Swim with Dolphins at

Dolphin Lagoon



Make a friend that will live in your heart forever when you experience the highlight of your day, a one-on-one dolphin encounter. Learn about dolphin behavior and communication. Wade into the dolphin lagoon. Come nose to bottlenose with one of these fascinating and intelligent animals, take hold of its dorsal fin and hold on for the ride of a lifetime. 

The highlight of a visit to Discovery Cove is the opportunity to swim with a bottlenose dolphin during a 30-minute interactive adventure. Accompanied by a trainer, small groups of 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.

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. All minors under the age of 18 will require a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to the dolphin interaction. Please refer to the "Planning and Itineraries" section for full details and copies of the waiver. If you’re participating in 3 or more add-on experiences during your visit to Discovery Cove, please plan to arrive by 7:30am for check-in and proper scheduling of your day.

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Your Dolphin Interaction Includes:

  • 30-minute swim with one of many bottlenose dolphins*
  • Video training on how to interact with dolphins
  • Unlimited answers to your dolphin questions by one of our expert trainers
  • Dorsal fin tow ride back to shore
  • Pictures and video of your dolphin interaction available for purchase

Add Busch Gardens

Make the most of your Discovery Cove package and add Busch Gardens® Tampa in addition to unlimited visits to SeaWorld® and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark.