Dolphin’s Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, 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.

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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How much does it cost to swim with dolphins?

Dolphin Cove Jamaica offers a variety of different price points. We’ll try to keep the prices updated, but at the time of writing this post:

 
Admission Plus – $69 USD
Includes:

  • Food and beverages (buffet meal)
  • Non-bottled water and Fruit Punch
  • Exploring Nature Trail
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Watching the dolphins at play

 
Dolphin Encounter (No photos included) – $99 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail

 
Dolphin Encounter Memories (Photos included) – $184 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail
  • Photos of your program (1 printed)

 
Dolphin Swim Adventure (No photos included) – $139 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Get a belly ride on a dolphin
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail

 
Dolphin Swim Adventure Memories (Photos included) – $224 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Get a belly ride on a dolphin
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail
  • Photos of your program (1 printed)

 
Dolphin Royal Swim (No photos included) – $179 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Foot push
  • Dorsal Tow
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail

 
Dolphin Royal Swim Memories (Photos included) – $264 USD
Includes:

  • A dolphin handshake
  • Get kissed by a dolphin
  • Hand Target
  • Get a dolphin hug
  • Foot push
  • Dorsal Tow
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays
  • Exploring Nature Trail
  • Photos of your program (1 printed)

 
Shark Encounter – $69 USD
Includes:

  • Touch & hold a shark
  • Exploring Nature Trail
  • Petting and snorkeling with stingrays

*As you can see from the prices above, having Dolphin Cove take your photos are really expensive… So I suggest you take your own camera!

 

What to bring to Dolphin Cove?

  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Bio-degradable sunscreen for the animals’ protection
  • Camera – they’ll probably tell you no photos since they seem to make their money there…
  • 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 regular sunblock if you choose to swim as it is bad for the dolphins.

 

Where in Jamaica is Dolphin Cove?

There are currently 3 Dolphin Cove locations in Jamaica

 

 

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