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Explore Dunns River Falls on this half-day shore excursion from Ocho Rios. Climb to the top of the spectacular falls, stopping to swim and play in the refreshing pools along the way. Relax on the deck next to the falls and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the port to catch your departing ship. Round-trip transportation from the cruise ship port in Ocho Rios is included, and this excursion is covered by Viator's worry-free shore excursion policy. 


  • Ocho Rios shore excursion to Dunn’s River Falls
  • Don’t miss one of Jamaica’s most famous sights!
  • Climb up the waterfall’s natural terraces, and swim in the small pools along the way
  • Enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch at a local restaurant
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls

Explore Dunn's River Falls while in port in Ocho Rios!

After your ship docks at Ocho Rios' cruise ship port, meet your local guide at the terminal and board your waiting vehicle for the trip to Dunns River Falls. Settle into your comfortable seat for quick drive this natural wonder, located about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Ocho Rios. 

Arrive at Dunns River Falls, one of Jamaica's most famous natural wonders. After a short introduction on the natural history of the falls from your knowledgable guide, explore the area however you like. Climb up to the very top of the 600-foot (180-meter) falls to enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding tropical forest. For a more relaxed approach, swim in the natural lagoon at the bottom of the falls or take a seat on the deck and listen to the peaceful sounds of the running water. 

Eat a traditional Jamaican jerk lunch at a nearby restaurant, and opt to purchase a rum punch cocktail to wash it down. After lunch, board the vehicle and enjoy the trip back to the Ocho Rios cruise port. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the cruise port after this activity. In the rare event that your cruise ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. Please see Viator's terms and conditions for full details. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was very convenient. Smaller group and the representative met us at the port and transported us to the Dunn's River efficiently. Would highly recommend.

Gretchen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had a great time climbing the Falls!
We were met by the excursion representative as we disembarked and directed to the transport van. Both the guide and the driver were professional and informative on the drive through Ocho Rios.
The climb is not for the faint of heart, but exhilarating and challenging.
The only con to this trip was the stop at a local store to purchase water shoes...wait and get them at the falls, they are 10 and in Jamaican colors.

Marisol V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We met our tour guide and private van right outside the port of Ocho Rios. The tour included a short shopping trip, the Dunn's River Falls adventure, and then lunch at a local spot. Our tour guide got us our tickets to the Falls and set up us with the next tour. Wear your swimsuit to the Falls - you will get soaked and be prepared to climb up some pretty big rocks. We made it back to the port with over an hour to spare, so that was greatly appreciated!

Jason L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Had a great tour guide and driver. They were very friendly and fun. Dunn's River was great fun. Bring your own GOPro. Don't buy the video that the park offers. It was complete junk. Only 8 minutes of actual video and poorly edited. But that is on the park not the tour

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The Jamaican tour guides to and from the falls were extremely friendly. The offered us a and #34;taste and #34; of Jamacia throughout our cab ride. They stopped along the way to take us to a duty free shop and had awesome Jamaican chicken for lunch with cold beers. The photos and videos are $40 at the falls.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Was great...had our own driver for our family of 4. Driver was great, looked out for all of our needs. He even took us through the market to avoid a lot of the hassle, while making purchases.

Kimberley F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is the first time we have used Viator to book an excursion and was not sure what to expect but were overly pleased with the result. Private tour provided by our guide, Kingsley, included tour of the surrounding area: gardens, fern gully, shopping, road side stops at our leisure and as much time as we wanted at the falls following with lunch at a local establishment. Going this route allowed us to experience the falls at our own discretion rather than touring with a group. Kingsley provided superb personalized service and was very accommodating with no pressures on time. We definitely recommend asking for Kingsley if you are interested in booking this excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Sorry--I just submitted and rated the wrong shore excursion!

This was a highlight of our Caribbean trip. Fun, exhiliarating, feeling a bit dangerous despite the lines of people all creeping up the falls. Excellent guides...although we didn't appreciate the videographer and pressures to buy his product6 at the end of the climb. Spectacular scenery, great jerk chicken lunch. Great tour guide.

islandflower73 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was my second time at Dunns River Falls and my husband first. A MUST see and do when in Jamaica! Our driver Kingsley Brown was very nice and professional. He took us on a tour of the surrounding area in Ocho Rios where we saw a beautiful ferngully mountain and he also took us to a hill top where one can see the cruise ships from the view. The only negative thing I would say about visiting Dunn's River falls is that after you have done climbing and are trying to leave you have to walk through a market where the vendors are VERY aggressive and just plainly a nuisance. I understand they are trying to make a living, but they are wayyyy to aggressive! Our guide, Milton, lead a group of us to the top of the river. He actually carried a couple childI strongly advise against taking a child who is younger than 10 years's not fair to the tour guide, other guests or the child! The rocks are slippery and grown adults were having problems trying to climb!!! Some things re not meant for kids!!! while doing this. He also took pics of everyone who asked. There was a video photographer who recorded the entire climb and at the end was selling a copy of the CD for 40bring cash. After Dunn's River we went to a restaurant SCOTHIES..I love this place! To me it's the best place in Jamaica to get jerk chicken or pork! Just bring your patience because the employees work slow, but the food is worth it! Take cash with you so that you can tip and if you decide to buy souveniors. Take small bills otherwise you will get Jamaican money.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great fun. Yiona and Richard were great and the food at Scotchies Jerk Shack was awesome.

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