Ocho Rios (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is located on the northern coast of Jamaica--67 miles east of Montego Bay. Blue-green mountains, white-sand beaches, lilting breezes wafting across flower-adorned hillsides - Jamaica is a sensual feast. Stunning natural beauty and a unique society molded by British, African, Spanish and Asian influences make Jamaica an unforgettable port of call in the Caribbean. Ocho Rios is a superb slice of Jamaica. The area is named for its spectacular rivers and waterfalls, including famed Dunn's River Falls.
Jamaica's world-famous waterfall cascades 600 feet down a giant rock staircase to the Caribbean Sea. Climb to the top or use the adjacent walkways if you prefer not to get wet.
Explore the lush tropical jungles, waterfalls and sparkling pools of this beautifully landscaped garden and adjacent historical museum built on grounds dating back to British colonial times.
Venture away from commercial areas for a tour of one of Jamaica's historic Great Houses or plantation estates, where bananas, sugarcane, coffee and allspice are still cultivated today.
The exciting attraction which opened in 2008 serves up incredible views, and features the Sky Explorer Chairlift, Jamaican Bobsled ride, interesting displays, an infinity pool and a value-priced restaurant. Fun for the whole family!
This is an attraction not to be missed. Enjoy a journey along Jamaica's scenic coastline to the historic Martha Brae River where your 30-foot, two-seater bamboo raft is waiting.
Don't miss an unforgettable opportunity to interact with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove, a magnificent ocean-themed property. Interact with these playful mammals, learn training secrets and enjoy a host of water-related activities.
Shimmering turquoise waters, soft white sands and postcard-perfect views make the tranquil beaches of Ocho Rios some of the most sought-after sites on the island.
Zipping through the forest on a canopy tour, river tubing and traveling on a bobsled ride are some of Jamaica's favorite soft adventures.
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Mystic Mountain Rainforest Aerial Chairlift
2.5 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-225
Take a scenic ride to the Mystic Mountain Rainforest and ride one of Jamaica's most exciting attractions, the Sky Explorer. Soar through the treetops on a breathtaking 15-minute ride that offers stunning views as you ascend 700 feet above the rainforest canopy to the top station. Upon arrival at top-station, photograph the incredible vistas from the observation tower and explore the educational pavilion, celebrating Jamaica's unique history, culture and lively heritage. Take a dip in the infinity edge swimming pool. Enjoy food and beverage concessions and a gift shop brimming with souvenirs and mementos. Your descent takes you just below the trees, affording a true sense of the scope of the rainforest and the incredible array of flora and fauna that call Mystic Mountain home.
Explore Jamaica's origins with a leisurely half-day excursion to St. Ann's Bay. Board your motorcoach and travel through town, admiring statues of Christopher Columbus and Marcus Garvey, as well as the historic courthouse and an ancient fort. Have your cameras ready as you pass by Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Jamaica National Heritage Trust. From here, you'll tour Seville Heritage Park. Disembark at this UNESCO Heritage Site and national landmark that commemorates where Jamaica's first inhabitants established their largest town. After a guided tour of the Seville Museum, you'll stroll the lovely grounds, which feature the ruins of a Spanish church. Next are two photo stops offering fantastic views: Harmony Hall, a Victorian-style gingerbread house, and Shaw Park Hill, followed by a visit at the Taj Mahal Shopping Center for handicrafts, pottery and souvenirs. Return to the pier after this lovely day.
Spend three relaxed hours sailing the scenic coastline of Ocho Rios with time allotted to anchor off a shallow cove for a refreshing dip. Wear your swim suit under your clothes, and board a sailing catamaran at the pier. As you cruise, you'll be treated to views of Dunn's River Falls, sparkling beaches and lush tropical foliage. Enjoy a refreshing snack of exotic tropical fruits, unique Jamaican pastries, fresh fruit juices, and Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain coffee. Upon arrival at Paradise Cove, the boat will anchor offshore in view of a pristine beach (guests are not permitted on the private beach). The water is warm and inviting, and a relaxed swim is the perfect way to cool off. Your return sail will be spiced up with a hot Jamaican dance party and special rum drinks. Return to port after this lovely day.
Jamaican hospitality shines as bright as the sun at the Bamboo Beach Club. Situated on a spectacular stretch of golden beach, your fun-filled four-hour tour begins with a short motorcoach ride to this private club. You'll be greeted by inviting turquoise waters and a tropical oasis of shading coconut and almond trees. Take a swim, enjoy fruity cocktails made with local rum, and watch as the chef grills a tempting selection of lobster (in season), fish, jerk chicken, and sausages, accompanied by side dishes. You'll be treated to exceptional service and hospitality, and the day really starts to groove when you dance to the reggae beat and watch artistic acrobats and performers put on a show on the sand. Vendors offer the opportunity to purchase mementos. If time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to the ship.
