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Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay

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Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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Sail through the Caribbean aboard a catamaran to the place where Dunn's River Falls empties into the sea. Stop to snorkel among schools of tropical fish and living coral. At Dunn's River Falls, climb the terraced pools to the top of the falls for spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. On the return catamaran voyage, enjoy rum punch and island music. Lunch, snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay hotels are included.
  • Half-day catamaran cruise to Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay
  • Snorkel over a coral reef in the Caribbean in search of tropical fish
  • Climb to the summit of Dunn’s River Falls with your expert guide
  • Swim in a picturesque lagoon and admire magnificent views
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch
  • Sip rum punch as you listen to Jamaican music on board
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
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Jamaican Catamaran Cruise to Dunn's River Falls
Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off from Montego Bay and Ocho Rios
Snorkeling & Swimming (snorkeling equipment included)
Lunch & Rum Punch
Explore Dunn's River Falls and swim in the lagoons or climb the terraced rocks
Entertainment on board catamaran
Opportunity to snorkel over spectacular coral reefs
Gratuities

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We provide pickups from all major hotels. ARRIVAL TIME Please note: the time selected during checkout is your arrival time, not hotel pickup time. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time depending on hotel location. HOTEL PICK-UP The hotel pickup times vary based on distance. Our reservations team will reach out to the guests to advise on their specific hotel pickup time. Please make sure to check your emails for this information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Following pickup from your hotel in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, transfer to the marina to board your boat.

Climb aboard the 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran and find a comfortable place on the deck to enjoy the views. As you glide out of the harbor, watch the coast slip away and the turquoise blue Caribbean fill your view. Catch some rays on the open deck or relax in the shaded portion of the boat while the ship heads for Dunn's River Falls. 

Your captain will choose a snorkeling location depending on the day's conditions. Slip on the provided mask, fins, and snorkels and plunge into the warm water. Swim over reefs of living coral to see schools of colorful tropical fish. Feel free to ask your crew for any snorkeling guidance.

Back on the boat, continue to Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most famous landmarks. Disembark on the beach where the falls empty into the ocean, then follow your guide up the 600-foot (182-meter) trek that takes you to the top of the falls. Along the way, stop for quick swims in one of the many lagoons created by the terraced cascades. Enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding landscape from the top.

After returning from your trek, climb back on to the catamaran for the return sail. Indulge in some rum punch and listen to some traditional island music. 

Your day ends with transportation back to your Ocho Rios or Montego Bay hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
CHUKKA Ocean Outpost at Sandy Bay
After pickup from your hotel, board your 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran and stretch out on an open deck as you cruise through the Caribbean. Take in the gorgeous views of the wide-open sea as you sunbathe or lounge in the shade, while your crew takes you to beautiful Dunn’s River Falls – a must-see natural landmark in Jamaica. Along the way, stop for a swim and snorkel in the crystal waters where coral reefs teem with tropical fish.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dunn's River Falls and Park
Follow your expert guide up the falls on a mild hike to the top of the 600-foot (182-meter) cascade. As you climb, stop for a dip into one of the many refreshing lagoons created by the terraced rocks, and take in the gorgeous surroundings below. You might even recognize the pristine landscape of Dunn’s River Falls from the popular James Bond movie, Dr. No.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
CHUKKA Ocean Outpost at Sandy Bay
After your adventure, climb back aboard your catamaran and enjoy a rum punch party to rhythms of authentic Jamaican music. Let your guide teach you a new dance move or two before your half-day cruise ends with transport back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: Operator cannot pickup from Sandals resorts
  • It is recommended that you bring swimwear, towel and water shoes for climbing Dunn's River Falls
  • Note: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chukka Caribbean Adventures Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay.
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What is the social distancing policy during Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling & Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios/Montego Bay.

