Chukka Island Village Snorkel & Party Catamaran with Dunn's Climb

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Jamaica Catamaran Cruise to Dunns River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay

From USD 149.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail through the Caribbean aboard a catamaran to the place where Dunn's River Falls empties into the sea. Stop to snorkel among schools of tropical fish and living coral. At Dunn's River Falls, climb the terraced pools to the top of the falls for spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. On the return catamaran voyage, enjoy rum punch and island music. Lunch, snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay hotels are included.
  • Half-day catamaran cruise to Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay
  • Snorkel over a coral reef in the Caribbean in search of tropical fish
  • Climb to the summit of Dunn’s River Falls with your expert guide
  • Swim in a picturesque lagoon and admire magnificent views
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch
  • Sip rum punch as you listen to Jamaican music on board
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Professional Guides
  • Discover Jamaica Destination Short Film
  • Jablum Blue Mountain Coffee Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Photos, souvenirs, gifts and snacks
  • Appleton Estate Rum Tasting US $35
  • Challenge Course US $39
  • Lockers US $10

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Chukka Island Village Outpost
    Turtle River Road, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Should guest(s) not need transportation, they can head directly to the tour location for the specified arrival time.

Pickup points

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Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

ARRIVAL TIME Please note the time selected during checkout is your arrival time, not the hotel pickup time. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time depending on the hotel location. HOTEL PICKUP The hotel pickup time will vary based on distance. Our reservations team will reach out to the guest to advise on their specific hotel pickup time. Please make sure to check your email for this information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

What To Expect

Following pickup from your hotel in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios, transfer to the marina to board your boat.

Climb aboard the 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran and find a comfortable place on the deck to enjoy the views. As you glide out of the harbor, watch the coast slip away and the turquoise blue Caribbean fill your view. Catch some rays on the open deck or relax in the shaded portion of the boat while the ship heads for Dunn's River Falls. 

Your captain will choose a snorkeling location depending on the day's conditions. Slip on the provided mask, fins, and snorkels and plunge into the warm water. Swim over reefs of living coral to see schools of colorful tropical fish. Feel free to ask your crew for any snorkeling guidance.

Back on the boat, continue to Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most famous landmarks. Disembark on the beach where the falls empty into the ocean, then follow your guide up the 600-foot (182-meter) trek that takes you to the top of the falls. Along the way, stop for quick swims in one of the many lagoons created by the terraced cascades. Enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding landscape from the top.

After returning from your trek, climb back on to the catamaran for the return sail. Indulge in some rum punch and listen to some traditional island music. 

Your day ends with transportation back to your Ocho Rios or Montego Bay hotel.

Dunn's River Falls and Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • ARRIVAL TIME Please note the time selected during checkout is your arrival time, not the hotel pickup time. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time depending on the hotel location.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum 18 years and older to consume alcohol
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum Age: 6 yrs (Snorkeling)
  • Weight Limits: 265lbs (Zipline) 275lbs (Snorkeling)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Beautiful boat ride, great experience hiking up the falls, lots of great views. Team on the boat was awesome, guide up the falls was very helpful and friendly. Great laughs & great time. Highly recommend!


