Discovery Cove, Orlando

4.7
#1 of 1,306 in Beaches in United States
Swim with bottlenose dolphins at Discovery Cove, a theme park that provides a more relaxing experience than the nearby mammoth entertainment complexes. You can interact with exotic birds in the free-flight aviary or explore the tranquil world of private beaches and heated outdoor pools. The park also contains a coral reef, where you can use the provided equipment to snorkel with thousands of tropical fish. To see the park's highlights quickly, take a boat ride down a tropical river running through the aviary and past sandy beaches, waterfalls, and rainforests. The park only admits a limited number of guests each day, so make your reservations well in advance. Add Discovery Cove and other attractions to your Orlando trip itinerary using our Orlando trip planning tool.
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  • Booked December trip in August and was excited as had a great time a year ago. I am a health care worker on the front lines and was so looking forward to a break after almost 9 months of covid but...  more »
  • I have no idea how Discovery Cove is in person, but their customer service is the worst I've ever dealt with. We made plans to visit Disney and Discovery cove for my wifes 40th Birthday. When covid....  more »
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