Things to do in Ocho Rios

Our most recommended things to do in Ocho Rios

Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

1. Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

Book this worry-free one-way or round-trip transfer service between the Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) and hotels in any of the major resort towns in Jamaica, including Montego Bay, Negril, Lucea, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Trelawny, and Rosehall. Start your vacation off right without having to negotiate with taxi drivers or arrange your airport transfer. Get to and from your hotel comfortably and with the minimum of fuss and stress. Choose from shared, private, and luxury transportation options. VIP Services Available VIP Arrival Meet and Greet service includes: • Fast-track escorted service through Customs & Immigration • Dedicated seating area while your luggage is being retrieved • Arrivals lounge with complimentary WIFI and snacks and beverages, and private restroom and changing facilities VIP Departure Service includes: • Fast-track privileges through Immigration & Security • Complimentary fresh fruits, pastries, snacks, sandwiches, tapas, and patties • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (hot/cold) • Unlimited WIFI and fully equipped business center • Shower facilities • Free phone calls to US, Canada, and UK landlines

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

2. 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 Zipline Adventure (Mystic Silver) from Falmouth

3. Jamaica Zipline Adventure (Mystic Silver) from Falmouth

Mystic Mountain Zip-line Canopy Tour is an exhilarating adventure flying over the magnificent rainforest canopy and limestone cliffs. Your Jamaica Zipline Adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or the cruise terminal and you are 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. This provides a great opportunity to take in the scenery of Ocho Rios as you soar above the treetops on the skylift. Receive an orientation, safety equipment and harness system for your flight through the canopy on a series of zip line cables and pulleys that are interconnected on both tree and land-based platforms. The canopy zip line tour ends at the mid-station of the chairlift where you can catch a ride back to the top. Strap in and hold onto your hat for this is one wild ride! Mystic Mountain Zip-line Canopy Tour is an exhilarating adventure flying over the magnificent rainforest canopy and limestone cliffs. Whisk through the verdant rainforest canopy and glide from one platform to another, while you catch a glimpse of the Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios! At the end of your tour, stop at the top of the mountain. You can relax and enjoy the stunning views from the infinity pool, slide down the water slide or get a bite to eat at the nice restaurant with a full bar. Witness some of Jamaica’s most beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds as they fly around the flowers and plants in the garden.

Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Falls Climb, ATV, and Horseback Ride

4. Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Falls Climb, ATV, and Horseback Ride

Please wear your swimsuit under your clothes and get ready for fun! After a pickup from your hotel lobby by your friendly guide and driver, enjoy a short but scenic drive to Dunn's River Falls, a famous Jamaican waterfall and popular tourist attraction. The falls are 180 feet high and 600 feet long with natural, terraced steps for climbing. Explore the most climbed falls in the world. Start at the base of the Waterfall where it enters the Caribbean Sea and feel the refreshing sensation of natural mineral water, as you climb the Falls with the help of a Dunn’s River Guide. Your adventure continues with an authentic Jamaican lunch at Peter’s Point before saddling up for the unique Horseback Ride ‘N’ Swim tour. Experience the beauty of Jamaica atop your trusted horse as you ride from land into the warmth of the Caribbean Sea. Then it’s time to take a ride on the wild side on your powerful ATV Quad Bike as you journey through the scenic countryside on the rugged dirt trails. End with a thrill at a private ocean-side cove, where you can jump from the cliffs into the pristine blue waters below; a revitalizing experience that will create memories to last a lifetime! At the end of your day, enjoy a comfortable drive back to your hotel with a heart filled with Jamaica.

