Location & Map
Dolphin Cove has three locations for your vacationing pleasure Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica, adjacent to Dunn's River Falls. See Map of Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Negril (located in Lucia, half way between Negril, Westmoorland Jamaica, and Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica) and for exclusive use of the guests at Half Moon resort, St James, Jamaica we have a beautiful location for their guests to interact in a much more intimate setting.
As the number of participants in the dolphin and shark 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 your space of choice. To facilitate bookings we have added an Online Reservations Request page where you may request a booking immediately. A reservations agent will then get back to you with the closest available date and time. Payment is needed to confirm all program spaces.
What to Bring
Carry towels and extra money to purchase snacks, souvenirs, videos and pictures of your dolphin or shark program. Cameras or video cams are allowed at Dolphin Cove, but not in the dolphin area or while participating in a Dolphin program as this distracts the dolphins as they want to splash and play with your camera. Video or photos of your dolphin experience are developed by our on-site video/photo lab. The video also includes a preview of beautiful Jamaica. Our professional photographers take great pictures which are sold from the video/photo pavilion.
What NOT to bring
All jewellery, especially rings and bracelets should be left behind because these can scratch or hurt the dolphins.
Although you may carry sunscreen lotion, we ask that you refrain from using it BEFORE swimming or touching the dolphins, for their safety.
Transportation is not included in our tour rates, but can be arranged at an additional quoted cost once we have been notified where you are staying while on the island.
Dolphin Cove will personalize a special packaged tour designed for you to enjoy the "Best of the Best" in Ocho Rios. Available at a very special discounted price.
A visit to the world famous Dunn's River Falls
Tickets available for purchase with any of the Dolphin Cove activities. (just a three minute drive from Dolphin Cove)
Prospect Outback Adventures (managed and operated by Dolphin Cove Limited)
Enjoy any of the following tours at Prospect Outback Adventures (just fifteen minutes drive from Dolphin Cove).
- Camel Safari- enjoy a ride on a camel - the first in Jamaica
- Open Air Jitney ride and Great House tour of the Renowned 18th Century “Prospect Plantation”
- Segway Tour
- Horseback Tour
We accept payment in Cash (U.S., Sterling, Canadian or Jamaican Currencies), Traveler’s cheques or major credit cards.
Full payment must be made to confirm and secure bookings. Make an Online Reservations Request right here at our web site.
- 24 hours (1 day) prior to the time or day of the confirmed reservation – no refund.
- 48 hours (2 days) prior to the time of the confirmed reservation a fee of 50% per person will be charged.
- 96 hours (4 days) prior to the time of the confirmed reservation a fee of 25% per person will be charged.
- 120 hours (5 days) prior to the time of the confirmed reservation – full refund.
All your guests must be informed of our policy, as the above cancellation fees will be enforced.
Dolphin Cove is known for shopping, hand crafted carvings, souvenirs, jewellery and a wide variety of Pirate "Loot" and T-Shirts.
You can enjoy a fantastic Jamaican lunch which features zesty jerk dishes and other exotic delights native to our island. Dine while overlooking the Caribbean Sea and listening to the ambient sounds of nature.
There is also a Beach Grill where you may enjoy lunch, including jerk chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, mozzarella sticks, drinks and other delicious snacks.
Licensed full bar where you can enjoy an authentic Red Stripe, fruit juices, sodas and our signature Cove frozen cocktails.
For your safety and the safety of the dolphins, the swim programs are structured by professional marine mammal trainers who direct both dolphins and participants during the session. Please follow their instructions at ALL times!
In the unlikely event of bad weather, dolphin and shark programs may be cancelled. In such a case, you may choose to change to another date or receive a full refund.
Schedule / Time Slots
- Dolphin and Shark Programs are daily:
- Shark Programs run 4 times a day
- Dolphin Programs run up to 8 times daily.
- Participants in dolphin programs must be present at least half an hour prior to program time.
Each program we offer has specific polices and regulations which apply. The links below will take you to each of our program's individual policies. Please be sure to read carefully before requesting a booking for any programs or tours we offer:
- The "Encounter” Program with Dolphins
- The "Swim” Program with Dolphins
- The "Ultimate Swim” Program with Dolphins
- The Swim, Hold and Feed the Sharks" Program
- Dolphin Trek
- Sea Keeper for a Day
- Entrance to Dolphin Cove at Treasure Reef
Be sure to make the most of your visit to Ocho Rios – By Seeing the “Best of the Best” - at the “Best of the Best” Prices