Welcome to Falmouth
Built on riches amassed from sugar and slavery, and advanced enough by the early 19th century to have running water before even New York City, Falmouth feels like a sunken Titanic recently raised from the deep. Little altered architecturally since the 1840s when slave emancipation dramatically reversed its fortunes, the town retains one of the finest ensembles of Tropical-Georgian buildings in the Caribbean.For... Read More
Top experiences in Falmouth
Dunns River Falls and Ocho Rios Shopping Tour
Your 6-hour tour starts with hotel pickup for the scenic drive to Dunn’s River Falls, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Montego Bay along Jamaica’s North Coast Highway. During the 1.5-hour drive, look out the window to admire views of the Caribbean and the rural countryside, and pass by the historical town of Falmouth and Columbus Park, where Christopher Columbus first landed on the island.When you arrive at this popular natural attraction — known for its lush setting and for its roles in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail and the James Bond movie Dr No — learn a bit about its characteristics, most notably how it’s one of the only waterfalls on Earth that empties directly into the ocean. Then get ready to climb up to the top! Before you begin your ascension of the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don’t bring your own) and hold hands with the people next to you. Then carefully follow your guide up the ‘steps’ formed by the naturally chiseled rocks. Stop along the way to swim in one of the small pools that have formed on the different levels, and when you reach the top, finally out of the trees, you’ll be rewarded with a nice view. Climbing the falls is optional; if you’d rather relax, just hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom or relax on the adjacent beach. Shopping option (an additional three hours):If you choose the shopping option, you’ll visit the town of Ocho Rios before heading to Dunn’s River Falls. Spend time at a shopping center and craft market to pick up gifts and souvenirs. There are plenty of requisite T-shirts and shot glasses to be found, as well as native wood carvings and other artwork, jewelry, and local rum and coffee. You can also enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants located around the area (own expense). Your day trip ends with the return drive to Montego Bay.
Mayfield Falls Tour in Jamaica
After hotel pickup, travel to Mayfield Falls, a natural water park located in the tropical forests of Hanover Parish. Depending on where you’re coming from — Falmouth, Montego Bay, Negril or Ocho Rios — enjoy the views ranging from a sugarcane field to rugged mountain scenery during your 1-hour to 2-hour-long drive. You’ll arrive at the manicured grounds of a Rasta village before following your guide on a beautiful river walk, a medium-level hike that follows the course of the Mayfield River, and the longest one of its kind in Jamaica. Head up the natural staircase with wooden handrails built into a hill that takes you to the waterfalls. Along the way, learn about the history of the river and the many varieties of plant species and birds, butterflies and indigenous wildlife found in the area.At the end of the river walk, your guide leaves you to explore the two waterfalls and 21 natural pools spread throughout the grounds at your own pace.Make your time as active or as relaxing as you like. Wade your way into the base of the Washing Machine, the tallest cascade of water here at 10 feet (3 meters) tall, and enjoy a shower from nature. Leap from cliffs into pools of water, go cave diving, or simply slip in and receive a satisfying massage from jets of natural mineral water. After about 90 minutes of frolicking in the cascades, walk back to your awaiting vehicle for transport back to your hotel.
Blue Hole Adventure from Falmouth
Your driver will pick you up at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Terminal and take you on a scenic drive along the North Coast Highway traveling through local communities. Your first stop is at Discovery Bay. Here you will learn some historical facts about Jamaica and get a panoramic view of where Columbus landed when he first visited Jamaica in 1494.Then, you will travel through local communities up into the mountain where you will find the most spectacular cascading waterfalls. Learn about the history and culture of Jamaica while driving through the small towns and also see the different lifestyle of the people. Once you arrive at the Falls you will be introduced to the guides that will navigate you on the excursion and ensure your safety. Enjoy nature in paradise at the Blue Hole. You can swim in the blue hole, climb in the caves backwards, jump off cliffs, rope swing or just enjoy a good body massage in the water. Make sure to get some memorable photographs. Your time at the blue hole is approximately one hour.After the blue hole, your driver will take you to the popular Scotchies for lunch (cost not included). Enjoy a taste of authentic Jamaican jerk chicken or pork.Your day tour continues with a trip to the Bamboo Blu beach where you will spend an hour. Enjoy some of the most pristine white sand beaches and calmest water in Jamaica. Relax on the beach before going back to your cruise. We will ensure your timely return to the port.
