Ocho Rios Irie Blue Hole Excursion Reviews

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.
Taken by our private tour guide to The Blue Hole and it was amazing.
Taken by our private tour guide to The Blue Hole and it was amazing. Our guide that took us around the Blue Hole was great and truly amazing with my daredevil 9 year old son who wanted to do it all.
Taken by our private tour guide to The Blue Hole and it was amazing. Our guide that took us around the Blue Hole was great and truly amazing with my daredevil 9 year old son who wanted to do it all. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great fun.
Great fun. Even with water issue so we couldn't go behind the falls.
Great fun. Even with water issue so we couldn't go behind the falls. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We scheduled a private tour to the Blue Hole and a beach with Dr.
We scheduled a private tour to the Blue Hole and a beach with Dr. Fun tours. The Blue Hole was beautiful and it was fun jumping from the waterfalls, but I was disappointed that it was incredibly busy the day we were there. There must ... Read More
We scheduled a private tour to the Blue Hole and a beach with Dr. Fun tours. The Blue Hole was beautiful and it was fun jumping from the waterfalls, but I was disappointed that it was incredibly busy the day we were there. There must have been several hundred people with the same idea! Our guide indicated that he'd never seen it so busy there. While I have no complaints about Dr. Fun tours (good communication and service), I'm not sure I would visit the Blue Hole off a cruise again-it was just too busy to really enjoy. The drive through Jamaica was impressive, though, and we'd love to go back sometime for a longer stay. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It is several water falls into a big blue pool.
It is several water falls into a big blue pool. You need water shoes not sandles for good traction on steep wet surfaces. A women in front of us was crossing the narrow stream with workers help and sliped and split open her knee and had to ... Read More
It is several water falls into a big blue pool. You need water shoes not sandles for good traction on steep wet surfaces. A women in front of us was crossing the narrow stream with workers help and sliped and split open her knee and had to go to hospital. We turned around and went back up to watch the brave younger people jump from water fall into blue hole. After that we went to tube down a nice cool river and have a jerk chiken lunch. very relaxing Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The first stop was supposed to be Montego Bay, Jamaica, but they announced the day before that we ...
The first stop was supposed to be Montego Bay, Jamaica, but they announced the day before that we were going to Ocho Rios, instead. We didn't care, because we didn't have anything planned for that day. When we got there, we ... Read More
The first stop was supposed to be Montego Bay, Jamaica, but they announced the day before that we were going to Ocho Rios, instead. We didn't care, because we didn't have anything planned for that day. When we got there, we disembarked, walked through the gauntlet of taxi drivers, explored the tourist fake town a bit, and then found another taxi driver to take us to the Blue Hole (a series of waterfalls on the White River with places to play in the water). Everything (taxi drivers and Lonely Planet) said that the entrance fee would be $10, but it was $15 instead - we barely had enough cash on hand for that and for the driver. But it was a fun time there, and a decent exposure to Jamaicans having Boxing Day fun. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The Blue Hole experience was amazing.
The Blue Hole experience was amazing. Unforgettable. My best adventure on cruising
The Blue Hole experience was amazing. Unforgettable. My best adventure on cruising Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Had a great time, was well organized and got more than we expected.
Had a great time, was well organized and got more than we expected. We left on time and had a nice drive. Driver was friendly. We got to Island Gully Falls and hiked up waterfalls with a guide, we just off of cliffs and swam. Ended up ... Read More
Had a great time, was well organized and got more than we expected. We left on time and had a nice drive. Driver was friendly. We got to Island Gully Falls and hiked up waterfalls with a guide, we just off of cliffs and swam. Ended up at the Blue Hole for the Tarzan swing. Driver dropped us off for shopping walking distance from the ship. We had plenty of time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Had a great day with Jacques our driver and Kim our guide.
Had a great day with Jacques our driver and Kim our guide. Met us outside the gate and quickly took us to the Blue Hole ahead of the crowd. We then went to Komoko Falls Park.
Had a great day with Jacques our driver and Kim our guide. Met us outside the gate and quickly took us to the Blue Hole ahead of the crowd. We then went to Komoko Falls Park. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One word, amazing.
One word, amazing. You MUST be able to swim.
One word, amazing. You MUST be able to swim. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A beautiful place and an exhilarating experience!
A beautiful place and an exhilarating experience!
A beautiful place and an exhilarating experience! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I loved this excursion.
I loved this excursion. Would NOT go through the ship, but use Karandas Tours!!
I loved this excursion. Would NOT go through the ship, but use Karandas Tours!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The port area is tiny and kind of congested with all the tour buses inside the gate.
The port area is tiny and kind of congested with all the tour buses inside the gate. It looks like Carnival got the better of the ports to dock at right near the shopping area. We took Peat Taylor tours to the Blue Hole. It was fabulous! A ... Read More
The port area is tiny and kind of congested with all the tour buses inside the gate. It looks like Carnival got the better of the ports to dock at right near the shopping area. We took Peat Taylor tours to the Blue Hole. It was fabulous! A guide helped our group of 6 navigate the rocks. There were several spots to jump in and the rope swing as well, it was really fun and glad we did this. We had them drop us off at the shopping area after the Blue Hole. I was pleasantly surprised that we didn’t encounter aggressive vendors, at most some ladies asking if we wanted braids. We did smell ganga a few times while in Jamaica, and some guys were selling brownies on the road on our ride up to Blue Hole. Our driver told us it was not illegal but was illegal to smoke in public. We walked back to the pier, no problems at all we felt safe. Kind of wish we did more in Jamaica. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved Ocho Rios.