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  • "I would not recommend this excursion if you do not want to be away from your resort all day." See review

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star-5
Birthday celebration 🎉
Latosha_H
, Aug 2022
What a way to celebrate a birthday them rum punch 🥊 had everybody lit and rocking out… everybody was turn up…
star-5
I had the time of my life!!!
Keisha_J
, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time on this party boat. Everything about this tour was amazing from picking us up from the hotel to dropping us off at the boat. The host Ms. Sofia and the driver Mr. Brown made the experience that much better. The Dunns River your and the guider were patient and supportive. The lunch and free drinks were also good. I would do this tour again and again.
star-5
Real nice experience
Sam_S
, Aug 2022
We had a real good time on this trip. Mama T and John made our trip fun and safe with a lot of good conversation. Snorkeling was a bit short on time. The Dunn falls experience was awesome!!! The trip back with music and dancing was epic. The crew were very professional. The DJ and host were awesome!!! Being on the open water was amazing. It’s on the pricy side but we definitely had a good good time.
star-5
My favorite excursion
Tracey_G
, Jul 2022
What a party! I had a great time. The energy, the music and the drinks were awesome. Highly recommend
star-5
Perfect for any type of crowd
mcool43v3r
, Jul 2022
Great trip! Would do again! Remarkable hosts and team. Energy was great and most definetly felt accamodated for every need along the journey.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Time!
Keyondra_J
, Jul 2022
We had a great time on the party boat! We got the chance to snorkel, laugh, and dance with friends. Duns River was also amazing. I enjoyed climbing the waterfall. The tour guides are very friendly and make you feel at home and safe.
star-5
Great full day experience!
Randy_H
, Jul 2022
Snorkeling is nice (water is not too cold) but not a lot of fish (not tour’s fault). Dun River falls is about 45 minutes to an hour and awesome! You must have closed toe shoes - recommend actual water shoes as you need the tread on your shoes. Staff was great! Also get water proof camera bag. A must have! So bring snacks as lunch is at 3ish after all activities. Know these things and you will have a great experience like we did!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best experience
Marie_L
, May 2022
This was amazing. The crew on the boat made it so much fun. The DJ was jamming, drinks on point. On our return back the captain made sure those seating in the front got wet. Everyone had an awesome time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great experience
Tricia_H
, May 2022
Great trip! Drive up was a history overview of Jamaica. Nice clean bus. Catamaran was large shared boat. Snorkeling first, Dunns falls second, party on boat & DJ with rum/punch/coke third, then off to lunch around 3 at Margaritaville. Food was tasty. All crew were very kind! Only negative is you can’t lounge swim In the falls. Must stay walking up with your group through the water. Mostly for safety which I understand.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great Way To See Ochos from Montego
Rebecca_P
, Apr 2022
We chose this tour because it was the only way for us to get to Dunn's Falls from Montego and IT WAS WORTH IT. Dunn's Falls is amazing and we got great photos! We had a great meal at Margaritaville (not my first choice but whatever..) and the tour guides were amazing. The driver Derrick was excellent despite the SEVEN hour traffic delay we got caught in on the holiday weekend. The catamaran party was amazing and high energy - complete with a DJ on board! The reason I would rate this a 4/5 stars is because we had to stop by the CHUKKA headquarters to sign in for a third time after filling out paperwork via iPad on the bus ride - it seemed unnecessary and wasted a lot of time getting all 40 people together and corralled. The sign in process was too rigorous compared to the 20+ other Viator tours I've done in other countries all over the world. Thank you, CHUKKA, for offering this tour to allow us to see a part of Jamaica that we otherwise would not have gotten to see!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best time ever !
Nancy_G
, Apr 2022
Our bus guide Tasheena or Mama T was excellent and full of positive vibes. She provided us a little history of Jamaica, a little song and a lot of good vibes. Our restrooms stops were always clean. We did not have not one negative experience. Snorkeling was so much fun. Dunn’s river has two options you can either do the dry walk or the climb up the slippery rocks. Taking the dry walk is still just as fulfilling because you can still get the views and you still get to go in the pools in the falls. Afterwards the snorkeling and river you get the best party in the boat. The rum punch is fantastic. So much fun!!! Please make sure you bring enough money for tips these people's livelihoods depend on your tips. The jerk chicken lunch was fantastic as well. This trip is a must😀
