Find answers to the most frequently asked questions
We have put together the most commonly asked questions and provide them here to assist you in planning your visit. If you cant find an answer to your question, please contact us.
To protect your feet, water shoes or an old pair of sneakers are recommended when climbing. Water shoes are available to rent and purchase.
It physically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to climb Dunn’s River Falls
The water temperature at the Falls is pretty consistent year round. On rainy days expect the water to be a bit colder…Similarly, on hot sunny days, the water temperature at Dunn’s River Falls is less likely to be cold but cool and refreshing.
There is no age restriction to climb the Falls… However, age 7 is probably a reasonable minimum age.
Dunn’s River Falls does not have any snakes…However, Jamaica is home to seven known species of snakes, none of which are venomous. The island’s snake population was once much larger, but due to housing expansion, farming and the introduction of the mongoose in 1872, their numbers have been greatly reduced.
The best day to visit Dunn’s River falls are days that no cruise ships are in port. If arriving on a cruise ship, try and get to the Falls as early as possible to beat the crowds. If staying on island, arriving at the Falls early or later in the day (after 2pm) will be less crowded. Weekends are generally less crowded with local climbers.