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Positive Vibes. Yeh Mon
Valerie_P, Aug 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The catamaran was jumping with music and nice vibes. And the rum punch was top notch
Catamaran Cruise and Dunn's River Falls
Shannon_P, Aug 2023
I highly recommend this tour! We had a prompt pick up from our hotel before starting our journey. Our driver and guide on the way to the dock were hilarious! Once we boarded the catamaran, the staff there were extremely friendly and helpful. They also made sure that everyone felt safe and knew the safety rules to follow once on board. The snorkeling was really cool and there were staff members in the water with you at all times to make sure you were safe. For those who did not partake in snorkeling, there were other staff members on board to make sure they were ok. Once we arrived at Dunn's River Falls, we got off the boat and had a tour guide from there take us up the falls. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you wear water shoes to do this climb. Also, make sure to be VERY aware of where you are stepping where it's on the rocks or into the pools of water, otherwise you will fall. After the climb, we got back on the boat and had a wonderful time listening to music, having drinks, and making memories!
TRACY_J, Aug 2023
Great excursion with the exception of waiting so long to be able to eat Pick up was 7:35 nothing to eat till after 4pm
Do it!
Angelica_K, July 2023
Climbing the River is Awesome! Just do it! The boat was full! The water is beautiful! Many activities for all groups of people. Be sure to eat breakfast!
Falls were amazing and the boat was a party
Robin_C, July 2023
The crew was very helpful with those snorkeling the falls were amazing!! The boat ride back was jammin the DJ and the Host kept the party going! Well worth it!!
A whole vibe
Devan_F, July 2023
Lots of fun with great music. The dunns river hike was a lot of fun with a helpful guide. Only recommendation I have is for the snorkeling…water was very choppy and boat was parked far from the snorkeling area. Most people were unable to make it to where the fish were. Consider getting people closer or workers can help take people closer to the area.
Loved it
James_J, July 2023
Everything was great! Loved the mood and the vibe. Only complaint is that you won't allow persons to bring their own snorkel mask. Reconstructive face surgery years ago prevents some of us from using a traditional mask. You make us sign 900 pages of waivers and liability forms. Surely, it would be okay to let us use our own mask.
Fun in the sun
Frances_M, July 2023
It was all an experience to remember. The boat ride and climbing the Dunn’s River was great fun. I would definitely do it again!
Catamaran too crowded
Lucretia_G, July 2023
The catamaran was too crowded and when taking off and putting on shoes there should be somewhere for an older or elderly person to sit. I suggest there be benches or seating for someone to sit and put on and take off their shoes. Also sitting at the netting should be an option not s permanent seat it should only be enough people on there for proper seating.
Crowded snorkeling, fun at the falls
Samantha_T, June 2023
On past excursions in other locations, I have been with smaller groups, so I was not expecting this excursion to be so crowded. The description of this excursion made it seem like we would be traveling from Montego Bay via catamaran, and we would be on the boat for a couple of hours each way, stopping to snorkel on the way to the falls. We were picked up from our resort in a bus and driven to a Chukka outpost in Ocho Rios, an hour and a half ride, where we had to check in and wait for the rest of the groups to get there before going to a marina to board the catamaran. While we waited, we visited shops and wandered around. We were told by our van driver that we would just be getting out, receiving a wrist band, and getting back on the bus, so he told us to leave our bags on the bus. After getting off the bus, our driver was made to move from the lot to make room for other busses, so our belongings went with him, and we did not have our wallets to buy things from the shops at the outpost. We did have time to shop after coming back from the falls, however. After asking multiple times how long we would have to wait and why other groups were getting wrist bands and leaving, the staff finally called our bus driver and we were picked up to go to the marina. When we got there, were were one of the last groups to board the catamaran, even though we were one of the first busses to arrive at the outpost. The were approximately 120 people that were loaded onto the boat, and by the time we boarded, there were no seats left on benches that were covered. We had to sit on the nets at the front, and we were packed in with other people like sardines. We were taken a short distance off shore and the guides started handing out snorkel equipment. We were told that we would have 30 minutes to snorkel. By the time everyone was off the boat and in the water with their gear, we were able to snorkel for about 15 minutes before they started telling us to go back to the boat. The water was so crowded that I felt that I was constantly bumping into other people. The area of reef that we were taken to was small, and there wasn't much to see there. I had much better