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Old 04-24-2006, 10:00 PM
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Thank you everyone who has answered so far about the Rhapsody of seas! But, i am not a big fan of the dunns falls even though everyone says go. Is there anything else anyone can suggest in ocho rios? Thanks for the help and anymore infor on the ship would be cool. Please see my other post about Rhapsody of seas(2nd time cruiser)

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:37 PM
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The last time we were there, we booked a snorkel trip through the ship that was great. I think they still offer Fern Valley (rain forest) tour as well. By the way, you don't have to climb up the falls in the water, they have a path along side the falls. Have a wonderful trip!
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:54 AM
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check out Jamaica Cruise Excursions they have some amazing tours in Ocho Rios that do not involve dunns river falls. There is beach horseback riding, the Retreat that goes into the mountains and the boat rentals too
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:15 PM
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This really isn't ROS help, but if you're looking for something different in Ocho Rios, why not chill at the beach and try Lobster Daves for lunch. It is really a local place. If you go to the beach by Margaritaville the lady taking the beach fee will tell you how to get to Daves. If you don't care to pay the $3 beach fee, you can follow these directions:
From Margaritaville plaza- area called Island Village-turn right up the sidewalk. About a block up the road is a gravel driveway on the right which slopes down with several small metal buildings. Head down there and ask for Dave's. The lobster and conch dinners are superb and reasonably priced...you won't be harrassed and will feel right at home.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:22 PM
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We just got back from our cruies and have to say Lobster Dave's was one of the highlights of our trip. Dave made you feel right at home. And to return the favor I promised Lobster Dave when I returned home I would create a web site for him and spread the word of his little hide-away! Come to Lobster Daves!
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This really isn't ROS help, but if you're looking for something different in Ocho Rios, why not chill at the beach and try Lobster Daves for lunch. It is really a local place. If you go to the beach by Margaritaville the lady taking the beach fee will tell you how to get to Daves. If you don't care to pay the $3 beach fee, you can follow these directions:
From Margaritaville plaza- area called Island Village-turn right up the sidewalk. About a block up the road is a gravel driveway on the right which slopes down with several small metal buildings. Head down there and ask for Dave's. The lobster and conch dinners are superb and reasonably priced...you won't be harrassed and will feel right at home.
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Old 06-25-2006, 11:51 AM
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We had a wonderful day in Jamaica. My family and friend and I were there two weeks ago on the Carnival Victory.

We had reserved a private tour through the suggestions on this board, and I can't say enough wonderful things about Toni Bightlight! He was waiting for us at the pier

Our itinerary consisted of River Tubing, Dunns River Falls, and the Plantation tour; then lunch and shopping. Well, he fit it all into our short day!

First up was the tubing.Tony took us to the pull out area, waited until we were in the water with the guide, and then left to meet us at the other end. The guide was fantastic! He got all three of us into inner tubes nice big ones with bottoms in them so you wouldn't scrape your own "bottom" if you floated too shallow. The trip down the river was great - really relaxing, but really fun where the rapids were. About half-way, we got out of the tubes and were offered drinks - I tried a Red Stripe, the local beer. The guide showed us some of the local vegetations, we walked around a bit, and then got back in the water. The entire ride was great!

Next up, since we were now wet and it wasn't time for the Plantation tour, was Dunns River Falls. Again, Tony dropped us off, he had our tickets ready, and waited right there for us. We walked down to the beach -! Beautiful beach! We climbed about half-way up the falls , but my legs started to give out on me - it's a lot harder than it looks! So, we chose to get out and walk the rest of the way up on the path. The Falls are beautiful and I could have spent more time on that beach.

After we changed to dry clothes, Tony took us to the Plantation. Our guide was very well informed and we saw some magnificent views as the plantation is on top of a mountain! We were fed fresh coconut - after watching one of the men scale the palm tree bare footed and with no rope!

We then had about 1 hour left for some shopping and wanted to see some local crafts - Warning, if you don't want to be asked to look and buy, don't go to the craft market in town. I was not, at any point asked to buy drugs; and no one came after me or tried to physically get me in their booth. One woman did put a skirt on me while I was waiting for my niece to decide on a piece of jewelry. I just took it back off and handed it to her with a "no thanks." email tonybrightlight at yahoo.com for great time
 
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