Green Grotto Caves Excursion From Ocho Rios

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Ocho Rios Cruise Port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Green Grotto Caves, known at various times as the Runaway Bay Caves, are among Jamaica's most prominent natural attractions. Having seen visitors since the 18th century, the Green Grotto Caves have earned international acclaim.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

The tour begins at pick up from the lobby your Ocho rios hotel or at the Ocho rios cruise port. From there you will journey along the coastal highway to Discovery Bay where the Green Grotto Caves are situated on 64 acres (25.9 hectares) of beautiful Jamaican land. The Caves are located between the resort centers of Ocho rios and Montego Bay with Discovery Bay to the west and Runaway Bay to the east.

The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its numerous rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. Your guide will explain the rich history of the caves, telling the story of the people who have used the caves for various purposes over the years. The discovery of cave paintings, tools and fragments of pottery indicate that the original inhabitants of the caves were the Taino Indians who would have used the caves for shelter.


The next known inhabitants were the Spanish who, at the time of the British invasion of Jamaica (1655), hid in the caves to avoid capture. There is an underground tunnel which links the caves to the sand at Runaway bay. It is believed that the Spanish used the tunnel in their attempt escape the Island and flee to Cuba. Runaway slaves have also used the caves to hide from their former masters. During World War II, rum barrels were stored here for safe keeping by the Jamaican Government.

Next we head into town to have lunch at a local Jamaican jerk restaurant for a bite of Jamaica's famous jerk chicken or pork and a sip of ice-cold Red Stripe beer. Other types of foods and drinks are available to meet all tastes including meals for children. (cost of meal not included).

The excursion will finish up with shopping at one of the local craft markets where you can buy a gifts and souvenirs. After shopping you will be returned to your Ocho rios hotel or cruise port.

Inclusions

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Private Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Green Grotto Caves

Exclusions

Gratuities

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Lunch

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Jul-2018

    The green grotto caves are certainly a place you do not want to miss. The 45 minute tour allows you to not only see spectacular things but also learn about Jamaican history. Our guide was amazing and very funny as well as knowledgeable and informative. I can not remember his name but it started with an O and he was an amazing 6 foot 4 tall. I would certainly recommend that if you are in the area., you do not miss this spectacular tour! My 18! year old son and I loved it!

  • 19-Sep-2017

    MY DAUGHTER LOVED IT ...