No matter which port you call at, there’s an amazing array of spectacular shore excursions that allow you to truly explore the wonders of Jamaica. From soaring high in the skies to splashing in crystal-clear waters – this idyllic island has so much to offer. If you’re thinking of cruising to this deliciously delightful destination, take a look at these top five shore expeditions that we think will have you smiling from ear to ear…
Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios
This is without a doubt one of the Caribbean’s most popular tourist attractions – nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element! Stand back and enjoy its beauty or get stuck in and climb to the top of these magnificent waterfalls. Enjoy lunch with a view, and later you can even board the Sky Explorer chairlift for an amazing journey through the rainforest canopy. Heard of the film Cool Runnings? Well, climb into a bobsled of your own and control your speed as you race down Mystic Mountain – on a course built in honour of Jamaica’s Olympic bobsled glory. This fun-filled excursion will stay with you forever.
H’evans Scent Zipline, Ocho Rios
If you’re looking for thrill and adventure, this excursion should well and truly be at the top of your bucket list. You’ll start with a climb up the side of the mountain, and at the top you’ll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who’ll guide you through how it all works – so don’t be worried if you’ve never done anything like this before. With five different ziplines to have a go at, you’ll be a pro in no time! There’s a long and exciting zipline offering stunning views of the island below, as well as the ‘Leap of Faith’ which allows you to have a three second free fall. There’s also one named ‘The Screamer’ – a 50ft high swing. Will you be brave enough?!
Horseback Ride n’ Swim, Negril
For something slightly more relaxed – but by no means lacking excitement – make sure to take up this unique adventure in Negril. Sit astride your gentle horse as you make your way through the scenic countryside of Jamaica – you’ll even pass 18th century ruins and dramatic ocean overlooks before finally arriving at the Caribbean sea. Here you’ll ride along the beach as well as actually in the crystal-clear water – this is horse-riding like never before! If you’re with a partner, this trip couldn’t be more romantic.
River Rafting, Martha Brae River, Falmouth
This unique activity isn’t your average excursion! Take a seat on a bamboo raft and get floating away, and prepare yourself for a relaxing journey downstream. Enjoy peacefully coasting down this three mile river as your guide tells you all about the local area and the surrounding shrubbery. You’ll even learn about local stories and legends, adding a dash of extra magic to this gentle cruise. Gaze at the lush forests surrounding you and listen to the pleasant chirps of tropical birds as you pass by – you’ll feel completely at one with nature.
Freewheelin’ In The Blue Mountains, Kingston
Want to see Jamaica’s marvellous mountainsides and the spectacular hills of the world-famous Blue Mountains? Well now you can, on wheels! You’ll travel to the highest point of the Blue Mountains accessible by vehicle – 5600 feet above sea level – before descending down on bike, leisurely passing by lush tropical scenery. On the journey, you’ll stop off and enjoy a tasty Jamaican brunch, as well as visiting historical sites and local markets. And when your epic bike ride comes to an end, you can cool off with a swim at a secluded waterfall – perfect!
If you’ve already booked your cruise with us, our team are on hand to go through the details of any available shore excursions with you – just give us a quick call on our freephone number, 0800 107 1590.
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