Top Things to See and Do in Falmouth, Jamaica

In port at Falmouth, Jamaica
In port at Falmouth, Jamaica | © Chris/Flickr
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Falmouth, capital of the parish of Trelawny, is a small historic town on the north coast of Jamaica that has recently been redeveloped as a major cruise terminal. Falmouth effectively blends old and new — the historic buildings are worth a visit, although the town is now dominated by the new cruise terminal and much of the trade is directed at disembarking passengers. We discover the best things to see and do in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Rafting on the Martha Brae River

A short journey inland from Falmouth is the village of Martha Brae which was briefly the parish seat in the late 1700s and which sits on the Martha Brae River. Bamboo rafts operate from the village, taking visitors on a leisurely three-mile journey downstream to Martha’s Rest. The journey takes approximately 60-90 minutes passing through thickly vegetated forest/jungle. It’s a scenic and peaceful experience and the rafters make friendly and knowledgeable company. Afterwards, there’s a truck to take people back upstream to their cars, otherwise taxis can be taken onwards. The tours are available all day as there is an abundance of rafters.
Martha Brae River, Trelawny, Jamaica

Rafting on Martha Brae

Swamp Safari

Beware — trespassers will be eaten! The Jamaica Swamp Safari Village was originally established as a crocodile farm in 1969 but quickly included other species such as alligators, pythons and even lions. Movie fans will be interested to know that the location featured in the Bond movie Live and Let Die and that the original owner acted as Roger Moore’s stunt double. Open every day, guided tours take approximately 75 minutes and involve monkeys, iguanas, exotic birds and snakes. The highlight is definitely the crocodiles — watch as the handler calls and feeds them. Afterwards, enjoy the gift shop, restaurant and bar. This is an unusual but enjoyable Jamaican attraction.
Swamp Safari, Falmouth, Jamaica +1 876 617 2798


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