Trelawny Parish Nature & adventure

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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: Zipline and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

3. 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!

From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

4. From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

Your Horseback Ride n Swim Adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise port as you are driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the Sand N Saddle beach to begin your horseback experience. Your experienced guides, who will be with you every step of the way, will provide an introductory session to ensure your safety and full enjoyment of the tour. The 1-hour ride commences from the private and beautiful beach area and you are taken through the scenic countryside, passing tranquil farmlands of the locals living close by. The friendly and humorous guides give a narration of the scenery and area telling the story of Jamaica. The trail ride meanders back to the beach area where guests are given the opportunity to swim bareback and frolic with the horse in the magnificent Caribbean Sea. The sea is crystal clear and white sands allow for great swimming and picture-taking opportunities. Your ride concludes with the swimming experience. Lounge with a cool drink from the gazebo and spy on the hummingbirds gossiping with the orchids. On the way back have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centres or local eateries, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice-cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drinks before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

5. 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

6. 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.

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. 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!

Jamaica: Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae

8. Jamaica: Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae

Your excursion will begin at Rafter's Village, a 6-acre (3.6-hectare) town with picnic grounds, a full bar, a swimming pool, restrooms, and a souvenir shop. When you're ready, you can sit back in a relaxing 2-seat bamboo raft and enjoy a tropical rum punch cocktail as you set off down the Martha Brae. Throughout your 1-hour journey, your knowledgeable guide will explain the river's history, legends, and myths. You can soak up the sun and learn about the abundance of wildlife that flock to the river's scenic banks. If you want to cool off throughout your tour, simply jump into the refreshing river water and swim alongside the raft. At the end of your experience, enjoy lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's jerk restaurants, where you can enjoy a delicious meal with a cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit punch before returning to your hotel or the cruise port with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

9. Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

Following pick-up at your hotel in Montego Bay, make your way to Falmouth for the start of a truly amazing adventure. Experience the legendary Luminous Lagoon, and appreciate the magic and beauty of Mother Nature's creation at a unique light show. Stretching along the marshlands of Trelawny, from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth, the Luminous Lagoon is a must-see for every visitor to Jamaica. Enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail at the restaurant (own expense) before the natural phenomenon begins. Then take a boat tour out onto the lagoon and marvel as the water is disturbed and organisms begin to glow. See an eerie light show illuminating from the back of the boat and all around from the wake. Witness a miracle of nature for approximately 35-40 minutes. Surrounded by mangroves, the lagoon is home to microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when agitated. The water glows a beautiful blue and becomes illuminated when these organisms are disturbed. As the fish in the lagoon swim and dart, you can see their outlines as streaks of light shooting around in the darkness. When it rains, the lagoon lights up with the drops of water dancing on the surface for a truly amazing sight! .

From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Nighttime Boat Tour

10. From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Nighttime Boat Tour

Experience the magic of Jamaica’s Glistening waters. The luminous lagoon created by fresh water from the Martha Brae River meeting the salt water of the ocean. One of four luminous lagoons in the world – Indonesia, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Jamaica – Glistening Waters being the brightest of them all. Microorganisms called dinoflagellates, lives in combined fresh and salt water and creates the bioluminescent effect. They shine brightest in warm shallow waters. The lagoon sparkles at night when the water is disturbed. Go ahead and dip your hand or foot in the water and see it light up. Come see the beauty of the water at night. Wear a bathing suit and take a towel to enjoy swimming in the luminescent water once the boat is far out enough. Don’t forget your cameras to take pictures of the luminescent water around you. Watch as your body and swimsuit light up as you move around. Take the entire family for a leisurely swim in the 3-4 feet deep water. Carry an empty bottle to collect water which will continue to glow for a few hours.

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I loved this tour and all the stops! Dunnes River was excellent and fun, 9 mile was so neat — I’m not a huge Marley fan but I found the whole thing so interesting (minus the very sexist and crude tour guide at 9 mile), and the luminous lagoon was so much fun. I also loved the beautiful views and sunset from the tour van and even the food was pretty good. The main issue is that our tour guide for the overall trip did not speak much and when he did he was very quiet. It was honestly fine though because the view was so beautiful.

Great day out. Long day of travelling but worth it to climb up the falls and visit Bob Marleys house. Also made better by the knowledgeable tour guide Washington and his friendly driver David.

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

Robert was great. He was pleasant and made sure everyone was comfortable. He was very familiar and skilled with challenging roads up to 9 mile.

Everything was great, it was fun and there is certainly something for everyone!