The Montego Bay Marine Park can be explored simply by going for a swim at any of the beaches in Montego Bay. To get a closer look at the aquatic wildlife take along a snorkel and mask or join an organised snorkelling or glass bottomed boat trip out on the reef. For a more immersive experience there are several scuba diving schools in Montego Bay which run diving trips for experienced divers and curious non-divers (as well as diving courses for those looking to get certified). Alternatively, trips in a submersible boat are run from the park’s headquarters at the Pier One marina.
In addition to famous beaches, Montego Bay Marine Park encompasses a range of aquatic environments including:
- Coral Reefs (which make for great diving)
- Mangroves (which provide a rich ecosystem for marine life and can be explored by kayak)
The Montego Bay Marine Park is managed by the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust, which was established in 1991. There is a research centre at the Marine Park’s headquarters at the Pier One complex.
Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Pier One Complex, Montego Bay