Discovery Cove Discounts and Deals
LAST UPDATE: 9/21/17
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. To get an in-depth feel for what a day at Discovery Cove is like, check out Kris Borchardt’s Discovery Cove trip report from March 2017.
You can now swim with SHARKS as well as dolphins at Discovery Cove! During the shark swim, guests have the opportunity to swim freely alongside several species of sharks following a shallow-water training session with aquarists. Cost for the Shark Swim is $85/person in addition to regular admission. Discovery Cove has also added a ray feeding experience where guests help aquarists feed Cownose and Southern Stingrays before venturing out on a private guided swim of the Grand Reef. Cost for the Ray Feeding experience is $50/person in addition to regular admission.
Unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica for 14 consecutive days is included on Discovery Cove passes. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay can be added for an additional $25. The passes are valid before or after your Discovery Cove visit.
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. Always call ahead and confirm before driving out of your way to take advantage of a particular offer!
All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program costs $243.89 -$488.84 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.) Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience.
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.
Parking at Discovery Cove is free.
- Discovery Cove Discounts
- Discount Tickets from Undercover Tourist
- Florida Resident Discounts
- SeaWorld Orlando Annual Passholders
- Auto Club South
Discovery Cove rarely offers special discounts. When they are available, we post them here.
Undercover Tourist, a reliable, authorized ticket broker, sells Discovery Cove tickets at a discount. This is often the best deal available.
A great source for Discovery Cove tickets is Undercover Tourist, a highly reliable ticket broker that sells discounted Discovery Cove tickets (and other Florida attraction tickets). Undercover Tourist’s prices include tax, so be sure to account for that when comparing prices. If you’d like to know more, take a look at why we recommend Undercover Tourist.
- Click here to save money on Discovery Cove tickets with Undercover Tourist! You can save up to $20 over the regular gate prices for both Dolphin Swim and non-swim packages.
Have some time before you need your tickets? Undercover Tourist offers its best deals on tickets exclusively for MouseSavers Newsletter subscribers. These special prices are not available to the general public and are not published here on MouseSavers.com. They are provided ONLY through a “secret” link in the monthly newsletter. They also run special sales on a few tickets in a Hot Deals newsletter once per month and they occasionally include Discovery Cove tickets. If you want to see those special sales you’ll want to subscribe to the Hot Deals alerts as well.
- Click here to subscribe to the FREE MouseSavers Newsletter. The newsletter comes out on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and we do not send out the “secret” link separately from the newsletter, so please plan ahead.
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 starting at $233.24, tax included, on the DiscoveryCove.com website. Includes 14-day unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica. Some blackout dates apply.
- Beginning August 1, 2017, Florida residents who book a day at Discovery Cove will receive unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica through January 2018 – including SeaWorld’s special holiday events.
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.