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Ocho Rios Irie Blue Hole Excursion Reviews

Ocho Rios Irie Blue Hole cruise excursion
Overall Rating
This 20 foot cascading waterfall is definitely a hidden gem in the hills of Ocho Rios. The blue hazy waters are deep enough for the exhilarating cliff jumps & dives, and children enjoy the Tarzan Rope Swing.
Member Image smariba
1 review
Not Rated
Nov 2014

This was by far one of the most beautiful, fun excursions I have ever done. The tour guides were amazing, really fun & knowledgeable. This was certainly off the beaten path, after a bit of a drive on a super bumpy road, we climb down to this beautiful waterfall on the river. The water is gorgeous, we did some climbing, jumping, swinging, swimming. It was great. The guides took tons of pictures of us. We were the only group there, it was like our own private oasis!

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Provider: Liberty Tours
Member Image SJK120
1 review
Not Rated
Jul 2014

Blue Hole was amazing!! It is a must see! Our guide, Omar was really a sweet kid! He was helpful, careful and stood by our side the entire time. You will enjoy every minute of the experience, it is beautiful. Wear water shoes and shorts. Go to The Blue Hole and ask for Omar! And give Omar a nice tip too!! He deserves it!

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Provider: Peat Taylor Tours
Member Image Procook7
1 review
Mar 2014

This company was recommended by a friend. They offer many choices, Made reservation ahead on-line, and they had our names and were expecting us. This port is very organized and it's easy to get on a tour. (Honestly doesn't look like those booked with the cruise line are any different.) The ride is about 1/2 an hour, it was interesting and you see how the people live there. Our guide spoke the whole way...There is a pretty waterfall, you get to jump into the water with several options of where to go in...either from a high jump, a lower jump or even in a cave that goes under the waterfall, and then swing from a tarzan rope in another section. You NEED water shoes...I didn't have them and wish I had. Something else I wish I would have known is that You can ask to stay longer and play in the water (once you get used to the COLD temperature), you can go on the rope again or jump again... but you need to know to ask or they tell you to go to the side and wait for the driver...we waited doing nothing for 45 minutes and then the driver said we could stay another hour and he would come back but we already got dressed. If you don't it's a pretty short excursion if you don't combine it with something else like tubing or Dunn's River falls.

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Provider: Peat Taylor
Member Image Lulabelle520
1 review
Not Rated
Feb 2014

We booked with an independent named Noel through Chris Linton tours. The whole island is full of people haranguing you for dollars, it is a very poor country. He took care of us and we never felt unsafe except for some of the crazy driving that all the locals do. Took us to the blue hole, which was incredible, Skotchies in the jerk village (best chicken we've ever eaten), and a beach where the water was so gorgeous!...all for 150 plus tip and meal. We also paid $10 for the blue hole and paid our guide Ice Cold, who was equally amazing a $20 tip. These are kids, but very attentive and practiced in navigating the falls safely with all kinds of people. The Blue Hole is not to be missed. As far as
Our driver, there always seemed to be something sketchy going on in the background. We observed him getting paid off to take us to a shop to buy souvenirs...I told my party as soon as we got there that he was getting a kickback for bringing us, it was very expensive, even though he sId he was taking us to a less expensive area. But all in all. It is the way of these very poor people. We had a great day, felt safe, he was very personable and took good care of us for what we felt was a very reasonable price and stayed with us the whole time. We were also informed at the end that the original tour guide Chris, who did pay us a visit , was going to take a cut of the money of course, so we ended up tipping him another $20 each couple. Beautiful place, but be awAre that everyone is on the take and expecting a tip for everything.

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Provider: Chris Linton tours
Member Image dispachcops
2 reviews
Not Rated
Dec 2013

Irie Blue Hole is the best of Jamaica. Imagine Dunns River Falls without 2000 people combined with cliff diving... Our guides (Mike and Taj) were the best, personable and very helpful, knew the river and falls like the back of their hands and were well deserving of their tips. Our taxi driver was ours for the day at $25/per person and was the best. Google search "Rusty Irie blue hole" to find his info. Icebread at yahoo if you cant find it yourself. Had a blast.

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Provider: Courtney
Member Image pinksugar
5 reviews
Not Rated
Nov 2013

Amazing! Awesome! Beautiful!! Totally recommend! Cliffs to jump off and ropes to swing from!! The water was really cold, but refreshing! The guy that took us from top to bottom of the Hole was Great! He carried my daughter who is 4 yrs old during the hard parts of the climb! This place hardly had any people and we had spent a good 2 hours here! It was the best part of the cruise! This place is Awesome!!!!

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Provider: Peat Taylor Tours
Member Image Jarnocan
1 review
Mar 2013
WOW, this is a phenomenal trip but a little off the beaten path, and not for the faint of heart or weak. I think this is an up and coming place to visit and it will be interesting to see what happens in the future. The guides are very talented, informative and friendly. This is a scenic trip and also part show and activity. There is a lovely waterfall which sometimes runs more forcibly; which means sometimes you can jump in from up further and climb further and sometimes it is too dangerous. It is beautiful in any condition. You watch the young men jump and dive in from various heights, even from a tall tree and then you can try and will be encouraged and helped to navigate the currents. Currently I think it is best for very small groups but they are building more walkways and facilities. Thank you Peat Taylor + Co. for taking us to this unique and lovely place and people.
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Provider: Peat Taylor
Member Image quercus alba
2 reviews
Mar 2013
Big highlight for the kids to jump into the deep water from the high cliffs. Guides hovered attentively and seemed to know what they were doing.
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Provider: Courtney Taylor

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