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Discovery Cove

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Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000
Phone Number:
+1 407-513-4600
7:15 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:15 am - 5:30 pm
Fee: Yes

Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with...

Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters and even walk on the Grand Reef floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments. With this all-inclusive experience your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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We always love discovery cove as its a all inc day and very relaxing. The lazy river is a must as is the snorkelling. To be honest the whole place is a must and would always do... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2013
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We always love discovery cove as its a all inc day and very relaxing. The lazy river is a must as is the snorkelling. To be honest the whole place is a must and would always do our best to keep going back when in Orlando.

Thank CHEF260
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Amazing experience.. Think this is deffinatly a must do when visiting Orlando, Fl Lots of unforgettable sights Food & drinks free as long as you stay... food was really nice Really clean Only thing is u do everything whal you wait for your dolphin swim so after your swim there's not much more you can do at discovery cove apart... More 

Thank Ruthiie
Medford, Oregon
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Don't miss out on visiting here! The most awesome place to see in addition to Disneyworld! Magical experience with the Dolphins and Snorkeling. Everyone we encountered made sure that we had an unbelievable experience

Thank ltorguson
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great Day! Facilities are ace, showers with shampoo, conditioner, showgel, towels, hair dryers and all u need. Very clean and tidy! Food, great, good choices and drinks of plenty hot and cold including hot chocolate! To make the most of it, leave the car at home and have a few alcoholic drinks as it is all free! All the places... More 

Thank Keli S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited Orlando, Florida for the first time and had a truly amazing two week holiday. We visited Discovery Cove mid trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Their slogan 'Discover Paradise' is close to reality, it certainly was a heavenly, relaxing day! We took advantage of the full experience which included a swim with dolphins, our dolphin was named Latoya... More 

Thank Rosie R
Oley, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Excellent experience! We looked at the calendar for the best time of year to go with lower crowds, lower cost and it ended up being a perfect trip. Great food, (alcohol included) beautiful and very clean!

Thank Heather M
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

fantastic day was a real one to remember swimming with dixie the dolphin was amazing and snorkeling with sting rays was fab

Thank aliba44
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

A day to remember free drinks and refreshments , go to the reef first thing when it's quiet , the dolphins were unforgettable and amazing. Go to the aviary in the late afternoon when there's nobody there and the birds are hungry. Truly amazing.

Thank Elin W
Menai Bridge, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The entrance fee is quite expensive but everything inside, including food, wetsuit, mask and snorkel rental, is free afterwards (excluding gifts and photos). So get a time to meet up for the cove's main attraction-the dolphins. You get an hour where you can feed, ride, stroke and even kiss bottle nose dolphins under the supervision of trainers. I suggest you... More 

Thank Tomos W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We loved our day at Discovery Cove. We found it easy to justify the cost because the non-swim option was such good value with 14 days of Sea World/Aquatica tickets included in addition to all you could eat and drink during the day at Discovery Cove. Everyone agreed that this was the highlight of our holiday.

Thank Beth J

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