We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice but...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove
St. Ann, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-974-5335
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$87*
and up
Ocho Rios Dolphin Encounter Program
Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Ocho Rios
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This magnificent property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors have the opportunity to interact and "Swim With" dolphins, enjoying the thrill and love of these amazing lovable animals. Visitors can also swim with, hold, feed and learn about the evolutionary secrets of the Caribbean sharks. Visitors can capture their dream of being a dolphin trainer by taking the challenge of being "Sea Keeper" for the day. Voted as Jamaica's Number One Attraction for a reason. Come for the day, for memories of a lifetime.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

A very nice place, especially for young families. The tour guides were very accomodating, almost too accomodating. This once lady leached onto our group obviously in search of well uhmm $. I finally gave it to her and she kinda just dissapeared.

Great gift shop and food on site.

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,437 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    785
    404
    155
    60
    33
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Excellent dolphin experience... much better than the one in Orlando and I liked it better than Xcaret outside of Cancun

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Harvey, North Dakota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our family of 5 loved this experience. Four of us swam with the dolphins and agree it was worth the price. Our handler was very professional and fun. We were at Dolphin Cove all day and enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
133 attraction reviews
Reviews in 114 cities Reviews in 114 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Nice, fun excursion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Very nice, clean park. Lots to do - swim with the dolphins, play with manta rays, shark exhibit, and nature trail.

The dolphins were fun, very energetic and smart. Pretty expensive but you get a lot of time with them in close proximity.

Also got to be in the water with manta rays and hold and touch them. Very cool.

The shark show wasn't much, just nurse sharks, but if you've never been around them it's okay.

There's a nature trail you can walk that takes you to a house of lovebirds that you can interact with. The guide will give you bird seed and the birds will eat it out of your hand. There's also a place where macaws and parrots are and the guide will let you hold them. The last stop has a large iguana, Charlie, that you can pet and if there's not too many people around, hold. Next to that is a spot to hold a ball python. Very nice snake to deal with if you're not used to being around them and ever wanted to hold one.

It's a pirate themed park so there's statues and a few guys running around dressed like pirates.

Kinda cheesy, but over all, this is a pretty decent deal.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ultimate Swim amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Expensive but worth every penny! Dolphin enclosures are sectioned off parts of ocean, excellent staff and facilities. Ultimate swim is a lifetime experience. Felt very sorry for parrots that spent whole day just being put on people shoulders.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dolphin Cove also viewed

 
Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish
 

Been to Dolphin Cove? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dolphin Cove, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.