snorkeling experiences with smaller tours that took me far offshore on a previous visit to Jamaica, and on trips to Mexico and Belize. Don't expect a phenomenal snorkeling experience on this excursion. After we finished snorkeling, it was a short ride to the falls. The tour guides were very friendly and high energy, and they were very helpful. Upon arriving at the falls, it started to rain. We were told that we were still welcome to climb the falls, so we exited the boat and we were split into groups by the Dunn's River Falls guides. After we started to climb, the rain really started coming down hard, and the water was rushing very fast. The guides were phenomenal at keeping us on the right path and helping us when it was hard to see. By the time we finished, the water was muddy, and there were areas where the currents were very strong. It was such a challenge and an excellent experience. We loved this part of the excursion! There are vendors on the beach that will try to trick you into buying things after, so be careful in that area if you don't want to spend money. The ride back to the outpost on the catamaran was fun, and the rum punch is strong, so beware! We had lunch at Margaritaville at the outpost, and the jerk chicken was decent. Afterward, there was an hour and a half van ride back to our resort. This excursion would be much better if it was less crowded and there was more time to snorkel, but overall it was decent. I think that next time I will look for a smaller private company so that it will be a more intimate experience like what I've had in the past.
Awesome Time
Wolguine_S, May 2023
The catamaran cruise was so live and my crew and I had a really nice time! The Dunns river hike was a little scary, but I enjoyed it. Snorkeling was a great experience.
Big Al’s Review
Al_N, May 2023
The snorkeling and climbing up the river were very memorable. Being put on the spot by all workers to tip was very annoying though, especially since there are so many of them 😒
Lots of Fun!!
Lizette_M, May 2023
Very fun excursion, I highly recommend it. Worth the money. I just wish we snorkel a bit longer, it felt very fast. I also wish we were not rushed at Margaritaville, wish we could have been there for longer to have time to get more drinks and chill. Also the bus was tiny and the seats were not comfortable.
Sites A+ Transportation not so much
KAREN_D, Apr 2023
Seeing/experiencing Dunns River Falls and snorkeling were highlights. Transportation to and from was not so good. Crowded bus with hardly room to sit. Also did not realize catamaran portion was a party cruise with very loud music with screaming dj.
Too many passengers - over crowded
Eric_P, Apr 2023
Bus from Montego Bay makes the experience much worse. Bus was nice but the ride is 2 hours because you have to pick up 50 people from 3 other hotels. They overpacked the catamaran and you could only sit at the front on the netting bc all seats were taken. Dunn's River was raining so they told us to hold hands with 85 strangers walking up the falls. Simply over crowded. They should have a limit
Pretty good excursion
Tori_W, Apr 2023
Our driver and guide Mama Felicia :-) were the greatest!!! Wish there was more time to see stops in the chukka village. The boat ride was great - they didn’t tell us it was a no shoes boat. Bring socks if that creeps you out. Wish I brought some. I can’t swim so I didn’t snorkel. Folks seemed to like it, but there were a bunch of us on the boat while snorkeling was happening for an hour. Wish they had thought to try to entertain us while we waited. Dunns River Falls was the best!!! Our guides were everything!!! Don’t forget your water shoes. Lunch at Margaritaville - was good! Overall awesome excursion!!!! Last piece of feedback. Music on boat catered to the majority which were white people. Had lunch with some women who knew the Dj was catering to them and they HATED it. They wanted more reggae and authentic music being in JA.
Something incredible
Leonardo_L, Apr 2023
everything was a magical and amazing experience!!!good attention and a lot of positive energy , Thank you so much!!!
The staff and crew were...
Pat_K, Apr 2023
The staff and crew were truly excellent. Safety first and fun all the rest if the way. Vrry enjouable
Worth the money, but long travel/wait times
Chad_V, Mar 2023
It was a very fun trip and an excellent way to kill an entire day. Expect 2-2:30 hours of travel time from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios and same the way back. The driver does give you a tour throughout the entire drive to keep it interesting. Once we arrived, filling out waivers took another 30 minutes. Once on the boat, we went snorkeling for 30 minutes, then rode over to the falls and had a fantastic time hiking the falls. Once back on the boat, the bar was open, and we were able to have 8 drinks (We're college students) before arriving back at the marina and eating a complimentary meal at Margaritaville. Overall, worth the money in my opinion, just the travel/waiting time is keeping this review 4/5 stars.
Amazing Experience
Cory_M, Mar 2023
Both Delroy and Felicia were amazing bus drivers and tour guides! Amazing time on the boat going out to snorkel and see the reefs. So many cool fish! Also enjoyed the hike up the Dunns waterfall. Awesome energy and free alcohol on the boat!!

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