Montego Bay, Jamaica is a vacation destination for people who want to have an adventure in the midst of paradise. There are a wide variety of attractions in Montego Bay catering to the active and adventurous traveler. From scenic beach views to secluded tropical places, explore what’s on the map on your next Montego Bay vacation.…
Top 67 Things to do in Montego Bay, Jamaica
White Witch Golf Course is nestled the rolling countryside of Jamaica's historic Rose Hall Estate, and was carefully crafted by renowned designers Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril. Named after Annie Palmer, the estate's former wicked mistress, this par-71 course is anything but evil.
Beautifully situated next to the Caribbean Sea, this course features dramatic elevation changes, at least 5 tee boxes on every hole, and large practice greens and bunkers. It's the perfect place for golfers of all levels of experience and ability to enjoy a round.
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Climb aboard a 4x4 and depart from the trail to discover the real Jamaican interior. Feast your eyes on rugged natural beauty as your guide talks about the island's rich history and unique culture. Dense jungle foliage extends in all directions, shrouding island discoveries in mystery until the last possible moment.
Stop at a few local landmarks to learn more about Jamaican history. One stop includes the building of a former slave hospital, which was converted into a church in 1846. Take a bush-whacking stroll through the lush, tropical foliage to reveal hidden waterfalls and the perfect entry point for jumping into refreshing spring water pools, a relaxing end to your adventure. Read More close
Travel to the Nassau Valley, which is home to Appleton Estate, and take in picturesque views of the lush, green grounds. Before your tour begins, enjoy a cool glass of the estate's signature Appleton Rum punch.
Your guided tour starts with a journey through the estate's history, stretching back to 1749. Peer at various artifacts from the distillery's fascinating past before making your way through the production line. See the copper pot stills that distinguish Appleton rum from its competitors and help give it its unique flavor.
After your tour's conclusion, head to the gift shop and consider picking up a bottle of Appleton Estate Exclusive Jamaica Rum, which is only available at the factory. It's a perfect—and delicious—way to remember your tour. Read More close
After a safety briefing, slip on your helmet and head out for your adventure. Get a demonstration and time to practice driving your 4-wheel ATV before moving onto the rough, open road.
Ride the scenic, rugged terrain all the while getting a feel for Jamaica's rich culture and heritage as you travel past farming villages, churches, native flora and fauna and even across Rose Hall, an old sugarcane plantation notoriously haunted by the White Witch. Enjoy many stops for photo opportunities, as your guide tells you stories behind the local scenes.
Conclude your ATV adventure with a traditional Jamaican jerk chicken lunch and an ice cold Red Stripe beer or refreshing soda.
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Your driver will take you through the interior of the island to Lethe, where your raft captain helps you aboard a 30-foot (9-m) bamboo vessel that waits to take you down the Great River.
As your raft drifts through the amazing gorges of the river valley, your captain is there to point out the various flora and fauna you pass along the way. Disembark, catch a hay ride to a nearby fruit plantation for a tour, and watch as a local climbs barefoot up a 75-foot (23-m) coconut tree to retrieve some of the fruit.
Enjoy a complimentary piña colada after a demonstration of how to make the famous drink using the meat of a fresh coconut, and then enjoy a country-style barbecue lunch before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Climb aboard a bamboo raft and lounge on a reclining bench as your captain poles you down the Martha Brae River. Relax as the jungle scenery floats by, enjoying the sounds, smells, and sights of Jamaica's interior.
Journey through untouched rainforests in the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village. Get up close with monster crocodiles and listen for the sounds of rare birds before entering Jamaica's largest walk-through aviary. Keep on the lookout for many exotic creatures, including the Jamaican boa, gray fox, raccoon, capuchin monkey, tayra, coati, spotted paca, and the Jamaican coney—which was once considered extinct.
Before you leave, make a final stop at the Kanaga House, a James Bond filming site from 1972's Live and Let Die. See the location where James Bond escaped the jaws of vicious crocodiles by using them as platforms to jump back to dry land. Read More close
Climb aboard a 30-foot (9-m) raft built for 2 people for an authentic Jamaican river-floating experience. Your experienced captain uses a bamboo pole to skillfully maneuver the raft and navigate the jade-green waters of the Martha Brae, located in the parish of Trelawny. Dip your hand in the shimmering waters and gaze into the trees filled with colorful birds and exotic flowers as you glide along.
Become the captain of your own raft as you trade places with your guide to experience the unique method of using a bamboo pole to steer. Surrender to the romance of the moment, experiencing a truly Jamaican pastime as you float along the glistening water. Read More close
Upon leaving your hotel, head along the coast to Arrive at Half Moon Beach for an authentic Jamaican Jerk lunch and a quick boat trip to a tiny, pirate-themed island. Once you reach its picturesque shores, relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, or grab a drink at the bar while reggae tunes fill the air.
Nearby, enjoy refreshing beverages at Pirate's Island before heading to your final stop of Rick's Cafe. Watch cliff divers make death-defying plunges into the ocean while you gather up your nerves to make the jump yourself. As the day comes to an end, find a spot near the cliff's edge to take in the world famous Jamaican sunset. Pay close attention and you may be one of the lucky few who see the green flash as the sun sinks below the horizon. Read More close
A scenic, 50-mile (80-km) drive southeast on the south coast delivers you to the parish of St. Elizabeth where you board a pontoon boat for a glide down the Black River towards the Caribbean Sea. Cruise through swamp and lush vegetation. While exploring remote mangroves, keep your ears open for native birds such as graceful egrets and herons and watch for the river’s most notorious inhabitants—crocodiles.
