Falmouth Dunns River Falls and Area Highlights

Falmouth Dunns River Falls and Area Highlights
Excursion Highlights:
  • Climb Jamaica's Dunn's River Falls, a beautiful 600-foot waterfall, with a smaller group sizes than most cruise excursions
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the biodiverse Fern Gully rainforest, showcasing an array of enchanting fern species along the road
  • Capture breathtaking panoramic views of Ocho Rios and the azure Caribbean Sea from the Shaw Park Lookout
  • Immerse in local culture with a visit to Spice Mountain Village, including a chance to purchase local spices from a traditional shack
  • Benefit from our industry-leading guarantees, offering quality, affordable shore excursions with a return-to-ship and satisfaction guarantees
Price: $100.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress we suggest wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing. For climbing the falls, you need to wear shoes that will get soaked. A pair of water shoes or sneakers is recommended. You may wish to bring a second dry pair of shoes for afterwards. A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen and money for gratuities is also suggested.
Restrictions To see the falls, guests must climb down several flights of stairs to reach the first viewing area. Climbing the falls requires climbing from rock to rock against the water. As Jamaica is a mountainous island, several stops may be on inclined surfaces.

Area Highlights & Dunn's River Falls Excursion from Falmouth

Take the small group Dunn's River Falls and Ocho Rios Highlights Tour and two things are for sure: you'll escape the mob scenes, and you'll have the absolute time of your life!

This small-group tour, usually 12 or less, departs from Falmouth, and drives approximately 45 minutes east to Dunn's River Falls, 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 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 tour and will expect a gratuity when you reach the top.

Next, you will depart for your tour of the highlights around Ocho Rios, which includes a drive-through Fern Gully. Once a river bed, Fern Gully is now a rainforest known for its incredible biodiversity and is home to many different species of ferns, which you will see on both sides of the roadway. Your first stop will be Shaw Park Lookout. From this location, you can see across the lush 25 acres of tropical foliage in the garden (the garden itself is not visited on this Falmouth excursion) to the town of Ocho Rios, with the incredible Caribbean in the distance. You will also have an up-close look at a Banyan Tree that is over 200 years old.

You will then drive to the village of Spice Mountain, where you will observe how some of the locals live. Your driver will stop at a spice shack where you can purchase some of the local spices. After this stop, you will then drive back to Falmouth along the coast road to reach your ship.

Please Note: Climbing the falls is not recommended to guests with back or hip/knee concerns.