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Swim with the Dolphins

Imagine an idyllic tropical retreat set against the backdrop of Jamaica's picturesque North Coast. Adjacent to the world-famous Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios, the opportunity awaits you to meet, and swim with a family of Bottle Nose dolphins at their home, Dolphin Cove.

Dolphin Cove is the Caribbean's newest and Jamaica's only dolphin attraction. This magnificent property has a natural cove which is surrounded by 4 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Visitors can swim with the dolphins, have a dolphin encounter, touch the dolphins or relax on glistening white sand, enjoy the setting or browse for souvenirs at our very own Gift Shop.

PLUS, dolphins aren't the only attraction here! : Dolphin Cove is home to other exotic Caribbean species such as Stingrays, Eels, friendly Sharks, Snakes, Macaws and other unique tropical birds, fish and reptiles.

At Dolphin Cove we offer 3 exciting dolphin programs or visit our breathtaking property to see the dolphins at play, and walk our Jungle Trail. There's lots to do and see, making Dolphin Cove one of Jamaica's leading attractions.

Package 1 - Program Swim with Dolphins

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This package brings you in close contact with the dolphins where you experience a one-to-one encounter as you swim and frolic with a group of our friendly dolphins.

Start your experience of a lifetime with an interesting and informative presentation on our dolphins. Your personal trainer then takes you for an unforgettable 30-minute swim with playful, friendly dolphins, where you enter their home and frolic with these magnificent gentle mammals. Stroke and pet their smooth skin, get kissed, and even get pushed by the dolphins around the cove.

The main difference between this package and the Swim Encounter is the opportunity to get a foot push or a dorsal pull. Experience for yourself the unique feeling of awe dolphins inspire by their profound intelligence and beauty.

Package 2 - Swim Encounter Package

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This is a great intermediate package where you swim in the deep for half an hour with one dolphin after an introduction and briefing from our resident expert trainers.

After an interesting and informative presentation on our dolphins, you'll have an amazing 30-minute personal encounter while swimming with your new friend.

You'll not only kiss and stroke the dolphin, but also swim, dance and play with it as well as witness it's immense intelligence and skill in this exciting dolphin swim-encounter program.

Dolphin Cove invites you to come a little closer....

Program 3 - Touch Encounter Package

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Landlubbers and children will be thrilled to learn all about the dolphins and have an opportunity to touch and enjoy their company. Program: 'Touch Encounter'

In this 20-minute program, children and adults alike, will enjoy the company of their new friends. Learn about dolphins in the educational introductory presentation then have an encounter with the dolphins from the security of the shallows. Being extremely sociable, they will enjoy your company, as you will theirs. Caress and touch the dolphins and view them up close. You're guaranteed to fall in love with these captivating mammals.

Jungle Trail (included in your admission price)

See exciting birds, tropical fish, reptiles and amazing Jamaican plants as you take a gentle nature walk through lush, unspoiled tropical rainforest.

Rate includes admission and the Jungle Trail tour. Payments can be made in cash or major credit cards.


Children 8-12 years must be accompanied by a paying adult- a family member or guardian, in the same swim session who will be required to sign liability waiver.

Children over 8 years old may also participate in the 'Swim Encounter' program.

For their safety, children under 8 years of age are not allowed to participate in this program. However, they will definitely enjoy our 'Touch Encounter' program.

Sorry, for safety reasons, pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program.


As the number of participants in the dolphin programs is limited and due to the overwhelming popularity of all programs, we strongly recommend you make advance reservations as early as possible to ensure that you secure a slot.

Schedule / Time Slots

Dolphin Programs start daily at the following times:

9:30 am

11:30 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

Participants in dolphin programs must be present at least half an hour prior to program time.