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openwater April 14th, 2012 05:39 PM

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
 
Hi! My family of four will be in Ocho Rios in December. We are looking for recommendations for the best Carnival shore excursions. It is me, my husband, our son (15), and our daughter (13). We are all in fairly good shape and like a bit of adventure.

Donna April 14th, 2012 06:33 PM

If you haven't already done Dunns River falls, you all may enjoy that?? I would recommend just booking through the cruiseline...

JQH April 30th, 2012 01:25 PM

I second Dunns River Falls. Definitely a good time. We did a party boat there that allowed us some time on the beach after and then had a party going back to the ship.

Stay close to the port and don't venture out on your own.

Trip April 30th, 2012 02:18 PM

I will say ditto for you to go to Dunns River. Check private excursions vs ships tours....there is no need to overpay for this excursion.

Get everybody a pair of beach shoes, you will need them as the rocks are slippery. There is a walkway along side, if by chance someone does not want to walk the rocks, but, it sounds like you all will love the physicality of it..

courtneytaylor May 15th, 2012 12:08 PM

'independent operator
 
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Originally Posted by openwater (Post 1425023)
Hi! My family of four will be in Ocho Rios in December. We are looking for recommendations for the best Carnival shore excursions. It is me, my husband, our son (15), and our daughter (13). We are all in fairly good shape and like a bit of adventure.

Booking a private guide won't cost you anymore than booking through the ship from this port as the falls is 5mins drive. However if you do book a private guide you pay $27 to the Falls but what can be added is sight seeing, shopping, beach and lunch stops for $15 more.

I am highly recommended on many boards and one of the reason why is i try to beat every one prices. You get your own private van and no rush

Potter September 21st, 2012 10:10 AM

Daughter and I booked with the ship the Cool Runnings excursion loved it so much that husband and I booked it for this Feb.

Truck Cruiser September 24th, 2012 07:10 AM

You would probably enjoy Mystic mountain. Beautiful scenery and they have zip lining and the bobsled ride.

shycruiser June 19th, 2013 03:02 PM

concur with dunns falls!

storybookcruises.com June 19th, 2013 04:31 PM

Definitely don't need to do any 'Carnival' shore excursions in Ocho Rios, that's for sure! For example, it's much cheaper, quicker, and easier to do Dunns River Falls on your own. Just grab a taxi. As was stated, it's only 5 minutes down the road. That way you can stay as long as you want instead of doing it on their time. Plus, if you plan it right, you can get there when the cruise line's shore excursions aren't there and there will be a whole lot less people. Nothing more frustrating that being at the falls with hundreds of other people! We find out the time of the ship's excursions and go in between their times - makes for a much nicer experience.

And if you don't feel comfortable with a taxi (there are always taxis both at the pier and at the falls), then there are several wonderful independent companies, such as Shore Trips, that you can book - much less crowded.

Pete


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