A delightful 4.5-hour overview of Ocho Rios celebrates its natural and cultural highlights. Board your motorcoach for the drive to Dunn's River Falls, enjoying panoramic views of the city along the way. At the world-famous falls, crystalline waters cascade 600 feet down a giant rock staircase to the Caribbean Sea. Climb to the top of the slippery falls with your experienced guide for fun in the refreshingly cool waters or use the adjacent rustic stone staircase. Then, depart for Shaw Park Garden and enjoy a guided tour of the grounds with hilltop views. Marvel at the collection of native Jamaican fruits and flowers, and refresh with a complimentary beverage. Next head to Harmony Hall, a restored 19th-century sugar plantation that is now a renowned art gallery and craft boutique, or Wassi Art Pottery for handicrafts. Before returning to the ship, make a second stop at a local duty-free shopping mall.
Enjoy a fun-filled four-hour excursion starring Dunn's River Falls and Yaaman Adventure Park at Prospect Plantation. A short motorcoach ride brings you to the country's most popular waterfall. If you plan to hike up the falls, bring a swimsuit and water shoes, or utilize the walkway to take full advantage of the experience without getting wet. Marvel at the 600-foot high cascade over natural stone platforms surrounded by overhanging trees, cool mists and tropical foliage. From Dunn's River Falls head to Yaaman Adventure Park at Prospect Plantation, located near White River. Built in the 18th century, the home was once a fort that helped guard the area against pirates. Upon arrival, refresh with a beverage followed by a tour of the property aboard a jitney, an open-air tractor-drawn carriage. You'll see the Great House and stop for photos with camels. Your jitney will return you to your motorcoach for a short drive back to the pier.
See the great outdoors from two different perspectives. Your four-hour excursion begins with an invigorating hike to Jamaica's most popular waterfall and ends with a relaxing walk through a nature park that's home to dolphins, exotic wildlife, pirates and shopping. Begin with a scenic drive to magnificent Dunn's River Falls. From approximately 600 feet high, sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms that allow you to climb to the top. Guides are available to assist during this is challenging climb. After your invigorating experience, drive to Dolphin Cove for two hours of fun. Watch dolphins at play, walk through the jungle, visit the bird aviary or watch a show featuring Caribbean sharks. Be sure to visit Little Port Royal, a replica of Jamaica's most famous pirate city. Return via the motorcoach or catch one of the shuttle buses that run throughout the day.
You can't help moving to the spirited Jamaican music that welcomes you to Reggae Hill, a private hideaway in a lush, riverside setting. A short motorcoach ride brings you to this secluded tropical retreat, where you'll spend four hours surrounded by fragrant blooms, true Jamaican hospitality, great food and cultural performances. Sit back and relax, taking in the natural beauty that flourishes along the river that ribbons through the property. You can refresh at the crystal-clear swimming hole or indulge in a riverside massage (additional fee). A local reggae band and/or DJ entertain, and an impressive cultural and acrobatic performance is sure to delight. Add flavor to your day with a sumptuous lunch. Your five-course, island-fusion "tapas-style" meal is accompanied by fruity cocktails, beer and watermelon lemonade. Looking for souvenirs? Local vendors display a variety of mementos, and if time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to port.
Float your cares away on an inner-tubing adventure down the White River, which ribbons through the natural splendor of Ocho Rios. Your 3.5-hour tour begins with a motorcoach ride through the unspoiled interior of Ocho Rios to the Spanish Bridge, a landmark from the 17th century. Upon arrival you will be given a refreshing drink, a specially designed inner tube and a brief orientation. Once on the river, embark on a three-mile tubing ride past historic plantations, quaint riverside houses, dense tropical foliage and colorful birds. As you drift downstream, you'll notice the changing landscapes around every bend. It's smooth sailing for most of your ride, but a few small rapids along the way add a thrill. At the completion of your journey there will be time to relax, visit the gift shop or have a snack (at your expense) at the grill before you return to port.
Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts will love exploring two of Jamaica's most incredible terrestrial wonders on a thrilling 4.5-hour adventure that takes you deep underground and over a plunging waterfall. Board your air-conditioned motorcoach for a scenic drive to Green Grotto Caves in Discovery Bay. Greet your guide, don a protective hard hat, and explore the caverns' interconnecting passages, chambers, light holes, stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean lake, deep within the core. Then, travel to Dunn's River Falls. From approximately 600 feet high, sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms that allow you to climb from the bottom to the top. Trained waterfall guides will lead you on this wet and wild climb. For visitors who prefer not to get wet, a walkway along the side of the falls allows you to take full advantage of the experience. Return to port at the conclusion of this action-packed day.
