We went tubing down the White River and then hiked up Dunn's River Falls. It was probably my favorite excursion of the trip. One thing I didn't like is they took up to a couple of shop before the fun started and tried to make us feel obligated to purchase something. I asked the tour guide why they did this and they said the shops have a contract with the cruise ships to bring passengers there.
To many ships in port and some confusion with the guides, we were a group of ten and they linked us with another group, which we seem to have overlooked, other groups arriving after us were taken in first and after many of the group complained they finally looked after us.
At $49pp this was well worth the $$ Of course you will still (and always) have to battle crowds to get to your excursion but this was the best bang for the buck. Great time battling UP river. NO time constraints and lots of fun. Go in your bathing suit and have fun!!!
Did not understand that you can climb up the falls on the rocks. So bring your bathing suits and prepare to get wet. I did not do the climb and you don't have to. You can take the steps and path to different viewing platforms along the way. If you climb the falls, you start at the bottom where it flows into the ocean. So you start on the beach in your tour group and head up the falls. Looked like fun in the water.
We had a blast on this tour (well, the Dunn's River Falls part.) Climbing up the falls was a challenge, but the guides did a good job of keeping you going. Definitely a sense of accomplishment at finishing! Second part (Bamboo Beach Club, non-VIP) wasn't as good -- uncomfortable chairs, sketchy food, watery drinks.
Climbed up the 150 Foot Waterfall (not next to the waterfall, actually in it) with my family. Water shoes are necessary as well as a swim suit! Doable for myself, fiance, and my 9 and 7 year olds. It was great fun!
We loved Dunn's River Falls - it's a little dicey in parts (in the US this would never fly - liability would be too high in letting people climb up a waterfall). But great fun!
We did an excursion which included lunch, and probably shouldn't have. We had no time for shopping at Dunn's River Falls or anywhere else. We ate lunch at 3pm and were just starving by the time we ate. If I was going to do it again, I'd just hire a taxi in the port and head to Dunn's River Falls on our own. There were food options and shopping right there, we could have spent the entire day there easily.
Hiking Dunn's River Falls was amazing. Here's the link to my review on tripadvisor
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