Discovery Cove®

Park hours vary. Please click here for details.

Check-in and breakfast: Begins at 7:15 a.m.

For the most up-to-date information on Discovery Cove® safety guidelines, please visit: Discovery Cove Health & Safety Commitments.

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort where you and your family can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed hundreds of exotic birds, and unwind on pristine beaches. With no lines throughout the park, you can plan your adventure at your own pace. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages (including beer & wine for guests over 21 years of age) are included in admission, as are all amenities you’ll need to enjoy your stay, such as snorkeling gear, fresh towels and more.

These and other unforgettable experiences unfold at a relaxed pace, no matter if you’re exploring, enjoying nature or connecting with wondrous marine animals. And it’s all exclusive to Orlando.

A couple snorkeling through The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove
The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove® in Orlando

Gear up to swim with thousands of tropical fish at The Grand Reef, have face-to-face encounters with playful otters and marmosets at Freshwater Oasis, and meet some new feathered friends at Explorer’s Aviary. Or, just find inner peace at Serenity Bay and Wind-Away River.

Looking for something really special? Opt for the Signature Dolphin Swim Experience. It enhances your visit by adding 30 minutes of quality time with a dolphin.

Other optional adventures include SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where you’ll be fitted with a dive helmet, as well as Ray Feeding and the 90-minute Animal Trek. You can even Swim With Sharks — if you dare! And for an exotic experience on land, Flamingo Mingle invites you to feed and learn about flamingos in an outdoor setting.

A family enjoying Serenity Bay beach at Discovery Cove.
Serenity Bay at Discovery Cove® in Orlando

For more serenity, book your own cabana, complete with a dedicated host to see to your every need. You can also get an upgraded drink package, or reserve space for group events of any type, including weddings.

Ready to discover everything else at Discovery Cove? Keep reading for more details on the resort’s unique experiences, and make plans to visit it the next time you’re in Orlando.

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with Discovery Cove for their current status.

  • Day Resort Package

    • Unlimited snacks and drinks, including select beer and wines for those 21 years of age and older
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Snorkeling with tropical fish and rays
    • Hand-feeding exotic birds in three free-flight aviaries
    • Relaxation on white sand beaches of Serenity Bay
    • Enjoyment of the soothing currents of Wind-Away River & Freshwater Oasis (heated to 85 degrees year-round)
    • Towels, lockers, lounge chairs, snorkel gear, animal-safe sunscreen and more
    • Packages available that include 14 days of unlimited visits to SeaWorld® OrlandoAquatica® Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    All-Inclusive Dolphin Package

    • Includes all of the above plus the Signature Dolphin Swim Experience
    • Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult to participate in the Signature Dolphin Swim Experience.

    Make your Reservation: Discovery Cove

  • Dolphin Lagoon

    A family swimming with a dolphin at Discovery Cove
    Discovery Cove®

    Get close to dolphins in a serene lagoon — it’s an ideal atmosphere for interacting with these incredible creatures. Zoological professionals introduce you to these gentle, fun-loving marine mammals in a unique experience. After a brief orientation, every person in the group (limited to small groups) has the opportunity to interact with a dolphin. You’ll even learn a special hand signal, resulting in a sweet display of affection. It’s a dream come true for many!

    Explorer’s Aviary

    A couple holding birds at Discovery Cove aviary
    Discovery Cove®

    Stroll through lovely gardens and mingle with tropical birds in one of three expansive, free-flight aviaries, covering both land and water. Amid the Tropical River’s lovely waterfalls, encounter bird species from around the world: parrots, toucans and other exotics. Chat with feathered friends and even get a chance to feed them. Watch colorful birds of all sizes soar overhead and perch on your arm or shoulder if you have specially prepared bird food in hand.

    Freshwater Oasis

    Discovery Cove® kids with otters underwater
    Discovery Cove®

    Enter a tropical sanctuary canopied with rainforest vegetation and explore warm water pathways. Wander through crystal clear water trails, where you’ll encounter playful otters and inquisitive marmosets (miniature monkeys from South America) in the treetops. Swim up to the glass enclosure to watch the non-stop antics of adorable otters or explore the island setting for marmosets. Don’t miss the Sunken Terrace, where you can enjoy a cool drink in a comfy underwater lounge chair.

    The Grand Reef

    An overhead view of the Grand Reef at Discovery Cove.
    Discovery Cove®

    Explore this saltwater reef complete with footpaths and bridges. Voyage through the reef and discover little islands and hidden grottos. Find yourself amid cool waters teeming with vibrant schools of fish and velvety soft rays. As you venture, also discover other unique marine life. You’ll even encounter reef sharks, which can be viewed behind glass.

    Serenity Bay

    A couple in the water of Serenity Bay at Discovery Cove®
    Discovery Cove®

    Say hello to relaxation as you settle into a lounge chair or cabana on a sandy beach. Take a dip into the soothing, warm waters of Serenity Bay. It’s the perfect place for adults to decompress while kids relish splashing in freshwater or streaming waterfalls.

    Wind-Away River

    A woman snorkeling at Discovery Cove Wind-Away River
    Discovery Cove®

    Gently drift down a lazy tropical river and feel in sync with nature as you float past a diverse tropical terrain that’s home to cascading waterfalls and crystalline waterways. River levels vary from deep to more shallow depths. Opt for a life vest or grab a float noodle if you’re not a strong swimmer or tire easily. Be sure to look up as you float past the Explorer’s Aviary, where tropical birds will serendipitously come into view.

  • Ultimate Upgrade

    For an additional cost, you can receive unlimited access to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Additionally, this includes parking at all three parks.

    Trainer for a Day

    Discovery Cove proposal help from dolphin
    Discovery Cove®

    Experience an all-inclusive Discovery Cove day with extra special perks (when available):

    • A second opportunity to interact with dolphins, which includes a private photo session with two dolphins
    • Behind-the-scenes tour of Discovery Cove
    • Shadowing a trainer for the day
    • Feed tropical fish in The Grand Reef
    • Fun-filled meet-and-greets with tropical birds and small mammals
    • Each Trainer for the Day group (limited to nine guests) is provided with a digital underwater camera for the program duration. The SD card is gifted to you at the end of your experience.


    Private Cabanas


    Couples sitting at their cabana in Discovery Cove®
    Discovery Cove®

    Definitely worth the splurge, a private cabana becomes your very own home base. It’s the ideal spot to relax and enjoy family and friends.

    Flamingo Mingle

    Family enjoying the Discovery Cove Flamingo Mingle
    Discovery Cove®

    New to Discovery Cove, this exclusive animal experience invites you to feed and learn about flamingos in an outdoor setting.


    A family exploring the wildlife underwater at Discovery Cove in Orlando
    Discovery Cove®

    You won’t need a SCUBA certification to experience this underwater exploration. Participants are outfitted with a dive helmet that pipes in oxygen via attached tubing. Submerge by climbing down a ladder and stepping 12 feet below onto the reef floor. Encounter schools of vividly colored fish and rays, and catch incredible views of sharks behind a panoramic glass wall.

    Additional Upgraded Experiences

    • Animal Trek
    • Shark Swim
    • Ray Feeding
  • Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, popping the question or other special occasion, Discovery Cove offers three tiers of unique packages. Perks range from items like a buoy with your own personalized message, tote bags and photo frames, to more extensive package privileges like photo sessions, private cabanas, exclusive menu items and more.