Dunn's River Falls View, Konoko Gardens & Shopping (Wheelchair Accessible)
3 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-106
Dunn's River Falls
A three-hour picturesque tour gives priority to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only. A scenic drive aboard your air-conditioned motorcoach takes you to the spectacular Konoko River Gardens, a botanical oasis. The expansive grounds, sparkling koi fishponds and natural springs live up to the billing. A charming museum, celebrating Jamaican and Spanish architecture, houses a collection of artifacts and trinkets dedicated to the island's history. Next, travel to breathtaking Dunn's River Falls, a Jamaican national treasure. From approximately 600 feet high, sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms. This tour is specifically designed for guests who prefer not to climb the waterfall. Stable walkways allow you to take full advantage of the experience. (Swimming is permitted.) On your return, you'll have the option of shopping at Island Village Shopping Center for souvenirs and duty-free jewelry and watches.
The motto of the Bamboo Beach Club is "Taking it cool," the perfect philosophy for a fun-filled, four-hour day. Begin with a short motorcoach ride to this private club, where soft, white sand and warm, turquoise waters create a tropical oasis where an immersive experience awaits. Your VIP status ensures you have the best of everything throughout the day. An area of the beach has been cordoned off for your exclusive use. Relax on your padded lounge chair, take a swim, enjoy drinks from the private bar and watch as the chef grills a tempting selection of lobster (in season), fish, jerk chicken, and sausages, accompanied by side dishes. Your gracious hostesses will deliver everything to your chair or to a seaside table while you enjoy reggae music, cultural dancers and artistic acrobats. If time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to the ship.
Two of Ocho Rios's premier outdoor attractions combine in one thrilling four-hour adventure. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, then board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to the Sky Explorer at Mystic Mountain Rainforest. Ride the aerial chairlift through the magnificent tropical rainforest, ascending 700 feet to the top. At the peak, explore the educational pavilion that focuses on Jamaican history and culture and marvel at the views. The return ride carries you just below the treetops and provides a different perspective of the forest. Next, a short drive brings you to Dunn's River Falls where crystalline waters cascade 600 feet down a giant rock staircase to the Caribbean Sea. Slip on water shoes, then climb to the top with your experienced guide. There is also an adjacent rustic stone staircase if you do not want to get wet. Return to port after an exhilarating day.
Dunn's River Falls View, Konoko Gardens & Shopping
3 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-105
Dunn's River Falls
The natural beauty of Ocho Rios is on display when you visit two of the area's top botanical sights on a picturesque three-hour adventure. A scenic drive aboard your air-conditioned motorcoach takes you first to the spectacular Konoko River Gardens, a botanical oasis. The expansive grounds, sparkling koi fishponds, and natural springs live up to the billing. A charming museum, celebrating Jamaican and Spanish architecture, houses a collection of artifacts and trinkets dedicated to the island's history. Next, travel to breathtaking Dunn's River Falls, a Jamaican national treasure. From approximately 600 feet high, sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms. This tour is specifically designed for guests who prefer not to climb the waterfall. Stable walkways allow you to take full advantage of the experience. (Swimming is permitted.) On your return, you'll have the option of shopping at Island Village Shopping Center for souvenirs and duty-free jewelry and watches.
A 4.5-hour classic Jamaican attraction is not to be missed. Enjoy a journey along Ocho Rios's scenic coastline to the historic Martha Brae River, where your 30-foot, two-seater bamboo raft is waiting. Join your captain and board your raft for a tranquil three-mile expedition down the winding river. This gentle, romantic ride is reminiscent of a time when the sugar trade was king and rafts transported the sweet cargo to the merchant ships that waited in the harbor. Along the way, your captain will discuss the tropical landscape, point out the incredible birds and animals, and share the mythical legend of the area. At the completion of your raft trip, enjoy a brief shopping stop before returning to the ship with wonderful memories of this relaxed, picturesque day.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Ocho Rios on a 5.5-hour tour that has you climbing the refreshing Dunn's River Falls, strolling through Shaw Park Gardens and swimming off a private beach. Board your air-conditioned motorcoach for a brief ride to Shaw Park Gardens, where you'll stroll through the grounds with a knowledgeable guide and learn the history of this botanical wonderland. Down the road, historic Shaw Park Hotel is home to the area's most pristine white-sand beach. Upon arrival, you'll receive a welcome beverage and be provided with a beach chair. Relax, swim and enjoy beach games. Keep your swimsuit handy, because next is the spectacular Dunn's River Falls, where crystalline waters cascade 600 feet down a giant rock staircase to the Caribbean Sea. Climb to the top of the slippery falls with your experienced guide, or use the adjacent rustic stone staircase. Return to port after this exhilarating day.
