Activities, Watersports and Tours
Shaw Park’s central location makes it easy to experience Jamaica’s natural, tropical beauty. From the White River that snakes through parts of the resort to the nearby Shaw Park Botanical Gardens, there are plenty of opportunities to actively enjoy all Jamaica has to offer.
The crystal clear seas beckon visitors to the Caribbean and guests of Shaw Park can immerse themselves in the sea with unlimited use of kayaks available on-site at an additional cost.
Shaw Park also offers a wide variety of owner-managed and expertly-led tours and excursions to make your stay complete.
Dunn’s River Falls Excursions
Catamaran CruiseSet sail on a stately catamaran and cruise along Jamaica’s beautiful north coast to the spectacular falls where you can climb to the top or relax on the beaches below. Afterward, explore the sea on a 45-minute snorkel then enjoy “pirates’ brew” and fruit punch on your sail back to the pier.
Yacht CruiseEnjoy warm and lively Jamaican hospitality on a safe and comfortable motor yacht cruise to the falls. After exploring this natural treasure, revel in the sounds of carnival with complimentary drinks as you sail back to the pier. Minimum 16 years of age.
Dunn’s River ExtravaganzaExperience the ultimate Ocho Rios outing aboard the 90-foot yacht San San. You’ll be welcomed with Blue Mountain coffee and juices then cruise to the falls, followed by an hour of snorkeling at Laughing Waters marine garden. Kick back and relax on your return trip and enjoy champagne, fresh fruit and complimentary local drinks as your hostess points out spectacular hotels and homes along the way.
Ocho Rios Bonanza HighlightsEnjoy a comfortable, air conditioned ride to Fern Gully, once the course of a gushing river that has since been diverted, resulting in a scenic growth of ferns. The experience continues with a stop at the magnificent Shaw Park Gardens and Falls, followed by shopping at local duty free and craft shops. Conclude your day with a climb or swim at Dunn’s River Falls.
Shaw Park Gardens and ShoppingExperience the natural beauty of this botanical wonder made up of twenty five acres of exotic gardens overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean. Continue to the local craft market, then relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage.
Rafting on the White River
Eco-tourism friendly guests thrill at the idea of transiting the course of the White River aboard river rafts thrive on the river bank sand lush vegetation…..be entertained by the varieties of bird life on high as they seem to sing in unison with the music of the river waters rippling at your side…before you know it, you arrive at the mouth of the White River and the beaches of Shaw Park.
Tubing on the White River
For those wanting to explore Jamaica at it’s best – with a bit of adventure and water thrown in to keep things “Cool”….Inner Tubing down the course of theWhite River is the only way to go. Enjoy the ever changing scenery along side the river banks as the gentle current maneuvers your tube down the course of the White River….breathe in the history and aromas of Jamaica…as the Spanish first did hundreds of years ago when arriving at this very same location! Relax and excite as you listen to the tropical bird song and the music of the waters rippling as you make your way towards the exit, whereupon you will be transported the short distance to the beaches of Shaw Park located at the mouth of the White River.
Rose Hall Mansion & Montego Bay City TourLooking for a good haunt? Explore the legends of voodoo or black magic at the elaborate Rose Hall Mansion, former home of Annie Palmer, one of the most mysterious characters in Jamaica folklore. The next stop is Montego Bay, Jamaica’s second city and the Island’s tourism capital. Revel in the sights and sounds of what is known as the “Friendly City” and take time for optional lunch and shopping.
Sub-sea viewerEnjoy underwater sightseeing at its best aboard the Coral Explorer, a 58 foot craft that allows you to sit below the water’s surface and view the brilliant sea life through large potholes. Your knowledgeable crew will explain the fascinating marine ecosystem while you get close-up look at colorful tropical fish and the coral reef they make their home.
Snorkel CruiseTake a short cruise to what is considered one of the best snorkeling spots in Ocho Rios and get up close to colorful coral and many species of fish. All equipment is included and the friendly crews are on hand to give instructions and assistance if required. An adult must accompany children.
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