Welcome to Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast


Further east, sleepy Portland parish is the least developed resort area in Jamaica, and the most rugged and beautiful. Forested mountains with deep gorges and rushing rivers spread their fingers toward fringes of white sand and cool-blue surf that rolls into beach-lined coves. There's a relaxed vibe with zero hustle – its the favorite part of Jamaica for many Jamaicans. From Port Antonio, you can explore gorgeous, untouristed beaches, or head into the mountains and rainforest for hiking and birdwatching.


Top experiences in Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

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Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast activities

$77.13 Kid Friendly

Heritage Beach Horse Ride

Enjoy exploring the beautiful island of Jamaica on horseback! After pickup from your hotel, you'll be given a brief overview and safety instruction. No experience necessary on this fun, adventurous tour! After this,your horseback riding adventure begins. First, you'll ride towards the beach. You'll pass castles and sugar factories dating back nearly 500 years ago. Watch out for herons and other water fowl as you make your way through the shallow waters. Enjoy a refreshment at the end of your ride!

$108 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cruise to Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay

After pickup from your hotel, board your 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran and stretch out on an open deck as you cruise through the Caribbean. Take in the gorgeous views of the wide-open sea as you sunbathe or lounge in the shade, while your crew takes you to beautiful Dunn’s River Falls – a must-see natural landmark in Jamaica. Along the way, stop for a swim and snorkel in the crystal waters where coral reefs teem with tropical fish.When you reach Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica's national treasures, enjoy the beautiful beach where the river meets the Caribbean Sea. Then, follow your expert guide up the falls on a mild hike to the top of the 600-foot (182-meter) cascade. As you climb, stop for a dip into one of the many refreshing lagoons created by the terraced rocks, and take in the gorgeous surroundings below. You might even recognize the pristine landscape of Dunn’s River Falls from the popular James Bond movie, Dr. No.After your adventure, climb back aboard your catamaran and enjoy a rum punch party to rhythms of authentic Jamaican music. Let your guide teach you a new dance move or two before your half-day cruise ends with transport back to your hotel.

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Blue Hole Private Tour from Ocho Rios

Your tour will begin with pickup in a private vehicle from your hotel in and around Ocho Rios. You will drive through main street and experience the beauty of the town, see clock that signifies the town center, and travel east up into the community of Exchange to see the culture of the people and the different Jamaican lifestyle. Along the way, take notice of the oldest hydroelectric plant in Jamaica. Upon arrival at the Blue Hole you will be introduced to your expert guide. Enjoy cascading waterfalls and swimming in many different pools of blue water and make sure to have a body massage from the cool refreshing waterfalls. Don't forget to explore the cave and rope swing and remember to take memorable pictures.The tour ends with a sightseeing tour of Ocho Rios before you are returned to your hotel.

$86 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jamaica Dunn's River Falls Snorkel Cruise with Music, Open Bar

On this Dunn's River Falls and snorkeling cruise you will experience an unforgettable day of fun and sun aboard a comfortable catamaran. Your driver will pick you up from the lobby of your resort and bring you to Mahogany Beach where you will enjoy a Jamaican buffet lunch (select options only) before boarding the catamaran.Once on board, we will cruise to the snorkel area. Take a dip in the warm Caribbean sea where you can swim/snorkel and enjoy the underwater picturesque view beneath you. Then back to the catamaran where you can enjoy refreshment as you sail pass Emerald hills, historical sites and numerous waterfalls before docking at the world famous Dunn's River Falls. Expert guides lead your climb up the impressive cascading 600- foot (183 meters) waterfalls. The invigorating jaunt through the scenic tropical rain forest is a primer for the fun awaiting you on the sail home. Greeted back onboard with a smile and an open bar, the DJ pumps up the volume and it's time to party!Tour duration 3 1/2 hoursSample Menu (subject to change)Jerk chicken, Spanish rice, coleslaw, breadNot available for clients from Carnival Corporation.

$88 Tours & Sightseeing

Ocho Rios Tour with Dunn's River Falls and Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves:After hotel pickup, head west along Jamaica’s northern coast to Green Grotto Caves, about 20 miles (32 km) from Ocho Rios. When you arrive, you have about one hour to explore the limestone caves, which get their name from the green algae that cover the walls. See the caves’ stalagmites, stalactites and crystal-clear underground lake, and hear about their fascinating history, which includes being an escape route during the English invasion of the 1600s and a hiding place for barrels of rum during WWII. Watch for one of the several species of bats that live in the caves, and look for small marine life like barnacles.When your time is up, head back to your tour vehicle for the drive to Dunn’s River Falls.Dunn’s River Falls:An approximate 25-minute drive back toward Ocho Rios takes you to Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most popular natural attractions, known for its lush setting and for its roles in the James Bond movie Dr. No and the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. Often called a living phenomenon because it’s continuously rebuilt from calcium carbonate and sodium deposits in the river, Dunn’s River Falls is one of the only waterfalls in the world that empties directly into the sea. When you arrive, you have an hour of free time to enjoy the falls however you wish. Just relax on the deck located near Dunn's River to admire the falls, go swimming in the natural pools at the bottom or, if you’re up for a little adventure, climb up to the top of the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls. As you walk up the ‘steps’ made by the naturally chiseled rocks, stop along the way to swim in one of the small lagoons that have formed on the different levels. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with a nice view. (The rocks can be slippery, but there are guides along the way to help you.)After your Dunn's River Falls experience, return to Ocho Rios for hotel drop-off.

$39 Tours & Sightseeing

Dunn's River Falls Tour from Ocho Rios

Explore Dunn’s River Falls on this tour in Jamaica! Departing from Ocho Rios, this exciting outdoor adventure is perfect for the whole family. After pickup from your hotel, head along the coast to the beautiful Dunn’s River Falls. Known as one of the most famous landmarks on the island of Jamaica, Dunn's River Falls is a must-see while visiting the island. The falls were also featured in the James Bond Movie Dr. No. Ian Fleming, who is the author of the James Bond movies, fell in love with Jamaica and decided the Dunn's River Falls would be a perfect addition to the movie because of the picturesque landscape.Follow your expert guide to the top of the terraced falls on a mild hike and admire gorgeous views of the scenery below. As you hike up, stop at one of the many small lagoons created by the terraced rocks. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the lagoons before continuing up the the terraced rocks to the top of the falls. After your Dunn's River Falls adventure, you'll have the chance to stop off at a fun souvenir shop before being transported back to your hotel.