in welcoming waters under lush landscaping and come
face-to-face with playful otters and curious marmosets in the all-new
Freshwater Oasis. Designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling-clear
springs below, no matter where you turn, you’ll find endless discoveries.
Now open at Discovery Cove
is Freshwater Oasis, an all-new attraction featuring wading
adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious
marmosets. Designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling-clear
springs below, Freshwater Oasis is a natural fit within Discovery
Cove’s tropical atmosphere. Relax and explore. Wade, wonder, swim
and float in the water-filled trails. No matter where you turn, you’ll
find endless discoveries. Freshwater Oasis is included with admission
to Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive tropical getaway and the only
place to experience the most exciting animal encounters the world
has to offer.
is an all-inclusive adventure in which guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind
opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays, and tropical fish and hand-feed
Discovery Cove, guests experience the most exciting animal encounters
the world has to offer in a 30-acre tropical oasis.
is a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical
reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls,
and pristine white-sand beaches.
On Central Florida
Parkway, at the Intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline
Expressway), 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from
Orlando International Airport
Reservations are required, and
daily attendance is limited to approximately 1,000 guests, ensuring
no overcrowding. Guests are greeted at a luxurious reception center
and proceed down a nature walk for their day of discovery.
The all-inclusive adventure
of a day at Discovery Cove includes a continental breakfast and
freshly-prepared lunch, snacks and beverages, including wine and
beer throughout the day. Each guest is also provided his/her own
swim vest or wetsuit, towel, and swim gear, including a snorkel,
mask, fins and eco-friendly sunscreen. Private lockers and dressing
areas feature Crabtree & Evelyn bath products.
The park’s animals
include Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Southern and cownose rays 10,000
brilliantly colored tropical fish and sharks, and more than 250 exotic
birds in a free-flight aviary.
The highlight of
a visit to Discovery Cove is the opportunity to swim with a bottlenose
dolphin during a 30-minute interactive adventure. Accompanied by a
trainer, groups of six to eight guests wade into shallow water and
become acquainted with their dolphin through hugs, kisses and rubdowns.
Then, taking the adventure one step further, guests interact with
their dolphin in deeper water for an exciting dorsal fin tow ride
back to shore. Guests must be at least 6 years old for the dolphin
Visitors can follow
colorful schools of tropical fish in this spectacular coral reef.
Swimmers will snorkel with thousands of the world’s most colorful
underwater species, and within inches of sharks, fierce predators
safely housed behind clear acrylic partitions. Guests can also enjoy
the thrill of wading among various species of velvety rays, while
the animals glide throughout the park’s saltwater lagoon, located
adjacent to the tropical reef. These gentle animals are velvety to
the touch, and can grow up to four feet in diameter.
This waterway meanders
through the park, encountering beaches, palm-covered walkways and
rocky lagoons. Guests swimming through the Wind-Away River travel
through different environments: a sunny island beach, a dense tropical
forest and an underwater cave. Swimmers going under a waterfall will
emerge inside the immense free-flight aviary. Flotation devices are
provided as the river varies in depth.
aviary is home to more than 250 exotic birds. Guests can hand-feed
hundreds of tiny birds and interact with birds as tall as four feet.
Guests enter the aviary’s lush, tropical environment by way of the
park’s beaches or drifting under the refreshing waterfalls in the
Serenity Bay Beaches
are lined with swaying palms, tropical foliage and quaint thatched
huts. Guests can claim their own spot among the tall shady umbrellas,
lazy hammocks, sunning lounges and beach chairs. Buckets and sand
toys are sprinkled along the beach for kids to enjoy. (All amenities
are included with admission.)
Guests at Discovery
Cove enjoy a rare and unforgettable glimpse into the lives of endangered
and exotic animals through personal interaction and experiences that
are as enriching as they are fun. At Conservation Cabana, visitors
can dig into the animal world by touching replica bones, reading from
resource books, and searching on computer terminals about the animals
they will spend the day with and the park’s conservation partners.
Educators are stationed at the Cabana to answer questions, provide
animal information and showcase feathered and furry friends throughout
Included with admission, guests
at Discovery Cove enjoy unlimited access to a fantastic selection
of food and drink all day long. A light continental breakfast is
served at Laguna Grill until 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From familiar fare to chef specials, all dishes
are prepared with fresh ingredients and incorporate healthy elements,
with daily seafood selections, salad options, and vegetarian dishes
Snack stations throughout the
park provide all-day service, and offer everything from yogurt and
soft pretzels to fruit smoothies and gourmet coffees. Ice-cold beverages,
including bottled water, juices, sodas, wine and beer are also offered
Trainer for a Day For
a truly extraordinary experience, up to 24 guests a day can spend
additional time with dolphins with three personal interactions,
plus behind-the-scenes time with Discovery Cove’s trainers to learn
more about the animals that call the park home. The Trainer for
a Day package includes all features of the standard Discovery Cove
package plus the behind-the-scenes activities starting at $398 plus
tax, depending on the season. Guests between the ages of 6 and 13
must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Special Occasions – Discovery
Cove has created a number of unique Special Occasion packages that
include the delightfully unexpected assistance of a bottlenose dolphin.
Discovery Cove dolphins have assisted in countless watery wedding
proposals, launched love notes, and been a splash at the best of
birthday celebrations. For each Special Occasion package, a bottlenose
dolphin delivers a personalized message on a keepsake buoy, putting
a fantastic end to the already memorable dolphin experience. In
addition to the special dolphin delivery, each package features
an array of other impressive touches. Call for details.
Private Cabanas – Tucked
away behind lush foliage, private cabanas (available for an extra
fee) overlook the secluded Dolphin Lagoon. All come complete with
table and chairs, chaise lounges, towels, fresh flowers and a refrigerator.
An all-inclusive experience
like no other, admission to Discovery Cove includes: Reserved dolphin-swim
interaction Unlimited access to the Tropical Reef, Serenity Bay
and Wind-Away River Unlimited access to the free-flight Explorer’s
Aviary Light continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks and beverages
throughout the day All swim gear (mask, snorkel, and swim vest or
wetsuit), towel, locker, sunscreen and other amenities All day self-parking
A complimentary photo portrait of guest and their party upon entry
to park A pass for 14 consecutive days of unlimited admission to
either SeaWorld or Aquatica in Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
to be used during the vacation.
Guests can upgrade to the Ultimate
Package which includes admission to all three for an additional
fee. Advanced reservations are required.
Aquatica, and Busch Gardens passes must be used consecutively with
the Discovery Cove visit either before, after, or a combination
of both for a period of 14 days.
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Hours: Guest check-in begins at 8 a.m.
To book your reservations
with Discovery Cove, please call 1.877.406.4836 . For International
guests, please call 1-407-396-9020.
Due to the exclusive,
limited-attendance nature of Discovery Cove, advance reservations
are required. Reservations and information are available by visiting
DiscoveryCove.com or by
calling toll-free at 1-877-434-7268. *Prices vary seasonally. SeaWorld
Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S. including
SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens
parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica
in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure
Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. The 10 parks
play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people
nationwide. To learn more, visit SeaWorldParksandEntertainment.com
or call toll-free 1-888-800-5447. Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit,
private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and
habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs
worldwide. Learn more at SWBG-ConservationFund.org. -- Discovery Cove