Once back on land, savor a traditional Jamaican lunch of chicken, fish, or pork as well as delicious fresh greens. Then take a short drive to the majestic, 120-foot (37-m) YS Falls.
The YS Falls are stunning as they pour down 7 tiers of cliffs into a natural pool that beckons you for a refreshing swim. Use the onsite changing rooms to slip into your swimsuit and then enjoy some time on your own taking in the natural wonders. Swim in the cool waters, walk along the river pathway, or relax and lounge on the riverbank before heading back to your hotel.
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Start your day on a narrated bus tour on your way to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains with stops at picturesque James Bond Beach, Blue Harbour, and a local banana plantation. Enjoy a Cajun-spiced brunch at Papillion’s Café before you make your final ascent to Hardware Gap, the highest point in the region.
Snap a few photos at the top of the Gap before hopping on your bike for a guided, leisurely ride down the mountainside. Take a break halfway down the mountain for lunch and a taste of the dark brew that has made Jamaica’s Blue Mountains famous.
Your bike ride ends at a secluded waterfall—the perfect place to cool off and relax with a dip—before your bus brings you back to your hotel.
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Jamaica's majestic Blue Mountains are shrouded almost perpetually in mist, which gives them their bluish color. One of the island-nation's working coffee plantations is here. Take a tour to learn how some of the world's most expensive coffee is grown, harvested, roasted, and ground.
Climate, soil, the steep angle at which the plants are grown, the mountain mist, and rainfall all contribute to create a unique product sought after by the most discerning coffee connoisseurs. Only coffee grown at more than 3,000 feet (914 m) above sea level in the Blue Mountain range can claim the name "Blue Mountain. "
At lunch, enjoy traditional Jamaican cuisine or English pub fare at the exclusive Liguanea Club in New Kingston. The club's trees are a natural habitat for stunning birds such as green parakeets, ground doves, Jamaican doctor birds, and elegant egrets—seen strutting the grounds as you dine. After lunch, if time permits, window shop in the streets of New Kingston before heading back to your hotel.
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11 hours 40 minutes
Travel across the Jamaican countryside from Ocho Rios to Kingston. On the way, pass through small rural towns like Linstead and Faith's Pen, famous for their markets and roadside vendors. See the Bog Walk Gorge, cutting through towering rocks by the mighty Rio Cobre, and pass through the Spanish Town, the capital of Jamaica during the heyday of the pirates of the Caribbean.
Once in Kingston, visit the Jamaica Music Museum, where you can see vintage instruments and hear rare recordings of early reggae music. See album cover art reflecting social movements of the era, and learn about women who shaped the music's history. Visit Bob Marley's former home—a National Heritage site—and home to the Bob Marley Museum. See the garden and rehearsal room, and explore personal family mementos and awards, including the Triple Platinum Award for Legend. Watch a short film about Marley's life and music in a theater that was once the first Tuff Gong studio.
Eat a vegetarian lunch, and visit the site of the modern Tuff Gong studio. Learn how music is made and recorded, seeing vintage press machines for vinyl records and the master control room. Finally, enter the recording studio and channel Bob Marley in a recording session for a totally unique souvenir. Read More close
The 40 pages of included content, discounts, and information give you everything you need to find the right golf course, and the included booking service can help you reserve your tee time with ease. Your book lets you visit each resort up to 3 times, or you can use a single book with a group of 3 to get a huge discount on your outing.
Available courses and locations include:
- Punta Espada, Dominican Republic
- The Lucayan and Sandals Emerald Reef, Bahamas
- Cinnamon Hill and Beaches Boscobel, Jamaica
- Temenos Golf Club, Anguilla
- Tierra del Sol, Aruba
- Riddels Bay, Bermuda
- Dorado Del Mar, Puerto Rico
- Carambola, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
- Blue Bay, Curacao
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Head to Dolphin Cove Montego Bay for an exhilarating aquatic adventure that lets you get up-close looks at Caribbean reef sharks. When you arrive, chat with experienced staff and handlers about how to interact with these toothy predators, and then hop in the water to get a guided interaction that includes the chance to hold them and take part in a feeding session.
Switch gears to encounter graceful stingrays that have had their barbs removed for safety, and then see how trained professionals work with the park's sharks during the entertaining Shark Show. End your day with an on-land animal encounter as you pet the furry humps of camels and then head back into Montego to enjoy the rest of the day. Read More close
Catch up on business with high-speed Internet access or take some time to lounge on the chic, modern furniture. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Club Mobay's 10,000-square foot (930 sq m) lounge provides the perfect space to unwind. Browse a wide selection of international magazines and newspapers, enjoy duty-free shopping from the comfort of your chair, and let the kids loose in "Pickney Place" to enjoy arcade games and other activities.
Grab a drink at the bar, featuring Jamaican Red Stripe Beer, and munch on complimentary snacks, including fresh seasonal fruits and homemade Jamaican patties. Treat yourself to a spa visit (not included), or take advantage of the onsite shower facilities before or after your flight.
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Your tour begins with a 45-minute bicycle ride with several uphill sections. Stops along the ride offer stunning views of Ocho Rios. The scenic bike ride winds through the protected forests of the Coyaba Reserve and stops at the Coyaba Gardens next door.
At the gardens, take a leisurely guided stroll and learn firsthand knowledge about the various trees and flowers found here. From the gardens, ascend the 177 steps of a spiral staircase overlooking the forest's most peaceful waterfall. If you're up for a rewarding challenge, climb the rocks beside the falls to the quiet natural pool at the top.
