At Discovery Cove you can get up close and personal with many species of land, sea and air animals without the worry of big crowds. Discovery Cove is a limited admission themed water oasis where you can spend the day relaxing in the springs, swim with a dolphin or stay busy with other animal interactions. This is an all day park where everything is inclusive, even a visit to SeaWorld Orlando


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Dolphin Lagoon

When you purchase a dolphin swim package you will enter the water with a trainer to get real close and personal with a bottlenose dolphin for up to 30 minutes. You will learn how the trainers get the dolphins to obey commands and what steps are taken to keep them healthy. Then you will warm up to your new dolphin friend with nose rubs, fishy kisses and fin-filled hugs. Then the highlight of your day- an opportunity to grab the fin or new friend and take an amazing ride across the lagoon.

Please note: Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience


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Explorer’s Aviary

Nestled in the tropical landscapes of Discovery Cove is a truly amazing aviary filled with brightly colored tropical birds. You will feel the excitement of the birds as they flit about above making their melodious calls to each other. You will feel like you are one with nature as the rhythm of the wings and tranquil sounds make you just melt into the lush surroundings. Maybe you will even have a friend land on you to eat some fruit provided by trainers.

Nestled in the tropical landscapes of Discovery Cove is a truly amazing aviary filled with brightly colored tropical birds. You will feel the excitement of the birds as they flit about above making their melodious calls to each other. You will feel like you are one with nature as the rhythm of the wings and tranquil sounds make you just melt into the lush surroundings. Maybe you will even have a friend land on you to eat some fruit provided by trainers.


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Freshwater Oasis

Its not all about the sea at Discovery Cove. In the new Freshwater Oasis, you will enjoy a wading and snorkeling adventure through a sparkling spring. You will see marmocets on Primates Island; you can swim right up the edge of the isalnd and see the marmocets in the trees and in the bushes. Swim on over to see the Asian otters in their tree filled area- there is a viewing area where you can see the otters playing among the tree roots and waterfalls. You will have a great day exploring the winding paths of Freshwater Oasis®.


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Serenity Bay

Serenity Bay is freshwater pool that is just like the beach! Build a sand castle poolside or walk in for a quick swim; it is hard to imagine that this really is a pool! Relax and find a lounge chair to catch some rays or a quick nap. If you are looking for some privacy and shade, you can rent a cabana or find a shady hammock tucked away in the tropical landscaping of Discovery Cove.


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The Grand Reef

The Grand Reef is a man made reef filled with brilliantly colored tropical fish, schools of fantastic rays and many other interesting reef inhabitants. You can cross the bridge and feel like you are swimming with the sharks- don’t worry, they cant get you. There is a thick glass between you and them, so you can swim with no added danger!

You can add SeaVenture while at The Grand Reef. This innovative experience is an underwater walking tour where you will wear a dive helmet and actually walk on the on the bottom of the reef. This is called SNUBA elsewhere and SCUBA certification is not required. Pricing starts at $49 per person and is a very cool experience.

NOTE: Discovery Cove donates 5% of the proceeds from SeaVenture to the Rising Tide conservation project.


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Wind Away River

Wind Away River is not your average lazy river. This is a winding river oasis full of cascading waterfalls and private grottos that are great for romantic resting spots. Allow the current to let you drift along as you lazily snorkel about seeing the beauty of the rays and fish that swim along underneath you. There is even a cave for the adventurous explorer.