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Ocho Rios Blue Hole and River Adventure Excursion with Lunch

Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Excursion ID S3083)

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  • Duration
    5 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    5 Years Old
  • Languages


  • Round trip transportation from your Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • Visit the Blue Hole!
  • English speaking, local and trained excursion guides!
  • Your choice of river kayaking, tubing, rafting or boarding!
  • All necessary safety equipment (gloves, shin pads, helmet, life vest, etc)!
  • Delicious Jamaican lunch at beach location!
  • Naturally flavored waters and soft drinks!
  • Class 1 and 2 Rapids River!

If you are looking for an unforgettable day in Jamaica, then this is the adventure for you. You'll get to travel down the Rio Bueno river by kayak, board, raft, or tube. Then enjoy a great lunch on a private beach with spectacular views. Finally, you'll finish the day by visiting the famous Blue Hole river and waterfall that is rated the #1 place to see by Trip Advisor, and for good reason. This famous location has tropical foliage that surrounds pristine, deep blue waters that are fed by an impressive waterfall that travel through the jungle. This is a day you won't want to miss.

You will begin the adventure by meeting with your friendly excursion guide just next to the Ocho Rios cruise ship pier. Then you'll be shown tothe comfortable transportation for the scenic ride to the river and waterfall system known as the Blue Hole. This great spot has many other names such as "secret waters" and "island gully." But, whatever it's called, it is simply spectacular. Relax in the collection pool as you listen to the sounds of cascading waters. You will have approximately 1 hour at the Blue Hole.

Then it is time to head out for your river adventure. When you arrive, there are 4 options to choose from: river kayaking, river tubing, river rafting, or river boarding. At the river your experienced guide will go over the safety measures you'll need to know. You'll also be handed safety gear that is mandatory. Then, whichever water transportation was selected, you'll meet them at Rio Bueno river. There are class 1 and class 2 rapids always followed by quiet, tranquil waters. Along the way you'll be surrounded by the tropics so keep an eye out for colorful birds and native wildlife.

Your group will receive the basics on paddling as a team before you get in your raft and start the thrilling ride downstream. The number of guests per raft will vary according to weight. The river rafting shore excursion staff captain will be steering the raft as you and your boat mates use teamwork to navigate down the Rio Bueno River. Laughter and excitement will pick up as the raft goes through various sections of class 1 and 2 whitewater rapids.

Your friendly Ocho Rios kayak shore excursion guide will then go over all the easy basics for paddling your personal kayak and explain the safety information. They will then lead you down a short trail through the rainforest leading to the river where your kayaks are set-up. After any last questions, the group will get in their kayaks and follow the guide downstream. Your guides will paddle at the front of the group as the currents take the kayaks down the river. There will be exciting class 1 and 2 white water rapids followed by calm pools along the way. This is definitely suitable for beginners and families too. No kayaking or white water experience is needed. The guides will assist you the entire time.

Your Ocho Rios shore excursion guide will go over the instructions and safety information before you gather up your gear, river board and follow the group down to the river's edge. The water is cool and inviting as you jump in and begin this exciting new water sport. Your guide will lead the way downstream as you navigate using your board, hands and legs to steer. You will pass through calm areas followed by class 1 and 2 whitewater rapids for a 3-mile thrilling journey! There will be a calm part of the river where you will take a breather, relax and maybe try your rope swing skills Tarzan style.

The river tubing shore excursion guide will pass out your safety gear and take the group over the Irie Bridge and down a jungle trail to where you will launch the tubes. After a final check, you'll all jump in and the excitement starts. The river currents will take you through the rainforest as you enjoy the view during the lazy sections of the river. With each lazy section comes a thrilling class 2 rapid where the pace of the water picks up and your tube floats through the splashing white water. Coming to a bend in a lazy part of the river, you can try your Tarzan skills on the rope swing - fun to do and funnier to watch! Then you will start down the river over a few more rapids until the river calms.

Other members of your group may choose another activity while you do a different one. The river route is the same. Whichever water activity you choose to do, you will have approximately 1-1.5 hours on the river.

Regardless of the river option you purchase, once you come to the ending point on the river it will be time for you to go to the private beach for a great lunch. Powdery sand and swaying palms await you as you enjoy jerk chicken with rice and vegetable, or a pasta salad with a non-alcoholic drink. Additional food, snacks, and drinks can be purchased at the beach if customers want more than the lunch provided. Kick back and relax and enjoy the scenery with a full stomach.

Afterwards, you will return to your transportation. Then you will be taken back to the meeting point, which is close to your Ocho Rios cruise ship pier.

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Visit the famous Blue Hole river and waterfall that is rated the #1 place to see! Travel down the Rio Bueno river by kayak, board, raft, or tube. Then enjoy a great lunch on a private beach with spectacular views.


4 Reviews

Granbury, TX
Great adventure
     5/5  (Visited on January 2020)
To begin with, we found our tour guide faster than expected, which we loved! He was very knowledgeable and kept everybody entertained during the ride. The blue hole is such a beautiful place, it's like a huge natural pool we felt embraced by nature while in this excursion. The best part and actually my favorite was the tubing down the river it was really fun and there were 2 rapids. Pure adrenaline in this part. We got Jerk chicken for lunch and a soda, we sure had a great experience.
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Loved this one!
     5/5  (Visited on April 2019)
It was a bit chaotic leaving the port. We had a tough time finding the tour provider. There were lots of buses and lots of movement. We were told to board a bus that took forever to leave. Once we got going, it was about a 40 minute ride. The river tubing was a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Shawn, was fantastic. He took his time floating the 4 of us down the river. After the river, we took a short boat ride to a beach where they fed us some Jerk chicken. Yum!!!! We were able to purchase our photos from our river tubing ride. It seemed like we were short of time for the next stop- the Blue Hole. It was a long, long ride in a full bus and a wet swimsuit. We passed the cruise port on the way to Blue Hole. We were all thinking this better be worth it. We got to the place and climbed all the way to the top. Then you jump down from pool to pool. The water felt so incredibly good. On the last jump, you get to swing on a roap. I wish we had more time at the Blue Hole. It felt quite rushed but I guess hey need to keep your adrenaline going so you don't chicken out of jumping 5, 10, 15 feet into the pools. All in all a great excursion!
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So much Fun! Want to do this agin!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2017)
This is a must if your visiting Jamaica. Our tour guides took great care of us and made sure that we saw every bit of the falls leading to the beautiful blue hole. I was traveling with my 4 children, 3 of which are very active boys. They had my boys jumping off 20-30 feet high cliffs. They allowed them to go over and over again. We were kind of on a time crunch and made them aware of this upon arrival but they said no problem and made sure we got to do all of it! Thanks Javier for taking pictures. Please send them as soon as you can.
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New Hampshire
A great family adventure
     5/5  (Visited on March 2017)
This tour was fabulous! My parents did the rafting, my sister and I did the river boarding and my brother did the river kayaking. We went down the same river but all had different guides with our groups. The Blue Hole was so pretty. It is surrounded by jungle and there are little waterfalls going into it. It was nice to jump in and swim for abit. The lunch was delicious and overall the sights during the entire day were amazing. Very beautiful island.
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