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Discovery Cove

#3 of 424 things to do in Orlando Features Animals
6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters and even walk on the Grand Reef floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments. With this all-inclusive experience your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • Poor1%
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6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most magical places in the world. All inclusive so food and drink are 'help yourself' basis as well as being provided with swim gear and snorkels. You can swim with the dolphins and have so many amazing photos taken. The staff are...More

Thank emnevreviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'll start this off by highlighting how good the dolphin experience is; it's a must do experience. Compared to the last one we did in Dubai, this was far better and I seriously recommend the upgrade in tickets. Just make sure you get there early...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have a family of six. My wife and I and our 4 teenage children ages 16, 17, 18, & 20. We were nervous this would be too "kiddie" for them, but they all had a great time (us too). Plenty of nice beach areas,...More

Thank Mclovin3290
Reviewed yesterday

This was a highlight of our visit to Orlando, from the moment we arrived we felt as though we were in paradise. The staff were all so friendly but it probably helps that they work in such a lovely place. We really enjoyed the interaction...More

Thank LucindaStaffs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing! I highly recommend Discovering Cove the breakfast and lunch was yummy! Great place! A must if you've never been.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed yesterday

This place is awesome for kids and adults. We loved the Reef area where you could snorkel with tropical fish and manta rays. They limit the number of guests so it never felt crowded. Tons of loungers and shade available. It's all inclusive (food, drinks,...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked this well in advance, based on friends rave reviews. We were not disappointed. All six of us had a fabulous full day. The younger kids just adored the lazy river, and spent hours swimming and exploring the various channels - swimming underwater to...More

Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed 2 days ago

From beginning to end fabulous day, a full day of swimming , relaxing, I DID NOT DO DOLPHIN SWIM , THATS MY OWN PERSONAL CHOICE HAS I DO NOT DO ANIMAL CAPTIVITY SHOWS. . The park is fabulous, small easy to get around, plenty of...More

1  Thank brachyn123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! Been 3 times before and each time learn n see something new! Went in June and the usa were on school holidays so much busier but they never over book! The staff there are amazin

Thank doonutt2
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a truly wonderful day here during our two week stay. The whole place is immaculately clean, and the staff cannot do enough for you. All food is included and is of an extremely high standard. We swam with dolphins and everything was explained...More

Thank Karen J
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I have already purchased tickets for our family visit to Discovery Cove in September 2017. We have since decided we would like to book a cabana for the day. Is it possibly to still book a Cabana after purchasing tickets? Also, if anyone has visited recently what are the costs and are they worth the extra expenditure? Grateful for any advice. Tara
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- Cabanas can be added onto an existing reservation. The easiest way is to call our Contact Center at 407-513-4600. Cabanas are extremely popular so I highly recommend booking as soon as... More
emma b
do we return the goggles after or can we keep them?
24 June 2017|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- The masks are returned and sanitized after each Guest use. The snorkels are not reused and can be kept as a souvenir as they have the Discovery Cove logo. Looking forward to your visit in... More
Sol R
how's the water? is it cold?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- Our freshwater attractions in the warm months range from 85-90. During the cooler months the freshwater areas are heated to around 85. The Grand Reef and Dolphin Lagoons are maintained year... More