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Blue Hole

star-5
1,391 Reviews
Negril, Jamaica

The Basics

The Blue Hole features majestic waterfalls pouring into it from the sides and thick rain forest vegetation growing around its rocky perimeter. Since it's not an official tourist board attraction, the site lacks the vendor kiosks and organized queues typical to other natural attractions such as the busy Dunn’s River Falls. As such, the Blue Hole feels like a hidden gem. For thrill seekers, its blue waters are an excellent place to go swimming, try cliff jumping, or use the rope swing.

A tour guide can provide advice on the safest places for jumping and swimming, as well provide intel on local flora and fauna. Most travelers arrive on a group tour or shore excursion from Negril, Ocho Rios, Falmouth, or Montego Bay. The Blue Hole is often a stop on tours that include river tubing on the nearby White River, a visit to Dunn’s River Falls, or shopping in Montego Bay.

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Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay

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Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
star-4.5
$125.00 per adult
Great tour!
Great driver tour guides! Excellent experience in ocho ríos. Make sure to bring extra cash for lunch and tips approximately 15-20$ a plate. Tips for guides (4 guides total: 2 at each place) and driver.
Jessica_V, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

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For The Adventurer in You
Krystina, Jul 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Marlen was the absolute best. He memorized everyone's name on the tour, along with cute details about us. He was very friendly, cool and ON TIME! Dunn's River is gorgeous! You only need a swimsuit and water shoes during the excursion. Blue hole has amazing jumps and nature. Secret falls was pretty and challenging to get to BUT a bit gross. It needs a good cleaning! There was a condom in the water. Trash along the hike, likely from the locals. But the guides were pretty cool.
star-5
Great tour
Cesar, Jul 2021
Private Tour from Montego Bay to Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole/Secret Falls
We booked a night before and they were able to accommodate us quickly. Our driver and tour guide Omar was excellent, told us many information we didn’t know about Jamaica and took us to the blue hole which we had a blast and lastly Dunn’s river fall which was also amazing. Great staff would greatly recommend
star-4
Family fun
Nate_B, Jul 2021
Blue Hole plus Secret Falls and Dunns River Falls Combo from Falmouth Hotels
Our family had a great time doing the Dunn’s River Falls and Blue Hole and secret falls tour. Our driver, Marlon, was excellent. He made sure we were all taken care of, knew everyone on the tour, and made the trip entertaining and educational. Only downside was that due to the rainfall from tropical storm Elsa the water was not blue but that was completely out of anyone’s control. Definitely worth the trip.
star-5
Must Do I’m Jamaica!!
Yliana_W, Jun 2021
Dunns River Falls & Blue Hole Tour from Montego Bay
Perfect day. The Blue Hole was waaaay more and better than the description shows. The Dunns river falls was very different from the place we visited 30yrs ago for our honeymoon. We still had fun, be prepared for the onslaught of vendors as you leave the site. Highly recommend. Thanks to Dwayne Wood our driver for making sure this was a great excursion from pick up to drop off 🎉
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Highly Recommended
Raheemat_A, May 2021
Dunn's River Falls & Blue Hole Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
Chris is a great guy. We went bamboo rafting and blue hole. I was too tired to go to the Dunn's River. I would definitely recommend a tour with Chris
star-5
Blue hole day trip
Kayla_B, May 2021
Blue Hole Secret Falls from Ocho Rios
The blue hole is a MUST SEE! We had the absolute best time. Our driver Ariel was extremely friendly, right on time and very accommodating. Julian at the blue hole gave us the best tour and we loved it. A stunning sight to see. Overall 10/10 I highly recommend!
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Great Experience
Monique_B, Jul 2021
Falmouth Shore Excursion: Blue Hole, White River Tubing
Very cool experience. Be sure to wear water shoes. Andrew was a great lifeguard and Omar was a pleasant driver. I would definitely book this excursion again.
star-5
Great tour!
Jessica_V, Jul 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
Great driver tour guides! Excellent experience in ocho ríos. Make sure to bring extra cash for lunch and tips approximately 15-20$ a plate. Tips for guides (4 guides total: 2 at each place) and driver.
star-5
Amazing
Andrea_D, Jul 2021
Dunn's River Falls & Blue Hole Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
Awesome experience, team Activity! Be prepared to get a workout lol! Overall we enjoyed ourselves!!!!
star-5
Blue Hole: Vernon was a amazing driver!
Parris_K, Jul 2021
Blue Hole Secret Falls Excursions Best Water Falls in Jamaica
AMAZING DRIVER! Shout out to you Vernon! Would take us places to eat, had amazing energy and was very accommodating!
star-5
Fun first time experience
Berenice_G, Jun 2021
Blue hole waterfalls + horseback riding combo tour from Ocho Rios
From beginning to end the whole tour was great for my first visit. I had a lot of fun and my tour guy was Fabian he was a great host and more for this tour.
star-4
Great
Shelby_D, Jul 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
This tour was fun. Marlin was our driver and he was very funny. He got us there safely and engaged us in convo. He even told us cool facts about Jamaica. Dunn’s guide was a good guide. Blue hole and secret falls was fun but I do wish we coulda stayed longer. The water was also not blue due to it rained the days before. None the less, it was a great tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A bathing suit and water shoes are a must. In order to enjoy the Blue Hole without worrying about your belongings, be prepared to leave phones and wallets in the tour vehicle or with your tour guide.

  • Swimming and cliff jumping at the Blue Hole is not recommended for kids under 10 years old.

  • There are land-based walk-around options for those who don't wish to jump the cliffs.

  • Life jackets are available for loan at the site.

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How to Get There

The Blue Hole is located on Thatch Hill Road, deep in the forested hills of St. Ann Parish. It is a a 20-minute drive from downtown Ocho Rios. It can be difficult to find, so most travelers arrive as part of a guided tour.

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When to Get There

The Blue Hole and Secret Falls are open from 7am to 5pm. A popular destination for those staying in Ocho Rios, it can get crowded, so the best time to arrive to beat the crowds is first thing in the morning. Jamaica's rainy season, in May, October, and November can make the rocks slick and difficult to climb.

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White River Tubing

Many tours that stop at the Blue Hole often combine the excursion with tubing on the nearby White River. This lazy river tubing experience is a great alternative to the cliff-jumping and swimming in the waterfalls at the Blue Hole. Even small kids and non-swimmers can enjoy a float down a river through the tropical rain forest.

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