Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove information

Location
Orlando & Around , USA
Address
6000 Discovery Cove Way
Telephone
+1 877 434 7268
Getting there
Bus: Lynx 8, 38, 50, 111
More information
www.discoverycove.com
Prices
admission incl SeaWorld and Aquatica from $210 , incl dolphin swim from $339, SeaVenture extra $59, prices vary daily
Opening hours
8am-5:30pm, all-day experience, advance reservations required
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At Discovery Cove, guests spend the day snorkeling in a fish and ray-filled reef, floating on a lazy river through an aviary, and simply relaxing in an intimate tropical sanctuary of white-sand beaches. For an added price beyond the Resort Only package, you can swim with dolphins and walk along the sea floor. It may seem like a fun idea, but since the early 1990s, there has been a growing controversy regarding the ethics of dolphin captivity for the purposes of public display and human interaction.

Both animal welfare groups and marine scientists have come out against the practice claiming it is debilitating and stressful for these sensitive and complex creatures.