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    How much time should we allow to see YS falls?

    How similar are YS Falls and Dunn's River Falls?
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    Anyone?
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    From the Negril resorts iit is 1/2 half day. You usually include Appleton Rum tour and/or Black river curise to make a full day of it
    From the Ocho Rios resorts it is too far for a day trip

    Dunns River Falls is much more crowed then YS falls. Dunns is much larger also,but if you are in the Negril area YS falls or Mayfield Falls is the thing to do

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    We did the Black River, YS Falls trip a couple of years ago. Both are worth the time. Beautiful scenery on the river trip and of course at the falls. As I recall,it was about half a day. You get to see a different coast on the bus ride and it is always great to see more of home.

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    What I should have asked was after we get to YS Falls, how much time do we need to see it? We are planning a trip with a private driver and need to know how much time (excluding driving and other attractions) should we allow at the falls. Is an hour enough time to spend there? Should we allow 2 hours?

    We are spending time at both CN and CTI this trip and are wondering if we should see both YS Falls and Dunn's River Falls or are they pretty much the same.

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    If you do Dunn's river falls do it on Sunday when there are no cruise ships in port or at least check the cruise ship schedule.

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    We've been to YSFalls, and seen pictures of Dunn's River Falls... They don't even look close to the same to me. YS is not very wide... its just a mountain stream cascading beautifully down a mountain, but its quite impressive if you get yourself under all that water.

    Unless I misunderstand, Dunn's is kind of at a confluence of some of the streams that make up the Ocho Rios (Eight Rivers) junction. From the photos and video I've seen, this is a broader, rockier cascade.

    You can't really "walk up" the YSFalls cascade like you can at Dunn's. If you're looking for that kind of experience, I'd recommend Mayfield Falls in the Negril area, but allow more time for it than you would for YSFalls.

    I hope that gives you a little more dope....
    Chris

    "In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty..." - Bob Marley - "Rat Race"


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    If you or for in that fact anyone is planning on going to YS Falls you need to be fully aware of the driving time it takes to get there and back.

    YS Falls is on the south coast and you are going to be on the road for atleast 1.5 hours down. Plan the day out and make an adventure of the day. Black River Safari, Appleton Estates, YS Falls, Pelican Bar. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience a part of Jamaica.

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    Wally

    If you are looking to make a time plan 1 hour will more than cover it.

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    Thanks, Jim!
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    YS Falls are connected by wooden stairs and platforms, not really comparable to Dunns. The falls are smaller with pools below each that are swimmable. There is a rope swing into one of the pools. If you want to visit all the pools and swim at each stop give yourself 90 minutes. Unless something has changed, your driver cannot get you all the way to the falls, you're dropped off at a shop where you ride in a tractor pulled wagon to the falls, included as part of the entrance price. With the tractor ride to and back, you'll need two hours.

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