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Blue Hole

Negril, Jamaica

The Basics

The Blue Hole features majestic waterfalls pouring into it from the sides and thick rain forest vegetation growing around its rocky perimeter. Since it's not an official tourist board attraction, the site lacks the vendor kiosks and organized queues typical to other natural attractions such as the busy Dunn’s River Falls. As such, the Blue Hole feels like a hidden gem. For thrill seekers, its blue waters are an excellent place to go swimming, try cliff jumping, or use the rope swing.

A tour guide can provide advice on the safest places for jumping and swimming, as well provide intel on local flora and fauna. Most travelers arrive on a group tour or shore excursion from Negril, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, or Montego Bay. The Blue Hole is often a stop on tours that include river tubing on the nearby White River, a visit to Dunn’s River Falls, or shopping in Montego Bay.

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Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
star-4.5
$125.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Super experience
Fantastic day exploring the wonderful Dunns with our brilliant guide The Man Winston and then onto the more edgy blue hole and secret falls with the fab David and Ryan (and a particularly nice aroma through the forest 😉). Garfield our driver was superb and the font of all knowledge as our guide through northern Jamaica!!
Steve_H, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

star-5
Excellent tour…magnificent Marlon!
Robert_W, Nov 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Marlon was an excellent guide who expertly memorized all our names and made the trip very enjoyable…he gave us bonus cultural history of Jamaica which was fun & insightful! The mini-bus was very clean & relaxing! The river falls and blue hole experiences and guides were excellent. Highly recommend this tour but more so Marlon! Well done
star-4
Blue Hole great, Dunns River Falls not so much
flwolve, Dec 2021
Ocho Rios Blue Hole and Dunn River
The Blue Hole was one of the best experiences that we have ever done. Very fun and exhilarating. I did not like Dunns River Falls at all but my family liked it. Imagine 200 people all climbing a slippery waterfall at the same time. I ended up with bruises and cuts from various rocks. The tour company was excellent though.
star-5
Dunn's River and Blue Hole
Yolanda_N, Dec 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
I had a blast! Dunn's River and Blue Hole is a must see and experience. Be brave at Blue Hole to get the full experience. The tour guys are amazing!
star-5
Amazing
Karen_H, Jul 2021
Blue Hole Adventurous and Relaxing River Tubing water Activities in Ocho Rios
Mr Cooper was absolutely amazing and it was a private tour! Just us. He even called ahead to make sure we had a great guide for the blue hole and took us to kfc which in Jamaica is nothing like us kfc. I would recommend any tour with coopa tours!!!!
star-5
Breathing taking
Jacquel_M, Sep 2021
Blue Hole & Secret Falls Day Trip plus Shopping from Runaway Bay
This place was so breathing taking. The people who took us on the tour these gentlemen cared about everyone safety. I Highly recommend this excursion before leaving Montego Bay! Thank you for all you do. Jacquel RN/ MSN
star-5
Waterfalls are Must Do
Robert_A, Jan 2022
Private Waterfall Tour: Dunn's River Falls, Blue Hole & Secret Falls
Tour was amazing. The guide gave us a history lesson about Jamaica ion the way. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. It was better doing the private tour as we didn’t have to be rushed and we’re able to really check out the waterfalls. We stopped at a great jerk hut for lunch on way back. Would def recommend
star-5
Worth the money! But a long day.
Sheryl_H, Dec 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
The guide Oliver was incredibly helpful to me (older woman with bad knees) so I could climb the entire falls!! Marlon our driver was very fun!
star-5
Rain and Shine it was a great time
Ryan_A, Dec 2021
Ocho Rios Blue Hole and Dunn River
We had a great time! Would recommend to anyone who visits Jamaica! Our driver Wayne was very nice and accommodating.
star-5
Mr. Trevor of Coopa Tours for the win!
Kowuana_J, Nov 2021
Blue Hole, Dunn's River Falls Luminous Lagoon Excursion From Montego Bay
Mr. Trevor was a phenomenal guide!! He was patient, informative and kind. He educated us on towns and history via our ride to the excursions. We really enjoyed everything about the tour. Book with Coopa Tours. You will not be disappointed.
star-5
Perfect for adventurous kiddos!
layne_P, Dec 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
We had a fantastic driver Marlon and the guides at the site were amazing. Shout out to Thompson and Peter (photographer) at Duns River and all the amazing guides at Blue hole. So much fun. You made my kids trip. They haven’t stopped talking about it!
star-5
Great Private Tour
Naimah_D, Oct 2021
Dunn's River Falls & Blue Hole Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
Chris was excellent! He was flexible, accommodating to request, knowledgeable and courteous. After both waterfall tours, we asked about authentic Jamaican food and he took us to the Jerk Shack, which was amazing. He also took us by a duty free shop where we bought souvenirs. I highly recommend using Chris as a private tour. Worth every penny!
star-5
Worth every penny!
Erika_P, Oct 2021
Blue Hole and Secret Falls plus Luminous Lagoon (Glistening Water) Private Tour
Bailey was an excellent driver and really catered to our needs. He made sure we were taken care of at each activity and made great suggestions of things to do in between our scheduled activities.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A bathing suit and water shoes are a must. In order to enjoy the Blue Hole without worrying about your belongings, be prepared to leave phones and wallets in the tour vehicle or with your tour guide.

  • Swimming and cliff jumping at the Blue Hole is not recommended for kids under 10 years old.

  • There are land-based walk-around options for those who don't wish to jump the cliffs.

  • Life jackets are available for loan at the site.

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How to Get There

The Blue Hole is located on Thatch Hill Road, deep in the forested hills of St. Ann Parish. It is a a 20-minute drive from downtown Ocho Rios. It can be difficult to find, so most travelers arrive as part of a guided tour.

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When to Get There

The Blue Hole and Secret Falls are open from 7am to 5pm. A popular destination for those staying in Ocho Rios, it can get crowded, so the best time to arrive to beat the crowds is first thing in the morning. Jamaica's rainy season, in May, October, and November can make the rocks slick and difficult to climb.

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White River Tubing

Many tours that stop at the Blue Hole often combine the excursion with tubing on the nearby White River. This lazy river tubing experience is a great alternative to the cliff-jumping and swimming in the waterfalls at the Blue Hole. Even small kids and non-swimmers can enjoy a float down a river through the tropical rain forest.

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