Spend your day around a pod of playful dolphins with Discovery Cove's Trainer for a Day program.

Become a Trainer for a Day

Indulge your love for animals and experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look as a Discovery Cove Trainer for a Day.

If spending your day around a pod of playful dolphins sounds like a dream job, well, it is. The Trainer for a Day program is an all-inclusive Discovery Cove day with some exciting extras:

  • A second enhance deep-water interaction with dolphins including a private photo session with 2 dolphins. Professional photographers present for all dolphin interactions. Photo packages available for additional purchase.
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of all Discovery Cove support areas
  • Shadowing a trainer for the day
  • Feeding tropical fish in the The Grand Reef®
  • Special meet-and-greets with tropical birds and small mammals
  • Plus unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando® and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ for 14-consecutive days surrounding your Discovery Cove reservation. (Busch Gardens® can be added for an additional charge.)
  • Trainer for a Day program is limited to groups of no more than 9 Guests. Smaller Groups may be combined to create a group of no more than 9
  • Each Trainer for the Day group is provided a digital underwater camera for the duration of the program. The SD card is provided complimentary at the conclusion of the experience.

A breakfast, lunch, and all of your snacks and beverages are included in your package, along with self-parking on arrival and any rental gear you need in the course of the day. All Guests must have shoes, water shoes or flip flops for behind the scenes tours.

Start booking your adventure today. Starting at $460.00 per person. Ages 6+.

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  • Trainer for a Day

    Trainer for a Day at Discovery Cove Orlando

    Spend an all-inclusive day with a trainer, sharing knowledge and some exciting behind the scenes extras.

    birdAccess to all waterways, beaches and our free-flight aviary

    palm treeIncludes worry-free amenities and unlimited food and beverages

    ticketsFREE admission to SeaWorld® and Aquatica® for 14 consecutive days around the date of your reservation

    dolphinsEnhanced deep-water dolphin interaction including private, individual photo session with 2 dolphins*

    fishFeeding tropical fish in The Grand Reef, plus meet some of our other animal ambassadors

    starfishBehind-the-scenes tour

    All prices and price ranges are subject to change until purchased.

    Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the "Trainer for a Day" experience.  All minors under 18 must have signed waiver by parent or natural guardian to participate in Dolphin or SeaVenture programs. Please visit Minors visiting Discovery Cove for more details.
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (ages 6+) $430.00 /ea.

  • Things to Know

    If you are experiencing our Trainer for a Day program, please plan to meet with your dolphin trainer at 8 a.m. in the Guest Reception Lobby (check-in should occur before this time). Trainer for a Day participants must be in good physical condition and at least 6 years old. For children between the ages of three and five please refer to the day resort package for appropriate rates. All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a liability release form before beginning the program. All participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paid "Trainer for a Day" adult. You may call 407-513-4600 for more information about this program. Prices are subject to change.