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

4.4 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Holiday Services

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

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 129 per person

Visit 3 of Jamaica's must-see attractions in one day. You’ll climb up to the top of Dunn's River Falls, see the home and final resting place of reggae legend Bob Marley, and take an optional evening cruise on the lagoon that glows!

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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls with the help of your guide
  • Enjoy lunch and some shopping time in Ocho Rios
  • Visit 9 Mile, Bob Marley’s birthplace and final resting place
  • Take an optional bioluminescent lagoon cruise
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car, bus or mini-coach with professional driver
  • Entrance fees for Dunn's River Falls and 9 Mile
  • Lunch
  • If Luminous Option is selected, entry to the Luminous Lagoon and dinner are included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimwear and towels. Rubber soled shoes or aqua socks are required for climbing the falls (available to rent or purchase).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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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.

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July 28, 2022

My favorite part of this tour was the add on Lagoon. It was very cool to swim and agitate the luminescent algae. It would have been nice to have more time at Dunns Falls because there seems to be a lot if stuff to do, but the climb up the waterfall was fun indeed.

July 28, 2022

Dunn River's is very pretty and climbing the waterfalls is very entertaining. Totally recommendable The guide is excellent but that day there were many people and there were many per guide. It is easy to upload them anyway. Nine miles is worth it but, the round trip is through very narrow roads, many curves and the traffic is terrible (one feels unsafe) but it seems that in all Jamaica it is like that. Very entertaining the tour of the fall of Bob Marley. The lagoon is great.

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February 12, 2020

Product ID: 47892