Buying Discovery Cove Tickets

Discovery Cove is different to all the other Florida theme parks in that each day, admission is strictly limited to around 1,300 guests and you must buy your ticket in advance, you cannot simply turn up on the day and hope to get in.

Admission includes breakfast, lunch and unlimited snacks and beverages plus complimentary use of snorkels, wetsuits, towels, lockers, showers, sunscreen and changing rooms. Complimentary self parking is available.

You can choose between two main packages, either with or without the dolphin swim. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in the dolphin swim and those under 13 must be accompanied by a paying guardian.

You can also add on a number of special experiences like SeaVenture diving, swimming with sharks, feeding rays or a Trainer for a Day package.

Pricing is seasonal and varies throughout the year, with the highest prices being during the peak seasons. There is no differentiation between adults and children in the pricing but children up to the age of 2 are admitted for free.

Children aged 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to participate in the dolphin swim. To participate in the “Trainer for a Day” program, children must be at least 13 if not accompanied by an adult and at least 15 to enter the park without an adult.

Because of the limited availability, changing or cancelling a reservation is strictly controlled. You can cancel up to 30 days before your visit for a full refund. Cancellations after that date do not get any refund.

You are also allowed to make one complimentary date change, further changes carry a $50 administration fee. If you move your date between seasons you may have to pay any excess.

Discovery Cove ticket options are:

Included in the normal Discovery Cove ticket prices is a 14 consecutive day complimentary pass to both SeaWorld and Aquatica that can be used either before or after the visit to Discovery Cove.

For an additional $25, this can be upgraded to an “Ultimate Package”; which also includes Busch Gardens for the same 14 consecutive days plus free parking at all three parks. Note that the 14 consecutive days admissions to SeaWorld, Aquatica (and Busch Gardens Tampa) can now be taken either before, after or during the visit to Discovery Cove and must be confirmed at the time of booking.

It is recommended that you book up well in advance if you plan to visit Discovery Cove around main holiday times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Discovery Cove Ticket Information Pages

Discovery Cove 2017 ticket prices

Discovery Cove has simplified their ticket offerings with a seasonal pricing structure but it is worth checking alternative dates as you can often get the same deal for less money on another date.

There is no separate pricing for adults and children as such but children under the age of 6 cannot participate in the dolphin swim. Children aged 6 to 12 can swim with a dolphin but only if accompanied by an adult.

Children under the age of 3 are admitted for free but still need to make a reservation.

At first glance the prices seem high but bear in mind the price includes all food and drink for the day plus 14 days admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica.

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All Florida’s theme park prices are subject to change and the prices and offers shown on this page were current at the time of publication.

Discovery Cove Single Day Package Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove without the Dolphin Swim plus 14 days admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. Prices are seasonal.
Minimum age is 6 years old.
from $169.00 to $269.00
plus tax
from $169.00 to $269.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove All Inclusive Dolphin Swim Package Ticket Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim plus 14 days admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. Prices are seasonal.
Minimum age is 6 years old.
from $229.00 to $459.00
plus tax
from $229.00 to $459.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove Single Day Package Ticket for under 3 year olds Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove without the Dolphin Swim for under 3 year olds. Includes 14 days admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando.
N/A No charge

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