Ocho Rios Exclusive Dunn's River Falls and River Tubing
Escape the large cruise ship tours on this exclusive small group Ocho Rios excursion to famous Dunn's River Falls, followed by a fun and exciting river tubing adventure.
Dunn's River Falls is roughly 600 feet above sea level, with beautiful crystal-clear water running down the mountain into the ocean. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb all the way up the mountain. There are places along the way where you are able to slide down into pools of water, take a swim and climb again. For those who wish to stop climbing, there are multiple points where you can leave the falls and walk on the adjacent path. There are local "guides" at the falls who will lead you up. These guides are separate from your Ocho Rios tour and will expect a gratuity when you reach the top.
Dunn's River Falls is the Caribbean's most popular attraction and an experience you won't soon forget.
After departing the falls, we take a leisurely 20-30 minute drive over to the White River, where your River Tubing Adventure will begin two miles from the sea. There are bathrooms, changing rooms, and life jackets available at the beginning of the tour.
During your trip downstream you will travel through seven rapids to the midway stop where you can swim, drink a cold beer, or enjoy a complimentary fruit punch. You can also take a 20-foot cliff plunge into the river! The depth is over 12 feet and this is a safe and fun jump to make. After your stop, climb back onto your tube, glide through lush tropical greenery and take in the amazing scenery as you gently wind down the lazy river. Your driver will safeguard your belongings during the trip, and will meet you at the end of your ride where you can spend a few minutes shopping at the local craft center.
The river tubing portion lasts between 45 and 55 minutes, depending on the current and time you spend at the midway stop. This tour is guided, with two guides leading groups from 5-15 people.
Reviewer: Raja Raman
The best excursion in Jamaica. The tour operator was fantastic. Went with a group of only 10, so got a personal service. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lisa Goulet
We started with a comfortable and informative bus tour to Dunn's River Falls. Make sure you bring your water shoes to hike up the falls as the rocks are slippery. We then went up the Falls as a group. It is a fairly easy hike but there are some tricky spots where the guides will assist you and tell you where to plant your feet. After the Falls hike it was another short drive to the River for tubing. The river was quite tame and the guides also make sure that your group stays together, serenading you along the way. It's a pretty easy tube ride!
Reviewer: Wendy Callahan
My family has taken many cruises and many excursions but this excursion through Best Price Cruises was the Best we have ever had. We had a party of 11 people and we had our own excursion. We were picked up in a shuttle and had our own tour guide and driver. They took us to both the falls and the tubing and we had a private small group. They were professional and very fun. Both the falls and the river tubing were great and would do them again. We felt like we were well taken care of and had a private tour guide and excursions. Will book my excursions again through Best Price Cruises.
We had a great time.
Reviewer: The Flying Dutchman
This was our first excursion with Shore Excursions as we travelled with the Norwegian Getaway to Jamaica. We wanted to get away from the big crowd excursions and selected Shore Excursions. It was a bit of a leap of faith as we only got vouchers with directions where to go. It worked flawlessly however ! We were told exactly where to go and what bus to take. No issues at all. We were indeed with a small group, which is much nicer and gives less hassle and waiting time. Our guides were very friendly and ""happy man"". The Dunn River falls are truly awesome. Can be a bit crowded though when there a multiple groups which takes away a bit of the unique experience. What they say about getting wet is very true ! Don't bring anything that cannot be wet. Just put on your bathing suit and water shoes and put your phone in a waterproof bag. The experience is great, but be careful about your steps and sharp edges. It can be tricky out there, but the experience is really awesome. Jamaicans can be pushy with regards to tips and our guide became very pushy once we were done. They really expect you to tip, so always have some cash in your pockets. After Dunn river falls, we drove to the tubing river adventure. They were out of tires, so our guide had to improvise. That worked out well, as she took us to a local Jerk Chicken restaurant that had great food. The downside was that we had to wait very long for our food and almost missed our tubing adventure. We were still in time though.... The tubing adventure has great scenery and is exciting from the start. After a while the river becomes more quiet and then the ride is not as exciting anymore. The guide were awesome again: singing all the time ! We were back in time on the boat, so overall REALLY great experience. Thanks Shore excursions !