Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove

For as long as I’ve known him, Kevin has always wanted to swim with dolphins, so I was so, so excited to make this happen for him for our 12th anniversary. Learn about our experience and how to include swimming with the dolphins on your next trip!

Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida

We Had So Much Fun Swimming With Dolphins At Discovery Cove

Finally it was time for the big event… swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove!! :) If you missed part one of our experience at Discovery Cove, be sure to check it out!

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We interacted with three dolphins that day. Our first dolphin was a girl named Cindy. We got to hold onto her fin and go for a ride!

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I could not believe how strong she is!!!

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It was incredible!

Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

There’s a better quality video below of our dolphin swim experience, but in case you want to save a click, I’ve included these quick gifs for you. :)

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Kevin loved it. :)

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We met a young little guy who was just barely a year old.

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He was so fun loving!

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We watched them swim and jump and play up close.

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Here are all three of the dolphins we met jumping in unison.

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They even gave us kisses. :)

Swimming With Dolphins At Discovery Cove

Kevin was smitten!

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Watch him blush like a school girl when she gives him a kiss, and then he does a little happy dance after he gets to feed her. My heart melted a thousand times over.

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Little cutie!! Do you want to come live in my pool? I would love you forever. xoxox

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Near the end of our dolphin swim experience, the trainer asked if she could have a “volunteer” and then “randomly” selected Kevin. She told him that for the next trick, the dolphin was going to bring him a toy, and that Kevin could take it right out of the dolphin’s mouth.

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The dolphin swam right up to Kevin carrying a souvenir buoy that read “Happy Anniversary Kevin!!!”

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He was totally shocked and surprise!

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Jenny, our dolphin, looked pretty happy to be in on the surprise too!! :)

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How cute is his reaction?? :)

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Such a perfect way to spend our anniversary at Discovery Cove.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around in our cabana napping and watching the dolphins swim by.

Press play to see the video of our Discovery Cove dolphin swim experience. You have to hear Kevin’s giggle after he feeds the dolphins, and Jenny cheering after she delivers the buoy to Kevin! :)

Thank you so much to Discovery Cove for making our special day an incredible, unforgettable experience!!

For more information on setting up your own experience at Discovery Cove, check out their website below:

Discovery Cove
6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, FL 32821

And for our tips on how to make the most of your day at Discovery Cove, be sure to check out this post.

Thanks so much for looking!! More to come soon!! :) xoxo

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21 Responses
  1. Ana

    I can see this was long time ago but still
    i’ll ask :) were you able to bring your own camera
    when spending time with dolphins or did
    you only have option to purchase their
    records? Thank you and lovely blog.

  2. Danae

    Dear Amanda, I so love your blog, but even though I’ve subscribed to it, I haven’t received e-mails from you for the longest time, can you see if you can fix whatever maybe causing the problem..look forward to seeing some of your yummy food!!!

  3. KeeKee

    Wow this post totally had me tearing up. It was so sweet of you to give Kevin this experience and his reactions to everything were priceless! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you BOTH!

  4. Jen

    Discovery Cove is gorgeous, the food is great, the snorkeling was so peaceful. They limit the number of people that can go each day, so it doesn’t feel overcrowded. And the dolphin experience is definitely the icing on the cake! Seeing your pictures definitely brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Karen

    Happy Anniversary! I couldn’t stop smiling reading your post today. I’m so happy for both of you and thanks for sharing!

  6. Michelle

    That is so so awesome!! What a great way to spend your anniversary!!!

    We took our two younger kids to Disney two years ago and spent one day at Sea World. I paid for the extra dolphin tour. Not quite the same as being in the water with them, but we a couple of us were able to feed them. We were able to touch and pet them. Aren’t they just the neatest animal?!!! I have always loved dolphins. They are so smart and really seem to love all the people interaction.

  7. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    Aww, seeing Kevin so happy made me tear up. It can be so hard to surprise our honeys and doing something that makes them that happy is what it’s all about!

  8. Southern Gal

    A great adventure for your anniversary! It looks like so much fun. I have added swimming with dolphins to my bucket list. ;)

  9. Tom @ Raise Your Garden

    That is awesome! Twelve years ago, the college days I rented a jet ski in panama city beach and we rode to a spot where we could fead the dolphins. That was unforgettable and I’m sure making the same memories.

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