Cruise Ship Shore Excursions & Tours in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunns River Falls | Fern Gully | Shopping Tour
Dunns River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction. Dunns River Falls located in Ocho Rios a few miles from the city center. The Dunns River Falls cascade over smooth lime stone rocks, through the tropical rain forest all the way to the white sandy beach below. You can climb up the water falls which is 183 meters (600 feet) high. The falls are made up of limestone which tiers gradually allowing you to climb from the beach to the top, taking some of the most spectacular scenery along the way.
A former river bed, it is now possible to walk three miles through the valley in the shadows of magnificent ferns and hardwood trees. Jamaica has more than 500 species of ferns, and you can see at least 300 of them in this dark, shaded gorge almost 3 miles in length.
Until an earthquake around 1907, the gorge was one of the eight flowing rivers of the Ocho Rios area. The river disappeared during the earthquake and the river bed was turned into a paved road.
The New Ocho Rios Plaza hosts sixty different shops near the center of town, and other plazas can be found closer to the cruise docks and resorts. The Ocho Rios Craft Park is one of several handicraft venues, with one hundred fifty vendors selling carvings, traditional woven crafts, and even personalized items.
Ocho Rios Craft Park located in the center of town with 135 stalls. A vendor will weave a hat or a basket while you wait, or you can buy a ready made hat, hamper, handbag, place mats, or lamp shade. Other stands stock hand-embroidered goods and will make small items while you wait. Wood carvers work on bowls, ashtrays, statues and cups.
Island Plaza located in the center of town has some of the best Jamaican art, all paintings by local artists. You can also purchase local handmade craft, carvings, ceramics, kitchenware and the inevitable T-shirts.
All our Charter Services Operators vehicles are fully air-conditioned 4-7 seater Taxi, 15-30 seater buses and coaches. Luxury Limousine service is also available. All Taxi and Tour drivers are fully trained, licensed and approved by the Jamaica Tourist Board. We offer a 24 hour, seven day a week, private taxi and tour charter service. We go that "Extra Mile" to ensure that you have a rich and enjoyable experience.