Dolphin Swim Programs
Swimming with dolphins is popular in Jamaica; there are three locations on the island.
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios. This company offers dolphin swims, lower-price dolphin encounters for ages eight and up, dolphin touch programs for ages six and over, and admission to the grounds, which includes a short nature walk. Programs cost $49–$214, and reservations are advised. North Coast Hwy., , adjacent to Dunn's River Falls, Box 21, Ocho Rios, St. Ann. 876/974–5335; www.dolphincovejamaica.com.
Dolphin Lagoon Half Moon. Under the same management as the public Dolphin Cove attractions in Ocho Rios and Negril, this operation offers a private dolphin experience to guests of Half Moon resort and others by arrangement (with $40 resort day pass). Packages include a swim with dolphins ($155), beach encounter ($89), swim encounter ($249), and private swim ($400) for two to four people with beach access blocked. Half Moon Resort, North Coast Hwy., , 7 miles (11 km) east of Montego Bay, Montego Bay, St. James. 876/953–2211; www.halfmoon.com.
Dolphin Cove Negril. This dolphin-swim program, related to the one in Ocho Rios, is on the outskirts of Lucea in Hanover, between Negril and Montego Bay. Lucea, Hanover. 876/974–5335; www.dolphincovejamaica.com.