Romantic river rafting shore excursion in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

With its lush tropical rainforests, pearly shores, and cascading waterfalls, it’s no wonder Ocho Rios boomed from a small fishing village into Jamaica’s cruise ship capital. But don’t worry, the port maintains its laidback vibe and sense of adventure. Cruise to Ocho Rios and climb to the top of the famous Dunn’s River Falls or go on an off-roading adventure in the jungle. Or go rafting on one of Ocho Rios’ famous rivers — there are 120 of them. Secluded and rich in natural beauty, it’s one of Jamaica’s true gems.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Jamaican Dollar (JMD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Ocho Rios

Dunn's River waterfalls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dunn's River Falls Vertical

Fall Into This

Fall Into This

The Dunn’s River Falls once inspired the local saying “where heaven spills into the sea.” Wading through the falls is a truly unique Ocho Rios experience.

Dark Pathway of Green Grotto Cave in Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Green Grotto Cave Pathway

Cave Rave

Cave Rave

Follow in the footsteps of pirates and smugglers at the Green Grotto Caves, a maze of underground limestone chambers.

Dolphin jumping for trainer at Dolphin Cove in Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dolphin Cove Training

Dolphin Date

Swim with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove Jamaica, an all-inclusive theme park in Ocho Rios. You’ll also get to hang with exotic birds, snakes and iguanas too.

Traditional Jamaican Jerk Chicken marinated with hot spice

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Jerk Chicken

Local Cuisine

Jamaica’s jerk cooking is second to none. So are its Jamaican patties, which are usually stuffed with meat and loaded with spices. Be sure to pair them with the island’s locally brewed Red Stripe lager, or a bit of rum.

Decorative wood carving artifacts in a gift shop.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Carved Wood Artifacts


If you’re looking for local crafts, woodcarvings and artisanal items, check out the stalls at Ocho Rios Craft Park. For authentic Jamaican art, a visit to Island Plaza in the heart of Ocho Rios is a must. And if it’s duty-free deals you’re after, stop by Soni’s Plaza on Main Street.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Shore excursions are the best way to explore sites outside of Montego Bay.
2 If you need to take a taxi, look for cars with JTB decals— they’re authorized by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

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