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Ocho Rios Itinerary - Tours and Activities

A former fishing town, Ocho Rios is a port town on the coast of Jamaica. It is a popular port of call for cruise ships and its several amazing nearby waterfalls. That's a lot to keep travelers entertained here, so lets dive in.


If you'll like to spend time outside of Ocho Rios, you can check out things to do in Montego Bay and Negril.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Chukka Island Village Outpost

It’s Time To Play at Chukka Island Village Outpost. Fly through the rain-forest hundreds of feet in the air, swim on horseback, explore the countryside on an ATV, or take a relaxing float down a river. Round-trip transportation is included. Enjoy the many chill-out and leisure areas, along with your selected choice of Village Outpost package. Use the links below to view what is included in each package.


Duration

At your leisure. Pickup from resort between 6:30am - 11:30am depending on location

Availability

Everyday from 9am

Price

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Dolphin Cove

Come have a vacation of a lifetime at Dolphin Cove! Choose between:

  • Shark Swim: Interact, swim and feed and play with your very own shark.

  • Dolphin Encounter: Perfect for those who can’t swim, you will have an amazing interactive encounter with dolphins.

  • Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with one dolphin.

  • Dolphin Royal Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with two dolphin.

Other than interacting with dolphins there are several other activities to choose from. Interact with sting rays, go kayaking and watch a shark show.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Monday and Wednesday - Friday at 10:30am and 12:30pm

Price

  • Shark Swim: $69 per person

  • Dolphin Encounter: $119 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $149 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $189 per person


Yaaman Adventure Park

Yaaman Adventure Park was known as Prospect Plantation in the 18th century, and since then, it has been full of historical and cultural landscapes. Come to this fantastic Adventure Park to live great experiences with nature and all the activities that Yaaman offers you. Increase your adrenaline with a Buggy or ATV's tour and learn about gastronomy with the Jamaican cooking tour.


Duration

2 - 4 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 3pm

Price

Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures

Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures, one of the top attractions in Jamaica, offers many exciting activities to do such as bobsledding, ziplining, thrill rides, the Mystic Pavilion and Lookout Tower, Mystic Waterslide and Infinity-edge pools, Hummingbird Garden and Nature Trail and much more. Choose a package that best suits you.


Duration

3 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am to 3pm

Price

Transportation can be added on for $13 per person.

Alternative

Mystic Mountain All In + Dunn’s River Falls - $189 per person


Appleton Estate Rum Tour and Tasting

Travel to the scenic southern coast of Jamaica on this all-day rum tasting tour from. Visit the Appleton Estate, one of the oldest distilleries on the island, to see the copper pot stills, which give the rum a distinct flavor. Sample different varieties of rum as you enjoy a tour of the distillery. Plus, bring some home as a souvenir. Round-trip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

7 - 8 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 8am

Price

$282 per person

Alternative

Hampden Estate Rum Tour - $112 per person


Dunn's River Falls Party Cruise with Snorkeling

Cruise to Dunn's River Falls aboard a catamaran on this excursion. Sail to a snorkeling location to swim among live coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Dig in to a beachside buffet of traditional Jamaican food accompanied by an open bar. At Dunn's River Falls, climb the terraced falls to the top, accompanied by your local guides, for views of the surrounding countryside. Open bar, snorkel gear and round-trip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 12:30pm

Price

$91 per person

Alternative

Ocho Rios West Coast Powerboat Adventure - $55 per person

Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo

Visit Jamaica's Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn’s River Falls during this stress-free excursion from Runaway Bay—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. You'll jump from a swim in bright azure natural pools to a trek up a jungle waterfall, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. Plus, a stop for lunch (own expense) and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10am

Price

$118 per person

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Luminous Lagoon

Cruise through the glowing waters of Luminous Lagoon on this unique evening excursion. The largest of just four bioluminescent lagoons in the world, Luminous Lagoon is inhabited by millions of bioluminescent microscopic organisms that emit a soft light when the water of the lagoon is disturbed. Take a dip in the glowing waters before heading to shore. Includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.