A spot of high tea served in a spectacular, old-style Jamaican setting is the perfect way to enjoy this time-honored tradition amidst breathtaking surroundings. Relax on the scenic 80-minute drive to the Good Hope Estate, once a flourishing sugar plantation - today 2,000 acres of exquisite parkland anchored by the 260-year-old Great House. This gracious home offers a glimpse into Jamaica's rich cultural and industrial heritage. Beyond the home's beautiful façade lies a treasure trove of paintings, antiques and authentically restored rooms. Proceed to the verandah, where you will be served a delightful high tea outside against the backdrop of the blooming hummingbird garden. At the completion of your repast, tour the grounds and peruse the Trading House, a one-of-a-kind store that allows you to sample several authentic Jamaican products. Sit back and reflect on the serenity of the day on the return drive to port.
Celebrate Ocho Rios's natural and cultural highlights on a 4.5-hour adventure that begins with a 30-minute motorcoach drive through the unspoiled interior of Ocho Rios to the 17th-century Spanish Bridge. After a safety briefing, take a 10-minute nature stroll, then climb into your uniquely designed inner tube and set off down the gentle rapids and tranquil lagoons that meander through the Jamaican countryside. Next, it's off to the Bamboo Beach Club, where the sparkling white-sand beach is home base. Swim in the inviting waters, sip a fruity cocktail under the shade of a coconut tree, and savor the grilled selection of mouth-watering main courses, accompanied by tempting side dishes. Dance to the reggae beat and DJ mix, and enjoy a colorful cultural performance. If time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to the ship after this sun-sational day.
An incredible day of high-octane adventure awaits on three thrilling attractions. Your 4.5-hour, Discovery recommended tour begins when you and your fellow thrill seekers board the motorcoach for a short drive to Mystic Mountain for the first two of Jamaica's most popular attractions, the Sky Explorer and the Bobsled. Soar through the treetops on a breathtaking 15-minute ride in an aerial chairlift, high above the rainforest on a journey that takes you from sea level to 700 feet. At the top station, a host of attractions includes a Jamaican cultural center, an observation tower, and a gift shop. Race a custom-designed Jamaican bobsled for a twisting, turning, gravity-defying ride down 3,280 feet of track built in the middle of the magnificent tropical scenery. Then continue your adventure at Dunn's River Falls, where you'll climb a slippery rock staircase to the top of a spectacular 600-foot waterfall.
Get active in the great outdoors as you discover Dunn's River Falls from two different perspectives. This playground for adventure begins with a hike up one of Jamaica's star attractions. Join hands with fellow travelers as you follow a guide up the natural stepping platforms that line the rocky slopes. Along the way, take in Mother Nature's achingly beautiful scenery, enjoy the refreshing spray from the crystalline waters, and soak up the views from the top of this 600-foot cascade of falling water. For those not up to the challenge of climbing the falls, a walkway along the side of the falls takes full advantage of the views and spectacular sights of lush, overhanging trees, cool mists and tropical foliage. Then, behold its beauty as you soar through the treetops in a series of seven zip lines and walk across suspended jungle bridges dangling directly over the falls!
Dunn's River Falls Adventure and Bamboo Beach Club
6 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-285
Dunn's River Falls
The spectacular splendors of Jamaica are on full display when you begin your five-hour adventure at Dunn's River Falls, the magnificent 600-foot thundering cascade with swimmable natural pools. Join hands and climb the stepping stones as your guide leads you through lush scenery and points out the best plunge pools. Water shoes are advised, and there is a walkway for those who prefer not to get wet. From here, it's off to the Bamboo Beach Club, a private tropical retreat, where you'll enjoy sandy shores, inviting turquoise waters, freshly grilled cuisine, and tropical drinks, beer and watermelon lemonade. Swim, build sandcastles or simply relax in the shade of a coconut palm. Reggae music and Jamaican dancers delight with a cultural performance right on the sand. There are vendors selling souvenirs, and if time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to the ship.
