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The Discovery Cove press room provides members of the working news media with the latest information about Discovery Cove and enables them to view and download images for future stories. Please note that all information is subject to change.

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7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando, Fl. 32821
Phone: (407) 363-2280

Press Releases

Adrian Winter Kicks Back for a Relaxing Day with Dolphins at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove Celebrates 15 Years of Milestone Moments

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Born At Discovery Cove

Freshwater Oasis at Discovery Cove Quick Facts

2014 Discovery Cove Fact Sheet

Dolphin Dreams Come True at Discovery Cove

The Grand Reef Press Release and Fact Sheet

Valentines Day Tampa Bay Rays Alex Cobb Marriage Proposal

Conservation and Education Fact Sheet


Download some of our most popular images and video so you can take a Discovery Cove break when your day gets a little too hectic.

Dolphin Swim: The highlight of a visit to Discovery Cove is the opportunity to swim with an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin during a 30-minute interactive adventure. Accompanied by a trainer, groups of seven to nine guests wade into shallow water and become acquainted with their dolphin through hugs, kisses and rubdowns. Then, taking the adventure one step further, guests interact with their dolphin in deeper water for an exciting dorsal fin tow ride back to shore. Guests must be at least 6 years old for the dolphin swim experience. Click here to download Dolphin Swim images.

The Explorer's Aviary: The Explorer’s aviary is home to more than 250 exotic birds. Guests can hand-feed hundreds of tiny birds and interact with birds as tall as four feet. Guests enter the aviary’s lush, tropical environment by way of the park’s beaches or drifting under the refreshing waterfalls in the Wind-away River. Click here to download The Explorer's Aviary images.

Beach: Discovery Cove® is an all-inclusive adventure in which guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish and hand-feed exotic birds. At Discovery Cove, guests experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer in a breathtaking tropical atmosphere. Discovery Cove is a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches.

Discovery Cove has been awarded a high ranking on’s list of the Top 10 Attractions in the United States and was awarded fifth place in the Best Marine Life Park category at the 2012 Golden Ticket Awards by Amusement Today, after the three SeaWorld parks. Click here to download beach images.

Special Programs: Discovery Cove dolphins have assisted in countless watery wedding proposals, launched love notes, and been a splash at the best of birthday celebrations. For each Special Occasion package, a bottlenose dolphin delivers a personalized message on a keepsake buoy, putting a fantastic end to the already memorable dolphin experience. In addition to the special dolphin delivery, each package features an array of other impressive touches in a unique setting.

Tucked away behind lush foliage, private cabanas are available for an extra fee. All come complete with shade, table and chairs, chaise lounges, towels, a locker and a refrigerator stocked with drinks.

For a truly extraordinary and exclusive experience, guests can spend more time with dolphins with an additional interaction, feeding tropical fish plus behind-the-scenes tour of support areas and time with Discovery Cove’s trainers to learn more about the animals that call the park home. Click here to download Special Program images.

Grand Reef: The Grand Reef ® features multiple levels of exploration, from shallow waters to deeper swimming adventures, from white sandy beaches to snorkeling among tropical fish, rays, and canyons inspired by reefs from around the world. Guests can discover a below-the-surface world teeming with sea life, or they can snorkel in deeper waters as thousands of exotic fish and graceful rays swim around them. Families can explore along the water’s edge or cross a bridge to see sharks swimming below.

SeaVenture ® is an underwater walking tour where guests, wearing dive helmets, find up-close encounters with sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows), one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays.

Guests enjoy the thrill of wading among various species of velvety rays in Discovery Cove’s Tropical Reef. Cownose rays gracefully glide past in a waist-deep pool, while guests snorkel side-by-side the animals in the park’s adjacent saltwater lagoon. Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical paradise also offering the opportunity to swim with dolphins, hand-feed exotic birds and lounge among pristine white-sand beaches. Click here to download Grand Reef images.