Day trip

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

4.4 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Holiday Services

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

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 149 per person

Visit 3 of Jamaica's must-see attractions in one day. You’ll climb up to the top of Dunn's River Falls, see the home and final resting place of reggae legend Bob Marley, and take an optional evening cruise on the lagoon that glows!

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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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  • Climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls with the help of your guide
  • Enjoy lunch and some shopping time in Ocho Rios
  • Visit 9 Mile, Bob Marley’s birthplace and final resting place
  • Take an optional bioluminescent lagoon cruise
Full description

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.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned car, bus or mini-coach with professional driver
  • Entrance fees for Dunn's River Falls and 9 Mile
  • Lunch
  • If Luminous Option is selected, entry to the Luminous Lagoon and dinner are included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimwear and towels. Rubber soled shoes or aqua socks are required for climbing the falls (available to rent or purchase).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Very nice excursion with climbing up the waterfalls. A waterproof cell phone case is recommended if you want to take photos, as you really have to climb a lot and are constantly in the water. Luggage, bags and backpacks can be locked in lockers, this costs 10 dollars but you get back 3 dollars later (so locking luggage effectively costs 7 euros). You should definitely lock your luggage or even leave it in the vehicle beforehand, it will definitely get wet during the climbing process! Non-slip water shoes are important as you will be climbing over wet, slippery rocks. You can also buy these shoes there. As everywhere in Jamaica, the guide asks for a tip (tip) after the tour. The guided tour lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

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November 28, 2022

Our driver kept us safe throughout the day and provided lots of information and awareness. Dunns falls were amazing. Couldn't climb them due to health issues but managed to get some good pictures and access from various viewing spots. Nine Mile was a winding narrow road and we got there quite late in the day but very fascinating and great to see the connection of the lyrics and where Bob was born and laid to rest. As the trip started late there were some parts which were a bit rushed and we didnt shop in Ocho Rios to make up the time.

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November 23, 2022

Nice activity, however once there, it is important to be able to communicate with Get your guide, which is sometimes more difficult abroad. So plan ahead. Long and very busy day with these three activities. We were with our two children (12 and 8) and we liked it. The road to Nine Miles is very winding so beware of motion sickness!

August 11, 2022

Product ID: 47892