Dunn's River: Catamaran Day Cruise & Snorkeling Tour

5. Dunn's River: Catamaran Day Cruise & Snorkeling Tour

Board a beautiful catamaran and cruise to Crystal Cove for a swim and snorkel stop. Enjoy a cool refreshment as you sail past emerald hills and a number of waterfalls before reaching and docking at Jamaica's most famous waterfall, Dunn's River Falls. Climb the 600 foot waterfall through the lush tropical rain forest along with your tour guide and snap unforgettable photos as you climb. Alternatively, observe this impromptu piece of rainforest theater from the comfort of the landing area, and sip on a cocktail while others take the strain. Take a break and enjoy real Jamaican style lunch & drinks, before sailing back to your starting points. Cocktails, Red Stripe beer and rum drinks will all be served. Dance to the latest reggae & soca moves in the company of new friends and stunning surroundings. This is a day you will never forget. 

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

6. 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.

Ocho Rios: Dolphin Cove Tickets

7. Ocho Rios: Dolphin Cove Tickets

Listen to the rhythm of Caribbean calypso, hold friendly stingrays, and visit Little Port Royal - a replica of Jamaica’s most famous pirate haunt - to watch pirates roam through town, with a full-day admission pass to Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s top marine attraction. Your ticket gives access to a full range of activities and adventures, including the chance to cross the crystal clear Caribbean waters in a glass-bottom kayak, and stroll through the jungle looking for snakes, iguanas, and exotic birds. Pet and feed stingrays, while swimming among the graceful creatures in complete safety. Watch dolphins at play, and hunt for treasure in the shops of Little Port Royal pirate’s village. Captain your own boat on the waves of the Caribbean Sea, enjoying spectacular views of the coast as you go. Sample tropical fruits and spices, and the legendary Blue Mountain Coffee of the Star Buccaneer’s Coffee Shop. Get some braids in your hair, or just relax and unwind as you enjoy your day in the sun.

Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

8. Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

All aboard a fantastic catamaran cruise to one of Jamaica's natural treasures, Dunn's River Falls. Enjoy drinks, music, dancing and, a secret-ingredient signature cocktail. Relax as the DJ spins a reggae soundtrack, and the crew plays host on this luxury catamaran adventure. Take in the panoramic views as you sail across crystal, blue waters. Stop to swim and snorkel in the warm ocean, meeting a variety of underwater wildlife. Back on board for another delicious cocktail, as you head toward towards more breathtaking natural beauty.  As a highlight, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, led by expert guides. Join hands to form a human chain, as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600 foot waterfall. Pose for snapshots amid the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Cascading down from its untainted source high in the mountains, feel refreshed as the water hits your skin.

Dolphin Swim Encounter – Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

9. Dolphin Swim Encounter – Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Get to know the dolphins of Ocho Rios with an unforgettable swim encounter and day under the sun at Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios! Take the plunge into adventure at Jamaica's most popular marine park and enjoy swimming, playing, or just relaxing in the natural lagoon. After a brief presentation on interacting with the friendly marine mammals, it's into the deep for a 30-minute frolic with your slippery friend. Pucker up for a dolphin kiss, do a water dance... you may even get a belly ride! Enjoy splashing around with your new friend in an exciting experience you'll remember forever. Spend the rest of the day basking in the sun and enjoying the cool water lagoon at Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios!

Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

10. Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

Our Bob Marley Reggae adventurous experience takes you on a mystical journey to the birth place and the resting place of the legendary "King of Reggae," Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley), who has taken reggae music to the four corners of the world.  This experience will take you on a tour to visit the home, burial ground and the place where the King himself gathered his thoughts for his songs - the rock he meditated on. Get the chance to view many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs. This experience is out of this world so, try it today!

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What people are saying about Ocho Rios

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 329 reviews

The service was exceptional. We had missed the first bus due to getting thru customs. So they just upgraded me to a personal ride with no other passengers. That was really nice

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The my guide was 50 and he took great care of us to ensure we didn’t fall going up and that we got great videos Definitely will do this again when I return

Friendly driver, quick and efficient, comfortable transfer

Friendly driver, quick and efficient, comfortable journey

Taxi driver nice and friendly an excellent tour guide