Jamaica Sports & Activities

The tourist board licenses all recreational activity operators and outfitters, which should assure you of fair business practices as long as you deal with companies that display its decals.

Bird-Watching

Jamaica is a major bird-watching destination, thanks to its various natural habitats. The island is home to more than 200 species, some seen...

Diving and Snorkeling

Jamaica isn't a major dive destination, but you can find a few rich underwater regions with a wide array of marine life, especially off the...

Dolphin Swim Programs

Swimming with dolphins is popular in Jamaica; there are three locations on the island. Montego Bay Dolphin Lagoon Half Moon. Under the same...

Fishing

Port Antonio makes deep-sea-fishing headlines with its annual International Marlin Tournament in fall, and Mo'Bay and Ocho Rios have devotees...

Four-Wheeling

Montego Bay Open-air jeeps and ATVs are an exciting way for travelers to combine the experience of a guided tour with the thrills of an amusement...

Golf

Some of Jamaica's best courses are near Mo'Bay. Many resorts have their own courses (including several of the Sandals resorts) and allow both...

Guided Tours

Because most vacationers avoid renting cars for safety and cost reasons, guided tours with hotel pickup are popular options for exploring. Jamaica...

Helicopter Tours

Montego Bay Captain John's Island Hoppers. Three helicopter tours of the Montego Bay area depart from the domestic terminal of Sangster...

Hiking

Port Antonio Hiking in Port Antonio ranges from very easy to extremely difficult, with everything from hour-long strolls along riverbanks to...

Horse Racing

In Kingston, a trip to the track is a popular afternoon activity for many residents. Although the capital city has the island's only track,...

Horseback Riding

Montego Bay Although it doesn't have quite the long history of horseback rides as Ocho Rios (which began offering horseback swims at Chukka...

Kayaking

Ocho Rios Many beachside resorts have sea kayaks available for their guests. Chukka Caribbean Adventures. The 1ΒΌ-hour kayak trip is $65...

Mountain Biking

Jamaica's hilly terrain creates a challenge for mountain bikers, though there are easier rides, especially near the beaches and on the western...

River Boating and Rafting

Jamaica's many rivers mean a multitude of freshwater experiences, from mild to wild. The island's first tourist activity off the beaches was...

Sailing

Montego Bay Dreamer Catamaran Cruises. Four catamarans, from 53 to 65 feet, take cruises ($83) that include a snorkel stop and visit to...

Tennis

Many hotels have tennis facilities that are free to their guests, but a few allow nonguests to play for a fee. Court fees generally run $5 to...

Zip-Lining

There are many ways to see Jamaica's thick tropical forests, but perhaps none quite as exciting as by zip line. After a short introductory lesson...

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