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Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

1. Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

Book this worry-free one-way or round-trip transfer service between the Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) and hotels in any of the major resort towns in Jamaica, including Montego Bay, Negril, Lucea, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Trelawny, and Rosehall. Start your vacation off right without having to negotiate with taxi drivers or arrange your airport transfer. Get to and from your hotel comfortably and with the minimum of fuss and stress. Choose from shared, private, and luxury transportation options. VIP Services Available VIP Arrival Meet and Greet service includes: • Fast-track escorted service through Customs & Immigration • Dedicated seating area while your luggage is being retrieved • Arrivals lounge with complimentary WIFI and snacks and beverages, and private restroom and changing facilities VIP Departure Service includes: • Fast-track privileges through Immigration & Security • Complimentary fresh fruits, pastries, snacks, sandwiches, tapas, and patties • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (hot/cold) • Unlimited WIFI and fully equipped business center • Shower facilities • Free phone calls to US, Canada, and UK landlines

Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

2. Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

With this excursion, instead of taking 3 days out of your vacation to see all of these popular Jamaican attractions you can visit them all in just 1 day. Climb Dunn’s River Falls. With the help of your guide, you’ll climb 600 feet to the top of this magnificent waterfall that’s tiered like a wedding cake. Stop for a swim in the refreshing rock pools. With the guide’s help, it’s an easy climb that everyone can enjoy. After the falls, you’ll have a tour of the town of Ocho Rios with a stop for souvenir shopping and to enjoy a typical Jamaican lunch. Next, you’ll head off on a drive through small market towns and hills to 9 Mile, the birth and final resting place of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Hear the story of his childhood and rise to stardom. Option Bioluminescent Lagoon Cruise and Dinner As you head back towards the coast you’ll stop at the Joe James Restaurant and Art Gallery. Enjoy Mr. James’s artwork and sit sown for a Jamaican family-style dinner (included). Finish your tour with a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that takes you across the lagoon. As the water is disturbed, you’ll see the water illuminated behind the boat. Stop to enjoy a swim and watch your body glow. This luminous phenomenon is only seen in 3 locations on the planet.

Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

3. Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

All aboard a fantastic catamaran cruise to one of Jamaica's natural treasures, Dunn's River Falls. Enjoy drinks, music, dancing and, a secret-ingredient signature cocktail. Relax as the DJ spins a reggae soundtrack, and the crew plays host on this luxury catamaran adventure. Take in the panoramic views as you sail across crystal, blue waters. Stop to swim and snorkel in the warm ocean, meeting a variety of underwater wildlife. Back on board for another delicious cocktail, as you head toward towards more breathtaking natural beauty.  As a highlight, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, led by expert guides. 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, feel refreshed as the water hits your skin.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

4. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

From Montego Bay: Dunn’s River Falls Experience

5. From Montego Bay: Dunn’s River Falls Experience

Dunn’s River Fall’s is renowned worldwide. Located on Jamaica’s north coast in the garden parish of St. Ann, the falls is 600ft tall. The falls is continuously regenerating itself from deposits of travertine rocks. A stone’s throw away from the town of Ocho Rios the falls empties into the warm Caribbean Sea. Go picnicking in the Tranquility Garden by the river or spend the day in Central Gardens by the splash pad or the water slide. Be adventurous and climb the 600ft cascading falls. Relax under the falls for an invigorating massage. Climb the falls with the help of tour guides. Take short breaks for photographs & video recordings. Try zip lining over the falls (at your expense) before cooling down at the beach. Have fun lazing on the powdery white sand while gazing at the aquamarine waters of the warm Caribbean Sea. Enjoy mother nature’s gift of bursting tropical foliage – ginger lilies, crotons, ferns, bamboos, orchids, a variety of palms and breadfruit trees. Visit the Adventure Depot or craft market and buy your official Dunn’s River Falls memorabilia. Take a piece of the falls with you.

