Ocho Rios Dolphin Swim Excursion Reviews

Interact and swim with dolphins in an enclosed sea environment. Children and adults alike will enjoy the company of their new dolphin friends in Ocho Rios.
Avoid the PICTURE TRAP...we spent $200 on pictures and that was a rip off!!!
Avoid the PICTURE TRAP...we spent $200 on pictures and that was a rip off!!!
Avoid the PICTURE TRAP...we spent $200 on pictures and that was a rip off!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent relaxed, fun and enjoyable day.
Excellent relaxed, fun and enjoyable day. A day to remember and treasure memories.
Excellent relaxed, fun and enjoyable day. A day to remember and treasure memories. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was much more enjoyable than I anticipated.
This was much more enjoyable than I anticipated. Staff was courteous, polite and friendly.
This was much more enjoyable than I anticipated. Staff was courteous, polite and friendly. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was part of a combined excursion with Dunns River Falls.
This was part of a combined excursion with Dunns River Falls. We found that our excursion was not a Dolphin swim, but we could only watch those that did have a dolphin swim. Then, viola, we were too late arriving for the sharks, so we ... Read More
This was part of a combined excursion with Dunns River Falls. We found that our excursion was not a Dolphin swim, but we could only watch those that did have a dolphin swim. Then, viola, we were too late arriving for the sharks, so we had nearly an hour to kill before the next shark show, so there we were, well past 1:00 on an excursion that did not provide food, trapped in a tourist trap. But no need to fear, they have a buffet for $15 apiece. Oh yeah, don't get too carried away eating food that should be kept at certain temps on that buffet (I don't think lukewarm qualifies)... Needless to say, we found Dolphin cove to be a big disappointment, and we felt like the Tour Agency was in cohorts with the operators at Dolphin cove to trap customers in their environment to force a family of 4 to spend an extra $60 just to eat something. Advice, if you get into this situation, just buy an ice-cream cone or a bag of potato chips and a coke from the gift shop. Stay away from the buffet. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lots of walking.
Lots of walking. Our group was too big for only 1 dolphin so our hands on time was minimal. The dolphin was sweet and the trainer was very good and knowledgable. I wanted a photo but they were not good pictures and could only see my ... Read More
Lots of walking. Our group was too big for only 1 dolphin so our hands on time was minimal. The dolphin was sweet and the trainer was very good and knowledgable. I wanted a photo but they were not good pictures and could only see my back side. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It wasn't really a dolphin swim.
It wasn't really a dolphin swim. It was to dolphin cove, a park with greenery and some animals. Getting into the water with the dolphins was a large additional cost.
It wasn't really a dolphin swim. It was to dolphin cove, a park with greenery and some animals. Getting into the water with the dolphins was a large additional cost. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Taken to Dolphin Cove.
Taken to Dolphin Cove. The experience itself was fun and enjoyable. The surroundings could have been somewhat better/improved but it wasn't horrible. Photos and DVD sold on premises of experience were super expensive but nice ... Read More
Taken to Dolphin Cove. The experience itself was fun and enjoyable. The surroundings could have been somewhat better/improved but it wasn't horrible. Photos and DVD sold on premises of experience were super expensive but nice quality and I'm happy I got them...just upset it was almost as expensive as the experience itself. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
loved Dolphin Cove, swimming with the Dolphins was amazing.
loved Dolphin Cove, swimming with the Dolphins was amazing. My husband also swam with the nurse sharks. The entire park was beautiful, and the people were great. There is lots to see and do there, food, a bar, a beach. other animals ... Read More
loved Dolphin Cove, swimming with the Dolphins was amazing. My husband also swam with the nurse sharks. The entire park was beautiful, and the people were great. There is lots to see and do there, food, a bar, a beach. other animals and crafters and gift shops. Wish we had just stayed there. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Please note: Dolphon cove does have a sting ray area that you can go into as part of any dolphin ...
Please note: Dolphon cove does have a sting ray area that you can go into as part of any dolphin pkg where you can hold the sting ray. NCL told me they didnt prior to sailing when booking our excursions. Loved it here. Got to hold parrots ... Read More
Please note: Dolphon cove does have a sting ray area that you can go into as part of any dolphin pkg where you can hold the sting ray. NCL told me they didnt prior to sailing when booking our excursions. Loved it here. Got to hold parrots and get pictures with our own cameras. Many things to see and people friendly and kind. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I had originally booked Glass Bottom Kayaking and the Falls but the weather was so bad they said we ...
