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Ocho Rios Jamaica Zip Line Adventure

Your trip begins from the moment you meet your well informed driver/tour guide for a spectacular ride by van up to H’Evans Scent Zip Line facility, approximately 30 minutes drive from the pier. On route, you will first drive along the Caribbean Sea. so close in places you feel that you could touch it. Then you turn inland and follow the narrow road up through lush landscaping, passing though sleepy villages, past kids going to school to locals doing their washing. H’Evans Scent is located 2000ft up with a view across the green fields of St Ann, our garden parish. Upon arrival, you will be met by the friendly staff who will give you your first real taste of Jamaica, a natural fruit drink made from fruits that are in season, served in a calabash cup. H’Evans Scent was the first to introduce Zip Lines to the Island of Jamaica and they have stayed ahead of the competition by installing rides which are different to what others are offering. Each ride is a different experience, and once you have been harnessed you will receive safety instructions before the first Zip Line. To reach the first zip, named the Leap of Faith, each person is required to climb a staircase. Once on the launch platform, the instructor will give you your final briefing and then you are ready to zip 500 ft, across the valley. You are met on the other side by two members of staff, who take you off the line and then it is a short walk up hill to the next zip. Click Details for more info

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Jun 11, 2014
The Zip Line excursion in Ocho Rios is what i consider to be a beginner course. It is very easy for young and old but the zips are pretty short compared to Montego Bay or San Juan for example. The course is located on Mystic Mountain so it makes the day a lot of fun because there they also have the Bob Sled Course. a restaurant and swimming pool. Try and do everything while you are there.

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Ocho Rios Exclusive White River Tubing

Join a small group for this unique and fun river tubing adventure through the lush landscape of Ocho Rios. Your tubing adventure begins with a short trip to White River, where you will have a short safety briefing before signing your waivers. Next, climb aboard your river tube for your trip downriver. You will travel through seven rapids to the midway stop where you can swim, drink a cold beer, or enjoy a complimentary fruit punch. You can also take a 20-foot cliff plunge into the river! The depth is over 12 feet and this is a safe and fun jump to make. After your stop, climb back onto your tube, glide through lush tropical greenery and take in the amazing scenery as you gently wind down the lazy river. Your driver will safeguard your belongings during the trip, and will meet you at the end of your ride. The river tubing portion lasts between 45 and 55 minutes, depending on the current and time you spend at the midway stop. This tour is guided, with two guides leading groups from 5-15 people.

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Catamaran Snorkel Cruise to Dunns River

This fun excursion begins as you are transferred from the cruise ship pier to where the catamaran is docked. After a brief orientation by the crew introducing you to the vessel and its features, the party will begin! Laugh out loud with newfound friends as the undulating shoreline passes you by. After a 20 minute trip you will arrive to the snorkeling site, where you will have 30 minutes to indulge in the beautiful marine life that exists in Jamaica. All snorkeling equipment will be provided, but no alcoholic beverages will be served until the snorkeling segment has been completed. Once the bar has been opened you’ll find yourself swaying to the rhythms of reggae music (new and old), while learning the latest island dance moves and enjoying a signature catamaran cocktail. There’s nothing quite like this “club on the water” to feel the pulse of the island vibes and see the wonders of the Caribbean. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy appetizers, pastries and fruits, served to you by a world class crew. Your next stop will be the world famous Dunn’s River falls, where you will spend the next hour and a half exploring the parks offerings. You will be able to bask in the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most magnificent natural treasures. Led by guides (if you choose to), you’ll join hands to form a human chain, as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600 foot waterfall! Pose for snapshots amid the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Cascading down from its untainted source high in the mountains, you’ll delight in the refreshing, pure water as it caresses your skin. Give in to the unbelievable beauty of this wondrous place! The excursion then continues as you sail back to the dock partying and pulsating to the smooth melodies of the Caribbean.

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Jun 11, 2014
This tour is alot of fun, If you like to snorkel and love being on the water but also want to go to the Dunn's River falls then this tour is perfect for you. You will get you water fix on board a cool fun boat ride and then you will be able to climb Dunn's River Falls. The best of both worlds. I have seen this boat go out nice a calm and when i comes back to the ship everyone is partying have fun.

