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About 1sttimemariner

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  1. I'm going to lean more with the last poster. I personally didn't get any thrill from climbing the falls. I would have enjoyed it more just watching from the bottom. Yes, it's a challenge to climb it, and I guess you feel good making it, but I didn't see the thrill. We were a group of 4 (two kids 8 and 11), and both my husband and I decided after, that it really needs to be all adults and possibly older kids because young kids weaken the link. They can't help you up, and your busy trying to pull them up. We never had a problem with slipping or falling, but my youngest did have a problem with the cold. She was so small that she was deep in the water a lot of the time and was freezing. We ended up getting off before the last big climb because she was so cold. Also, there are many spots where the water gushes out at you and can knock a kid right over if they are not being held on tight enough (it almost knocked me over a couple of times). We were communicating well with the people in front of us and behind us telling each other where to step, and if you don't have that, you can have a lot of falls or banging into rocks. If you're into that kind of thing, I guess it can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. Just keep in mind that it is not a simple climb, and you don't have a guide and just you, it's a long chain of people with the guide often away from the chain taking pictures.
  2. How much did the tour cost, and how far in advance do you have to book him? We are very close to our cruise. I procrastinated with Jamaica shore excursions because I wasn't sure if we wanted to do anything after reading the posts, so I'm not sure if I'm too late for booking private tours.
  3. We are going to Ocho Rios in August. We want to do the horseback riding with our kids 8 and 11. It seems to be cheaper to book the excursion on our own. Does anyone know what place is the best to book with and if there are any that are better for kids. Thanks.
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