Discovery Cove Discounts and Deals

LAST UPDATE: 7/22/24

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, and booking well in advance is suggested. 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.

Discounts are often not available but when they are, find Discovery Cove discounts here.

You can add 2 or 3 visits to to SeaWorld OrlandoAquatica, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to your Discovery Cove pass admission at a huge discount. Visits to SeaWorld and Aquatica are available for an additional $60 + tax/person ; visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld and Aquatica are available for an additional $80 + tax/person.

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

Please note: Discovery Cove charges a $4.99 resort fee per ticket and a $9.99 service fee per online order.

All-Inclusive Dolphin Swim Program costs vary widely by date and by season, and prices adjust upward once a certain number of tickets are sold for a certain date. Typically, the Dolphin Swim Program runs between $259 – $450 per person, plus tax. 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 similarly vary widely by date and by season, and also adjust upward once a number of tickets are sold for a specific date. Typical prices range from $185 – 300 per person plus tax. Guests ages 2 and under are free with a full paid adult, but reservations are required.

Parking at Discovery Cove is free.

Discovery Cove Ticket Discounts

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Discovery Cove Ticket Discounts

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

Prices vary by season, and availability. When sales do occur, discounts are typically around 20-30% off the date-specific prices, so if you have time, it’s good to check back periodically for sales. If you’re also interested in visiting one or more of the other SeaWorld parks, you’ll get an overall significant discount by simply choosing a Discovery Cove + 2 Park or 3 Park option when purchasing a Discovery Cove package! 

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 Tourist

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.

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 Ticket Discounts

Florida residents may get extra savings when booking at Advance reservations are required.

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. Make sure you check with SeaWorld for any blackout dates– these are NOT published on their site.

Military Ticket Discounts

U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman can receive discounted rates on Day Resort Admission and Signature Dolphin Swim Packages for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents through the Waves of Honor program. This offer may be discontinued at any time. Find out more here.

You must register in advance at and complete a form, which you take with you to the theme park along with valid ID.

Auto Club South Ticket Discounts

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.