These are the most fun and unique water activities in Jamaica

  • Get out on the water

    There are so many different ways to enjoy the water in Jamaica, from its beautiful beaches to its stunning rivers.  Here are more than 10 fun water activities that make the most of the gorgeous scenery this country has to offer.

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  • Discover scuba diving

    Have you always wanted to breathe underwater? Choose the Discover scuba diving program at Sandals and test out your underwater skills.  

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  • Take to the sea

    Once you're certified, descend underwater with your tank and search for sea creatures like green moray eels, turtles, barracudas, soft corals and schools of fish.

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  • Reel in a big one with deep sea sport fishing

    Get ready for cold drinks, sunshine and keeping an eye on your reel. The experienced captain and crew will take you to the best spot to catch blue marlin, wahoo, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), tuna and sailfish.

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  • Try paddle boarding

    You can lie, kneel, or stand on a paddle board and explore the sea from a different point of view.  It's also a great workout.

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  • Go kayaking

    Take a break from the beach and go kayaking on one of Jamaica's many beautiful rivers. Splash through rapids and ride the fast-flowing currents past stunning scenery.

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  • Charter a catamaran

    Catamaran is from a Tamil word, kattumaram, which means "logs tied together," but these boats are much more advanced! The tours booked here often include snorkeling, dancing and cocktails, making for a fun day full of activities.

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  • Get wet and wild in the water park

    Pirates Island is an 18,000-square-foot water park with fast-flying water slides, a 650-foot lazy river and an ice cream machine. You might never leave.

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  • Glide down the river on a bamboo raft

    Do you want to see the rainforest and meet the animals in a super unique way? Navigate the waters on a 30-foot bamboo raft on the Martha Brae River.

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  • Try wakeboarding

    Have you been wakeboarding yet? You'll be towed behind a motorboat and you ride the wake. You can even learn to do tricks.

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  • Get a different perspective on a glass bottom boat

    Enjoy a ride across the sea while watching the schools of fish, colorful corals and underwater creatures glide beneath you in a glass bottom boat.

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  • Go river tubing through the jungle

    Your tubing adventure in the White River begins at the 17th-century Old Spanish Bridge. You'll twist and turn through an old coconut plantation and below bamboo, over mini rapids and along limestone riverbeds.

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  • It's banana boat time!

    Climb aboard this inflatable vessel with your friends and get ready for a thrilling, bouncy ride with screams of delight and lots of laughter.

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  • Climb Dunn's River Falls

    Ascend a 600-foot waterfall as part of a human chain. You'll hold hands and climb one of Jamaica’s most magnificent natural treasures. Afterwards, soak in the lagoons in the mountains above Ocho Rios.

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  • Go snorkeling

    Take your diving mask, snorkel and fins to observe what happens beneath the sea. You can swim out from the beach or from a boat, but remember your sunscreen or perhaps wear a swim shirt or rash guard to avoid sunburn on your back.

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  • Ride horses and swim in Montego Bay

    Do you want to learn what 'horsepower’'really means? You can ride into the Caribbean Sea with your horse – no previous experience required!

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