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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin experience” (1,027 reviews)
“grand reef” (831 reviews)
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6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a relief from all the crowds and hustle and bustle of the theme parks. I have been to many tropical places... Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Progresso, Jamaica, Hawaii, and Discovery Cove gave the feel of that kind of experience. It was relaxing, all inclusive, and...More

Thank Remington1
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Disney parks more than a dozen times along with Sea World, Universal, etc. Discovery Cove is a welcome break from the cattle herd at the parks. There are limited people who can attend each day (est. 1300). Price is higher but...More

1  Thank LiveLifeLoud26
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the second time we had been to discovery cove great chilli out day did sea venture again recommend doing this if you get the chance. Food and drink is included in the price so once in all is payed for.it a nice day...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed yesterday

We booked the dolphin experience and we were not disappointed. Myself and my husband booked this day with my auntie, uncle and her two teenage sons. The whole day was perfect from start to finish. The dolphin swim is worth the extra money and interacting...More

Thank floridadreamings
Reviewed yesterday

Had a fantastic day here in May, we did the dolphin swim which was a truly wonderful experience! My husband son and sister in law also did the Seaventure where you wear a dive helmet and walk underwater, such a great relaxing day! Probably my...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed yesterday

Discovery Cove is just another theme park in Orlando. The website (and the price tag) suggest it will be an intimate experience, but at the end of the day, it is very marginally better than just going to SeaWorld. The GOOD: beautiful grounds and facilities;...More

Thank Laegs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Husband, wife, 11 year old daughter, and two 4 year old boys enjoyed a hot summer day in the cool waters of Discovery Cove swimming with the fish, stingrays, and just floating around the lazy river. Discovery Cove is a welcome shift in gears to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Discovery Cove during our honeymoon, and it was the most amazing experience! The dolphin swim is a must do and definitely worth paying the extra for! The lazy river is perfect for just relaxing in, and there are also lots of sun beds...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is so tranquil and worth a visit for anyone. An all inclusive day with your food and drink taken care of the aviary and reef are brilliant as are the staff througout. Dolphin swim a clear highlight, the trainers are lovely, informative and...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 days ago

My day at Discovery Cove was perfect. Reservations are required and the park is never crowded. Swimming with dolphins is such an amazing experience. But there is so much more to this park. The day at Discovery Cove is all inclusive! I went with my...More

Thank caisa123
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emma b
do we return the goggles after or can we keep them?
25 June 2017|
Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the goggles have to go back though I understand you can keep the snorkel itself. Hope that helps.
Sol R
how's the water? is it cold?
24 June 2017|
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Response from stevehodgetts | Reviewed this property |
if you feel the cold choose a wetsuit over the vest as it will keep you a bit warmer. The water is a little on the cold side but if you swim with the dolphins I suggest having a wade in the lagoon first to get you used to... More
Has anyone taken their own pictures of the Dolphin encounter from the beach and if so, how did they turn out? Need to know if it's worth bringing our good DSLR camera with us or just a waterproof camera?
22 June 2017|
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Response from Gtufnell | Reviewed this property |
The only good shots you'll get is from the guys in the water. We bought the whole photo and video package. Worth the money.