Jamaica Bobsledding Tour
In this unique Jamaican vacation activity, you’ll get a taste of being on the world-famous Jamaican bobsled team. The exciting sport of bobsledding grabbed international headlines in 1988 when 4 guys from Jamaica donned their lycra bodysuits and hurtled down the mountain at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The unlikely-but-true story of a team from sunny Jamaica competing in the icy, winter sport of bobsledding captured the world’s attention in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings. Now you have the chance to join the fun in the sun!Departing Montego Bay, you'll travel through picturesque countryside towards the eco-park in Ocho Rios. The scenic drive along the north coast passes through the historic town of Falmouth, known for its Georgian style houses and links with Christopher Columbus. On arrival at your bobsledding destination, you'll be intrigued by the layout and design of the park. Stretching from Dunns River Falls at a height of 700 ft (215m), the winding 3,200 ft (975m) course is an exotic habitat for local flora and fauna. With natural springs, indigenous plants and diverse species of birds, the landscape you will ride through is a great introduction to Jamaica’s beautiful jungles. The track was built into the existing natural landscape, ensuring the least amount of impact on the local wildlife as possible.Your Jamaican bobsled adventure begins with a little instruction, and you’ll soon find that the bobsled is simple and easy to operate. A hand brake allows you to control your speed at all times. It’s up to you if you want to slow down and enjoy the scenery, or get your heart pumping as you let go of the brakes and speed down the hill! Hotel pickup and drop off from Montego Bay is included on this fun day trip.So what are you waiting for? Book your seat today for a truly unique adventure in Jamaica and enjoy some cool runnings of your own!
Falmouth Shore Excursion: Blue Hole and Secret Falls Express plus Shopping
Meet your friendly and professional tour guide at the designated meeting point near the Falmouth cruise ship port. Once you board the clean, air-conditioned bus you will travel east towards the north coast until you reach Ocho Rios. Along the way, your guide will give you loads of information about the beautiful island of Jamaica. You will be in awe as you look at the breathtaking coastline. There will be a stop at Coconut Tree Rest Stop, Discovery Bay.After the scenic drive you will head to Blue Hole and Secret Falls just in time to meet your waterfalls knowledgeable guide who will be your best friend for the next two hours until the end of the activity. Unspoiled, the Blue Hole oasis offers an array natural beauty and fun. Take in the gorgeous bright blue water in the natural mineral pool surrounded by lush, tropical rain-forest. Have a blast jumping off the edge into the deep pool, swinging on Tarzan ropes, or swimming up under the caves. Then, there will be a 5-minute hike through the woods to the amazing Secret Falls where can allow the cascading waters to hug you while you take amazing photo shots.After an electrifying experience at the waterfalls you will be taken to do hassle-free shopping in Ocho Rios. Search for souvenirs, rums, coffee, T-shirts and more! Once your shopping is complete, you will be taken to lunch at Scotchies Outdoor Garden Restaurant. Enjoy an authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and pork lunch for an additional cost.After lunch you will be transported back to the Falmouth cruise ship port.
Falmouth Shore Excursion: Dunn's River Falls and White River Tubing
After pickup from the Falmouth cruise ship pier, head to Dunn's River Falls.When you arrive, begin the upward climb of over 600 feet o the top. Join hands with your fellow climbers, as your local guide shows yo the best route over the rocks. Make sure to bring your waterproof camera and waterproof shoes (they are also available for rent). Your guide will be happy to take your photo along the way at one of the many cool plunge pools you'll encounter as you journey upwards.After Dunn's River falls, you will make your way to the head waters of Jamaica's famous White River. Upon arrival to the White River, begin your river tubing adventure! There are bathrooms, changing rooms, and life jackets available at the beginning of the tour. During your trip down river you will travel through 7 rapids to the midway stop where you can swim, drink a cold beer, or enjoy a complimentary fruit punch. There are bathroom facilities at this stop as well. Glide through lush tropical greenery and take in the amazing scenery as you gently wind down the lazy river. This is a journey that you will not forget. Your driver, will safe guard your belongings during the trip, and will meet you at the end of your ride.The river tubing adventure lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on the time you spend at the midway stop. This tour is guided, with two guides leading groups from 5-15 people. After the day out exploring some of Jamaica's most natural wonders, head back to the Falmouith port.