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Discovery Cove Orlando

Discovery Cove Orlando

Located across the street from SeaWorld in Orlando, Discovery Cove at SeaWorld Orlando is an all-inclusive, reservations-only, full day adventure.

Your dream of getting up-close with a beautiful bottlenose dolphins will come alive at Discovery Cove in Orlando. Discovery Cove invites you to explore a whole different side of nature in an exclusive island oasis where guests can swim with a dolphin, put on a mask and snorkel in the tropical reef, which is a breathtaking underwater world teeming with thousands of exotic tropical fish and graceful rays.

Guests will enjoy the extraordinary opportunity to hand-feed, enjoy the songs and vibrant colors of birds from all over the world in the Explorer's Aviary or simply splash around in a naturalistic resort-style pool complete with waterfalls.

Operating Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Cheapest way to get to Discovery Cove
I-Ride Trolley WonderWorks stop: 23 North and Green 12 South

Lynx BusDiscovery Cove Orlando is serviced by the following LYNX Buses. - NeighborLink 641

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove
6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 370-1280 or (877) 434-7268

Q. What does my Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package include?

A. Your Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package includes

A 30-minute reserved dolphin swim experience*
Unlimited access to the Tropical Reef, Wind-Away River, Serenity Bay and Explorer's Aviary
Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day
Use of snorkels, wet suits, towels, shower and changing rooms, animal-safe sunscreen and lockers
An unlimited-use pass to either SeaWorld, Aquatica or Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Or, upgrade to the Ultimate package that includes all three parks for an additional fee.**

Operating Hours
Discovery Cove is a full day adventure with operating hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Discovery Cove Orlando Experiences

The Grand Reef
Discovery Cove takes immersion to new depths in an all-new addition, The Grand Reef. The new reef features multiple levels of exploration, from shallow waters to deeper swimming adventures, from white sandy beaches and hammocks swaying in the breeze, to snorkeling among canyons inspired by reefs from around the world.

The saltwater reef is filled with thousands of tropical fish in shallow and deeper waters leaving guests to explore where they feel most comfortable. Snorkeling takes place among canyons inspired by reefs from around the world and guarantees sights of amazing exotic sea life ranging from spotted eagle rays and zebra sharks to lionfish and eels.

Dolphin Swim Experience
Experience an unforgettable personal connection with one of the most amazing animals of the sea "the bottlenose dolphin".

Explorer's Aviary
Watch in wonder as airborne colors dance before your eyes alighting to reveal themselves as newfound feathered friends.

Serenity Bay
Enjoy an incredible freshwater swimming experience that will change your definition of the word ''pool'' forever.

Tropical Reef
Lose yourself in the vibrant wonders that exist above and below the waters surrounding the coral reef. Enjoy a unique, up-close-and-personal opportunity to reach beyond the exotic and mysterious air that surrounds these graceful, gentle, fascinating creatures.

Wind-away River
Float through exotic landscapes deep into the peaceful heart of a tropical hideaway, where stress is unheard of and the day-to-day world outside Discovery Cove fades away.

Directions to Discovery Cove Orlando


From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa)
Take I-4 East (toward Orlando) to exit 71. This is the SeaWorld exit.
Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting ramp.
The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the right hand side of Central Florida Parkway, past the sign for SeaWorld Orlando.

From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland)
Take I-4 West to exit 72 (Beach Line Expressway/FL-528/Airport).
Once on the Beach Line, take the first exit (International Drive).
Make a left onto International Drive.
Make a right onto Central Florida Parkway at the third traffic light.
The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway.

From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area)
Take FL-528 (Beach Line Expressway) west to the International Drive exit.
Make a left onto International Drive.
Make a right onto Central Florida Parkway at the third traffic light.
The entrance to Discovery Cove is on the left hand side of Central Florida Parkway.

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Operating Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.

Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Cheapest way to get to Discovery Cove

I-Ride Trolley WonderWorks stop: 23 North and Green 12 South