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Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

1. Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

With this excursion, instead of taking 3 days out of your vacation to see all of these popular Jamaican attractions you can visit them all in just 1 day. Climb Dunn’s River Falls. With the help of your guide, you’ll climb 600 feet to the top of this magnificent waterfall that’s tiered like a wedding cake. Stop for a swim in the refreshing rock pools. With the guide’s help, it’s an easy climb that everyone can enjoy. After the falls, you’ll have a tour of the town of Ocho Rios with a stop for souvenir shopping and to enjoy a typical Jamaican lunch. Next, you’ll head off on a drive through small market towns and hills to 9 Mile, the birth and final resting place of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Hear the story of his childhood and rise to stardom. Option Bioluminescent Lagoon Cruise and Dinner As you head back towards the coast you’ll stop at the Joe James Restaurant and Art Gallery. Enjoy Mr. James’s artwork and sit sown for a Jamaican family-style dinner (included). Finish your tour with a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that takes you across the lagoon. As the water is disturbed, you’ll see the water illuminated behind the boat. Stop to enjoy a swim and watch your body glow. This luminous phenomenon is only seen in 3 locations on the planet.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

2. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

3. Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

4. Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

Raft on the scenic Martha Brae River at a village 3 miles from Falmouth in 6 acres of beautifully manicured lawns on a natural horseshoe island. Experience Jamaica's number 1 rafting attraction, with fully appointed recreational facilities including picnic grounds, a bar, souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms. Take a stroll through Miss Martha’s Herb Garden before the start of your rafting excursion, and marvel at a presentation of Jamaica’s herbs famous for their medicinal and healing properties. The Martha Brae rafting experience boasts 85 experienced captains and 30-foot long bamboo rafts on which you will take a 3-mile journey along the river in approximately 1 hour. Learn the legend of Martha Brae or enjoy an exhilarating swim.

Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

5. Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

Enjoy a 4-hour shore excursion to the Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club, the most popular white sand beach in Montego Bay. The crystal-clear waters are known for their healing properties, and have a temperature range during the winter and summer of 78-84 degrees Fahrenheit or 22-28 Celsius. In the 1920s an article was published by Sir Herbert Barker, a famous British osteopath, declaring that the waters had curative powers and that he was restored to good health after bathing there. It was said that the waters could cure several ailments. Doctor’s Cave Beach today boasts excellent facilities. The club has well-kept changing rooms, showers, and lavatories. The new entrance, administrative offices, and 3 gift shops are all quite inviting. You’ll also find a cyber café and a sundries shop on site. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and air mattresses can be rented at the club. The beach is manicured every morning and the translucent waters, which the doctors recognized as buoyant and invigorating, have not changed since that discovery was made. Doctor’s Cave Beach boasts the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar and Grill that offers a great variety of meals and drinks. Come and enjoy this world-renowned beach on your next visit to Montego Bay! Doctor's Cave Beach Club is also a part of the Montego Bay Marine Park, which is home to a wide variety of marine life in its coral reefs.

Jamaica: Zipline and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

6. Jamaica: Zipline and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

Your Falls Flyer Zipline and Dunn's River Falls adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise terminal. From there you will be driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the famous Dunn's River Falls and park. Once you are checked in for your tour, each guest will receive a pre-purchased ticket to enter the falls and park. Once inside the park, it is time to gear up to go ziplining. You will be placed into groups and assigned a trained guide who will conduct a brief safety and introductory session, before you mount the first tower and maneuver through garden treetops by means of horizontal traverses and bridges. You will then get a bird’s-eye view of the pristine waterfalls as you soar through the air and walk across suspended jungle bridges positioned over the falls. Your zipline experience includes a series of 7 ziplines and 4 jungle bridges, making it an experience to remember. Next up you will climb up the 600-foot natural cascading waterfall. You will hike along the river and discover the many pools and cascades, all while in the capable hands of your expert tour guides. The boardwalk along the falls provides easy access for those who wish not to climb, they will be able to photograph their friends and family meaning that nobody is left out of the fun. On the way back you will have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink. Following your free time for lunch, it will be time to head back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

7. Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

Your Jamaica bobsled and Dunn's River Falls adventure begins with pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise terminal. From here you will be driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the adventure park. Once you are checked in for your tour, you will be greeted by your friendly guide who will secure you in the Sky Explorer chair to make your way up to your bobsled starting point. It will provide a great opportunity to take in the scenery of Ocho Rios, as you soar above the treetops on the skylift. It's now time for the main event, as you strap in and hold onto your hat for this wild ride. Inspired by the famous Jamaica bobsled Olympic team, your bobsled ride will see you whooshing down a 1,000-meter-long track installed into the side of the mountain. As you slide through the dense tropical landscape, you’ll be able to control the speed with a special handbrake, allowing you to slow down just enough to soak in the wonder of your vacation in the Jamaican rainforest. Next up will be a stop to the famous Dunn's River Falls. Each guest will receive a pre-purchased ticket to enter both the falls and park. Once inside the park, guests are put into groups and assigned a trained guide who will conduct a brief safety and introductory session before the climb up the falls. The boardwalk along the falls provides easy access for those who wish not to climb. These people will be free to photograph their friends and family, meaning nobody is left out of the fun. On the way back you will be free to have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink. Following lunch, you will head back to your hotel or cruise ship complete with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Dunn's River Falls & Ocho Rios: 5-Hour North Coast Tour

8. Dunn's River Falls & Ocho Rios: 5-Hour North Coast Tour

Head out on a drive through Jamaica’s stunning north coast on your way to Dunn’s River Falls and Ocho Rios. Enjoy fun and interesting commentary by your guide on this 5-hour tour. When you arrive at Dunn's River Falls you’ll have ample time to climb the cascades and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After spending some time at the falls, you’ll re-board the coach and head to a private beach. Relax and take in views of the sparkling Caribbean and try out the local cuisine. In Ocho Rios you’ll be able to take some time to explore the duty-free shopping centers before heading back to the starting point of your tour.

Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

9. Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

Spend a full day taking in the best of Negril: hang out on the beach, browse the shopping center, and go cliff-jumping at Rick's. Start your day with a drive along Jamaica’s beautiful north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea Harbor, to arrive at Negril’s famous beach. The Seven Mile Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. Here you'll have 3 to 4 hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathing, or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Next, head with your guide to Times Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your 1 hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars, and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Café, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch—it’s up to you. Purchase an ice-cold beer or a cocktail and settle in to watch the Negril sunset.

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

10. Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.

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What people are saying about Falmouth, Jamaica

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 116 reviews

What a great excursion! The driver was right on time and very friendly. We turned out to be the only ones that day so unexpectedly got a private tour. The driver told us about the cities, local customs and nature along the way. Once we arrived at the black river, we turned out to have a private boat here too. The trip over the river is beautiful! You will get nice/instructive information and you will (almost certainly) spot crocodiles. Then we continued to the YS waterfalls. Lunch was also here. The lunch is good with quite a few choices (jerk chicken, hamburger, fish, etc.). The YS waterfalls are very beautiful and fun to visit. Together with a guide you will go to the different parts to swim and take pictures. After this you can still use the pools near the waterfalls which is very nice.

It was great, such an unique experience and we learn a lot too. The guides and captain were funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. Even if you can't swim, there're lifeguard vest on board that you can wear so you won't miss this one in a lifetime swim. The water is warm, so don't be afraid to go in the water. You should bring a towel, water shoes and your good mood!

Christina the tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed every bit of this excursion. Be warned that the trip to nine mile was narrow long and bumpy but that was part of the fun. If you’re in doubt about this trip.. don’t be!!

It was awesome the people were friendly the food was better than resort

Enjoyed our tour guide, she was very Informative and knowledgeable