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Useful information for shore excursions in Falmouth (Jamaica)
Below you will find information about the most beautiful sights, a map of the cruise port as well as many useful information about Falmouth, Jamaica.
The most beautiful attractions in Falmouth
Falmouth lies in the north of Jamaica and belongs together with Montego Bay as well as as Ocho Rios to the 3 main ports of the island. The city has about 8,000 inhabitants, however still an important port of Jamaica.
With your visit to Falmouth, you are a guest in a colonial city founded in 1769 by the English. The city was named after the English hometown of the governor back then.
In the past, Falmouth was an important port and commercial city where sugar was shipped, hence gave the city a great wealth. Large markets are still regularly held, but the island nowadays lives mainly on tourism. If you stroll through the historic center, you can still admire the impressive Georgian-style buildings of this period. The historic city center is even one of the national monuments of Jamaica and has been entitled a World Heritage Site.
Apart from shore excursion on your own, you can also book a guided tour to explore different attractions in the surrounding areas.
Martha Brae River
Martha Brae River, which flows into the Caribbean Sea, is quite close to Falmouth. Just a few-minute drive from the harbor and you can already experience a special river journey.
Starting from the Martha Brae Rafter’s Village, you can descend the river on a 9-foot hand-made bamboo raft. During the trip, you can enjoy a magical atmosphere with exotic flora and fauna along the banks. The ride with your raft captain takes about an hour. You can also swim in the river for parts of the route and learn more about the “Martha Brae” legend.
Dunn’s River Falls
From Falmouth you can get to the popular Dunn’s River waterfalls – another of the island’s main attractions. The special feature is that you can marvel not only at these unique waterfalls from afar, but also can climb up the steps.
These waterfalls extend over a length of almost 200m/ 656ft and flow into the Caribbean Sea. Most of the naturally created steps are arranged so that they are easy to handle. Guides or other visitors will certainly help as you go up.
Away from the main streams of the waterfall, you can also take a break at any time to relax or swim. A dry staircase next to the waterfall also allows you to enjoy the spectacular views.
Greenwood Great House
Another destination you can visit from Falmouth is the Greenwood Great House – a mansion built in 1780 but still inhabited today.
You will have exciting insights into the life of the Jamaicans during the colonial era and can admire portraits of the owner family Barrett, which at the time had a lot of land and about 2,000 slaves. In addition to a visit to the ballroom, you will be able to see exhibits in a small museum such as rare musical instruments, a collection of books and equipment necessary for working on a plantation.
Map of the cruise port in Falmouth
There are 2 possible berths for cruise ships.
Both berths are connected to the same modern harbor area, which was built especially for large cruise ships and already looks like a little city itself. In addition to numerous shops, you can also find many restaurants and bars without having to leave the harbor area. The historic city center is within walking distance, if you plan a trip on your own there.
Things to know about cruise excursions in and around Falmouth
Shipping companies and routes
Falmouth is regularly visited by shipping companies such as Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises or Holland America Line and NCL.
Immigration and visa
Citizens and permanent residents of the U. S. and Canada do not require a tourist visa for stays in Jamaica of less than six months. British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Jamaica. Visitors are usually granted entry for a maximum of 90 days. The date by which you must leave Jamaica will be stamped in your passport.
For more accurate information please contact your cruise operator regarding the valid entry requirements.
The official currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (JMD). 1 EUR is about 152 JMD. You can easily pay with US dollars; 1 USD is about 137 JMD. These can be exchanged in advance before your cruise departs.
Taxi and public transports
If you haven’t booked a transfer or a guided shore excursion, taxis are available at Falmouth Harbor. However, be careful with the tariffs and always negotiate the price in advance with the driver.
The tropical climate with year-round temperatures between 24 and 32 °C (75 to 89 °F) make Falmouth and Jamaica generally a year-round destination.
If you want to avoid rain and humidity, you should choose a date between mid-December and April. In the dry season, it is usually sunny, the humidity is not that high at the same time.
Websites of the Port and Tourist organizations
Video: Impressions of Falmouth
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