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Buying Discovery Cove Tickets

Discovery Cove Orlando Florida is different to all the other Florida theme parks in that each day, admission is strictly limited to around 1000 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, swim vests, 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.

If you book by July 22, 2019 for visits by August 31, 2019 you can get 30% off the normal price of an admission ticket

You can also add on a number of experiences including the SeaVenture diving experience or a Trainer for a Day package. There are plenty of complimentary loungers available on the beaches but you can upgrade to a private cabana.

Discovery Cove ticket options are:

When Discovery Cove first opened it included a 14 consecutive day complimentary pass to both SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando that could be used either before or after the visit to Discovery Cove and could be upgraded to include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Today the basic Discovery Cove admission ticket is just for Discovery Cove but you can buy multi-park tickets that include 14 day unlimited admissions to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando or both Orlando parks and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as well. The 14 consecutive day admission to the other parks can be taken before or after the visit to Discovery Cove.

The 14 days starts when you visit the first park (including Discovery Cove). If you buy the “ultimate” ticket including Busch Gardens then you also get free general parking at all three parks.

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 2019 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 who has also purchased the swim package.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver by a parent or natural guardian to participate in the dolphin swim.

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 and there are special deals on admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. If you are planning on visiting these other parks then the Discovery Cove tickets make good sense.

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 Admission Ticket Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove without the Dolphin Swim package.
from $149.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package Ticket Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim package.
Guests must be at least 6 years old to participate in the dolphin swim.
from $199.99
plus tax

All dolphin swim packages include about 30 minutes of in-water interaction.

Discovery Cove Single Day Admission Ticket plus Single Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove without the Dolphin Swim package plus 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando.
from $170.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package plus Single Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim package plus 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando.
from $220.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove Single Day Admission Ticket plus Single Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove without the Dolphin Swim package plus 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Includes free parking at the three additional parks.
from $195.00
plus tax
Discovery Cove Signature Dolphin Swim Package plus Single Day Admission Ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Guest
Standard single day admission to Discovery Cove with the Dolphin Swim package plus 14 day “length of stay” admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Includes free parking at the three additional parks.
from $245.00
plus tax

For all multi-park tickets, visits to each park must be used within 14 days of first use.

Discovery Cove Premium Drink Package Adult
Enjoy an adult drink package including signature cocktails, Sangria, Rum punch, Mojito, Margarita, a full stocked liquor bar, selected craft and domestic beers and upgraded wines.
Minimum age is 21 years old, valid ID required.
$40.00
plus tax

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