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Falmouth, Jamaica

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

1. 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.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

2. 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.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

3. Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.

From Negril: Martha Brae Rafting and Luminous Lagoon Tour

4. From Negril: Martha Brae Rafting and Luminous Lagoon Tour

Connect with nature on a day trip from Montego Bay or Negril, with hotel transfers included. Drift down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft on a truly Jamaican experience, and witness the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence at Luminous Lagoon. End the day with a Jamaican dinner and limbo show. At Miss Martha's Herb Garden, learn how to build a bamboo raft before hopping onto one. Sit back and take in the tropical scenery as your raftsman pilots you downriver. Along the way, hear tales of local folklore and learn the importance of wild herbs in traditional Jamaican medicine and cuisine. After rafting, drive through the historic town of Falmouth, a childhood stomping ground of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, and see St Peter's Anglican Church, one of the oldest churches in Jamaica. Next up is the star of the show, the Luminous Lagoon. Just after sunset, time to take a swim in the glowing neon waters of this bioluminescent bay. Finally, savor a welcome drink and a Jamaican dinner made from locally sourced ingredients as you watch an entertaining limbo dancing show.

Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

5. Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

Spend a full day taking in the best of Negril: hang out on the beach, browse the shopping center, and go cliff-jumping at Rick's. Start your day with a drive along Jamaica’s beautiful north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea Harbor, to arrive at Negril’s famous beach. The Seven Mile Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. Here you'll have 3 to 4 hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathing, or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Next, head with your guide to Times Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your 1 hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars, and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Café, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch—it’s up to you. Purchase an ice-cold beer or a cocktail and settle in to watch the Negril sunset.

Montego Bay: Seven Miles Beach and Rick's Café Sunset View

6. Montego Bay: Seven Miles Beach and Rick's Café Sunset View

Leave Negril behind and travel to Montego Bay for a day trip to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. Visit Rick's Café, a local clifftop hangout, and watch the sunset on its terrace. Begin the tour with pickup in Ochos Rios, Montego Bay, or Trelawny, and travel to Seven Miles Beach to begin your relaxing day trip. Rack up some hours sunning yourself on a pristine beach on this full-day excursion to Negril. Explore a whole seven-mile-long band of golden sand to pick the perfect spot to sunbathe, swim, try water sports, or simply stick your nose in your book. Head to Rick's Café as the sunset approaches. Rick's Terrace is the place to be in Negril's West End, a hangout on the top of a cliff. Admire the beautiful sunset panoramas that are served up alongside plates of jerk chicken and punch if you feel peckish.

From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Boat Tour with Transfer

7. From Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Boat Tour with Transfer

Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup in Montego Bay and hop aboard a small boat. Once the boat is far out enough, seize the chance to swim in this warm magical water at a shallow depth. Feel safe with the assistance of trained lifeguards and access to life jackets at all times. Gaze at a phenomenon that amazes scientists and visitors worldwide. See the water light up around you and admire how the blue light surrounds the fish that swim among it. If you choose not to swim, allow your guide to bring the magic to you in a bucket. Feel free to bring a bottle so you can take a sample back with you, it will continue to glow for a couple of hours. Learn about the microscopic organisms called dinoflagellates, that thrive where salt water meets fresh water, creating this fascinating wonder. Finally, navigate back to the starting point and enjoy a return transfer to your accommodation.

From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

8. From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

Your Horseback Ride n Swim Adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise port as you are driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the Sand N Saddle beach to begin your horseback experience. Your experienced guides, who will be with you every step of the way, will provide an introductory session to ensure your safety and full enjoyment of the tour. The 1-hour ride commences from the private and beautiful beach area and you are taken through the scenic countryside, passing tranquil farmlands of the locals living close by. The friendly and humorous guides give a narration of the scenery and area telling the story of Jamaica. The trail ride meanders back to the beach area where guests are given the opportunity to swim bareback and frolic with the horse in the magnificent Caribbean Sea. The sea is crystal clear and white sands allow for great swimming and picture-taking opportunities. Your ride concludes with the swimming experience. Lounge with a cool drink from the gazebo and spy on the hummingbirds gossiping with the orchids. On the way back have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centres or local eateries, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice-cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drinks before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Evening Boat Tour

9. Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Evening Boat Tour

This excursion is a one of a kind experience. At night, the lagoon sparkles and glistens when disturbed, as these microscopic organisms produce an eerie glow, reflecting the outlines of fish and other objects in the water. The Luminous Lagoon is said to be the largest and most brilliant of four in the world, a fact that continually attracts and awes visitors and scientists from around the world Simply visit Jamaica’s most visually striking point of interest. At twilight get aboard a boat in the lagoon, sail out and be stunned as “nature” comes alive. As the boat moves, the path it takes glows as bright as fireflies, imagine seeing the lighted outlines of fishes as they move. If you are a swimmer jump in and you will glow once there is any movement.If you are looking forward to exposing one of “NATURES GEMS” mere words cannot explain. Seeing is believing.

Falmouth: Jungle River Tubing & Bamboo Beach Club

10. Falmouth: Jungle River Tubing & Bamboo Beach Club

We provide pickups from all major hotels and the Falmouth Cruise Ship Terminal. Please Note: The time selected during checkout is not the exact pickup time. Hotel pickup times can vary based on distance and cruise ship pickup times depend on when the ship is docking. Your pickup can be 30 - 60 minutes before or after this time. Our reservations team will reach out to you to advise on your specific pickup time. Please make sure to check your emails and GetYourGuide messages for this information. If your hotel is not listed or you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Falmouth, Jamaica?

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Really nice day. Tony the driver was easy to get on with, and took care of me throughout the day. He has a lot of local knowledge to share and made the day really enjoyable. The waterfalls were amazing and the river safari was great to see crocs and birds… the guide gave a lot of interesting info pointing out the plants and birds.

We had a great time!! Our drivers Scott and Mr T were wonderful, and our tour guides Sheldon and Ricky were so much fun, and they made sure we were always safe. Our group was 4 adults and 4 kids ages 11 to 16. It,s hard to say who enjoyed it the most!! We loved Ocho Ríos and want to come back!!

Very well organized - great team from Bamboo beach Club. Unfortunately the time at the beach was shorter than stated. Only a 1 1/2 hour stay instead of 2 1/2 hours. After eating it was almost too stressful to snorkel. The river tubing was brilliant - again at any time!

Our guide Dwayne was awesome! He gave us a educational rapids tour, and at the end he helped us try sugar cane which the kids loved! He is a great singer too, One Love Jamaica Mon’

I really enjoyed the day trip, but it was impossible for a guest to complain on the way back