Push on to Ysassis Lookout Point to end your excursion with some of the most breathtaking views of Ocho Rios Bay. Read More close
Capture the true spirit of Jamaica as you take an exciting adventure into the interior of the island. See the majestic, mountainous countryside where a variety of natural beauties, including rushing water and thriving plant life, form breathtaking scenery. Arrive at pineapple and coffee plantations nestled in the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains. Enjoy a panorama of the surrounding countryside from a manmade manicured marvel, the multiple winner of the coveted National Champion Plantation trophy.
Reflect on the birthplace of Samuel Sharpe, one of Jamaica's national heroes. Instrumental in organizing the fight for the abolition of slavery, he eventually paid the ultimate price—his life—for his deeds.
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Drive along a winding trail through the island’s lush interior and up to the plantation while enjoying breathtaking views of the foothills of the Catadupa Mountains. Upon arriving at the plantation, you are greeted with a refreshment, then you are whisked away on your tour.
The guides lead you across the award-winning, carefully manicured grounds. They thoroughly explain the plantation's history and the crops grown onsite, peppering the commentary with good humor. Croydon is the birthplace of national hero Samuel Sharpe, a slave-turned-Baptist preacher who led a revolt against slavery during the Jamaican Baptist War of 1831, contributing to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833.
Sip coffee and taste honey and fruits, including several varieties of juicy pineapple. Then indulge in a traditional Jamaican lunch with jerk chicken, greens, cucumbers, rice, and plantains. During lunch, your tour becomes even more memorable when you meet the owner for a question and answer period before embarking on the journey back to your hotel.
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At picturesque Mahogany Beach, board a 75-foot (23-m) luxury catamaran while the DJ spins the best in reggae and Soca music. Then the adventure starts with snorkeling in the deep blue Caribbean reefs. Your attentive crew helps you get comfortable with the gear. After some snorkeling and swimming, get back on board and head for the falls.
While cruising past emerald hills and historic sites, your excitement builds before docking at the foot of the exhilarating Dunn's River Falls. Your guides lead the climb up the impressive 600-foot (183-m), cascading waterfalls as you're invigorated by the scenic tropical rainforest surrounding you.
You are welcomed back on board with an open bar and music jamming from the DJ. The drinks taste even better after the rewarding climb up the falls. The crew is certain to have everyone grooving and dancing while sodas, fruit punch, beer, and rum drinks are served. Read More close
Hop on a custom fishing boat such as the 46-foot (14-m) Hatteras, the ultimate fishing boat, the 31-foot (9-m) Betram, or the fully rigged, 33-foot (10-m) Pacemaker, and prepare for a thrilling adventure complete with paradise sunshine, fizzy beverages, and mouth-watering food.
The captain and crew teach you how to set your line to catch a variety of fish as you cast out in Marlin Alley. With their combined knowledge, they know all the best fishing spots around the coast of Jamaica, hailed as one of the best places to fish in the Caribbean. Relax and savor the moment as you soak in the sun and reel in your biggest catch. Read More close
The setting for your encounter is the 23-acre (9-ha) oceanfront estate of Dolphin Cove Montego Bay. First, an orientation gives you some insight into the friendly sea mammals, and then it's time to enter the world of these affable creatures. When a dolphin greets you in the knee-deep water, you get a splash or two, a hug, and a kiss as you spend some time together in the sea.
While you're here, the cove offers plenty more fun to help you complete your day. You can visit a stingray habitat for a chance to interact with the barb-free rays, pet a group of camels for some hands-on time with these versatile animals, or watch a spectacular shark show to get to know other great creatures of the sea. Read More close
After arriving at the exotic Ocho Rios Dolphin Lagoon, observe the life of these intelligent mammals. Watch as they jump through the air performing a routine of tricks with the help of their trainers. Further on, strap on your snorkeling gear and swim with gentle stingrays or ride a mini boat.
At the nature trail, stroll along and interact with exotic birds, snakes, and iguanas. End your day by witnessing a shark show where brave pirate’s tempt fate with daring feats among the hungry sharks. Read More close
Arrive at Dolphin Cove, a magnificent facility situated on 23 acres (9 ha) of oceanfront property, and meet a friendly trainer who shows you to the dolphin habitat. After an orientation, enter a cove of deep water and watch as one of these playful mammals swims right up to you, welcoming you into his environment with gentle nudges. Grab your dolphin's fin and let him pull you along the surface for a belly ride, and then say goodbye with a sweet hug and kiss.
Continue your aquatic adventure with a visit to a stingray habitat, where you have the opportunity to touch and interact with friendly, barb-free rays. You also get to pet a group of camels and see these peculiar animals up close. Complete your visit with a spectacular shark show that demonstrates just how lively these creatures can be. A large cast of oceanic life and friendly trainers ensure you and the whole family have an upbeat and educational time. Read More close
Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel as you begin your Jamaican quest. Hop aboard the comfortable catamaran where your captain goes over a brief safety lesson and general orientation for the ship. Then, set sail, taking in the view of the shore as the boat pulls away.
Relax as the captain expertly handles to catamaran, navigating it with ease through the stunning waters. Tap your feet to the reggae mix the on-board DJ has created, sip a delicious cocktail, and enjoy light snacks as you journey toward the falls.
Once you arrive, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls—one of Jamaica’s most outstanding natural treasures. Led by expert guides, join hands to form a human chain as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600 foot waterfall. Pose for snapshots amid the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Cascading down from its pure source high in the mountains, you can delight in the refreshing, clean water as it caresses your skin.
