Welcome to Falmouth

For anyone with even a passing interest in Jamaican history and architecture, Falmouth is an essential stopover. It is a bustling, proper Jamaican town, where old ladies in their Sunday best congregate outside the limestone-bricked, English-style church and market traders ply roasted yam and sugarcane under the pretty gingerbread verandas of commerce-packed Harbour Lane. This quintessential Jamaican-ness is under threat, as there is talk of banishing the produce market from the town center and turning it into a sanitized version of Jamaican life for cruise-ship passengers.

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$59.99 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$115 Day Trips & Excursions

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.

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Falmouth Dunns River Falls and Blue Hole Excursion

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dunn's River Falls and Park, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaEnjoy 600 feet of climb on this magnificent waterfallDuration: 1 hourStop At: Blue Hole, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaExperience a little thrill and adventure, getting to see breathtaking views through a Jamaican jungle, and doing optional jumps, rope swing and swimming through caves. This waterfall is refreshing, and the views are once in a lifetime, it is a experience you won't regret, or soon forget!Duration: 1 hour

$96 Shore Excursions

Dunn's River Falls and White River Tubing Tour from Falmouth

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.

$72.18 Kid Friendly

Rainforest Adventures Jamaica Mystic Mountain Bobsled Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ocho Rios Bay Beach, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaWhere else in the world can you experience the thrill of bobsledding without the icy conditions of a snowy mountain? For the adventure of a lifetime in Jamaica, book yourself a seat on a bobsledding tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay. Buckle up, hold on and get ready for a thrilling ride through the Jamaican rainforest you won’t want to miss!Duration: 3 hours

$65 Shore Excursions

Falmouth Shore Excursion: Green Grotto Caves Tour

Spend time exploring the Green Grotto Caves of Jamaica while in port in Falmouth! Named for the green algae that cover the limestone walls of the caves, these spectacular natural wonders have a rich history.After pickup from your cruise ship port, your driver will take you to the Green Grotto Caves, located near Discovery Bay. Explore the beautiful caves and discover stalagmites, stalactites and a crystal-clear subterranean lake. Learn about the interesting history of the caves from your local guide and discover how they were used as an escape route in the 1600s. Marvel at the limestone formations and take time to explore at your leisure. After spending time in the caves, your driver will take you back to the cruise ship port.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Falmouth port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.