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Blue Hole

Negril, Jamaica

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.

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Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
US$125.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The tour guides were amazing and friendly the whole time. They helped you get out the water and manage your way around. The place itself was beautiful, like out of a movie! The water is cold but you get used to it. You feel like you’re connecting to nature. Definitely not my last time coming here.
Fabiana_R, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

For The Adventurer in You
Krystina, Jul 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Marlen was the absolute best. He memorized everyone's name on the tour, along with cute details about us. He was very friendly, cool and ON TIME! Dunn's River is gorgeous! You only need a swimsuit and water shoes during the excursion. Blue hole has amazing jumps and nature. Secret falls was pretty and challenging to get to BUT a bit gross. It needs a good cleaning! There was a condom in the water. Trash along the hike, likely from the locals. But the guides were pretty cool.
Karen_H, Jul 2021
Blue Hole Adventurous and Relaxing River Tubing water Activities in Ocho Rios
Mr Cooper was absolutely amazing and it was a private tour! Just us. He even called ahead to make sure we had a great guide for the blue hole and took us to kfc which in Jamaica is nothing like us kfc. I would recommend any tour with coopa tours!!!!
Great tour
Cesar, Jul 2021
Private Tour from Montego Bay to Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole/Secret Falls
We booked a night before and they were able to accommodate us quickly. Our driver and tour guide Omar was excellent, told us many information we didn’t know about Jamaica and took us to the blue hole which we had a blast and lastly Dunn’s river fall which was also amazing. Great staff would greatly recommend
Family fun
Nate_B, Jul 2021
Blue Hole plus Secret Falls and Dunns River Falls Combo from Falmouth Hotels
Our family had a great time doing the Dunn’s River Falls and Blue Hole and secret falls tour. Our driver, Marlon, was excellent. He made sure we were all taken care of, knew everyone on the tour, and made the trip entertaining and educational. Only downside was that due to the rainfall from tropical storm Elsa the water was not blue but that was completely out of anyone’s control. Definitely worth the trip.
Schneider_S, Sep 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Great experience. Our driver Garfield was great! The history information was resourceful. Dunns River and Blue Hole was great!
Must Do I’m Jamaica!!
Yliana_W, Jun 2021
Dunns River Falls & Blue Hole Tour from Montego Bay
Perfect day. The Blue Hole was waaaay more and better than the description shows. The Dunns river falls was very different from the place we visited 30yrs ago for our honeymoon. We still had fun, be prepared for the onslaught of vendors as you leave the site. Highly recommend. Thanks to Dwayne Wood our driver for making sure this was a great excursion from pick up to drop off 🎉
Blue hole day trip
Kayla_B, May 2021
Blue Hole Secret Falls from Ocho Rios
The blue hole is a MUST SEE! We had the absolute best time. Our driver Ariel was extremely friendly, right on time and very accommodating. Julian at the blue hole gave us the best tour and we loved it. A stunning sight to see. Overall 10/10 I highly recommend!
Breathing taking
Jacquel_M, Sep 2021
Blue Hole & Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Runaway Bay
This place was so breathing taking. The people who took us on the tour these gentlemen cared about everyone safety. I Highly recommend this excursion before leaving Montego Bay! Thank you for all you do. Jacquel RN/ MSN
Best excursion EVER
jalisha_c, Oct 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
My trip back in July was nothing short of amazing! Even though I was solo Errol made the entire bus feel like family. All our guides were so welcoming and knowledgeable this is a great excursion I can’t wait to come back!
Great Private Tour
Naimah_D, Oct 2021
Dunn's River Falls & Blue Hole Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
Chris was excellent! He was flexible, accommodating to request, knowledgeable and courteous. After both waterfall tours, we asked about authentic Jamaican food and he took us to the Jerk Shack, which was amazing. He also took us by a duty free shop where we bought souvenirs. I highly recommend using Chris as a private tour. Worth every penny!
Worth every penny!
Justin_P, Oct 2021
Blue Hole and Secret Falls plus Luminous Lagoon (Glistening Water) Private Tour
Bailey was an excellent driver and really catered to our needs. He made sure we were taken care of at each activity and made great suggestions of things to do in between our scheduled activities.
MaryAnn_Q, Oct 2021
Blue Hole Excursion From Runaway Bay Hotels
This was a very nice experience. The owner called as soon as i booked the tour and asked if there's anything that we want to do in Jamaica. And Jervis our was driver fun to talk to. I do recommend this private tour company to anybody. We booked again Jacques tour when we come back to Jamaica. Thank you Jervis for your great service

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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