Mission

Conserving and restoring the coastal resources of Montego Bay for the maximum sustainable benefit to traditional users, the community and the nation – the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust provides effective programmes for public education, financial support, monitoring and interpretive enforcement.

Conserving and restoring the coastal resources of Montego Bay for the maximum sustainable benefit to traditional users, the community and the nation – the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust provides effective programmes for public education, financial support, monitoring and interpretive enforcement.

As the local steward of public protected areas, the Trust maintains collaborative partnerships with the Government of Jamaica, including the National Environment and Planning Authority (NEPA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.  
This partnership is cemented through Memoranda of Understanding and guided by annual work plans that help align the Trust’s work with national objectives and international treaties.  These agreements also serve as the basis for the Trust’s formal appointment as Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary Manager.

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marine protected areas

Montego Bay Marine Park is Jamaica's first declared Marine Protected Area (MPA) it consists of two Fish sanctuaries: the Bogue Island Lagoon Special Fishery Conservation Area (Bogue Lagoon) and the Airport Point Special Fishery Conservation Area (Montego Bay Point).  These areas encompass over 15 square kilometers of mixed use coast habitat, and benefit from comprehensive legal protection that regulates acceptable use.  At their heart, these MPAs seek to balance the social and economic needs of the community while safeguarding precious national resources for future generations.  Administered by the National Environmental Protection Agency and the Fisheries Division, these resources are managed on a day-to-day basis by the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust.



Diverse Coastal ecosystem

The Montego Bay Marine Park

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The Montego Bay Marine Park encompasses nearly 16 square kilometers of mixed-use marine protected area (MPA), which serves as the backbone of Montego Bay’s economy and boasts over 20 kilometers of shoreline, including coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove ecosystems.  The park is governed in accordance with a zoning plan, which is available here.

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Special Fishery Conservation Area

Bogue Island Lagoon

Established in 1979, the Bogue Lagoon Fish Sanctuary (now a Special Fishery Conservation Area), was one of Jamaica’s first fish sanctuaries.  Initially established as a Game Reserve, the Bogue Lagoon continues to serve as a critical nursery for juvenile fish and crustaceans in the Montego Bay area.

Special Fishery Conservation Area

Airport Point

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Established in 2009, the Airport Point Fish Sanctuary was specifically designed to reduce fishing encroachment in the eastern reaches of the park and laid the ground work for the introduction of the EcoReef restoration project.

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Bird Watching Tour

$ 50.00 USD

As the sun sets, you'll see the our feathered friends flying home to roost after a long day. On this tour, you'll observe and identify different species of seabirds as they return to their mangrove island home we call "Bird Island." You get to learn cues about their behaviours, how to identify them at their different life stages and experience them in their natural habitat!

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

$ 35.00 USD

This tour provides the experience you need to widen your scope of environmental awareness. You will tour the Airport Point Sanctuary viewing natural and man-made coastal features and learn a little history of Montego Bay. Along the coast, you'll see different species of fish, coral reef and seagrass ecosystems through the boat's glass.

Sunset Lagoon Tour

$ 60.00 USD

Enjoy the beauty of this Montego Bay Marine Park sanctuary! Take your waterproof camera or gear and dress comfortably (depending on the occasion you plan to make of it). This tour leaves at 5:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Weekends can be requested. The duration of the tour is one hour and half and can go up to two hours. Take your playlist, food, drink and make the most of the occasion!

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Care, Protect & Respect Jamaica

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