Holidays in Discovery Cove

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Swim among dolphins and rays, feed colorful birds and explore a coral reef in this recreation of a tropical ocean world in Orlando, Florida.

Discovery Cove® brings the ocean’s wonders to your fingertips. Swim with dolphins, snorkel among tropical fish and walk below exotic birds. The theme park is owned and operated by SeaWorld® Parks and Entertainment. Take advantage of its location in sunny Orlando, Florida and enjoy the resort’s warm and welcoming water.

Meet Discovery Cove’s stars in the Dolphin Swim Experience at Dolphin Lagoon. Use hand signals to encourage dolphins to complete tricks before going for a swim alongside them. The resort provides wetsuits to ensure that you are properly dressed to comfortably interact with the dolphins.

Snorkel among thousands of fish and rays in The Grand Reef®. Watch sharks swim below you or swim alongside rays as wide as your arm span. Discover hidden islands and secret grottos scattered around the reef.

Not all the creatures in Discovery Cove® are from the sea. Head to Freshwater Oasis®, which features sparkling springs beneath a rainforest canopy. Come face-to-face with adorable otters and marmosets.

Sit back and enjoy the ride in the Wind-Away River. This leisurely waterway takes you along sandy beaches, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and a spooky underwater cave.

Get close to feathered friends in the Explorer’s Aviary, where colorful birds fly and chatter all around you. Hold out your hand with some fruit and see what bird lands for a snack.

If you want a home base during your visit, rent a cabana for the day. These little oases contain lounge chairs, seating, snacks and lockers.

Your ticket to Discovery Cove® is all inclusive, covering food, drinks and equipment rental. It also includes unlimited same-day admission to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™. You can also get more deluxe packages, such as the Dolphin Swim Experience or Trainer for a Day program. Parking is included in the ticket price. The park is open every day of the year.

Daily visitor numbers are limited at Discovery Cove®, meaning that it never feels too crowded. Make reservations in advance to ensure your entry. Check the website or call to confirm current age requirements for exhibits, particularly Dolphin Lagoon.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$103 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aquatica and Orange County Convention Center. Discovery Cove and Pointe Orlando ...
3.4/5 (6,738 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$133 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orange County Convention Center and Pointe Orlando are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,193 reviews)
"Clean and great location"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
3 out of 5
11539 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$148 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Orange County Convention Center. Orlando Vineland ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (472 reviews)
"My room was clean and very comfotable, staff was friendly and professional. The rooms are big and spacious. The fridge could have been a little bigger other than that property was perfect."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$103 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$133 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
3 out of 5
11539 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$148 per night from 16 Dec. to 16 Dec.
TRYP by Wyndham Orlando
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$204 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Orlando Theme Parks, FL
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Orlando Theme Parks, FL
3 out of 5
6940 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$154 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Orlando Theme Parks, FL
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$228 per night from 2 Jan. to 2 Jan.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Aloft Orlando International Drive
Aloft Orlando International Drive
3 out of 5
5730 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$157 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Aloft Orlando International Drive
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$148 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
11000 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is AU$133 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
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