Find Paradise at Discovery Cove

At this blissful, all-inclusive day resort, you’ll be in harmony with the natural world. Learn why it's a little piece of paradise where big memories are made.

Girl posing with dolphin in the water at Discovery Cove

Interacting with dolphins at Discovery Cove

Vacations should be relaxing, and what better way to relax than at Discovery Cove? This all-inclusive resort offers a vacation at your own pace — from swimming with dolphins to sunning on white-sand beaches, it's up to you to set the speed.

Swim with Dolphins & Mingle with Flamingos

Channel your inner mermaid at Discovery Cove’s Dolphin Lagoon. There, you’ll get to hang out with a dolphin and learn all about the animal’s natural behaviors. For an even more magical moment, book the Signature Dolphin Swim for a one-on-one swim with your new buddy!

Dolphins aren’t the only sea creatures you can hang out with at Discovery Cove. Suit up for a snorkeling adventure filled with colorful fish and rays in The Grand Reef. Or head to the Freshwater Oasis for face-to-face encounters with adorable otters and marmosets.

Animal encounters happen on land, too. Walk among exotic birds in the Explorer’s Aviary, where you’ll spot everything from parrots to peacocks. You can also upgrade your experience to mingle with – and feed – a group of Caribbean flamingos.

Lounge on the Beach, Swim, Float, Repeat

Though the animal encounters are the highlight at Discovery Cove, there’s so much more to this attraction. No matter where you are in the park, you’ll be enjoying a lush island paradise with white-sand beaches and tropical lagoons. Lounge in the Florida sunshine, let your little ones play in the sand, or go for a blissful swim with the whole family in the 85-degree Serenity Bay.

You can also take a relaxing ride on the Wind-Away River. As you sit in your pool floatie, you’ll make your way through rain forests, under waterfalls, and into cool caves.

Sip & Savor (Indulge, It’s Included!)

As you sunbathe and swim for hours on end, you’re bound to get hungry. Luckily, a visit to Discovery Cove comes with unlimited food and drinks. Each ticket includes a full breakfast, a gourmet lunch, loads of snacks, and endless drinks.

For adults 21 years and older, this complimentary package even includes many alcoholic beverages, like wine and beer. And if you’d like to take your drink experience up another notch, splurge on the Premium Drink Package, which gives you access to a fully stocked liquor bar.

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. In addition, allergy accommodations can be made upon request.

Upgrades & VIP Experiences

Between the picture-perfect lagoons and friendly animal encounters, you may find yourself thinking “Can paradise get any better?” And surprisingly, yes, it can.

Treat yourself with some of Discovery Cove’s upgrades and VIP experiences. Reserve a cabana – complete with comfy lounge chairs, a stocked mini fridge, and a prime location – to relax in style. Or book your group a celebration package for a special birthday, anniversary, or proposal.

If you’d like to spend more time with the animals, there are a few upgrade options to check out. One crowd-favorite is the SeaVenture experience. This tour suits you up in a futuristic dive helmet for a guided underwater walking tour. Come eye-to-eye with sharks, walk through schools of fish, and even pet a velvety stingray.

If you want more than a quick fly-by with sharks, book a dedicated swimming with sharks adventure. Plunge into the shark habitat and go for a swim with more than 20 blacktip reef, nurse, zebra, and bonnethead sharks. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will definitely get your adrenaline pumping!

Last but not least, you can take one of Discovery Cove’s two behind-the-scenes tours. Hang out on land during the Animal Trek tour, where you’ll get to meet sloths, anteaters, and tropical birds. Or take a dip in the water for the Trainer for a Day program, where you’ll get to hang out with dolphins, otters, rays, marmosets, and more all day long.

Plan Your Day in Paradise

Your Discovery Cove ticket comes with all the essentials, including wetsuits, snorkel gear, sunscreen, and towels. For the best deals, keep an eye out for Discovery Cove discounts, including Florida resident discounts, military discounts, and hotel packages.

Discovery Cove is proud to be a Certified Autism Center (CAC). This means that they offer specialized services to help guests with autism and other disabilities experience this incredible park to the fullest.

Reach out to Discovery Cove for additional information on ticketing, offers, hours, and more.

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