When you arrive at this popular natural attraction — known for its lush setting and for its roles in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail and the James Bond movie Dr No — learn a bit about its characteristics, most notably how it’s one of the only waterfalls on Earth that empties directly into the ocean. Then get ready to climb up to the top!
Before you begin your ascension of the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don’t bring your own) and hold hands with the people next to you. Then carefully follow your guide 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, finally out of the trees, you’ll be rewarded with a nice view.
Climbing the falls is optional; if you’d rather relax, just hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom or relax on the adjacent beach.
Shopping option (an additional three hours):
If you choose the shopping option, you’ll visit the town of Ocho Rios before heading to Dunn’s River Falls. Spend time at a shopping center and craft market to pick up gifts and souvenirs. There are plenty of requisite T-shirts and shot glasses to be found, as well as native wood carvings and other artwork, jewelry, and local rum and coffee. You can also enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants located around the area (own expense).
Your day trip ends with the return drive to Montego Bay.
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Tour departs from your Montego Bay hotel
Hotel pickup times vary and will begin prior to this time; your departure time will be advised when you call the local tour operator to reconfirm your booking.
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Dunns River Falls Only
Dunns River Falls tour departing from Montego Bay; 6 hours in duration
USD $59.99Pricing details
Dunns River Falls and Shopping
Dunns River Falls tour departing from Montego Bay, plus shopping in Ocho Rios; 9 hours in duration
USD $67.99Pricing details
Dunns River Falls and Ocho Rios Shopping Tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by coach
- Entrance to Dunns River Falls
- Visit to Ocho Rios for shopping, if option selected
- Gratuities (optional)
- Purchases of a personal nature
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please wear comfortable, casual attire
- Please bring your own swimwear, sunscreen, towel and pocket money
- Note: This tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers, as there is no guarantee that you will get back to your cruise ship in time for its departure
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: beth_bischoff, August 2016
This adventure was one of the highlights of our trip. The Falls are beautiful although challenging and the ride there is filled with beautiful scenery and in a great travel bus. We enjoyed the shopping and a chance to purchase local made souvenirs and have a true Jamaican lunch. But, the real highlight of the day, for us, was the opportunity to spend the day with the Captain and Carol and if you're lucky enough to get to meet these 2 and spend your time with them, you will be blessed in surprising ways!
Reviewed by: Darlene P, March 2016
Had a great time, our tour guide Adrian was wonderful