Enjoy time to snorkel and take plenty of photos to remember this incredible trip by, before boarding the vessel once more and heading to shore where you’re ride awaits to drive you back to your hotel.
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Leave your hotel and make your way to Dunn's River Falls and Park. Your guide takes you through the park to the basin of the falls, where it pours into the ocean, to begin your journey. Hand in hand, you walk slowly and carefully up the seemingly man-made steps of falls, helping your neighbor and being helped in return.
Take stops along the way to cool off in natural pools or get a back rub from the flowing water of the waterfall. Your guide is there to take photos along the way. At the top of the falls, you meet a paved nature trail to follow back down the hill. Enjoy the natural beauty of the park's lush forest before boarding your bus for the return trip to your hotel.
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Leave your hotel and make your way up Jamaica's north coast to Ocho Rios. Stop to shop, taking advantage of duty-free liquor, jewelry, and fragrances. Dunn's River Falls is next on your itinerary, as your group takes a short ride to the park.
Your guide takes you through the park to the basin of the falls. Hand in hand with other tourists, walk slowly up the falls, helping your neighbor while being helped in return. You quickly see why many think the falls were manmade just for the purpose of climbing.
Take stops along the way to cool off in natural pools or get a waterfall back rub. Your guide is there to take once-in-a-lifetime photos along the way. At the top of the falls, you meet a paved nature trail to follow down the hill to your starting point. Enjoy the park's lush forest and natural beauty before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Take a journey back in time as you visit Prospect Plantation. Receive a warm Jamaican welcome under the estate's great Mahogany Tree, planted by Sir Winston Churchill in 1953. Enjoy a scenic stroll through the plantation's lush gardens, laden with herbs and tropical plants. With panoramic views of the Caribbean, this is the perfect opportunity to take a few pictures to remember your time here.
Afterward, head to the Great House, a beautiful building that once served as a fort. Here you meet Chef Irie, who leads a Jamaican cooking featuring jerk chicken, steamed callaloo, fried dough "festivals," and coconut shrimp "Rundown. " Enjoy lunch served in the shade on the estate's lawn, a relaxing finish to a memorable morning.
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Enjoy a scenic drive along Jamaica's beautiful coastline to Prospect Plantation, one of the country's oldest estates and home to a world of exciting history. Take a journey through time and get a look at what life was like for the island's early inhabitants.
Explore the plantation's vibrant tropical gardens before visiting the Great House, where a chef shows you how to cook up a few delicious staples of Jamaican cuisine—jerk chicken, steamed callaloo, and coconut shrimp rundown. After a satisfying lunch, head to the plantation's Camel Park and exotic bird aviary to make some more unforgettable memories.
Next, board an open-air Jitney bus and embark on an exciting sightseeing adventure through the island's colorful terrain. Marvel at incredible views of the countryside, lush rainforest, and magnificent White River George. Along the way, hear amusing facts, local history, and tales of the buccaneers who once pillaged the area. After your food- and sight-filled tour, enjoy a hassle-free ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Make a 600-foot (m) climb to the top of the world-renowned Dunn's River Falls. Form a human chain and follow your guide through rushing water and refreshing natural pools. Get the chance to stop along the way and capture a few amazing photos of the journey.
Afterward, go to Prospect Plantation, one of the oldest working estates in Jamaica. Explore the 18th-century plantation and take a walk through its beautiful gardens. Get an authentic taste of the island's cuisine as you learn to prepare a Jamaican lunch at the Great House. Savor jerk chicken, steamed callaloo, fried dough festival, and coconut shrimp "rundown" in the shaded lawn.
Then get in the Jitney and visit the plantation's camel park and aviary for exotic birds. Sip on a cocktail beverage as your tour concludes driving through rainforest, admiring the dense foliage and listening for exotic jungle sounds.
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After a brief safety orientation, climb inside your ATV, which is complete with roll bars for maximum safety. Take off through the countryside, splashing through puddles and sending mud flying through the air. Your fun intensifies the dirtier you become.
Jamaica's true beauty lies in its rural landscapes. Explore this lush, green terrain at your own pace as you cruise along rocky roads and wind through forest trails. A knowledgeable guide leads the way the entire time, ensuring you stay on course. Enjoy convenient transportation back to your hotel after this high-energy adventure on 4 wheels. Read More close
An air-conditioned motorcoach brings you to Blue Hole Estate, where you get to know some of the friendly horses and learn how to safely ride them. Climb into the saddle and explore the estate's unique natural mineral pools.
Saunter past the Great House ruins and the grassy foothills for spectacular views of the Jamaican coastline. Pass an 18th-century sugar plantation and rum factory and listen as your trail guide offers insight to the country's history and culture.
After a brief stop for refreshments, lose the saddle and ride bareback through the warm Caribbean waters. Enjoy unparalleled views of the horizon and refresh yourself in this pristine Jamaican water while swimming with your horse.
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Begin your adventure riding through a tropical rainforest, the bright Jamaican sunshine softened by dense foliage. Leave the rainforest and ride along the top of a cliff, admiring panoramic vistas of the Jamaican coastline with the aquamarine ocean bleeding into the horizon.
Cross the white sands of a pristine beach and enter the warm waters of the Caribbean. Feel the strong assurance of your gentle horse as you trot through the crystal waters, enjoying the ride of your life. Read More close
The adventure begins with a 4-wheel-drive journey through the Jamaican jungle to the hidden rapids of the Great River. Before jumping in, your guide briefs you on safety and operations at the water's edge. Strap on your helmet and life vest, grab an inner tube, and hop in. As you float along the river, relish the unparalleled views of Jamaica's lush rainforest.
