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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” (1,028 reviews)
“grand reef” (835 reviews)
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6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
+1 407-513-4600
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second trip to Discovery Cove. I have to say it was not as special. First the breakfast was nasty. If you hungry it was acceptable but I was not hungry enough to eat it. They do not offer anything over 1%milk because...More

1  Thank sweetbabyblue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think the best part of Discovery Cove is paying for everything upfront. You don't have to pay for any food once inside the park. The lazy river is great as is the coral reef area. So many different types of fish to see! I've...More

Thank Londontraveler88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have had annual passes at Disney, Sea World and Universal for two decades. We went yesterday to Discovery Cove and it was amazing!!!! Swimming with the dolphins was incredible. The food was delicious and the snorkeling at the Grand Reef is way better than...More

Thank jenlaw30
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. More then I expected but could use a few updates. First and foremost the dolphin experience was great and informative at the same time. Where help is needed is the food. Breakfast reminded me of my days in the army. Runny eggs and very...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely love this place it's so tranquil but with so much to do. I would highly recommend visiting here on your trip to Florida.

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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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|
Response from Manxwriggers | Reviewed this property |
I understand that you can book a cabana, you will need to contact customer services as soon as possible. Remember that there are a limited number and the longer you leave it the less chance that there might be no available... More
emma b
do we return the goggles after or can we keep them?
24 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