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Discovery Cove

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Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: 877-557-7404
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fee: Yes
Activities: Swimming with dolphins, Swimming, Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway where visitors can...
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway where visitors can swim with a dolphin, snorkel a reef and swim with fish.
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Best day of Orlando trip by far!

I can start by saying Orlando is not my favorite vacation destination - too many highways, too much Disney...not the relaxing vacation I love! BUT, our day at Discovery Cove was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I can start by saying Orlando is not my favorite vacation destination - too many highways, too much Disney...not the relaxing vacation I love! BUT, our day at Discovery Cove was the highlight of my trip - by far! As we walked in, I felt as if I was in Hawaii (which I love!) and from the second we walked... More 

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Girard, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is the ultimate. They pamper you from the moment you enter. There are private lockers to put your stuff. They provide full length or shorty wet suits. There are plenty of beach chairs all over to relax and watch everyone having a good time! The free food and drink is plentiful. We did the snuba which was awesome, got... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was a perfect end to a fantastic holiday. If you are visiting Florida you must book up. Staff were very friendly, food was good and the dolphin interaction was amazing. The only advice I can give is don't book this for the last day of you holiday. The weather wasn't great for the day we had booked (meaning not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We did the full dolphin trainer experience and it was a wonderful day. My 10 year old daughter absolutely loved it (and I did too)! The only down side is that you can't really take pictures yourself (because you're in the water when the money shots need to be taken) and their professional packages are around $200 if you want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Discovery Cove was the best day ever. we did the entire day with dolphin swim. The keepers are wonderful, all of the food and clothing provided was to a high standard and really helped to make the day. The best thing about discovery Cove is that the only let a specific amount of guests in at one time. this was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Discovery Cove is the perfect day out in Orlando. I have been going to Florida for 17 years and last year was our first trip to Discovery Cove. There is nothing I could say to fault it. Breakfast was lovely! As we got there early our dolphin swim was booked in for about 9am. Swimming with the dolphin was something... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were there on a business trip and were able to stay over a few extra days. We have swam with dolphins in Hawaii but thought "Why not do it again?" and that is exactly what we did! I think THIS is the "happiest place on earth"! It's less crowded than most parks or maybe we went... More 

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Lima, Peru
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423 reviews 423 reviews
156 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

i loved it!! my family loved it...everyone was great, the service was great, you get back what you paid for...and keep it in your heart for ever!!

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Bergen
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and kids came here two years ago and have talked about it endlessly ever since. This time I got to go with them and I can see what the fuss was all about. This place is incredible. Obviously it's not cheap, you've probably already gathered that, but I can assure you that they give you what you pay... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We booked directly with discovery cove on their website . The day we were due to go, the weather was terrible- heavy rain all day. When we arrived that morning they offered to change our booking to another day of our choice. From beginning to end our experience at discovery cove was nothing short of fantastic.The staff make every effort... More 

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