There are many things to do! Food is not the best. Swimming with dolphins is an experience I will never forget. I met a tree otter. I have prayed for many years that I will meet an otter. Coincidentally, I saw one at the entrance. It's really fun to swim with fish. The stingrays are too big. If you swim deeper, they will ski over you. I suggest renting a cabin and having our own sunshade base for good value.
For anyone who wants to travel to Orlando, this is a park that must be visited. Although it is expensive, it is very worthwhile. Breakfast and lunch are plentiful. Food and drinks are free 24 hours. Diving with mantas and marine fish is absolutely the best experience. I strongly recommend this beautiful place.
We visited Discovery Cove within its first month in operation and it was amazing. Since that was ten years ago, I hope to visit it again in this decade because it was a dream day!I'm not sure how things have changed, but when we visited the experience was amazing. When you entered Discovery Cove, you felt like you were on an island, but you're still in Downtown Orlando. That in itself is an amazing achievement. There is tons to explore. Snorkeling through a warm water river, swimming through a beautiful cave, an aviary, stingray pool and a small pool with a view of some sharks housed in a boat underwater. My dolphin experience was great. I got to swim with one of the dolphins from Jaws 3 and she was very sweet and let me ride on her back.This park is a once and a lifetime experience, so you can imagine it doesn't run cheap, but I think it's worth it.
We went to Discovery Cove to celebrate our children's birthday. It was August, and it was very hot and sunny so we had rented a private cabana so we could stay in the shade. It was an excellent day. We snorkelled in the lagoon all day, we built sand castles, and nearly forgot to eat lunch! We took adventures to the different parts of the park, which was fun. The lazy river was great. Alas, the day was over much too quickly.
Discovery Cove is a little pricey, but well worth it. You are one of only 1100 guests, and have the entire park to yourselves for the whole day. Food and drinks are included (bonus!), and there is more to the park than just swimming with the Dolphins (though that is obviously the main attraction). You can feed the sting rays, lay out on their beach, visit the aviary.
This is my favourite day out as a family. Ideally you need to plan for the whole day here. Within the price of a ticket is your food & drink, also limited are the number of people allowed in. The Dolphin swim is a highlight although not necessary as lots to do and see. You really feel you have been transported to a beach paradise!
If you want to spend the day playing with dolphins, then bring beach wear, change of clothes, and go to Discovery Cove in Orlando. Just a 90 minute drive from the beach house. Call 2-5 days before you go and make a reservation and lock in your dolphin times or you may not get in.