The refreshing waters of Jamaica are on full display on this five-hour adventure that makes the most of the region's natural resources. Begin with a short motorcoach drive to Dunn's River Falls, the famed 600-foot cascading waterfall with effervescent pools. Join hands and climb the natural stepping stones as your guide leads you along and points out the best plunge pools and scenery. From here, it is off to Reggae Hill, a private hideaway in a riverside setting. Sink into a chair surrounded by fragrant blooms and experience Jamaican hospitality and the flavors of the island with a sumptuous lunch. Your five-course, island-fusion "tapas-style" meal is accompanied by fruity cocktails, beer and watermelon lemonade. Refresh at the crystal-clear swimming hole, or indulge in a riverside massage (additional fee). Local vendors display a variety of mementos. Additionally, if time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to port.
Travel through the Jamaican countryside on a five-hour 4WD vehicle adventure. Set out caravan style to climb 2,000 feet to the top of Murphy Hill, the highest point in Ocho Rios, for views of the Blue Mountains and even as far as Cuba. Continue past a lush coffee plantation and stop at a local fruit stand for exotic refreshments. Then it's on to Dunn's River Falls, a breathtaking waterfall on the north coast. From approximately 600 feet high, sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms that allow you to climb to the top. A frequent sight is a group of enthusiastic climbers holding hands in a chain, going up the waterfall. Visitors who prefer to stay dry can take full advantage of the experience on a side walkway. At the end of your exciting day, return to port via your 4WD vehicle along a scenic route.
Dunn's River Falls Adventure & Bamboo Beach Club VIP Experience
6 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-290
Dunn's River Falls
This sun-sational day of iconic Jamaican fun begins with a quick motorcoach ride to Dunn's River Falls, the famed 600-foot cascading waterfall with effervescent pools. Join hands and climb the natural stepping stones as your guide leads you along and points out the best plunge pools and lush scenery. From here, it is off to Bamboo Beach Club, where your VIP status ensures you have the best of everything. An area of the beach has been cordoned off for your exclusive use. Relax on your padded lounge, enjoy drinks from the private bar and watch as the chef grills a tempting selection of lobster (in season), fish, jerk chicken, and sausages, accompanied by side dishes. Your gracious hostesses will deliver everything to your chair or to a seaside table. Swim, enjoy reggae music and dance, or simply relax. If time permits, there will be a stop for shopping on the return to the ship.
Bon Appetit Recommended: Defining Dishes of Jamaica
4 hours | Ocho Rios | OCJ-250
The vibrant resort town of Ocho Rios offers a variety of savory and spicy bites to tempt your taste buds on this half-day culinary adventure that defines the flavors of Jamaica. You'll want to wear comfortable shoes to make the most of the day. Begin at the famous Miss T's Kitchen, a rustic Jamaican restaurant serving up healthy, home-style Jamaican dishes in a garden setting. Meet acclaimed, award-winning, celebrity chef Miss T and tuck into samples of her authentic Jamaican dishes, such as oxtail, run-down vegetables, bammy, and rice and peas. Afterward, sit back and relax in this tropical oasis and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Then, it's off to Scotchie's, the best jerk stop in town, to indulge in jerk meats. Conclude at Evita's, an Italian restaurant housed in a charming gingerbread-style house where you'll delight in rasta pasta and fruit sorbetto while enjoying unparalleled views. Return to port after this deliciously wonderful day.
Exclusively for participants 18 and older, enjoy fun in the sun at the all-inclusive Jewel of Dunn's River Resort. Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and travel from the cruise ship pier along the scenic coastline of Ocho Rios to this lovely resort property offering a variety of activities, panoramic ocean views and romantic settings. A resort representative will provide a brief orientation of the property, which includes a stunning lobby with lush gardens, freshwater pool and spectacular beach. Take a dip in the Caribbean Sea and enjoy many aquatic activities including canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and paddle boating. Join in on beach games and organized activities. When hunger strikes, tempt your taste buds with unlimited international gourmet cuisine at any of the three restaurants or visit the snack bar and pizzeria for lighter fare. An open bar offers refreshing drinks throughout your stay. Return to port after this relaxing day.
Two exciting watery wonders await you on this four hour excursion. Your first destination is Dunn's River Falls, considered one of Jamaica's national treasures. After you disembark, you can follow a guide and climb up or follow a path around the falls. Marvel at the 600-foot high waterfall as the sparkling water cascades over natural stepping platforms. Then, you'll head to Dolphin Cove for a thrilling encounter with a bottlenose dolphin. Next, you're free to stroll the jungle trail and see the tropical animals or feed the lovebirds in the aviary. Be sure to visit Little Port Royal, a replica of Jamaica's most famous pirate city. Over at the shark lagoon, enjoy a rambunctious and hilarious show starring Caribbean sharks. Then, it's time to head back to the pier, but if you'd like to extend your time, you can take a shuttle bus that runs throughout the day back to port.