Is it worth booking the excursion if you don't plan to climb the falls?? My kids are young (4, 9, 11), and though I am sure the older two would be fine, I know the little one can't do it. If it's even the slightest bit risky, I don't want the older ones doing it either (I am a pediatric nurse, and the thought of having to get stitches or go to the hospital for any other reason on a Caribbean island freaks me out!).
So is there anything else to do there? Could you just do the tour, but not actually do the climb?
i totally agree with Donna. There is always a helping hand during the climb, there are "outways" along the falls if you don't want to contine the climb and there is the stairway all alongside the falls. If you want to book i tour i would highly recommend using Peat Taylor he pretty much does what you want to do.
Hi Karen and welcome to CM: I've done Dunn's River Falls a few times. I can understand your hesitation with doing this with young kids. You don't mention if any other adults will be taking this tour, or just you and your 3 kids. It would be best if you had one more adult to help the younger ones. Basically, the "climb" is climbing up natural steps in the limestone with cascading water. It's a bit of a challenge, but well worth it.
As Donna and the others said, you can exit at various points along the climb up from the beach. I think because we've seen many elderly folks successfully make it up, your kids will be fine, as long as you have one more adult in your group. As for other choices that include Dunn's River Falls, check out RCI's website: here's a link http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findac...cationCode=OCJ
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I'm Steve Cooper. I love Royal Caribbean, and recently discovered NCL and love them too. I've also cruised Princess and HAL.
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