The ride varies from a relaxing lazy-river float to an exciting rush of rapids, so be sure to stay alert through your 2-hour voyage. Along the way, hear stories of Jamaica's history and learn about the unique varieties of flora and fauna that reside along the river. Jamaica's backcountry offers natural wonders that you may not find anywhere else. Read More close
After convenient transportation from your hotel, board the catamaran and begin your tropical cruise. Munch on delectable appetizers and sip exotic cocktails, including the catamaran cruise's signature drink, as you stand on the deck and watch as the setting sun paints the sky with fiery colors. Laugh out loud with new friends as you sail along the beautiful shoreline.
Sway to the rhythms of the mellow reggae music or steal away to find a quiet spot and remember why you fell in love in the first place. There’s nothing quite like a Caribbean sunset at sea to reawaken the fires of love or to ignite memories that will last a lifetime. After your romantic excursion, return to shore and enjoy convenient drop-off at your hotel. Read More close
Step on board your glass-bottom boat and gaze in amazement at the mesmerizing bright blue hue of the lagoon's ripples. Slight movements disturb microorganisms called dinoflagellates, which emit this light when agitated.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a Jamaican rum cocktail or a non-alcoholic drink as your guide explains the glowing lagoon's rare phosphorescent microbes and the science behind bioluminescence. If you like a more hands-on approach, feel free to take a dip in the warm Jamaican water and watch as tiny lights cover your body. Read More close
After pickup from Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, or Lucea, start your illuminated adventure around sunset. With rum or fruit punch in hand, hop aboard and enjoy the scenery as your captain navigates the boat away from the shore. As you cruise among the mangroves, marvel at the light from the majestic waters—home to microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent blue light when agitated.
Once you cruise to the middle of the lagoon, jump in for a swim and experience the beauty of this unusual natural wonder. In one of the few places in the world to have such a high concentration of these harmless organisms, this cruise is something not to be missed. After your boat returns to shore, enjoy convenient transportation back to Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, or Lucea. Read More close
Begin your trip with a convenient pickup from your hotel and journey to Ocho Rios to meet your guide and get equipped with your bike and helmet. After a brief safety orientation, set off down the trail on a grand adventure. Enjoy the picturesque bike ride along the gorgeous Martha Brae River and explore beautiful paths that run through Falmouth.
Along your journey spot cascading waterfalls and the phenomenal ruins of an aqueduct, a mill house, and a former distilling house. Enjoy the sights and wonders of Jamaica on this unforgettable ride bike ride through a beautiful jungle. Read More close
Categories: Tours & Sightseeing
2 hours 30 minutes
After convenient pickup from your hotel, acquaint yourself with your knowledgeable tour guide, who leads you along the twists and turns of the Mayfield River. Throughout the journey, hear stories of this fabled body of water, and the healing properties of the plants that surround it.
Get into the water and immerse yourself one of its 44 mineral pools and 21 natural Jacuzzis, whose calming spin cycles create the feeling of a washing machine. Explore underwater caves and keep an eye out for River Mumma, a mermaid who, according to local folklore, resides in the river's sparkling waters.
Enjoy the magical world of Mayfield Falls and the rustic ambiance only found in rural Jamaica. Have lunch in a calabash, sip homemade juices, and munch on seasonal island fruits. This river walking tour is the perfect way to entrench yourself in Jamaican culture during a day that you'll remember long after it's over. Read More close
Travel to the shopping centers of Montego Bay to find the best duty-free deals and gifts to take home with you. Check out the Craft Market, where you're free to bargain with the local vendors. The perfect souvenir to take home for friends or as a memento or your vacation is waiting for you to find.
It pays to be in-the-know about the best spots for grabbing bargains and finding hidden treasures. For real shopping lovers, this tour is an absolute must.
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Upon arrival at the base of the mountain, take a seat on the SkyExplorer chairlift for a gentle ride 700 feet (213 m) to the top of the mountain. With the bay of Ocho Rios to your right, feel the breeze from the ocean as you climb above the lush treetops.
Peruse the mountaintop pavilion and read about famous Jamaican athletes, including the 1988 Olympic bobsled team. Take the stairs up to the lookout tower and let the views of Ocho Rios mesmerize you. At Mystic Dining, enjoy contemporary Caribbean cuisine and a refreshing cocktail or beverage while admiring the ocean views.
The hummingbird garden is full of flowers known to attract Jamaica's iconic, tiny inhabitants, including the vervain hummingbird, the second-smallest bird in the world. Cool off at the waterslide and infinity pool before taking a nature hike or riding the SkyExplorer down the mountain. Read More close
Your shuttle ride from Montego Bay takes you to the bottom of the mountain; take a seat on the SkyExplorer chairlift for a gentle ride 700 feet (213 m) to the top of the mountain. You feel the breeze from the ocean as you climb above the lush treetops with the bay of Ocho Rios below you.
Peruse the mountaintop pavilion and read about famous Jamaican athletes, including the 1988 Olympic bobsled team. Take the stairs up to the lookout tower and let the views of Ocho Rios awe you. At Mystic Dining, enjoy contemporary Caribbean cuisine and a refreshing cocktail or beverage while admiring the ocean views.
