Scotchies Ocho Rios

Scotchies Ocho Rios is a jerk center par excellence. Whether you're just in the mood for some jerk, or you're looking for a scrumptious pit stop along the way, Scotchies is sure to delight. It’s strategically located on the way to or from various popular attractions and is the perfect compliment to a day of touristy… Read More

Margaritaville Ocho Rios

Margaritaville in Ocho Rios is one of a franchise of excellent beachfront bar and grill attractions created by multi-millionaire Jimmy Buffet. They have somehow been able to maintain a high standard and yet keep the feel, rustic and unforced. Margaritaville is a lounger's or thrill-seeker’s paradise so choose one or sample both: everything is available here… Read More

Konoko falls in Ocho Rios

I went to Konoko Falls in Ocho Rios to celebrate my daughters 7th birthday. Two weeks before, I had never even heard of this place, which is surprising since I spent much of my childhood exploring the parish of St. Ann. In a conversation with a friend, they mentioned that a local business person had… Read More

Paradise cove in ocho rios

With so many inland attractions in Ocho Rios, it's easy to forget about its lovely coastline and miles of beautiful beaches. If you're ever in Ocho Rios, and want to spend the day relaxing in the sun with the Caribbean Sea at your feet, choose one of the following beaches that will ensure that you get… Read More

Top 8 things to do in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, which is Spanish for “Eight Rivers” is located on the north coast of Jamaica, in the parish of Saint Ann. It is probably best known for use in Dr. No., the first James Bond film released in 1962. Ocho Rios is a port of call for many cruise lines and has some of… Read More

Blue Hole in Ocho Rios

The Blue Hole in Ocho Rios Jamaica has become one of my favorite places. It's one of my more recent discoveries. I only found out about it because I've been spending lots of time in the countryside, trying to find those hidden gems in my country. Even my local Jamaican friends didn't know this place… Read More

Mystic mountain rainforest in ocho rios

Mystic Mountain is one of the top attractions in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. There is so much to do there - from zip lining and bobsledding to bird watching. As the name suggests, this attraction is located on a mountain so you first have to travel up the mountainside via chair lift. The view on the… Read More

White River Tubing and Rafting

White River Tubing is a refreshing adventure in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  The White River is known for its beauty and fresh water rivers. Create some great memories here as you tube down this fresh body of water surrounded by lush and tropical scenery. If you’re looking for a tour that’s a little different, this is… Read More

Annandale Estate Ocho Rios

My 6 year old daughter has done a few riding lessons at Annandale and I've always admired the property. So when I found out that they started offering tours to the public, I had to share it with my readers. It's a 200+ year old great house sitting on over 600 acres of land. And… Read More

Jewel Lagoon Waterpark in Runaway Bay

Jewel Lagoon Water Park is located at Jewel Beach & Golf Resort on the North Coast Highway in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. This one of a kind pirate theme water park was completed in 2015 and clearly designed with all age groups in mind. There is something exciting at Jewel Lagoon Water Park for everyone. The… Read More

Bamboo Blu Beach in Mammee Bay

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Bob Marley Museum in Nine Mile

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Green Grotto Caves in Discovery Bay

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Firewater mineral healing spring in Ocho Rios

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Dunns River Falls Ocho Rios

Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica's most popular attractions. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places you'll ever see. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by Dunn's River Fall's resident Donkey. His name is Bunny. Bunny is quite possibly the most famous donkey in the world. People from just… Read More

Dolphins Cove Ocho Rios

Dolphin Cove Jamaica was founded in 2001 and has become a very popular attraction in Jamaica. It is Jamaica’s #1 marine attraction and has been the talk of many visitors worldwide! You get to swim with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in natural seawater.  No artificial pools or tanks here. Many people describe this tour as… Read More

Dolphin’s Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Dolphin Cove Jamaica was founded in 2001 and has become a very popular attraction in Jamaica.

It is Jamaica’s #1 marine attraction and has been the talk of many visitors worldwide!

You get to swim with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in natural seawater.  No artificial pools or tanks here.

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Many people describe this tour as an experience of a lifetime!

Different levels of interaction with the marine life are available – from touching the dolphins with your feet, to swimming with these friendly animals.

The dolphins are well trained, smart and so very friendly.