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Ocho Rios Exclusive Dunns River Falls and River Tubing

Escape the large cruise ship tours on this exclusive small group excursion to famous Dunn's River Falls, followed by a fun and exciting river tubing adventure. Dunn’s River Falls is roughly 600 feet above sea level, with beautiful crystal-clear water running down the mountain into the ocean. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb all the way up the mountain. There are places along the way where you are able to slide down into pools of water, take a swim and climb again. For those who wish to stop climbing, there are multiple points where you can leave the falls and walk on the adjacent path. There are local "guides" at the falls who will lead you up. These guides are separate from your tour and will expect a gratuity when you reach the top. Dunn's River Falls is the Caribbean's most popular attraction and an experience you won't soon forget. After departing the falls, we take a leisurely 20-30 minute drive over to the White River, where your River Tubing Adventure will begin two miles from the sea. There are bathrooms, changing rooms, and life jackets available at the beginning of the tour. During your trip downstream you will travel through seven rapids to the midway stop where you can swim, drink a cold beer, or enjoy a complimentary fruit punch. You can also take a 20-foot cliff plunge into the river! The depth is over 12 feet and this is a safe and fun jump to make. After your stop, climb back onto your tube, glide through lush tropical greenery and take in the amazing scenery as you gently wind down the lazy river. Your driver will safeguard your belongings during the trip, and will meet you at the end of your ride where you can spend a few minutes shopping at the local craft center. The river tubing portion lasts between 45 and 55 minutes, depending on the current and time you spend at the midway stop. This tour is guided, with two guides leading groups from 5-15 people.

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Jun 11, 2014
Going to Ocho Rios and not going to Dunn's River Falls is like going to Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. You just have to do this. even if you dont climb the falls there is a staircase that you can walk and see the falls and take some really nice pictures. It is a great way to experience Jamaica and the Rain forest and scenery are breathtaking. One thing for sure, take a tour in Jamaica.

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Ocho Rios Exclusive Dunns River Falls

Experience famous Dunn's River Falls in this small and exclusive group excursion. It will definitely be a welcome departure from the large cruise line groups. Dunn’s River Falls is roughly 600 feet above sea level, with beautiful crystal-clear water running down the mountain into the ocean. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb all the way up the mountain. There are local "guides" at the falls who will lead you up. These guides are separate from your tour and will expect a gratuity when you reach the top. There are places along the way where you are able to slide down into pools of water, take a swim and climb again. For those who wish to stop climbing, there are multiple points where you can leave the falls and walk on the adjacent path. Dunn's River Falls is the Caribbean's most popular attraction and an experience you won't soon forget.

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Bob Marley Reggae Tour

Follow the path of the legendary Bob Marley on this exclusive and inspiring excursion into the past and present of Ocho Rios and Reggae music. Your excursion begins with a drive through Fern Gully, which occupies the abandoned ravine of a river. This beautiful gully is lined with 600 varieties of ferns and hardwood trees. Your first stop is the small village of Nine Mile St. Ann, where Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945. Here you will tour the house where he grew up, meet the people who grew up with him, touch the bed he actually slept on, and learn the history of the King of Reggae. You will also visit the mausoleum where he was laid to rest on May 21, 1981.

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Jun 11, 2014
i love bob Marley. he has been an inspiration to me my whole life. If you visit Jamaica and love Bob Marley visiting this site is truly a trip back in time. His home that he lived in is just like he left it and really has a lot of nostalgia and history to it. definitely worth the trip as it is a hour away form the port.

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Bambino Tours Jamaica

You Have Tried the Rest Now Take the Best. For all your Tours, Beaches,Shopping ,Airport transfer and all other transportation needs, Bambino tours is waiting to served you.

Ocho Rios , 1876 870-7924/1876 792-3

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Zip Line Adventure

with five zip lines, one vertical descent and one suspension walking bridge. Make sure to take your camera (in a case around your neck), as there are many opportunities to snap photos of your family zipping through the jungle.

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Mystic Mountain

Rainforest Adventures offers ten modern bungalows in Costa Rica Atlantic (near Limon and San Jose) equipped with two single beds or one double bed (triple occupancy is available upon request), private baths, hotel water and terraces. Built over a sturdy stone base with wooded floors and a balcony, each bungalow is cozy and inviting. Your bungalow boasts unforgettable views of the forest, mountains and stars. There are no televisions or telephones, but the main building provides radio communication and cell phones in case of an emergency. The Lodge shares the facilities and services of Rainforest Adventures.

