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Blue Hole

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1,298 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
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$125.00 per adult
Must do!
I had an amazing time. Our tour guide was EXCELLENT! Marlon is the BEST!!! So knowledgeable about the island.
WANDA, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

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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
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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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Must do!
WANDA, Jun 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
I had an amazing time. Our tour guide was EXCELLENT! Marlon is the BEST!!! So knowledgeable about the island.
star-5
Blue hole/Dunn river falls
Derrick_L, Jun 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
It was a great workout and overall great experience. We really enjoyed ourselves. The waterfalls were great for pics
star-5
Best tour ever
Kelia_M, Jun 2021
Private Tour from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios Horse Back Riding & Blue Hole Falls
Our guides were perfect! Pickup was right on time and we got to go any where we wanted! Book this tour you won’t regret it!
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Fun
Rochanda_K, Jun 2021
River Tubing and Blue Hole Private Tour from Ocho Rios
We had alot of fun! Our tour guides were great. They helped us down the river and told us some history about Jamaica.
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Ask for Jermaine
Jonathan_P, May 2021
Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn's River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
we were lucky that we were group with a wonderful group and the best Driver Jermaine. He was knowledgeable about Jamaica, approacheable friendly and protective of his costumer. The only thing is bring enough money for tips.... other guide was aggresive and demanding of tips... The Dunn’s River, secret falls and Blue Hole is a must when you visit Jamaica. If you will be lucky Jermaine wil be your driver it will be one of your best activities
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Great experience!
Omid_K, May 2021
Dunns River Falls & Blue Hole Tour from Montego Bay
We went to Jamaica on a Birthday trip and had such a blast at the falls! Blue hole is definitely better than Dunn’s river because you can swim and jump off the rocks. I highly recommend getting this tour as the guides are awesome people and assist you as you climb on the rocks.
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Duns River + Blue Hole
Micaela_F, May 2021
Dunns River Falls & Blue Hole Tour from Montego Bay
This excursion was extremely fun. Our driver was Shane and he was super helpful. He made me and my friends feel safe and comfortable on the ride to the excursion sites. The only con is the fact that there’s an additional fee to get into the sites.
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Blue hole
Kayla, May 2021
Dunns River Falls & Blue Hole Tour from Montego Bay
Dwain was awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Will definitely book with him again.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Kelly_M, Apr 2021
Dunn's River Falls & Blue Hole Combo Tour from Ocho Rios
Chris was our guide and was very nice and knowledgeable. The blue hole was quiet hardly anyone there. The guide there took a lot of family pictures of us. We tipped him. The river falls tour was nice also even with our kids.
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Lit A$$ Tour!
Tamika_F, May 2021
Private Tour from Montego Bay to Dunn's River Falls and Blue Hole/Secret Falls
Leon is the best driver in Montego Bay! He made sure the trip was amazing from beginning to end. He made stops to ensure I had the best possible experience in Runaway Bay! I have his number to contact him once I return to Jamaica

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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