Explore the Jungle or Take to The High Seas at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Explore the Jungle or Take to The High Seas at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica

A day at Dolphin Cove offers so much for the entire family for those who want to play in the sun and give your children a day filled with fun.


Yes, we know that kissing a dolphin along with the thrill of swimming with sharks or stingrays are the main reasons to head to Dolphin Cove but plan for an entire day if you’re headed to Ocho Rios park as there are quite a few other things for you to do to play the day away.

The friendly staff will be there to help you figure out exactly what you would like to do, or you can call and make your reservation for the Swim Adventure, Royal Swim or Encounter Swim and hear about all the other activities because there is so much to see and do!

Once you arrive you may wander down towards the sea where you’ll discover the Pirate Boardwalk. As you walk you will find your way among the great shops and cafes where you can grab a nice lunch or simply enjoy some world-famous Blue Mountain coffee. The beautiful wooden boardwalk leads to the Nature Trail and a little further on a wonderful place for a day of swimming. 


Along the Nature trail you will wander under the shady, leafy green canopy of the tropical jungle to explore all that the Dolphin Cove Nature Trail has to offer.

Step into a small aviary and experience the thrill as tiny yellow birds flutter overhead and then, when the staff place a little birdseed in your hands try not move as you become a human birdfeeder. The birds will flit and land on your children’s heads and shoulders and eat right out of your family’s hands!

Trek a little deeper into the jungle with your guide and soon you’ll encounter fantastic island iguanas. Ask about how they came to be there and if you dare, maybe you’ll even get to hold one as they gaze at you with their beautiful eyes.


Another beautiful experience to be had on the Nature Trail is the giant Macaws.

There is so much for your children to learn about this giant bird with its brilliant red plumage and massive wing span, and the staff constantly take photos so make sure to swing past the photo booth later to take home some memorable images, including a picture of yourself and family with this giant bird sitting on your shoulder, pirate style!


After trekking through the jungle, a cool treat is always welcome. Maybe it’s not the way the original explorers in Jamaica did it but we suggest a delicious ice cream cone to chill out after your stint as an explorer in the tropics.


After all that learning about animals another way to cool off is to take a walk to the “Pearly Beach” and enjoy the kayaks, and roam the Cove just as the original explorers did years ago.

The difference is the equipment is more up to modern standards. When you get back, you can head to shore to sit in the secluded private cove on the comfy beach chairs.

With great swimming for the kids and a view which begs you to come dip your toes or lay out in the sun, it’s the perfect end to the day while you listen to the waves lap the shore. 

It’s almost impossible to pack it all in in one day, but not to worry, come back and visit us again anytime!

Dolphin Cove is an aquamarine park offering interactive and educational experiences with dolphins, sharks, stingrays, iguanas, macaws, a complete aviary and other nature encounters. For more information visit

For reservation call Dolphin Cove on:
USA: 1-866-393-5158
Jamaica: 876-974-5335
Canada: 1-866-793-1905
United Kingdom: 0-800-680-0420
Mexico: 01-800-727-5391
Dominican Rep.: 1-888-751-9005

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Dolphin Cove Locations:
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios
P.O. Box 21 Belmont Road Ocho Rios St. Ann Jamaica

Dolphin Cove Montego Bay
Carr. A1, Jamaica

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
Carr. Main St., Jamaica

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