Ocho Rios , 876-974-3990

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Rain Forest Adventures

Rainforest Adventures Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountains is the heart and soul of the Jamaica rainforest activities! Its Jamaica rainforest tour lets you indulge in an up-close and personal visit with a fascinating ecosystem, plus it gives you the chance to let your inner thrill-seeker take charge on four exhilarating Mystic Mountain activities including the SkyExplorer, the Bobsled Jamaica, the Canopy Zip Line and a unique Waterslide.

Ocho Rios , 876-974-3990

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Tip of week: When visiting Ocho Rios Jamaica plan a tour. Most the time you can walk off the ship and find something to do that will fill your day with activities and adventure. You may even find local guides to offer you a tour. I recommend when visiting Ocho Rios to have a tour planned and visit some of the great sites it has to offer. The real beauty in Jamaica is the Rivers & water falls and lush green rain forest. Anyone ever climbed the Dunn's river falls before? Or visited the Blue Hole or took a river ride down the Martha Brae? all great choices. Get out there and be adventurous and take home some great memories.

Sep 20, 2012

Ocho Rios Jamaican Tours are the best part of visiting the island. Of course there is the famous Dunn;s river falls which is almost a must see. You can ride the mystic mountain sky ride to get some stunning views of the area or ride the bobsled tour and canopy adventure. another great place to visit in Ocho Rios is Dolphin Cove marine park where you can swim with dolphins relax on the beach or enjoy the nature park.

May 02, 2012

We went to Dolphin Cove to swim with the dolphins. It was great. Experience of a lifetime!

Jun 18, 2010

The river tubing was alot of fun and the guides were great. The water was really cold but we got used to it after a while.

Jun 17, 2010

If you are adventurous and a little daring. hire a taxi and go the the Blue Hole. his is a waterfall in the jungle. make sure you dont go alone and that your driver is reliable and safe.

Jun 17, 2010

Dolphin Cove was really great. There was so much to do and the grounds were in great such.I was very impressed with this tour. Highly recommended place.

Jun 17, 2010

I went scuba diving in Ocho Rios. The water was very ruff that day and I almost got sea sick. Once we were underwater it was great though. I dont think ill dive there again.

Jun 13, 2010
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Situated on Jamaica's northeast coast, the resort areas of Port Antonio, Runaway Bay, and Ocho Rios helped to launch large-scale tourism in Jamaica. Known for its abundant rainfall, verdant landscapes, rolling hills, and jagged estuaries, this region was once the preferred hangout for Noël Coward, Errol Flynn, and a host of British and American literati. Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond spy thrillers, lived at Goldeneye near Ocho Rios.

Some 31km (19 miles) west lies its chief rival, the resort of Runaway Bay -- more secluded than Ocho Rios, and without the vendors or cruise ship arrivals. There's no real town here; it's mainly just a beachfront strip of hotels.

Just 8km (5 miles) to the west of Runaway Beach is Discovery Bay, whose name refers to the belief that Columbus first landed here in 1494.

A 2-hour drive east from Montego Bay, Ocho Rios was once a small banana and fishing port, but tourism long ago became its leading industry. Now Jamaica's cruise ship capital, the bay is dominated by an ore terminal and hotels with sandy beaches fringed by palm trees. The place is fine for a lazy beach vacation, but it's definitely not for anyone seeking a remote hideaway.

Ocho Rios is far lusher than Montego Bay, and many of its resort hotels boast private sandy beaches. On the other hand, golfing and nightlife are better in Montego Bay; if you want hedonism, head for Negril.

50miles/80km north-west of Kingston.
A major port of call for cruise ships, Ocho Rios offers the island's best shopping, a variety of nightlife and fairly good though often crowded beaches.
Its setting - on the edge of the jungle in a sheltered bay with a mountainous backdrop - is lovely, making it the ideal place on the north-eastern coast to spend some time
You can wander around town and spend time at the beach and visit enormously popular Dunn's River Falls.

Sightseeing
Though Ocho Rios is surrounded by natural beauty - waterfalls, tropical gardens and jungled mountains - the town itself, with 5,800 residents, is little more than a hodgepodge of modern strip malls and shopping centers catering to tourists.
The markets are lively fun but be prepared to deal with aggressive vendors and lots of noise. Along the waterfront and within walking distance are high-rise resorts where you can swim, catch the sun and partake in your favorite water sport.
The only historic site of interest is Ocho Rios Fort near Reynolds Pier. The 17th-century structure has been renovated and contains two original cannons.

