Dunn's River Falls Express
Local Sightseeing, All
Information not currently available.
Approximately 4½ Hours
Travel 90 minutes through Jamaica's beautiful countryside, passing many historic sites and villages on the way to Dunn's River Falls. Dunn’s River Falls is believed to be the site of the famous Battle of Las Chorreras, fought in 1657 between the Spaniards and the English. At stake was possession of the island of Jamaica. The English won and the course of history was set. Under British rule, Las Chorreras was first owned by Charles Pryce. It later became part of the 276-acre Belmont property and was acquired by the Jamaican Government in 1972 for development of recreational and park facilities.
Today, Dunn’s River Falls can best be described as a living and growing phenomenon -- the waterfall continuously erodes and deposits travertine rock -- the result of calcium carbonate found in the river. The small dome-shaped cataracts (falls) are usually associated with thermal spring activity found in limestone caves.
Experience the thrill of climbing the waterfall, in a human chain manned by experienced guides. Pause at the ‘massage parlor’ and experience the soothing effects of the water as it cascades over the rocks and down to the sea. Less adventurous folks can view the activities of the intrepid from the vantage point of the terrace or the viewing deck. Enjoy nature’s gifts as you lose yourself in the lush tropical foliage of ferns, bamboos, ginger lilies, crotons, orchids, a variety of palms and breadfruit trees.
Lockers are available for rent at Dunn’s River Falls. Wear aqua shoes or bring a pair with you if you choose to climb Dunn's River Falls. Please be advised that the falls can be very slippery in places. Jumping from the falls is not permitted. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Leave valuables (such as jewelry) in a secure location on board the ship. Minimum height is 3 feet. Minimum age is 3 years.