Discovery Cove Discounts and Deals
LAST UPDATE: 12/4/14
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort run by SeaWorld where guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind animal encounters, including a world class Dolphin Swim Program. Attendance is restricted to about 1,300 guests per day, so a reservation is required. It is located adjacent to SeaWorld, about 15 minutes from the main gates of Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Due to popularity, Discovery Cove discounts are often hard to find. Once in awhile there are promotions that can save you money. Check below for the latest coupons and offers. All offers are subject to change without notice.
The All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program includes:
- 30 minute Dolphin-swim session
- Snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish in the Coral Reef
- Wading with the rays in the Ray Lagoon
- Hand-feeding birds in the free flight Aviary
- Relaxing in the Resort Pool and swimming along the Tropical River
- Continental breakfast, sumptuous lunch, plus all snacks and beverages throughout the day
- Snorkel gear, swim vest or wet suit, towels, lockers, sunscreen, beach chairs
- All day self-parking
- Unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica for 14 consecutive days. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay can be added for an additional $20. The passes are valid before or after your Discovery Cove visit.
The Non-Dolphin Swim Program is the same as above, but without the Dolphin-swim session.
All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program costs $243.89-$456.89 per person, tax included. (Price varies date-by-date and by season, and prices adjust upward once a certain number of tickets are sold for a certain date.)
Non-Dolphin Swim Program costs $179.99-$286.49 per person, tax included. (Price varies date-by-date and and by season, and prices adjust upward once a certain number of tickets are sold for a certain date.
Florida residents may get extra savings when booking at DiscoveryCove.com. Advance reservations are required. Proof of valid Florida residency for each adult is required, and all adult guests in the party must provide a form of Florida identification at check-in.
- Florida residents can get the Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package for $233.24, tax included, on the DiscoveryCove.com website. Includes 14-day unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica. Some blackout dates apply.
SeaWorld Orlando Annual Passholders sometimes get discounts at Discovery Cove. They are not offered all the time, so check with SeaWorld to see if your pass currently offers any deals. As an example, one reader discovered that Discovery Cove discounts were unavailable with the SeaWorld Annual Pass for the entire months of June and July in 2012. Make sure you check with SeaWorld for any blackout dates– these are NOT published on their site.
Auto Club South offers its members a small discount on Discovery Cove admission when purchased in advance either in person or online. You must be a member of Auto Club South to get this specific discount. AAA members from other regions don’t qualify.
Some other AAA regions may offer their own Discovery Cove discounts, however. Ask at your local office.