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If you aren’t interested in swimming with the dolphins, there is still a lot to do.  The entrance fee includes snorkeling and swimming with stingrays, glass bottom kayaking, and small boat rides.

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You can walk along the trail amongst other wildlife such as iguanas, snakes and exotic birds, which by the way, you can touch!

If you do choose to swim with the dolphins, enjoy the ride as they jet you through the water like a hand-held jet-ski. After playing a few games and maybe a dance or two with the dolphins, don’t hurt their feelings by not kissing them goodbye.

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If you get hungry, there is a small café on the property close to the wharf, which is where the awesome shark shows take place. The souvenir shops are also conveniently located in the same area.

There was so much to do when I visited that I had to take a break. Thankfully there are complementary lounge chairs right there on the beach.

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Please note that with the swimming with the dolphin package, children are not allowed the same privileges as adults although the charge is the same.

For children, the ENCOUNTER option is better rather than the swim option.

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Some people may think that Dolphin’s Cove Jamaica is on the pricey side. But when compared to the cost to Sea World in the U.S. or other similar attractions, you’ll see that it’s really quite reasonable.

This is truly an experience of a lifetime and if you bring children along, this will be the highlight of their trip.

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Entrance fee includes:

  • Interacting with stingrays
  • Glass bottom kayaking on Caribbean Sea
  • Mini Boat Adventures
  • Snorkeling in the Sea
  • Viewing the Shark Show
  • Jungle Trail (interact with animals),
  • Relax on the beach
  • Complimentary chairs and observation deck to see the Dolphins.

Children under 6 are free with paying adults
Adult (age 12-99) $49.49USD
Child (age 6-11) $32.99
Infant (age 0-5) FREE

Prices subject to change.  Dolphin Cove does not list cost on their website so we try to give you a good idea.

Encounter                       $79.00USD + tax
Here they educate you about the dolphins and then you experience your amazing encounter with these friendly and gentle creatures.  The dolphins will give you a kiss and allow you to caress them while standing in knee deep water.

  • Interact with dolphin in knee-high water
  • Children 0-5 yrs. must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children 6-11 years can do interaction without adult
  • 30-minute orientation
  • Approximately 12-minutes in the water with the dolphins
  • Recommended for pregnant women
  • Recommended for non-swimmers

Swim                            $141.00USD + tax
Have real close up interaction with one dolphin while swimming in the deep.  Dolphin may kiss and/or dance with you.

  • Swim with one dolphin
  • Participants must know how to swim
  • Minimum age – 3 yrs (Children 3-7 yrs. must be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • 30-minute orientation
  • Approximately 30-minutes in the water with the dolphins
  • Not allowed for pregnant women

Ultimate Swim           $195.00USD + tax
Swim with two dolphins while swimming in the deep. They may give you a dorsal pull and or a foot push. Dolphin may kiss and/or dance with you.

  • Swim with two dolphins
  • Participants must know how to swim
  • Minimum age – 3 yrs (Children 3-7 yrs. must be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • 30-minute orientation
  • Approximately 30-minutes in the water with the dolphins
  • Not allowed for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for persons with back injuries

Swim with the Sharks    $119.00USD + tax
Enjoy a hilarious SHARK SHOW. Get the chance to hold, touch, feed and swim in the same water as these sharks.

  • Suggested age 8 years and older
  • Snorkel gear provided
  • Shark trainers are with you as you encounter the sharks
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

Length of Tour:

  • Plan to spend at least 3 hours, not including the dolphin interaction

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Use bio-degradable sunscreen for the animals’ protection
  • Camera – you can take photos anywhere other than your dolphin experience
  • Extra money – snacks, souvenirs, video and pictures

DO NOT BRING expensive jewelry, as you are not allowed to wear jewelry or bring anything with you in the area.  Rings and bracelets especially scratch the dolphins.

DO NOT BRING OR WEAR sun block if you choose to swim as it is bad for the dolphins.

Locations:

Dolphin Cove has two locations – Ocho Rios and Lucea.

Dolphin Cove Negril is in Lucea and has the largest natural dolphin lagoon in the world!!

Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios is only two minutes away from the world famous Dunn’s River Falls.  About a 90-minute drive from Montego Bay.

Size

Ocho Rios – 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest surrounds the natural cove.

Lucea, Hanover – 20-acre property