When you get to Jamaica, try to tear yourself away from the crystal blue waters and soft white sand to go enjoy one or all of these incredible excursions.
If you do nothing else during your entire vacation, make sure you get out to do this! Being able to interact and engage with these incredible mammals is the thrill of a lifetime. Dolphins are intelligent, gentle and even funny. There are a variety of experiences to choose from for every comfort level. You and your children will walk away with memories for a lifetime. There are two Dolphin Coves in Jamaica, one in Ocho Rios and their newest park in Negril.
Captain Hook Jamaica
There is only one word to describe this attraction. F-U-N. From the moment you arrive on the pier at the new Falmouth port, you know you're in for a treat. Great music, entertaining and hilarious crew, dancing, games and great food. What else do you need for a great time? While I wouldn't recommend this for families with really young children, I wouldn't hesitate to take my 7 and 9 year olds aboard. While your kids might be a little tired, maybe you can get them to sleep in the next morning, right? Check out Captain Hook Jamaica for more information.
The journey to YS Falls is part of the fun. Nestled in a lush valley, halfway between Montego Bay and Negril, the area is green, mountainous and breathtaking. If you spend the entire week on the beach you'll miss all this! YS Falls is the perfect place to come and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings and find peace within. That is, if you're into that kind of thing. You're going with your family so you're probably looking for more adventure like tubing, swinging off of ropes into water below raging falls and zip lining. See that speck zipping over the falls in the picture? That's me. I am simultaneously crapping my shorts and giggling wildly from the exhilaration of it all. Just frickin' awesome.
Black River Safari
It's a well known fact that I have a intense irrational fear of things that might eat me. So, I don't recommend this tour lightly. Trust me though, it is 100% safe, despite what you see in the accompanying photo. No, our tour guide did not lose his hand in the next photo. Take a boat tour down Jamaica's largest navigable river and observe mangroves, rich vegetation, tropical birds and many, many crocodiles. *shivers* This is the perfect tour to pair with your trip to YS Falls.
Rose Hall Great House
Make sure you stop here to learn about Jamaica's history with the kids. The house has been exquisitely restored and it feels as if you've stepped back in time. It's also spooky. Enjoy a Witches' Brew at the bar and restaurant just outside of the dungeon. Yikes. Then stop in at the gift shop to pick up some literature about Jamaica's incredible history or some beautiful artwork."