Sightseeing elsewhere
One of the most popular attractions in Jamaica is Dunn's River Falls. You can climb the natural steps to the top of the 600ft/180m tiered waterfall or just gaze at the falls from a viewing platform.
The falls can be slippery so wear a swimsuit and tennis shoes or swim socks. The safest way to climb is with a guide who will take you by the hand and lead you up the tiered falls and into some small caves.
There's a nice beach for swimming and sunning where the river empties into the Caribbean. The jungle setting is gorgeous but the area is highly commercialized. At the top of the falls is a village full of crafts shops, T-shirt stands and hair-braiding kiosks.
About 20miles/32km east of the port is Firefly, the late Noel Coward's retreat above the fishing village of Port Maria. At 1,000ft/300m above the coast, the estate offers a stunning view of Port Maria Bay and the town, with its old port and Anglican church.
Firefly was renovated in 1990s to evoke the heyday of the great playwright, who is buried in a corner of his garden precisely where he enjoyed his evening brandy.

Great Houses
If you're interested in Jamaica's historical and cultural heritage, you can't do better than visit the plantations and great houses. All are at elevations giving great vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Guides and workers share knowledge about wild and cultivated plants and usually offer samples of freshly picked fruit. Best of these working plantations is Brimmer Hall Estate, an elegant 18th-century home 18miles/29km south-west of Ocho Rios.
A tractor-drawn jitney tour of the 700-acre/280-hectare property covers the cultivation and harvesting of coconuts, bananas, coffee, sugarcane, cocoa and pimento.

Beaches
Expect to be hustled and hassled by vendors selling everything from straw baskets to fresh pineapple

Water Sports
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving: Ocho Rios is not known for great diving but there are several nearby coral reefs.

Nature
Jamaica has more than 500 species of ferns, and many of them can be seen in Fern Gully, an old creek bed south of Ocho Rios that you can drive through.
Another way to explore the rivers and rain forests of Jamaica is to raft the beautiful White River on a sleek 30ft/9m bamboo raft-for-two. Be sure to wear a hat or rent an umbrella at the put-in point. Even though the river is mostly overhung with trees and ferns, the sun will appear, and it can be harsh.

Dining
Every local ethnic group has contributed to Jamaica's justly famous food. There's jerk, of course, a method of seasoning meat with pimento and pepper developed by the African Maroons; curry from the Indians; pita bread (called Syrian bread locally) and chickpeas from the Lebanese; and Chinese food galore.
Salted codfish, mackerel and herring are a legacy of slavery days. Salt fish and ackee, the island's traditional dish, combines salted cod with ackee fruit (which tastes like slightly sweetened scrambled eggs), served with boiled green banana, johnnycakes (flour dumplings) and bammies (cassava cakes).
With local meals, expect side dishes of rice and peas (red kidney beans cooked with coconut milk and white rice), yams, dasheen, sweet potato and boiled flour or cornmeal dumplings. And do try harddough bread - the local version of sourdough - and Jamaican hush puppies.
Top local fast foods include patties (spiced meat in a flaky crust) and any of the colorful fruits sold by the street vendors. Beer drinkers will want to sample the local brew, Red Stripe. If you prefer liqueurs, try locally produced Tia Maria.
Local food is a bargain but the more upscale international and Continental restaurants are pricey.
Several restaurants close to the cruise-ship piers serve local food.

Shopping
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm or 6pm. Some close for lunch. Many close at 2pm on Thursdays. Most open Sundays if a ship is in port. Prices are marked in either Jamaican or U.S. dollars. Always establish the currency up front.
Ocho Rios is awash with shopping centers. Some contain only duty-free shops. Others house a variety of stores not necessarily geared to tourists.
Shoppers in search of duty-free bargains on French perfume, crystal, watches, cameras and electronic equipment should scout the centers along Main Street and DaCosta Drive.
Biggest of these are Taj Mahal Shopping Centre almost directly across from the terminal, Ocean Village Shopping Centre in the center of Ocho Rios, Pineapple Place just east of town and Coconut Grove Shopping Centre.
Shopping for island-made products requires determination, shrewdness and a good eye.
Most of the straw work, wood carvings and leather goods are of good quality but you'll notice a sameness in the merchandise.
You'll meet many aggressive vendors along the way. This can be very intimidating if you're not familiar with Jamaica. If you aren't interested, a firm "No thank you" should suffice. Keep walking. If you do see something you like, expect to bargain. It is a time-honored tradition, always conducted with humor and mutual respect. Never pay a vendor the first asking price.
Outside Ocho Rios are several studios where you can visit with the artists as well as view their paintings, sculpture, carvings and ceramic work.

 

 
 

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