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Discovery Cove

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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...more
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6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Reviewed yesterday

Discovery Cove is definitely one of Orlando's best hidden locations. There is so much to love about this place, from the lush vegetation around, to the colorful birds that we got to feed, to the swimming with dolphins (for an extra fee), to swimming with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Buru3
Reviewed yesterday

My family of 4 (kids 9 and 6) drove up from Sarasota for the day and we had a great time. It is a very calm place and everything felt easy. It feels a lot like a Caribbean all-inclusive resort with really dense beautiful foliage,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank taylorl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best bucket list item ever, swimming with the dolphins was amazing, and getting to see the stingrays and swimming with fish was incredible.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thecreativesahm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m sure everyone else’s has said it but this place is just amazing. The absolute highlight for me is the tropical fish pool where you float about with stingrays (stings removed) and a plethora of amazing and beautiful tropical fish. I could have just done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Peturian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great plac to see recomended place at soruond the area if you go in Oct or November wether condition is excellent

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pradeep1964
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our most favourite place in Orlando. We have been here twice already...and we're coming from Western Canada. My children love to swim. Their facilities are amazing and are for all ages. I like that they provide for EVERYTHING! Food, gears, even sunscreen. This...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LM R
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very intriging adventure to discover sea life. We explored stingrays, sea horses, coral, and much more. I highly recommend this area.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Safechoice2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great place. It is the anti-theme park. They limit how many that come in so it was not bonkers busy like the other parks in the area. Everything is included which was also great and you can upgrade to swim with dolphins, etc....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shev61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I can’t believe in all of my visits to Orlando I have never done Discovery Cove! This place is amazing!! They treat you like you are at an all-inclusive resort...which it is but just for the day! Snorkeling with fish and rays, lazy river, all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anitaf809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! The animals are treated 1st class. If the animals do not want to do a task they are not forced to which was great to see. The dolphin trainer we had was superb with nothing being to much. This place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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21 February 2019|
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Response from LaneyM88 | Reviewed this property |
They tell you all about your dolphin, ask them to do tricks, give you a kiss etc let you feed them and ask any questions. Then they will ask if you are a swimmer/non-swimmer and if you can swim you go out to the middle of... More
16 February 2019|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- All waterproof equipment is allowed in the park. The two exceptions are in the water with the dolphins and the Shark Swim. Anyone not participating in these interactions are more than... More
13 February 2019|
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Response from Jeff A | Property representative |
Greetings from Discovery Cove- The minimum age to participate without an adult is 13 so you will also need to have a dolphin interaction package for you and your children. Hope to see you soon! Jeff