Duration

1.5 - 4.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 5:30pm

Price

$59 per person


Private Martha Brae River Rafting Tour

Take a half-day tour to Martha Brae Rafting Village, a small river community in Falmouth. Here you can stroll around the city, shop for artisan wares, and have a bite to eat. Another popular activity is to hire a local river guide for a drift on a simple wooden raft. Round-trip transportation is included.



Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 2pm

Price

$107 per person

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Blue Hole Waterfalls & Horseback Riding Tour

Combine a visit to the popular Blue Hole with a horseback riding experience on this half-day tour. Hop on your horse and follow a trail to the ocean where you'll be able to ride through the water. Then, head to the Blue Hole where you can fly through the air on a rope swing and go cliff jumping at the beautiful hidden falls in the mountains of Ocho Rios. Round-trip transportation is included.


Duration

3 - 4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$103 per person

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Wet n Dirty ATV Adventure

Enjoy an exciting ATV/Buggy adventure through 980 acres of Jamaican forest. Explore lush gardens and as you wander through the land, be witness to the breathtaking bird aviary, where exotic and local birds fly overhead. Lunch and roundtrip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm

Price

$139 per person

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Discover Scuba Diving

Strap on your flippers and swim out into the clear ocean at Ocho Rios, one of the most popular Scuba diving locations in Jamaica. Learn how to Scuba dive with qualified coaches in scenic northern Jamaica, and discover the marine life that calls this natural underwater playground their home. Leave your experience knowing how to dive with confidence, and with a certification to prove your newfound skills. Roundtrip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9am

Price

$286 per person

Treetop Zipline Experience

This exhilarating journey will have you soaring through the treetops along 8 ziplines ranging from 150 to 820 feet in length. As you zip at speeds exceeding 35 mph witness the naturally beautiful surroundings and listen to the soothing sounds of the White River below.. Roundtrip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11am

Price

$109 per person

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Private Blue Mountain Tour

A good choice for nature lovers and culinary enthusiasts, this full day tour takes you high into Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. Enjoy the two-hour drive, which winds past some of the most exclusive communities on the island. Visit a coffee farm, taste fresh-ground coffee, learn about the Blue Mountain region with your guide, and enjoy an intimate peek into rural Jamaica living. Roundtrip hotel transportation are included.


Duration

6 - 7 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 8am

Price

$286 per person

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Private Ocho Rios Tour

Take a private tour of Ochos Rios with a local guide. After pickup from your hotel or the cruise port, the journey begins with a drive to the vicinity of the botanical gardens. Here, you can see various medicinal plants and spices growing and also catch a view of rock star Mick Jagger’s home. Then it’s on to Fern Gully, a scenic road framed by hundreds of species of ferns.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$51 per person

Alternative

Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

Go on a mystical journey to the birth and resting place of the legendary "King of Reggae" Bob Marley, who's taken reggae music to the four corners of the world. Experience the meaning of Jamaican hospitality in this small village called "Nine Mile."


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$90 per person

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Private Negril Day Trip

Get a whirlwind private tour of Negril in a single day on this private excursion from Ocho Rios. All transportation is provided in a comfortable private vehicle, which means you can focus on the scenery and the experience. With your guide accompanying you, stroll down Seven Mile Beach, visit Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, or take in some reggae and cliff diving at Rick's Cafe. Your private tour can include other highlights according to your interests.


Duration

8 - 10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$135 per person

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Jamaica Foodie and Cultural Experience

Experience Jamaican culture, nature, and cuisine beyond the sheltered resorts with an immersive tour from Ocho Rios. Encounter native plants and wildlife at the Konoko Falls and Park before tasting your way through Ocho Rios town. Sample fresh coconuts and sugarcane at a farmers market, nibble local delicacies at a bakery, and get your fill of authentic Jamaican jerk spice with included lunch. Round-trip hotel transfers are included.


Duration

3 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am

Price

$120 per person

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