Private Transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios

6. Private Transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios

Book a private, personalized transportation service in advance that takes you from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) to your Ocho Rios resort. An arrivals agent will be waiting at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. You’ll be escorted to an air-conditioned luxury vehicle, waiting on site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute drive to the beautiful town of Ocho Rios. Your knowledgeable driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history of the towns and monuments you pass along the way. On this private transfer, there are no unwanted stops. You’ll be taken directly to your resort or hotel in Ocho Rios. The non-smoking service is available both from and to the airport. When you book your return trip in advance, you’ll be assigned a pick-up time that ensures you reach the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

Blue Hole Tour From Ocho Rios

7. Blue Hole Tour From Ocho Rios

Get pickup at your hotel or cruise terminal in a nice air-conditioned van with friend Driver and guides. Take a scenic drive through out town and villages to see our of life. Take I sight seeing drive in the mountains the famous white river then swim in rain forest pools, shower beneath waterfalls, and test your bravery with cliff jumps and a giant Tarzan swing. Enjoy the comfort of a private vehicle, and learn about Jamaican culture and history from a dedicated guide along the way. Private tour from Ocho Rios to the Blue Hole Play in the jungle at a favorite Jamaican natural attraction Swim under a waterfall and splash into natural pools from cliffs and a rope swing Learn about Jamaican culture

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

8. Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.

Dunn's River Falls & Tubing 5.5-Hour Tour from Falmouth

9. Dunn's River Falls & Tubing 5.5-Hour Tour from Falmouth

Embark on your journey in a clean and air-conditioned coach and see the hands of time rollback as you travel through Falmouth to Ocho Rios. As you travel along the coast you will be introduced to the history and culture of the island. You pass through local communities and see how the locals live as you head towards Calypso Tubing for an interesting and fun ride down the rushing waters of the White River. After Calypso Tubing, the tour continues to Dunn’s River Falls. This 600-foot high cascading waterfall is not to be missed. There is an option to climb the falls or just relax and take in the scenic views. Climbing is a group activity and each group is provided with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Be sure to pack comfortable non-skid water shoes to climb the falls. You then head back to the port, stopping for lunch and/or a beach break at a private beach along the way.

Dunn's River Falls: Tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios

10. Dunn's River Falls: Tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios

Journey to Dunn’s River Falls along Jamaica’s North Coast. Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most beloved natural attractions, and is known for its lush setting. The area is often referred to as a living phenomenon due to it being continuously rebuilt from sodium and calcium carbonate deposits in the river. Dunn’s River Falls is also one of the only waterfalls on earth that empties straight into the ocean. After you arrive, you will listen to a brief introduction from your guide, before then enjoying 2 hours of free time to experience the falls however you wish. You can put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don’t bring your own) to climb up the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, carefully walking up the "steps" formed by the naturally chiseled rocks. You can also stop along the way to swim in one of the small pools that have formed on the different levels, and as you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a great view. If you’d rather relax, you can hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, or go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom. When your time at the falls is up, you can head to a nearby restaurant for a 1-hour lunch break. Once there, you will be free to refuel with a traditional Jamaican jerk meal and can also relax over a beer or rum cocktail if you wish.

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What people are saying about Ocho Rios

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 329 reviews

Great value! My family and I were taken to our resort in Negril from Montego Bay Airport, and also received a ride back to the airport the day of our departure. The shuttle was comfortable and the windows were wide and provided a good view for sightseeing. The ride was very quiet, no music, no talking, so everyone fell asleep. We wished the driver would have made some conversation and talked about some of the places we were passing, but it was understandable, as it’s a transportation to and from airport, not a tour guide, but it would have been nice lol :)

I loved this tour and all the stops! Dunnes River was excellent and fun, 9 mile was so neat — I’m not a huge Marley fan but I found the whole thing so interesting (minus the very sexist and crude tour guide at 9 mile), and the luminous lagoon was so much fun. I also loved the beautiful views and sunset from the tour van and even the food was pretty good. The main issue is that our tour guide for the overall trip did not speak much and when he did he was very quiet. It was honestly fine though because the view was so beautiful.

The trip was excellent. Driver Bernard was waiting for exactly as arranged, escorted us into the venue, got our tickets and met us at the end. Bernard even took us into Ocho Rios for shopping. The Falls guide Howard was also excellent. First class around.

Amazing!! Dunns River was out of this world, would definitely recommend and try sticking it out and climbing all the way up! Feels so good! Our tour guide, Hajis, was brilliant and so informative! True gentleman and a laugh too!

Had a great time, and an awesome driver. There were only 2 of us so we ended up having a private tour