The hummingbird garden is full of flowers known to attract Jamaica's iconic tiny inhabitants, including the vervain hummingbird, the second-smallest bird in the world. Cool off at the waterslide and infinity pool before taking a nature hike or riding SkyExplorer back down the mountain. Read More close
Venture to the coastal town of Negril, known for its luxurious beaches and carefree atmosphere. Upon arrival, meander through quaint waterfront shops, meet some of the locals, and learn about the city's rich history. Relax on 7 miles (11 km) of white-sand beaches or take a dip in the warm Caribbean water.
Along the beautiful coastline, sip on rum cocktails and sample authentic Jamaican food such as jerk chicken. Visit the iconic Rick's Café and watch thrill seekers cliff dive into the pristine turquoise water. Enjoy some of the most striking Caribbean sunset views of the ocean's horizon and see if you can spot the infamous green flash. Read More close
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After your guide picks you up at your hotel in the morning, journey to the tiny village of Nine Mile, the birthplace of reggae legend Bob Marley. While in Nine Mile, see where he spent some of his formative years as well as where his body was laid to rest and get a chance to learn about Marley’s childhood and his rise to international stardom.
Then, travel through the hills of the lush garden parish, St. Ann, where you stop at one of Jamaica’s revival churches, for an authentic experience of the rich local heritage and culture. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in an authentic lunch at one of the many renowned Jamaican Jerk restaurants and relax on the ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Your adventure begins with convenient pickup from your hotel before you meet and become acquainted with your horse. Set off on horseback to a historic estate and explore the ruins of an 18th-century sugar plantation. Then it's time to cool off in the refreshing Caribbean Sea, riding the thrilling waves on horseback.
Friendly horses and attentive guides ensure that your horseback riding adventure is safe and comfortable, regardless of your level of riding experience. End your day with hassle-free transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
As your incredible journey aboard a luxury catamaran progresses along white sand shores laugh out loud with new found friends as you enjoy the refreshing breeze through your hair and the warm Jamaican sun on your skin. This cruise is the perfect opportunity to meet people from around the world.
As the day heats up enjoy a refreshing plunge into the ocean as you snorkel in the beautiful turquoise sea. Catch glimpses of colorful coral and tropical fish as you kick your flippers and explore the bustling would beneath the shimmering surface.
On your return to port sway to the rhythms of reggae music, new and old, and sip on Island Routes signature cocktail. This 'club on water' is the perfect way to get into that vacation state-of-mind and have a blast out at sea.
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Your tour begins with a ride through Falmouth, once a major port for Jamaica's sugar exports and one of the best-preserved Georgian towns in the Caribbean. Learn about the city's history as you see the newly constructed pier that now serves cruise ships visiting the island.
After a quick stop at Water Square, the first place in the western hemisphere to have running water, make your way to Martha Brae. Here, you can hop on a bamboo raft and meander downstream with your very own raft captain to share knowledge about the sights.
Next, pay a visit to the River Bumpkin Farm, where you can take a leisurely bicycle ride along historic paths. Follow your guides along the Martha Brae River to Potosi, a former sugar estate where you can tour the ruins for a look back at the island's bygone days. Finish your adventure with a dip in the cool, pristine waters of the river. Read More close
The joys of the beach and the river come together in this idyllic location on the bank. There's no reason to worry about anything else, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and cool, blue waters lapping at the shoreline. Enjoy some of Jamaica's best jerk chicken and homemade "Bumpkin Pumpkin" soup. The spices used in the jerk seasoning and soup are grown directly on a local farm, along with the pumpkins.
After lunch, take some time to explore Jamaica's history, checking out the ruins of an ancient aqueduct system running alongside the Martha Brae River—a must-see for any lover of history. Read More close
Your expedition on the Martha Brae River begins smoothly, with leisurely paddling past the dense flora and fauna along the shore. Upriver and around the bend, the pace of your voyage picks up when you encounter bubbling rapids, rocky shores, and drop-offs where the river pours over rock ledges.
Midway through your adventure, disembark from your kayak for some time to play in the river. On the riverbank, you can take the opportunity to swing from a rope swing and dive into the refreshing waters before paddling off to the end of your exhilarating kayaking trip. Read More close
After being paired with a tube and helmet, enter the refreshing water and let your guide tie your party's tubes together so that no one floats away from the group. Lean back and let the current gently whisk you away as the Caribbean sun warms your skin.
The peaceful river accelerates into mild rapids as you slide over smooth rocks and through mini whirlpools. Your informative guide points out native plants along the river banks, as well as the local animals that show their faces as you drift by.
Your serene journey downriver is the perfect way to let you worries slide away while gaining fascinating insight into what makes Jamaica unlike any other nation. The island's tranquil beauty and energizing coolness of the water help you reach new heights of rest and relaxation. Read More close
Visit the magnificent Rose Hall Great House sitting high on a hill overlooking the vast grounds. Built in 1770 by John Palmer, the house was calm until 1820 when it was occupied by John's nephew and his feisty English wife, Annee. Unbeknownst to her husband, Annee possessed "black magic" powers that ultimately led to his death as well as the demise of 2 more husbands and countless lovers.
Hear the chilling stories of love, murder, and mystery surrounding the White Witch from your knowledgeable guide as you tour the house by candlelight. Admire the beautifully restored home brimming with antiques and decor from the 1800s. Then end your haunting excursion in the dungeon, now transformed into a tavern, and wash away the evil spirits with a glass of liquid spirits.
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Arrive at the facility and meet a certified trainer who shows you to the dolphins' sanctuary. Wade into the sparkling water and let these slippery-skinned animals swim right up to you and say hello with gentle nudges. Shake hands with and hug your 2 new bottlenosed friends, and then let them push you along the surface by your feet. They may even treat you to a dance routine, if you're lucky.
