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  • Location:Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Montego Bay Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls

While you’re in port in Montego Bay, take a shore excursion to Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most famous sights. Swim and play in the pools formed by the waterfall, climb up the naturally formed terraces, if you wish, or hang out on the deck located next to Dunn's River to relax! Then enjoy a Jamaican lunch at a local restaurant. Port pickup and drop-off are included.


  • Montego Bay shore excursion to Dunn’s River Falls
  • Don’t miss one of Jamaica’s most famous natural attractions
  • Climb up the ‘steps’ of the waterfall and swim in the natural pools
  • Enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Montego Bay Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls

Explore Dunn's River Falls while in port!

When your cruise ship pulls into port in Montego Bay, meet your local guide at the cruise terminal and board your coach or minibus (depending on total group size) for your shore excursion to Dunn’s River Falls, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Montego Bay. During the 1.5-hour drive along Jamaica’s North Coast Highway, admire views of the Caribbean out the window.

Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most beloved natural attractions, known for its lush setting and for its roles in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail and the James Bond movie Dr No. Often referred to as a living phenomenon because it’s continuously rebuilt from sodium and calcium carbonate deposits in the river, Dunn’s River Falls is one of the only waterfalls on Earth that empties straight into the ocean.

After you arrive, listen to a quick introduction from your guide, and then enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to experience the falls however you wish. Put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don’t bring your own) to climb up the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, carefully walking up the ‘steps’ formed by the naturally chiseled rocks. Stop along the way to swim in one of the small pools that have formed on the different levels, and when you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with a nice view.

Or if you’d rather relax, just hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, or go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom. When your time at the falls is up, head to a nearby restaurant for a 1-hour lunch break. Refuel with a traditional Jamaican jerk meal, and relax over a beer or rum cocktail, if you wish (lunch is included; alcoholic beverages are at your own expense).

When lunch is over, you’ll be returned to the Montego Bay port to re-board your cruise ship.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Montego Bay port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

James K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Still can't believe we got this tour for this price. Great deal! Basically, we had a taxi ride from the port to the falls of about 90 minutes. We were nearly the first to arrive at the falls and had to wait a few minutes for other people to show up so we could go as part of a group.

The falls were a great experience and highly recommended. No problem taking photos. I wore close toed sandals and they were fine.

Afterwards, we stopped for lunch of jerk chicken and other tasty local foods with a drink. Then back to Montego Bay. Driver offered to stop for shopping but we said no.

DJRUBIO23 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I highly recommend this tour. With all of the activities can be done here in Zjsmaica. This is definitely on the top of the list. The driver and tour guide where very nice and our tour guide was not only beautiful, she described various tourist attractions that where along the way to the falls.

Carolyn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Marcia was a great guide. She told us about everything we passed on the drive, she also gave us insight to the Jamaican lifestyle. At the falls she told us exactly where to go and what to do. She was waiting for us when we got out of the beautiful falls. Made sure we had lunch and was very helpful.

Donna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Enjoyed the shore excursion and really liked our tour guide. She was funny, informative and friendly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour. Falls we're crowded but still fun. We were running a little late so our tour guide arranged for us to get our lunch to go. They brought it out to the van for us! Great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The Falls are definitely a must see. It was extremely crowded when we were there as there were 6 cruise ships in port but still they were very organized and made it fun. Remember to bring your own water shoes that is best but you could buy some decent ones there on site for just $10 and were souvenir color of Jamaica. Transportation was great, personal person brought us and stopped for lunch, they were slow on getting us lunch but it was excellent jerk chicken. Great value this tour was especially compared to what the cruise wanted!

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Melanie and our driver were very nice and very professional. Melanie was very informative about Jamaica, its history and all the very interesting information about the country. The climb of the Dunns river falls was an experience of a life time. I will do it again if I have another chance. We all love it. The guides were all nice. I will recommend VIATOR to all our friends.

Todd G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a great time!

Nakeisha W

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Enjoyed tour guide and experience of Dunn's River falls. Shopping was very limited and items were over priced. You have to bargain to get the best deal. I would have liked to have time to visit more than one shop.

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