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“Once in a lifetime experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunn's River Falls and Park

Dunn's River Falls and Park
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Jamaica Dunn's River Falls Party Cruise with Snorkeling
Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Ocho Rios
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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“Once in a lifetime experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

My husband and I took the catamaran cruise (run by Island Routes) that was offered at Sandals Grande Riviera. Once we arrived at the Dunn's River Falls, the staff at Dunn's River were extremely helpful. The tour guides put us into groups of approximately 10 people. Each group was led by two guides. The guides got us pumped and excited before we started climbing the falls. Once we were at the bottom of the falls, the guides asked all group members to hold hands and form a chain. This is definitely necessary because everyone needed extra help at some point! When looking up from the bottom of the falls, it is extremely intimidating, and we didn't know if we would be able to climb all the way up. However, we made it!! On the way up, there is a little natural waterslide as well as different natural pools where you can jump in. Word of caution: the water is EXTREMELY cold!! Also, this is an extremely physical excursion. As you are climbing directly in the waterfalls, the rocks are very slippery and the water pressure is strong. You will need to have water shoes; however, if you do not have water shoes, you can purchase these at the falls. It takes approximately one hour to climb to the top (approximately 600 ft). It was an awesome experience, and we were so excited to say that we made it to the top. Once we completed the climb, our guide, who filmed the entire climb, attempted to sell us a DVD for $40. We did not purchase the DVD, unfortunately, and now we regret it. You go down a series of stairs to get back down to the beach. On the way down, there are several vendors who try to sell handmade crafts or try to braid your hair; however, if you do not want to purchase anything, all you have to say is a polite "no thank you" and they will not bother you any more. This was definitely an amazing experience and something that a visitor to Jamaica should not miss!!

Visited March 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Ladybug”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

It was great climbing the falls. The tour guides were fun. The video was not worth buying. Take a water camera.

Visited February 2012
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

The falls is a great place to go with family or just couples or even friends. full of laughs and fun. you need shoes to climb the falls if you dont wanna slip or step on any harsh rocks. you'll see little vendors on your walk in to the falls.. bargain them down to a good price or just bring your own if your planning on doing the falls.

Visited February 2012
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“a little disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Not much to do if you decide not to walk up the falls

Visited February 2012
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North Cambridge, Vermont, United States
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“The falls are four stars, the people scene less so.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

The falls are amazing, definitely worth the trip. I'm very glad I read the reviews before I went. The guide system and "craft village" I had no use for. The holding hands in a big chain while a "guide" takes pictures to sell you is not how I roll. My wife and six and nine year old sons had no problem climbing the falls unassisted. Non-climbing family took pictures from the dry trail alongside the falls. When you exit the falls at the top, the signs direct you to turn right into the hawker gauntlet...DON'T. You are below the elevation of the parking lot, having walked down to the beach to start the ascent. Turn left and you'll curve back around to the right and have an unpestered stroll back to where you entered. Gorgeous waterfall if you avoid the tourist-trap.

Visited March 2012
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