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Discovery Cove

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Discovery Cove

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Crystal River Tour with Everglades Airboat Ride and Optional Manatee Adventures
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Crystal River Tour with Everglades Airboat Ride and Optional Manatee Adventures

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Discover Florida’s native wildlife on this full-day tour from Orlando that conveniently includes meals and transfers. Start with a guided cruise on Crystal River and hear firsthand about the region’s natural heritage, then dive in for snorkel experience in a spot known for its manatees. Afterwards, experience the thrill of an air-boat ride along Withlacoochee River, before heading to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for a closer encounter with bears, panthers, and more.
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Deborah Bryan wrote a review Yesterday
Miami, Florida4 contributions
My family simply loves the place. Even though with the restrictions following lately, we though the place would be overcrowded, but it wasn't. Everything was organized and strict, paying attention to the COVID restrictions. We had great time with the family. I mean we always do coming here. Keep up with the good work!
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Date of experience: April 2020
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brucehause wrote a review Sep 21
Clearwater, Florida2 contributions
Their website and entrance instructions states that masks are required throughout the park except where noted. This was not enforced at all and it got worse during the day. This was our fourth time there and we would not have booked if we knew it was going to be so lax.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jeni S wrote a review Sep 15
Sorrento, Florida47 contributions28 helpful votes
We went on Labor Day and expected a pretty big crowd (even with the COVID restrictions). It was almost empty. The breakfast and lunch that was provided was excellent. Unlimited snack and drinks. The dolphin encounter was spectacular and the trainers were informative and friendly. The Grand Reef was amazing! And that lazy river..... very relaxing. I can't wait to go back again and again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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TheThorTour wrote a review Sep 14
guam8 contributions12 helpful votes
We went today for the first time. We were with friends who had been there many years ago and raved about swimming with dolphins. The good: -AMAZING STAFF! Everyone we encountered went above and beyond! -The reef was amazing...snorkeling with massive stingrays and colorful fish galore, and sharks behind a glass wall. -The lazy river was very relaxing and beautifully designed. It even goes through the aviary which was cool. -Lunch was absolutely delicious! I mean really good for a theme park! -includes: snacks (chips, pretzels, cookies) and drinks (including beer/wine) towels, lockers, sunscreen, shampoo, body wash. An add on premium drink package is available for $40- we opted out. The areas to improve: -The "swim with the dolphins" activity was NOT as advertised. It is hyped a lot and of course we were very excited. First there is a 30 minute briefing, video and safety talk. Then we waded out the the water, hip deep. We STOOD with the dolphins for about 20 minutes and basically had a "dolphins101" lecture. We could touch them as they quickly swam by and we gave them three simple hand commands from a distance. We posed for photos and were told exactly where to put our hands. We did NOT swim with dolphins at all...we stood with them and had VERY LIMITED INTERACTION. (Unlike the described prior experience of holding a dorsal fun and having a dolphin pull you through the water).This was VERY disappointing. -$200 to purchase photos of us standing by a dolphin...I don't think so! (No photos can be taken by you and you're too far away for anyone to take them for you) -Once you've done the dolphins and the reef there is little to do. Do not assume it is a water park. There are no rides, just a lazy river and reef for swimming. PS- expect the water to be cold: 70ish degrees! -The breakfast, although plentiful, was meh. -They were open until 6 but all pools/water activities closed at 5. (??). Lifeguards started shouting for every one to get out of the water. "All water areas in Discovery cove are now closed." -All the land animals (except birds) were on a schedule for a showing...we never got nor saw a posted schedule. I'd have like to see the sloth and otters but didn't. -They offer 50% off a second day within the week if you purchase before leaving BUT if you have the two week adjacent ticket to sea world/aquatica that is not extended to make up for the extra day (we can only go on weekends so we'd lose out on a SW/A visit by buying a second day at DC).. All in all it was a good day, and the staff is fabulous...but I wouldn't pay that much to go again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ATL_Corp_Trvlr wrote a review Sep 11
Johns Creek, Georgia33 contributions16 helpful votes
Everything about this day was top notch. Yes, we did get a VIP Cabana and Emdey (our helper) and Tracy (photographer) couldn't have been better. From the lazy river to swimming with all the fish, it was a definite treat. I like how they give out special sunscreen that is safe for fish and wildlife. Breakfast and lunch were both generous and decent. We were lucky enough to meet Louie the Sloth!!! It absolutely made our day. This place is amazing. If there were an onsite hotel, I'd probably stay there too. 100% recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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