May 8th is Mother’s Day and if you’ve given your mom enough bouquets, manicures, and massages to last her a lifetime, why not shake things up this year and treat mom to something a little different; something a little more tropical? Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida offers plenty of new adventures that are sure to wow mom like swimming with dolphins, snorkeling among thousands of tropical fish and rays, encounters with playful otters and more. Mom can also relax amongst the park’s many amenities like beer and wine for guests over 21 years old, endless snacks, swim gear and more.

Now that’s a lot, but if you’d like to treat mom to something extra special; there are a few options you can upgrade while checking in to your next Discovery Cove Visit.

Reserve a Private Cabana
Let mom relax poolside in a private cabana complete with tables and chairs, chaise lounges, private lockers, fresh towels, complimentary eco-friendly sunscreen, unlimited snacks and beverages, and even a host who will wait on her hand and foot. This last point alone would make her special day!

Premium Drink Experience
If there's one thing mom deserves it’s a drink. While all food and beverages are included in her experience, You can surprise her with a specialty cocktail by upgrading to the premium drink package which includes such drinks as Sangria, Rum Punch, Discovery Cove Sunset, Mojitos, and more.

Animal Trek Tour
Mom will love seeing the many adorable animals located throughout Discovery Cove. If you want to really immerse her in the park’s many creatures, take her on the Animal Trek tour. The tour will take her face-to-face with a variety of bird species and animal ambassadors such as an anteater, armadillo, kinkajou or sloth.

Swim with Sharks, Flamingo Mingle, Ray Feeding
Now, there are so many incredible animal upgrade experiences at Discovery Cove. What do you think your mom would like the most? How about swimming with over 20 sharks? See sharks like blacktip reef, nurse, zebra, and bonnethead sharks while on an intimate shark training session with Discovery Cove aquarists. Another option is to start your day with a morning mingle with Discovery Cove flamingos. Take photos and feed these beautiful birds in another personal experience. Lastly, maybe your mom loves the large southern rays in the Grand Reef. If so, the Ray Feeding is awesome because you’ll be surrounded by thousands of tropical fish in the morning meal..

As if the cabana, cocktails, and animals weren’t enough, mom can also enjoy a relaxing float through the smooth currents of a tropical river on Wind-Away River. The serene ride whisks mom away on a relaxing float that eases past sandy beaches, through dense rainforest, beneath rock terrain of cascading waterfalls and through the underwater cave.

Tropical reefs, lush landscaping, white sandy beaches, adorable animals - what else could mom want this Mother’s Day? To pamper mom with a special day look for discounted Discovery Cove tickets right here on Best of Orlando.