So you really wanted to go to Discovery Cove and swim with the Dolphins but you have left it a little too late and now all the Dolphin swims are sold out! So what now? well, my advice is go to Discovery Cove anyway. There is far more to Discovery Cove than just the swim with the dolphin. In my humble opinion this park could be one of the most underrated in terms of ‘stuff to do’
The Dolphin swims are, of course, a once in a life time thing but remember that this will only last 45 minutes. The rest of the day you would be enjoying the other amazing features of Discovery Cove.
Just check out some of the other exciting things on offer;
The Grand Reef Snorkeling
This really is exciting. The grand reef is home to thousands of tropical fish, from the colorful wrasses to huge spotted eagle rays. You have the chance to snorkel though their amazing habitat as you explore the rock formations that are their home as well as seeing giant rays buried in the sand below. For me, this was one to the biggest treats. Having never snorkeled before you soon get the hang of it. You’re soon exploring everything and the feeling of being up close with some amazing species of fish really is quite breathtaking. Snorkels are provided free of charge!
The Lazy River
Wind Away River – grab a floater, relax and let the gentle currents of this tropical river carry you through some amazing sights. From the sandy beach you begin your journey through an underwater cave. You’ll drift through waterfalls, dense rain forest and rocky terrains. Stop off half way through at Explorer’s Avery where you’ll be able to meet some amazing tropical birds. This is a truly relaxing yet exciting adventure as you drift along in the crystal clear tropical waters.
Fresh Water Oasis
I was lucky enough to be one of the first through the doors to visit Fresh water Oasis. Designed with a rainforest canopy above and sparkling-clear springs below, Freshwater Oasis is a natural fit within Discovery Cove’s tropical vibe. You can relax and explore. You’ll wade, wonder, and float in the water-filled trails. Freshwater Oasis, an all-new attraction featuring wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets.
You will also have a choice of white sandy beach to while away your day.
Even with all these other features don’t forget that your day at Discovery Cove is all inclusive. This includes food, beverages (including beer and wine) soft drinks, snacks, wet suits and snorkels.
So the next time you try to book Discovery Cove and its all sold out, for the price of a Non Swim experience, you are not just getting a great experince, but real value for money.
Top 5 Discovery Cove benefits
- All inclusive food and beverages
- Free snorkels
- Free wetsuit use
- Not over crowded (park is restricted to 1000 per day)
- Choice of experiences to suit all
For more information on ticket prices please visit Orlando Attraction Tickets
and remember…there’s more to Discovery Cove than a Dolphin swim 🙂
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