Discovery Cove in Orlando is known for its dolphin interactions, but now guests can get up-close and personal with five species of shark: the Pacific blacktip, reef whitetip, nurse shark, zebra shark, and a spotted wobbegong.
The Shark Swim program is divided into two interactions, and guests will learn about shark anatomy and the threats the animals face in the wild. This experience is available to Discovery Cove guests ages 10 and older, and costs $85 pp. SeaWorld will donate 5 percent of the entry price to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) in support of shark conservation and research.
Also on offer is the new Ray Feeding experience, which gives guests a chance to feed the stingrays during a private tour of the Grand Reef. Guided by one of the park’s aquarists, guests will hand-feed the sea creatures while learning about the different species. The program costs $50 pp and is available to guests ages 6 and over.
Florida residents who book a day at Discovery Cove will also receive unlimited free admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica from Aug. 1 through to January 2018.