Loved Ocho Rios. Little T at the Blue Hole was awesome. Even got my almost 6 year old to do the 15 ft jump. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Be warned, the water is cold! But it's extremely beautiful
Loved Ocho Rios. Little T at the Blue Hole was awesome. Even got my almost 6 year old to do the 15 ft jump. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Be warned, the water is cold! But it's extremely beautiful Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Awesome, but activity level wad not what was advertised.
Awesome, but activity level wad not what was advertised. Be prepared to climb and walk over very steep, unstable rock formations. The workers help you along, but quite treacherous! and a bit rushed!
Awesome, but activity level wad not what was advertised. Be prepared to climb and walk over very steep, unstable rock formations. The workers help you along, but quite treacherous! and a bit rushed! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A lot of fun especially with young kids.
A lot of fun especially with young kids. Enjoyed this much more than Dunn's River Falls
A lot of fun especially with young kids. Enjoyed this much more than Dunn's River Falls Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We were picked up from the port and brought directly to the Blue Hole which was amazing.
We were picked up from the port and brought directly to the Blue Hole which was amazing. The guides there held onto our phones and took some amazing pictures for us as well.
We were picked up from the port and brought directly to the Blue Hole which was amazing. The guides there held onto our phones and took some amazing pictures for us as well. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Had a great time, but required some help by the guides (who were incredible) to walk on rocks.
Had a great time, but required some help by the guides (who were incredible) to walk on rocks. It is definitely not for the weak or weary.
Had a great time, but required some help by the guides (who were incredible) to walk on rocks. It is definitely not for the weak or weary. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I did the Irie Blue Hole and the Tour of Ocho Rios.
I did the Irie Blue Hole and the Tour of Ocho Rios. I booked it through Karandas Tours. It as a really spectacular time and very affordable.
I did the Irie Blue Hole and the Tour of Ocho Rios. I booked it through Karandas Tours. It as a really spectacular time and very affordable. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Skip Dunn's river falls and do Blue Hole instead, much better and more fun, trust me.
Skip Dunn's river falls and do Blue Hole instead, much better and more fun, trust me. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous falls, adventurous, tarzan swing, repelling.
Skip Dunn's river falls and do Blue Hole instead, much better and more fun, trust me. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous falls, adventurous, tarzan swing, repelling. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The van driver took the 4 of us to the blue hole before anyone else got there.
The van driver took the 4 of us to the blue hole before anyone else got there. It was a natural paradise. We had no intention of jumping in but our guide was extremely safety conscious. She led us up the rock formations and let us jump ... Read More
The van driver took the 4 of us to the blue hole before anyone else got there. It was a natural paradise. We had no intention of jumping in but our guide was extremely safety conscious. She led us up the rock formations and let us jump in at various points of interest. She also acted as our photographer. What fun!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Combined Blue Hole with an afternoon at private beach house.
Combined Blue Hole with an afternoon at private beach house. Excellent excursion. Tour guide at Blue Hole was extremely helpful. Beach was lovely. Our hostesses took great care of us. Delicious lunch and drinks!
Combined Blue Hole with an afternoon at private beach house. Excellent excursion. Tour guide at Blue Hole was extremely helpful. Beach was lovely. Our hostesses took great care of us. Delicious lunch and drinks! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the Blue Hole and river tubing package.
We did the Blue Hole and river tubing package. We were taken to the Blue Hole first which beat much of the crowds. Given a tour guide for the Hole which let us beat the lines and he took my camera and took pictures for and of us allowing ... Read More
We did the Blue Hole and river tubing package. We were taken to the Blue Hole first which beat much of the crowds. Given a tour guide for the Hole which let us beat the lines and he took my camera and took pictures for and of us allowing both of us to be in the pictures. Then we went to the river. Slow tubing experience but still a quality experience. Afterwards the guide took us to a local spot for lunch at our request and for a little shopping. These were not part of the package and were simply a bonus. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
While we really enjoyed this experience, it was somewhat hectic.
While we really enjoyed this experience, it was somewhat hectic. If you’re looking to relax, this isn’t the excursion. Still, this was a very unique experience and an enjoyable one if you want an adventure.
While we really enjoyed this experience, it was somewhat hectic. If you’re looking to relax, this isn’t the excursion. Still, this was a very unique experience and an enjoyable one if you want an adventure. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wear water shoes!
Wear water shoes! Beautiful area. You don't have to jump in the blue holes if you don't want to-still gorgeous scenery and great surroundings. Loved it. Did tubing after that-lots of fun, and ended with delicious jerk chicken ... Read More
Wear water shoes! Beautiful area. You don't have to jump in the blue holes if you don't want to-still gorgeous scenery and great surroundings. Loved it. Did tubing after that-lots of fun, and ended with delicious jerk chicken and rum punch. Our friendly guides sand Bob Marley as we floated along-loved it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an amazing time.
This was an amazing time. Everyone was pushed out of their comfort zone by jumping into this beautiful water. Would recommend it to anyone. They take pictures for you, and for a large group, splitting the cost and they gave everyone their ... Read More
This was an amazing time. Everyone was pushed out of their comfort zone by jumping into this beautiful water. Would recommend it to anyone. They take pictures for you, and for a large group, splitting the cost and they gave everyone their own copy of the CDs Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line