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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.

Nine Mile: Bob Marley Mausoleum Tour

3. Nine Mile: Bob Marley Mausoleum Tour

Embark on a musical pilgrimage from Falmouth to the birthplace and final resting place of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley. Take in the beautiful scenery as your driver navigates the narrow, winding country roads to the mountain village of Nine Mile and enjoy tales of the life and times of young Bob Marley. Your visit to Bob Marley's home at Nine Mile includes a tour of the property from Rastafarian guides, which usually includes a rendition of one of Bob's songs, memorabilia, his famous "rock pillow" where he rested his head for inspiration, and a visit to the Marley mausoleum. See the two tombs in the mausoleum, one where Bob Marley is buried along with his half-brother, Anthony Booker. The second tomb is that of Cedella Booker, Bob Marley's mother or "Mamma Marley" as she was sometimes called. Enjoy convenient transfer back to your accommodation from this must-see stop for reggae enthusiasts.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

6. 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.

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

7. 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.

Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

8. 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

9. 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!

Appleton Estate Rum Tour from Montego Bay

10. Appleton Estate Rum Tour from Montego Bay

Deep in the heart of Jamaica’s lush countryside is the heaven of rum: the Nassau Valley. Here lies the legendary Appleton Estate, where water is filtered by nature’s hand as it percolates for miles through unmapped limestone hills and flows into the Appleton Estate spring. In this warm, verdant setting, Appleton Estate has been perfecting the art of making handcrafted rum for over 260 years. During the fermentation process, the sugar cane molasses and a special culture of yeast combine with exceptionally soft water, filtered the limestone hills of the Cockpit Country and giving Appleton Estate Jamaican rums their unique character, taste and aroma. Spend some time learning about the unique fermentation process and sample some freshly pressed cane juice and “wet sugar” before you sit down for the main tour attraction: 10 different types of Jamaica rum liquors to sample from. The kicker is a complimentary bottle of rum for every visitor to take home and enjoy.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 103 reviews

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!!

Nice tour. Our guide Ilyona was amazing and very informative. Likewise, our driver Devon was very safe and well on the road. It's a long drive from runaway bay, but definitely worth it.

We were picked up on time, the driver was very nice, we have now made the excursion for the second time, anytime again! Top recommendation

Driver was fantastic! Tours were fun and exciting. My only issue is that it could have been a little longer.