Once you're done playing with the dolphins, take the opportunity to pet stingrays and watch a spectacular shark show. Get an up-close look at a few camels and marvel at how calm and approachable these peculiar animals are. This family-friendly experience is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the majesty of the underwater world. Read More close
Start out with a ride to the site of your first adventure, where your Segway awaits. After a quick lesson on how to ride the self-balancing wonder, put on your helmet, and then you're off on your way. Cruise past the beautiful flora and fauna of an old Jamaican estate house, find plenty of spots to get the perfect picture, try the juice from a freshly picked coconut, and learn some stories about the area from your expert guide.
When you arrive at Camel Park, it's time to trade in your wheels and saddle up as the expert trainers show you what to expect from these awesome creatures. Take your new friend for a walk around the park and experience the feeling of freedom, excitement, and trust as you explore with the gentle animal.
Lastly, head back to the Segway Tour center and visit the aviary for a chance to feed the birds, or peruse the gift shop for a take-home memento before you return to your hotel. Read More close
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After the trip from your hotel to the staging ground in Ocho Rios, get ready to roll as you don your helmet and get a brief lesson on how to operate a Segway. Rugged, self-balancing, and sensitive to your every move, the vehicle seems to read your mind as you cruise along country roads to explore one of Jamaica's oldest estates.
Prospect Plantation covers 1,000 acres (405 ha) and dates back to 1721; its grand Great House has stood since the early 1800s. Admire the landscape surrounded by a beautiful lush forest and get a few photos as your guide shares stories about the land, the property, and the native plants.
Next, head over to the Great House gardens and take a break from your Segway to enjoy a cool bottle of water amid a great view of the beautiful tropical forest. Get a chance to try some fresh coconut juice before you visit the Chapel, where you can marvel at the craftsmanship of its chairs, paneling, and furnishings made from wood.
Once you've made a stop at the estate's gift shop to look for that perfect souvenir, the Segway carries you back to Ocho Rios for the return trip to your hotel. Read More close
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Get your blood boiling when you hop into the water with sharks. Join highly trained specialists and move beyond a world of fear to enter a world of discover. Hold, touch, and feed these magnificent creatures, as trainers tell you about these mysterious animals and help you to see how fascinating they really are.
Bring your adrenaline down a notch as you enjoy Little Port Royal, a replica of Jamaica's most famous pirate town. Witness pirates roaming through the town, and maybe even find a gold coin or two. If you're ready for a more relaxing experience, sample the tropical fruits and spices or try world-famous coffee at Blue Mountain Coffee. Plenty of variety ensures a full day of fun.
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Begin your tour with a scenic drive along the north coast and the renowned Fern Gully. The first stop is at Nine Mile, a quaint village in the lush mountains of St. Ann Parish. This is the birthplace and final resting place of Bob Marley, the legendary king of reggae.
At Nine Mile, see where Marley's close relatives still live and take a stroll through Marley's boyhood home, now a museum and photo gallery. Learn about his childhood and how he began his musical career. You might even sing a few of his songs with your fun-loving guide. See Mt. Zion Rock, a favorite meditation spot for Marley, and take a moment to pay your respects to the legendary artist at his gravesite.
Your journey continues through the St. Ann hills to a modern day revival church. Experience Jamaican culture first-hand and learn what your future holds as your fortune is told. Your tour is concluded with a delicious, traditional Jamaican jerk chicken lunch. Read More close
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Marvel at the inner workings of a functioning distillery, the longtime creator of one of the smoothest and most sought after rums in the world. Learn about the painstaking and time-honored distilling process and sample a taste of the golden elixir to find out what it feels like to swallow sunshine.
Head to YS Falls, where 7 tiers of cascading waterfalls create a spectacular scene. Dance beneath the flowing waters of the gorgeous cascades, or grab the rope swing and make like Tarzan or Jane as you fling yourself into the crystal pools.
Arrive at the Black River and take a fascinating cruise down the waterway. Admire the lush variety of vegetation lining the river bank, part of an incredible ecosystem of exotic birds and other animals, including—of course—the crocodile. With a delicious lunch provided along the way, and the best of nature before you, finish your tour with a new appreciation for the spirit of Jamaica. Read More close
Enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation from your hotel and board the catamaran for a sunset cruise. As the catamaran sails along the shoreline, laugh out loud with new friends. Find yourself swaying to the rhythms of reggae music, new and old, while you learn the latest dance moves and enjoy the catamaran's signature cocktail.
Watch the beautiful setting sun paint the sky as you cruise along the Caribbean waters and watch for great snorkeling spots. With tasty cocktails and plenty of chances to dance to reggae music setting the fun mood at this dance club on water, feel the pulse of the island vibes and admire the wonders of the Caribbean. After your adventure, enjoy convenient transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
After your guide picks you up from your hotel, make your way to the quaint village of Nine Mile. See where Bob Marley was born and learn about his childhood, rise to stardom, and legacy as a musician and peace activist.
Travel down through the green, rolling hills of Jamaica to reach one of the island's most renowned and picturesque attractions, Dunn’s River Falls. Experience the majesty of this natural treasure as you wind your way up the waterfall's rocky 600 feet (183 meters) of rocky slopes. Join hands with your tour mates to form a human chain as your guide leads you up the rocks.
Enjoy hassle-free transportation back to your hotel after this fascinating journey into a Jamaican icon's history, and the island's natural beauty.
