Discovery Cove Discounts and Deals

LAST UPDATE: 10/16/18

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.

Discounts are rarely available but when they are, find Discovery Cove discounts here.

You can 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.

You can add 2 or 3 visits to to SeaWorld OrlandoAquatica, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island to your Discovery Cove pass admission at a huge discount. Visits to any two parks are available for an additional $40/person; visits to any three parks are available for $60/person.

Once in awhile there are various 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!

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Discovery Cove Gate Prices

All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program costs $211.94 – $489.90 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 $163.34 – $351.45 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 Ticket Discounts

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Discovery Cove Discounts

Discounts at Discovery Cove are rare, and are usually only available for a limited time. When they are available, we post them here.

Limited Time Offer: Complimentary Dolphin Swim Upgrade! Book a Dolphin Swim package for the price of a Day Resort package– save $40 per person! Prices start at $161.34 (tax included) per person with this offer, and you can add visits to 2 or 3 to other SeaWorld Parks for an additional cost. You must purchase by 10/29/18 and visit 10/8/18 – 12/24/18.

Discount Tickets from Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist, a reliable, authorized ticket broker, sells Discovery Cove tickets at a discount. This is often the best deal available.

Discount Tickets from Undercover Tourist

Undercover TouristA 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.


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 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.

  • 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 Resident Discounts

Florida residents may get extra savings when booking at 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.

SeaWorld Orlando Annual Passholders

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

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.