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Best things to do in Ocho Rios

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Where in the world: Caribbean  /  Jamaica  /  Saint Ann Parish  /  Ocho Rios

Top 15 things to do in Ocho Rios

1. Dunn's River Falls and Park

For a different kind of water experience, visit Dunn's River Falls and Park, where you can climb naturally terraced waterfalls cascading down limestone tiers. One of Jamaica's major natural wonders, the falls drain into the Caribbean Sea and serve as the lush park's main feature. You can climb on your own or with the help of guides; though exhilarating, the ascent is suitable for a range of fitness levels. Don't forget your swimwear and a pair of rubber nonslip shoes, and take plenty of breaks during your climb to capture a few memorable images. If you prefer to stay dry, climb the stairs built right alongside the waterfall.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $40 › Learn more about Dunn's River Falls and Park

2. Swim with Dolphins

Interact with the world's most playful marine mammals during the swim-with-dolphins tour from Ocho Rios. Dolphin Cove offers a range of fun-filled activities designed to bring you closer to Jamaican wildlife. You'll get to snorkel with stingrays, hold and feed Caribbean sharks, look for exotic birds, snakes, and iguanas, stroll down jungle trails, or admire the colorful underwater world on a glass-bottom kayak ride. Depending on the package and combination of activities you choose, this type of tour can take up to 4 hours.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Blue Hole

A turquoise swimming hole in the hills of Ocho Rios, Blue Hole remains a secluded and relatively untouristed hidden gem. Splash and swim to your heart's delight in this refreshing natural pool at the base of a pristine waterfall. The area has few amenities, so bring your own essentials and wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain. First-time visitors should bring a guide to negotiate the slippery terrain and point out safe (and unsafe) diving spots. While Jamaica's larger tour companies rarely take visitors to this unofficial attraction, many of the smaller local operators offer guided walks that include stops at the waterfall.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $45 › Learn more about Blue Hole

4. Jamaica Dunn's River Falls Party Cruise with Snorkeling

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Enjoy this party cruise to Dunn's River Falls with snorkeling. Come and enjoy an adventurous day where you will snorkel, climb the falls and party to the latest reggae while enjoying the open bar! Let us rock your boat!  Only available from Negril on Wednesdays. Tour duration 3 1/2 hours excluding bus transfer time which varies for each resort.Not available for clients from Carnival Corporation.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $89 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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Best tours in Ocho Rios

5. Rainforest Adventures

Rainforest Adventures takes you on a thrilling 1 km (0.6 mi) ride in high-tech sleds through the heart of a dense rainforest. Take the chairlift and glide above the treetops to get to the mountain peak. Explore the tropical seaside, rich coastal features, and sparkling river streams. At the top, sit in the restaurant or in the hummingbird garden, where you can quietly enjoy the sight of fluttering birds. Visit the museum of bobsledding, or simply take in the views of the cove down below and watch the cruise ships moor. As an alternative to bobsledding, you can descend the mountain by zipline, gliding from one platform to another.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $148 › Learn more about Rainforest Adventures

6. River Rafting & Tubing

Experience Jamaican wilderness on a river rafting and tubing tour from Ocho Rios. It's a great way to sightsee without having to worry about the hard work--which will be performed by your rafting guides, who'll keep you safe yet excited throughout the adventure. To get your heart pumping even more, you can opt for a fun ride on the challenging rapids of Rio Bueno. Most tours last at least 3 hours.
Suggested duration: 3h 30 min
Tours from $30 › Learn more about River Rafting & Tubing

7. Horseback Riding Tours

Traverse the Jamaican countryside and delve into the rich heritage of the Taino Indians on a thrilling horseback ride from Ocho Rios. Riding with a guide ensures a chance to explore shaded wetlands and mangroves, as well as a rare opportunity to gallop along a sandy beach. Some of these 2.5- to 4-hour excursions are suitable for beginners, and most include round-trip transportation from your hotel or the nearest port.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $90 › Learn more about Horseback Riding Tours

8. Blue Hole 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!
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $70 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Konoko Falls

Immerse yourself in the raw beauty and tranquility of nature at Konoko Falls. The nature park features a mini zoo, budgie feeding station, museum, aviary, garden, and waterfalls. Head to the main waterfall to admire the water, which cascades gracefully down impressive rocks. You can safely climb up the rocks and take pictures right in the middle of the water. Make sure to also capture photos of the lush green vegetation and abundance of vibrantly colored plants that surround you. Head to the park’s lookout to take in views over the nearby city and the Caribbean Sea.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $50 › Learn more about Konoko Falls

10. Doctor's Cave Beach, Montego Bay

Experience soft white sands and calm sheltered waters of Doctor's Cave Beach, named so after it was donated to the community by Dr. Alexander James McCatty. The site became even more popular after a respected early 20th-century osteopath commented on the waters supposed rejuvenating qualities. You're able to rent umbrellas and chairs here, however, the trees that line the beach provide some natural shade. Take to the clear water with your snorkeling gear or relax on the sand with cocktail in hand.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $43 › Learn more about Doctor's Cave Beach

11. Nature & Wildlife Tours, Montego Bay

Experience the best Montego Bay has to offer on a nature and wildlife tour, an ideal way to discover tropical gardens, gushing rivers, cascading falls, phosphorescent lagoons, and mangrove swamps inhabited by anacondas, crocodiles, and other wild critters. Exploring with a professional guide, you'll safely hike, snorkel, and search for Jamaica's national bird, a tiny emerald-green, red-beaked humming bird locally known as Doctor Bird. You can complete this wildlife adventure with a glimpse of Jamaican history and culture by touring the mysterious Rose Hall Great House or dining at Appleton Estate. This activity can last from a couple of hours to a full day.
Suggested duration: 5 hours
Tours from $35 › Learn more about Nature & Wildlife Tours

12. The AMAZING Montego Bay Tour

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 This tour offer you a little of ever thing you would like to see in a short excursion for a day around Montego Bay. Get some shopping, taste some road side fruits, city tour, Local sights and relax on the beach. We make it happen for you!
Suggested duration: 4 to 5 hours
Tours from $43 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Zipline

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $189 › Learn more about Zipline

14. Safaris, Montego Bay

Suggested duration: 5h 30 min
Tours from $59 › Learn more about Safaris

15. Reggae Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Hotel Pick-Up from Montego Bay

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If you are planning on sailing the high seas do so with the most trusted company for individual fun and safety! Set sail and take in the views of Montego Bay’s coastline from the best seat in the house aboard the Reggae Catamaran Cruise in Montego Bay.Take the plunge as you snorkel by a nearby reef filled with exotic marine life. After snorkeling the bar will open and the music turns up! Indulge in delectable appetizers and unlimited exotic cocktails while enjoying the best panoramic views you’ll ever set your eyes on. Our final stop, is packed with loads of excitement! We’ll head over to the world-famous Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville where the fun continues. Bounce on water trampolines and splash into the Caribbean Sea as you go down the 120 ft. waterside. There’s nothing quite like this ‘club on water’ to feel the pulse of the island and see the wonders of the Caribbean.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $110 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

Best tours in Ocho Rios