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Leave Cornwall Beach behind as your captain raises the sails and steers you into the Montego Bay Marine Park, a stunning nature preserve that's a paradise for snorkelers. The sounds of reggae and the calypso beats of soca music fill the air as you make you way to the perfect quiet spot. After you get geared, jump in and float upon the water's surface to peer at the colorful sea life below you. Swim toward coral reefs teeming with fish like barjacks, blue and brown chromis, and spotlight parrotfish.
Back on the boat, let the ocean breeze dry you off as you enjoy a Jamaican rum punch or a cold beer from the open bar. Search for your lost shaker of salt at your next stop—Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Kick back with a drink and enjoy some fun in the sun before returning to your hotel. Read More close
After convenient pickup from your hotel, meet your friendly guide for a brief orientation about operating your Segway before setting off. As you explore the grounds, your guide regales you with stories of those who once inhabited the estate, and identifies the many plants and trees throughout the wooded forest that are used for medicinal purposes.
Your adventure then takes you to the beautiful Great House Gardens, where you're greeted with refreshing drinks and breathtaking garden views. Look out over the tropical forest and take in views of lush foliage descending into the glistening Caribbean Sea below.
From here, let your guide lead you to the verandah of the majestic Great House, once used as a fort, for a delicious introduction to Jamaican cuisine. Tantalize your taste buds with the rich smells of herbs and spices as you engage in a hands-on cooking-class with Chef Irie. Knead your own bread, prepare callaloo for steaming, and create your very own blend jerk sauce and coconut rundown to eat with shrimp.
Sit down for a sample of your culinary delights before continuing your exploration of the Estate by Jitney—an open-air, tractor-drawn carriage. Experience a working plantation and admire its array of crops, which include bananas, sugar cane, and coffee, before your tour comes to an end and you're taken back to your hotel. Read More close
After convenient pickup from your hotel in Negril or Montego Bay, head to Montpelier and start your thrilling excursion on the Great River, one of Jamaica's major rivers and forming the boundary of the parish of St. James with Westmoreland and Hanover. Listen to your guide provide commentary about the area's natural resources as you navigate the river lined with lush landscape and beautiful plants.
The rapids come at you quickly, so be prepared for the next roll of whitewater. Let your worries wash away as you enjoy the cascading water and fresh Jamaican island air. Feel the excitement and adrenaline rush from tackling the Great River's rapids and once you set foot on dry land, ride back to your hotel with a great sense of satisfaction. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel and travel down to the southern coast of Jamaica, to see a historic estate and rum-making distillery. Sample several varieties of rum produced at the Appleton Estate, including several "spiritual" offerings.
Afterward, delight in the spectacular beauty of YS Falls, as you cavort beneath the flowing waters of these gorgeous cascades. Eat a delicious lunch provided by the falls and relax in one of the island's best-kept natural secrets.
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Indulge yourself in a truly unparalleled experience as you fly among treetops high above the tropical landscape, using an intricate system of harnesses, pulleys, and carabiners on horizontal traverses. Admire the country's rich vegetation while keeping an eye out for local wildlife during this adrenaline-pumping excursion.
After your ziplining adventure, cool off by boarding a tube at the river's edge. Navigate the rapids as your attentive and knowledgeable guides shows you the ropes of tubing and introduces you to a seldom-seen Jamaica. Along the way, be on the lookout for glimpses of some of the many indigenous jungle animals that make their home in this dense, tropical habitat.
Enjoy the twists and turns of the rushing river and marvel at the majestic scenery of Jamaica passing by before your eyes. Once you reach the end of your tubing journey, board a comfortable coach for a hassle-free ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Your adventure starts with a safety briefing as you gear up in a full body harness that is attached to a cable so you may zip across valleys and above treetops. Then climb high into the air on a custom-built zipline tower. With 5 lines ahead, get ready to take the first plunge.
Feel the excitement as you zip down the racing lines through the treetops at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (65 kph). With the wind in your hair, marvel at the magnificent views of the Jamaican hills, farmlands, and rivers below. Cross the jungle bridge as you travel to the next zipline with professional guides near your side.
After ziplining, your adrenaline continues to pump as you embark toward the onsite gardens on an exhilarating off-road ride in a 6-wheel drive Pinzgauer, an all-terrain military transport vehicle. At the garden, samples of freshly picked coconut, pineapple, sugar cane, ginger, and palms are ready for tasting. Learn about the critical roles these plants play in Jamaican lifestyle and their effectiveness as homemade, natural health remedies. Read More close
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Hook into a zipline and take off on an adventure that has you flying up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph) far above the jungle floor, using an intricate system of harness, pulleys, and carabiners on horizontal traverses. Zip from platform to platform, each carefully placed to offer views of the most breathtaking sights in the Caribbean.
Survey landscapes as far as the eye can see, and feel your pulse quickening as your senses struggle to comprehend the variety of island scenery. Walk the jungle floor at points between platforms, learn about the plants and animals in the area, and soar through the air, feeling like a jungle bird riding on currents of air.
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Strap into your safety harness and listen as your knowledgeable instructor briefs you on the specifics of operations and safety. When you're ready, jump off the wooden platform and experience the adrenaline rush of accelerating up to 35 miles per hour (56 km/h) above a canopy of treetops.
Guides join you on each platform throughout the course, carefully checking the equipment's safety and displaying knowledge of Jamaican culture, history, and landmarks. The course covers 9 extensive ziplines above a river gorge and a verdant valley with a wide variety of Jamaican fauna.
Zip across Great River and enjoy panoramic rainforest views. You can even spot local wildlife along the way. When you're feeling confident, lean back and ride upside down for an exciting twist. Read More close