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Cheri_S
, Mar 2022
Such an awesome time. If your bus driver tells you to check out stinky toes... don't do it...hahaha... only wish catamaran would have lasted longer. Falls was definitely the highlight of the trip
star-2
Too much waiting
Adam_M
, Mar 2022
5-6 hrs of transportation and waiting and 3 hrs of activity from montego bay. This excursion is not for families with kids under 18 either.. 3 hrs was enjoyable. 5-6 hrs was not.
star-5
Must do
Magdala_P
, Feb 2022
It was so much fun, they really know how to party. I want to do it again. Everyone was very pleasant to deal with.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fun day, sun day
Laura_D
, Jan 2022
The fun atmosphere on board the boat made the whole day enjoyable. The falls were gorgeous and lunch was delicious. EAT BREAKFAST AND GET COFFEE before you leave. There was no time to stop. Also, there's about a 2 hour bus drive depending on when you get picked up
star-5
Thumbs UP!!!
Jennifer_N
, Oct 2021
The Chukka catamaran cruise excursion was too much fun. The tour guides were lively and made sure we all had a blast. Worth the price!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A TRUE JAMAICA EXPERIENCE
Abigail_M
, Sep 2021
The communication between the host and I was great. I didn't need to wait long to get the information I was requesting - This alone made me feel comfortable about my decision to book. The excursion itself was AMAZING!! Every single part of it was great. We were picked up at our hotel in Montego Bay and had about an hour and a half drive to Ocho Rios where the catamaran waited. Along the ride, our driver gave us historical facts about the areas we traveled into. Once we were in the boat, we had a DJ playing Jamaican tunes! Snorkeling was fun as well - it was only about 30 minutes but it made sense since the Dunn's River Falls climb took some time and the crew wanted to ensure we got enough time to do everything. The team (from captains to guides) was exceptional! Anything we needed, we got and they were not afraid to also have a great time with us. They smiled the entire time and made sure everyone had a nice cup of rum punch in their hands lol. The party on the way back to Margaritville was SOOOOO FUN! When I'm telling you it was hard to not dance the entire time, I mean it! There was a great mixture of hip hop, calypso, soca, and dance hall. So good! If I could rate this experience a 10, I would! No complaints, I definitely will be back!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I would definitely do it again!!
Danielle_J
, Dec 2020
The staff was helpful, fun, and friendly. The food and music was Great. And the rum punch was amazing!!!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Dunn's River Falls
alissarath223
, Oct 2019
I would not recommend this excursion if you do not want to be away from your resort all day. We left our hotel at 8am and did not return until 6pm. The drive was over two hours each way. The boat ride and snorkeling was fun. I enjoyed my time at the falls and it was extremely beautiful. I was under the impression that our guides on the boat would also guide us up the falls as well. This was not the case and we were given different guides at the falls. I enjoyed my time at the falls but it was soon ruined at the end when the guide expected we provide him with a tip. His exact words were 'I treat you good, you treat me good.' We weren't even out of the water yet and he had us blocked. Of course, we were in the falls so we had no money on us and told him this and he said he would be waiting by the boat. Sure enough, all the guides were waiting by the boat when we arrived. This made us feel very uncomfortable. We already paid a good amount for this excursion and we felt we were expected to tip for every little thing. The guides at the falls expected to be tipped, the workers on the boat, the driver of the excursion, and the tour guide. Be prepared to bring money to tip!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Catamaran Party!
Lydia S
, Jun 2019
Took 11 family members on this trip - was a lot of fun and they all loved it! We snorkeled before going to Dunn's River Falls but the falls were the highlight of the trip. It is an experience you do not want to miss!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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