Went to the Blue Hole with a wonderful tour guide named Odean. He was our personal driver for the entire day - just my husband and I. We were so surprised. Odean was extremely knowledgable about his country and shared with us a great deal about Jamaica and its culture. It was about an hour ride to the Blue Hole mostly on highway and then we went on real country roads and into the forest. Had a blast jumping from above into the cool, clean water, enjoying the water falls and the dense forest. Take your WATER SHOES - you definitely need them for climbing the paths up the rock formations. An experience you'll never forget! Then Odean took us to a real down-home Jamaican restaurant. Ate outside. Got to see how they really smoke jerk food. Odean even recommended what he thought we'd like and we shared a wonderful meal together. Felt like we made a new friend. We were also supposed to go to the beach with him but we were too tired Great experience! Great way to spend the day in Jamaica!
This is a no brainer...top notch service, fantastic adventure ! The Blue Hole was even more beautiful than the pictures described. We climbed waterfalls, dove off cliffs and experienced the local culture. Make sure you request K.J. as your tour guide and Marvin as your guide for the Blue Hole.
We had been to Jamaica several times, but never to the Blue Hole. We were excited about this tour and were not disappointed! We had a fabulous driver/guide, Odean, who was waiting for us as described in our tour materials. The vehicle was new and clean with comfortable air conditioning. The drive to the Blue Hole is not short and entails some winding roads, but the drive is worth it. As we arrived at the Blue Hole, Odean had arranged our guide, Lloyd, who took great care of us to navigate and enjoy the many levels and features of the Blue Hole. A tour photographer is available as you arrive in the initial area of the water falls and pools to ensure your experience is captured, but my wife took her iphone in a water proof case and Lloyd went to great efforts throughout our tour to capture our time in the falls and pools, including video of my cliff jumps. My wife was more reserved and wanted to experience the falls and pools, but not jump off the cliffs and Lloyd held her hand the whole way to make sure she was safely navigating the right passages. I have to say that I noticed that not all participants enjoyed the same level of attention from their guides that Lloyd provided to us. I could not be more pleased with his guidance, information, attention and genuine effort to ensure we had a safe and enjoyable tour. As we departed the Blue Hole with our driver/guide, Odean, on the winding road again, we settled in for a great local lunch at Scotchies for jerk chicken. After lunch, we spent a few hours at a local beach, which was nice and relaxing. We felt like this tour was a great value for all that was included and would highly recommend it. Odean and Lloyd definitely made the day special!
Ryan Sinclair was a fantastic host for this adventure. I can't say enough about his knowledge of the area and his attention to us to insure the most amazing experience. He picked us up in the Falmouth port promptly at 8:00 am and we drove about an hour to Blue Hole. On the way he told us all about Jamaica and answered every question we had. On the way we made a quick stop to get water shoes from a street side vendor, since we didn't have any. Ryan got us there ahead of the crowds. Upon arrival at Blue Hole he handed us over to Alex, the local expert. Alex guided us to each of the spots to jump in. He was so patient and helpful. By far one of our best adventures of the entire cruise. Back in the car we headed to do some quick shopping. Ryan took us to a perfect store to get liquor, spices and other local items on everyone's wish list. We headed to a great beach where we had about an hour to swim. We brought our own masks and snorkels. Everyone had a great time enjoying the colorful fish and cool water. Water so clear you can see your toes! With showers to rinse off, we got cleaned up to go have lunch. Ryan took us to a favorite of his, Scotchies. The Jerk chicken, pork and sausage were so delicious. They were extremely busy and he stayed to make sure we got a table and service. From there we headed back to port with more than an hour left to visit some of the shops there. Our family highly recommends this tour. I was nervous about not booking a Disney contracted tour as they recommend for safety and timing reasons but have to say this was the best decision we could have made. We talked to several other families at dinner and no one's excursion was as incredible. This is a must book adventure!
This experience was amazing. A must do for those visiting Jamaica. Ryan, our guide, was smart, kind, and ever so helpful in making sure we got the quintessential Jamaican experience. He drove us first to Blue Hole, a unique waterfall swimming hole. Ryan introduced us to Daniel, our guide on the mountain, who made sure we were physically up to the challenge and customized our climb and jumps to our physical abilities. After Ryan took us to a quiet beach where we snorkeled, swam, and took in the Jamaican sun. We were pretty hungry by then and headed off to Scotch's where we ate with the locals, having delicious jerk chicken and pork. We can't thank Ryan enough for a magical day. We will be back.
This was one of the best excursions I have ever gone on. I was a little nervous booking with an outside vendor but was soon relieved when I saw my name on a sign held by our personal driver, Jim. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and he took us around in our own private brand new air conditioned vehicle. The blue hole consisted of about 8 different waterfalls that you can swim and dive from the cliffs above. There were also some different caves to explore! Super cool! The first spot is about a 30 sec walk. Then the rest of the waterfalls are up a moderate hike up the hill. I would suggest bringing water shoes or you can purchase them there, you will have to be sure footed as there are many rocks and uneven edges you must navigate through. Not necessarily an easy hike but doable. We had our own private tour guide who showed us the falls, who knew where to step and where to jump to avoid any rocks or hazards. I am afraid of heights but I participated in all but one of the jumps.
If you're looking for an adventure in the jungle this is your deal! AMAZING experience! The private ride was such a plus too. He took us to a yummy local lunch and then took us to the beach. He let us know what the good deals were and made us feel very pampered and safe. I loved that we didn't have to squeeze into a bus fyll of ppl. That alone made this escursion worth it, let alone the amazing sights and thrills.
Our private tour host, Clive was the perfect fit for our Blue hole adventure. Clive was Very knowledgeable about Jamaica's history and the Island nation. The Blue hole is fun and exciting, rushing waters combined with jumping off elevated ledges into deep pools of cool water. We had lunch on a beautiful beach.sorry I can't recall the name Thanks for a great day visiting your Beautiful Island .