10 Best Tours In Falmouth, Jamaica - Updated 2022

best tours in falmouth jamaica

Falmouth lies on the north shore of the Island of Jamaica. The 18th-century port town sits between Ochos Rios and Montego Bay. Many cruise ships dock here for passengers to enjoy a day of shopping and sight seeing on the island. To get the most out of your day in Falmouth here are 10 of the best shore tours to choose from.

1. Jamaican Zipline Adventure

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You will be picked up at the terminal and taken for a 30 minute drive to the Lethe Estate. After a safety briefing get ready for a bumpy ride through the jungle to the top of the course. The ziplines get longer and higher as you work your way through the course. Soar through the jungle and get a unique view of the surroundings. The final zipline is known as Big Timba and is the longest zipline in the Caribbean. After your thrilling ride through the tree canopy you will be treated to local delicacies like sugarcane and pineapple in the estate’s gardens. The adventure concludes with a ride back to your ship.

Jamaican Zipline Adventure

Tour Times: Daily 10:00 am

Ticket Prices: 109.99 USD


2. River Rapids River Tubing Adventure Tour (from USD 128.0)

After arriving at River Rapids you will be greeted by your guide. You will be given a brief orientation on safety equipment before heading out. Take a stroll through the jungle to the beginning of the river where your guide will do a final safety check. After that, just sit back and relax as you float along. Admire the scenery during the calm parts and hold on during the faster moving rapids. At the end of the river you will be taken by boat to a private beach for more fun in the sun.

Falmouth Rainforest River Rapids Tubing Adventure 5-Hour Tour

Duration: 4 hours

8 reviews

3. Jamaica Horseback Riding Adventure

Enjoy a leisurely ride through Jamaica’s countryside on this outdoor adventure. You will be picked up then driven along the Gold Coast while your guide regales you with stories along the way. At your destination you will be matched with the perfect horse according to your riding experience. Your two hour ride will take you through beautiful country scenery on your way to the beach.

Jamaica Horseback Riding Adventure

Tour Times: Daily 9:00 am

Ticket Price: 134 USD


4. Good Hope Estate and Appleton Estate Rum Combo Tour

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The perfect tour for history lovers and rum connoisseurs. Your first stop is the Good Hope Estate where you will be guided through the 18th-century buildings. You will learn the history of the estate and get an idea of what life was like then. You will be treated to a proper afternoon tea in the Great House before departing. The second part of the tour takes you to the Appleton Estate. Here you will wander through the plantation enjoying the fragrant smells of orange and sugar. Enjoy a rum tasting before being driven back to your accommodations.

Good Hope Estate and Appleton Estate Rum Combo Tour

Tour Times: Daily 9:00 am

Ticket Price: 99 USD


5. Rocklands Bird Sanctuary and Montego Bay Highlights (from USD 135.0)

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The perfect tour for nature lovers. You begin with a bus ride to the Rockland’s Bird Sanctuary. Here you will get up close and personal with 15 different species of birds as they sit on your finger. You will be able to hand feed your new feathered friends with provided bottles of nectar. After about an hour with the birds enjoy a short nature walk. The second part of the tour takes you through Montego Bay where you will see some of the most popular places. The day ends with a trip to a “hip strip” for some shopping.

Falmouth: Montego Bay Highlights with Rocklands Bird Sanctuary

Duration: 6 hours

3 reviews

6. Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion (from USD 38.46)

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Enjoy a relaxing day swimming in the healing waters of Doctor’s Cave Beach. You will be transported from Falmouth to the Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club. Spend the day swimming in the always warm, always clear ocean water. Enjoy the white sand beaches while reclining on a lounge chair. After your time in the sun works up an appetite head over to the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar & Grill and grab a bite to eat. The club also offers changing rooms, showers and three gift shops.

Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

Duration: 4 hour

3 reviews

7. YS Falls plus Black River Safari from Falmouth (from USD 175.0)

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This all day tour includes trips to two of Jamaica’s natural wonders. Your day begins with a 90 minute drive to the southern coast. Along the way you will see beautiful tropical scenery along with small towns and communities. Your first stop is the YS Falls in the heart of the rain forest. To reach this natural wonder you will be taken on a jitney ride, a bus pulled by a tractor. You will enjoy 90 minutes of free time to explore the falls and swim or play on the rope swing. Next, journey on to the Black River where you will be treated to a typical Jamaican lunch before boarding the pontoon boat. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon gliding down the river while you are on the lookout for eagles and crocodiles.

YS Falls plus Black River Safari Guided Tour w/Lunch & Admission from Falmouth

Duration: 9 hours

8. Blue Hole Adventure from Falmouth (from USD 110.0)

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Your adventure begins as your guide picks you up at the cruise ship terminal. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast highway to your first stop. You will learn some historical facts and see where Columbus first landed on the island, Discovery Bay. Your drive continues up into the mountains where you will get a glimpse of what island life is like. Your guide will take you through cascading waterfalls to the Blue Hole. This natural sinkhole is perfect for swimming and just relaxing. After an hour you will continue on to Scotchies for lunch and conclude with one hour to play at Bamboo Blu Beach.

Blue Hole Adventure from Falmouth

Duration: 6 hours

18 reviews

9. Bob Marley Experience (from USD 104.0)

Spend some time walking in the footsteps of Reggae legend, Bob Marley. Your day begins with a drive through the mountains and the oldest parish in Jamaica, St. Ann’s. Upon reaching the village of Nine Mile, where Bob Marley was born, you will be shown his home. Here you can see musical instruments he played and pictures of his life. You will also be taken to Mt. Zion to the rock where he meditated and wrote many of his songs. Other stops of note are his birthplace and burial site.

Falmouth Shore Excursion: Bob Marley Experience

Duration: 5 hours

6 reviews

10. Dunn's River Falls and White River Tubing (from USD 102.0)

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This is a great adventure for the whole family. You will be driven to Dunn River Falls where your guide will assist you in the climb to the top. Enjoy the stunning views or just cool off in one of the many natural wading pools. Then you will be driven to the White River where you will enjoy the ride on your inner tube. The lazy river offers beautiful, jungle scenery and glimpses of local wildlife. There is a midway stop for refreshments before finishing your tubing excursion.

Dunn's River Falls and White River Tubing Tour from Falmouth

Duration: 6 hours

8 reviews

So much to see in so little time

If you are visiting Falmouth as part of a cruise, you will only be in port for a short amount of time. With so many great attractions, it can be difficult to pick just one. Whichever one you choose, make sure that you leave plenty of time to enjoy the activity without missing your ship.

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