I had originally booked Glass Bottom Kayaking and the Falls but the weather was so bad they said we could upgrade to any excursion for free so I went for the Dolphin Swim. It was pouring down with rain and the bus trip to Dolphin Cove was ... Read More
I had originally booked Glass Bottom Kayaking and the Falls but the weather was so bad they said we could upgrade to any excursion for free so I went for the Dolphin Swim. It was pouring down with rain and the bus trip to Dolphin Cove was short. We got our life jackets on and made our way to the Dolphin. The water didn't look very clean but we had a great time with our dolphin. We got to smooth her and dance with her and had a belly ride and she gave us a kiss and we gave her a kiss back. The photographer was brilliant and got some great photos. I bought a photo as I thought $15 wasn't too extortionate in comparison to some of the places I'd been before. The only downside is that you had to pay an $11 deposit for the locker which was absolutely tiny and they gave you $5.50 back upon return of the key.There was no time limit on how long you could stay at the shops at Dolphin Cove as there were always buses going onto Dunns River Falls. The tour operator didn't make it very clear how to get in and out of Dolphin Cove. You had to walk through shops and go upstairs and the path wound around the forest so it was all a bit confusing. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Can't beat swimming with the dolphins.
Can't beat swimming with the dolphins. SO CUTE and you really got to swim with them and feel them. Dolphin Cove is touristy but nice. The boys got to have pictures with parrots and see a shark show as well as swim with the dolphins.
Can't beat swimming with the dolphins. SO CUTE and you really got to swim with them and feel them. Dolphin Cove is touristy but nice. The boys got to have pictures with parrots and see a shark show as well as swim with the dolphins. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved the dolphin swim.
Loved the dolphin swim. Everyone was nice and the experience was wonderful. The pictures or CD's of the encounter was crazy expensive though. I mean, $50 for a CD?? $15 for ONE picture? C'mon!
Loved the dolphin swim. Everyone was nice and the experience was wonderful. The pictures or CD's of the encounter was crazy expensive though. I mean, $50 for a CD?? $15 for ONE picture? C'mon! Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did a Dolphin SeaTrek at Dolphin Cove and I was smiling for the rest of the day!
We did a Dolphin SeaTrek at Dolphin Cove and I was smiling for the rest of the day! You (and up to 7 other people) wear your own helmet with fresh cycling oxygen about 10 feet underwater. There's a rope along the circle you walk in ... Read More
We did a Dolphin SeaTrek at Dolphin Cove and I was smiling for the rest of the day! You (and up to 7 other people) wear your own helmet with fresh cycling oxygen about 10 feet underwater. There's a rope along the circle you walk in for balance and the workers/divers bring you dolphins and other creatures to touch and encounter. You are not allowed to take your own underwater camera but (of course) they have professional photographers underwater and you can purchase them afterward. I could have done this excursion all day!! Dolphin Cove also has a lot of other activities included in your ticket price and it was a great value for what we got to explore and experience. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
not greatchanakaab in Coz was way better.Jamaica is a beautiful island
not greatchanakaab in Coz was way better.Jamaica is a beautiful island
not greatchanakaab in Coz was way better.Jamaica is a beautiful island Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun - Go to Dolphin Cove for a fun day BUT BEWARE - Beach there is not fun - many rocks - very small
Fun - Go to Dolphin Cove for a fun day BUT BEWARE - Beach there is not fun - many rocks - very small
Fun - Go to Dolphin Cove for a fun day BUT BEWARE - Beach there is not fun - many rocks - very small Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
All you did was sit and watch other people do stuff with the dolphins.
All you did was sit and watch other people do stuff with the dolphins.
All you did was sit and watch other people do stuff with the dolphins. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We had a great time at Dolphin Cove.
We had a great time at Dolphin Cove. Only complaint is that it is a lot of hurry up and wait. You spend less than 5 minutes with the dolphins, and the rest of the time you are waiting. However, you have free access to roam the facilities, ... Read More
We had a great time at Dolphin Cove. Only complaint is that it is a lot of hurry up and wait. You spend less than 5 minutes with the dolphins, and the rest of the time you are waiting. However, you have free access to roam the facilities, which are beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I always wanted to play with the Dolphins.
I always wanted to play with the Dolphins. It was fun and now I check it off my Bucket-list.
I always wanted to play with the Dolphins. It was fun and now I check it off my Bucket-list. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
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