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“A good dolphin experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove
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$134*
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Ocho Rios Dolphin Swim
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“A good dolphin experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Dolphin Cove was a nice place to visit while in Jamaica, especially if you want to experience swimming with dolphins or have children tht like pirates, sharks and dolphins. At the park, along with the standard gift shops, there is a covered area that offers pretty good food and beverages. We ate Jamaican jerk chicken and listened to a caribbean band while adults and kids donned life jackets and got to experience dolphins first hand.It looked like a lot of fun. Another part of the part is set up like a pirate's den with a gift shop and several pirates around for a photo moment. The shark show is in that area. Four men handle nurse sharks, turning them over to sedate them while the music from movie Jaws plays. Again, a fun experience, especially for children.

Visited February 2013
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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