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Blue Hole Tours

The Blue Hole—alternatively known as the Cool Blue Hole, Secret Falls, or Island Gully—is a natural limestone sinkhole near Ocho Rios. A deep cavern within the tropical mountains of Jamaica, the Blue Hole gets its name from the deep azure hue of the water. Travelers visit to swim, cliff dive, and make their way through the lush rain forest to Secret Falls.

The Basics
The Blue Hole features majestic waterfalls pouring into it from the sides and thick rain forest vegetation growing around its rocky perimeter. Since it's not an official tourist board attraction, the site lacks the vendor kiosks and organized queues typical to other natural attractions such as the busy Dunn’s River Falls. As such, the Blue Hole feels like a hidden gem. For thrill seekers, its blue waters are an excellent place to go swimming, try cliff jumping, or use the rope swing.

A tour guide can provide advice on the safest places for jumping and swimming, as well provide intel on local flora and fauna. Most travelers arrive on a group tour or shore excursion from Negril, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, or Montego Bay. The Blue Hole is often a stop on tours that include river tubing on the nearby White River, a visit to Dunn’s River Falls, or shopping in Montego Bay.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A bathing suit and water shoes are a must. In order to enjoy the Blue Hole without worrying about your belongings, be prepared to leave phones and wallets in the tour vehicle or with your tour guide.
  • Swimming and cliff jumping at the Blue Hole is not recommended for kids under 10 years old. 
  • There are land-based walk-around options for those who don't wish to jump the cliffs.
  • Life jackets are available for loan at the site.
 
How to Get There
The Blue Hole is located on Thatch Hill Road, deep in the forested hills of St. Ann Parish. It is a a 20-minute drive from downtown Ocho Rios. It can be difficult to find, so most travelers arrive as part of a guided tour.

When to Get There
The Blue Hole and Secret Falls are open from 7am to 5pm. A popular destination for those staying in Ocho Rios, it can get crowded, so the best time to arrive to beat the crowds is first thing in the morning. Jamaica's rainy season, in May, October, and November can make the rocks slick and difficult to climb. 

White River Tubing
Many tours that stop at the Blue Hole often combine the excursion with tubing on the nearby White River. This lazy river tubing experience is a great alternative to the cliff-jumping and swimming in the waterfalls at the Blue Hole. Even small kids and non-swimmers can enjoy a float down a river through the tropical rain forest.

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Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium, Montego ... 
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Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium

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Enjoy a visit to Jamaica's famous Cool Blue Hole and Secret Falls which is a must do! This special tour takes you to Ocho Rios to do Cool Blue Hole plus Secret ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Blue Hole Private Tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Day Trips
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Blue Hole Private Tour from Ocho Rios

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Visit the hidden treasure and the number one place to see in Ocho Rios - Blue Hole. This is a must see when you visit the beautiful island of Jamaica!

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.00
Blue Hole and Secret Falls Private Tour, Montego Bay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Blue Hole and Secret Falls Private Tour

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Visit the beautiful Secret Falls in Jamaica also known as Blue Hole in Ocho Rios with a private tour guide!

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $112.50
Blue Hole and River Tubing from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Blue Hole and River Tubing from Montego Bay

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East of Ocho Rios in the hills, just off the White River, situates the Blue Hole (also known as the Secret Fall). It is a 25 foot, clear blue pool nestled ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

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Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay, Day Trips
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Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Runaway Bay

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Enjoy a visit to Jamaica's famous Blue Hole and Secret Falls which is a must do! There is a brief stop at Coconut Tree Rest Stop, Discovery Bay. The second ...  Read more

Location: Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Blue Hole and Konoko Falls Park Combo Tour, Ocho Rios, Day Trips
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Private Blue Hole and Konoko Falls Park Combo Tour

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Visit the Blue Hole natural pools in the jungle for a fun-filled adventure and must see attraction in the hills of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. If you have a love for ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs

From USD $50.00
Private Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium, Montego Bay, ... 
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Private Blue Hole and Secret Falls Day Trip from Montego Bay and Grand Palladium

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This private tour takes you on a day trip to Ocho Rios to visit the famous Blue Hole and Secret Falls. There will also be a stop for lunch at Scotchies Outdoor ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.99
Blue Hole and Sightseeing Tour from Falmouth, Falmouth, Private Day Trips
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Blue Hole and Sightseeing Tour from Falmouth

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Blue Hole, "Island Gully","Hidden falls", "Secret Falls, are some of the names given to this hidden treasure which is nestled in the hills ...  Read more

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $96.00
Ocho Rios Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole, Ocho Rios, Full-day Tours
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Ocho Rios Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole

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Enjoy the world famous Dunn's River falls and the fantastic Blue Hole in Ocho Rios, Jamaica! Visit what used to be a well guarded secret on Jamaica’s exciting ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Falmouth Shore Excursion: Blue Hole and Secret Falls Express plus Shopping, Falmouth, Half-day Tours
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Falmouth Shore Excursion: Blue Hole and Secret Falls Express plus Shopping

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Enjoy a fantastic shore excursion to Jamaica's famous Blue Hole and Secret Falls which is a must do! This special tour takes you east along the north coast of ...  Read more

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.24

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