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Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

1. Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

Book this worry-free one-way or round-trip transfer service between the Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) and hotels in any of the major resort towns in Jamaica, including Montego Bay, Negril, Lucea, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Trelawny, and Rosehall. Start your vacation off right without having to negotiate with taxi drivers or arrange your airport transfer. Get to and from your hotel comfortably and with the minimum of fuss and stress. Choose from shared, private, and luxury transportation options. VIP Services Available VIP Arrival Meet and Greet service includes: • Fast-track escorted service through Customs & Immigration • Dedicated seating area while your luggage is being retrieved • Arrivals lounge with complimentary WIFI and snacks and beverages, and private restroom and changing facilities VIP Departure Service includes: • Fast-track privileges through Immigration & Security • Complimentary fresh fruits, pastries, snacks, sandwiches, tapas, and patties • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (hot/cold) • Unlimited WIFI and fully equipped business center • Shower facilities • Free phone calls to US, Canada, and UK landlines

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Dolphin Cove Negril Full-Day Admission with Dolphin Swim

2. Dolphin Cove Negril Full-Day Admission with Dolphin Swim

Enjoy a full day of fun in the sun at Jamaica's number one marine attraction in Negril and swim with a lovable bottlenose dolphin. Your ticket gives you one full day of access to the Dolphin Cove Marine Park at Lucea, Hanover, home to the largest natural dolphin lagoon in the world. During the day, you will get the chance to interact with stingrays, as well as other marine life in the touch-tank. You can even pet the resident camels! Enjoy a thrilling shark show, or sit back and relax in the sun. Your dolphin swim begins with a meet-and-greet with your dolphin, and brief presentation; after which, enter the dolphin’s world and swim for 30 minutes with one of the amazing creatures. Pucker up for a dolphin kiss, or try a little dolphin dance! Your new dolphin friend may even give you a belly ride! Then, sink your toes in the sand of a glistening white beach for the rest of the day, or browse for souvenirs and jewelry at the ultra-modern gift shop.

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Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

3. Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

With this excursion, instead of taking 3 days out of your vacation to see all of these popular Jamaican attractions you can visit them all in just 1 day. Climb Dunn’s River Falls. With the help of your guide, you’ll climb 600 feet to the top of this magnificent waterfall that’s tiered like a wedding cake. Stop for a swim in the refreshing rock pools. With the guide’s help, it’s an easy climb that everyone can enjoy. After the falls, you’ll have a tour of the town of Ocho Rios with a stop for souvenir shopping and to enjoy a typical Jamaican lunch. Next, you’ll head off on a drive through small market towns and hills to 9 Mile, the birth and final resting place of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Hear the story of his childhood and rise to stardom. Option Bioluminescent Lagoon Cruise and Dinner As you head back towards the coast you’ll stop at the Joe James Restaurant and Art Gallery. Enjoy Mr. James’s artwork and sit sown for a Jamaican family style dinner (included). Finish your tour with a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that takes you across the lagoon. As the water is disturbed, you’ll see the water illuminated behind the boat. Stop to enjoy a swim and watch your body glow. This luminous phenomenon is only seen in 3 locations on the planet.

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Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

4. Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

Raft on the scenic Martha Brae River at a village 3 miles from Falmouth in 6 acres of beautifully manicured lawns on a natural horseshoe island. Experience Jamaica's number 1 rafting attraction, with fully appointed recreational facilities including picnic grounds, a bar, souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms. Take a stroll through Miss Martha’s Herb Garden before the start of your rafting excursion, and marvel at a presentation of Jamaica’s herbs famous for their medicinal and healing properties. The Martha Brae rafting experience boasts 85 experienced captains and 30-foot long bamboo rafts on which you will take a 3-mile journey along the river in approximately 1 hour. Learn the legend of Martha Brae or enjoy an exhilarating swim.

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Montego Bay: Reggae Catamaran Cruise With Snorkeling

5. Montego Bay: Reggae Catamaran Cruise With Snorkeling

Board an amazing catamaran with fun party vibes at Montego Bay then set sail along the coastline. Along the way, stop at a fantastic snorkeling spot where you can plunge into the refreshing waters and explore the nearby reefs filled with exotic marine life.  After your underwater adventure, climb back onto the boat to enjoy the music and order drinks from the bar. Indulge in delectable appetizers and unlimited exotic cocktails as you admire panoramic views of the coast. Then, for the final stop, head over to the world famous Jimmy Buffett's in Margaritaville where the fun continues. Bounce on water trampolines and splash into the Caribbean Sea as you slip down the 120-foot waterslide. Experience a unique day on this 'club on water' as you feel the pulse of the island and see all the wonders that the Caribbean has to offer.

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Montego Bay: Full-Day Speedboat Trip to Negril

6. Montego Bay: Full-Day Speedboat Trip to Negril

Ride on a high-speed powerboat along the unspoiled waters of Jamaica’s West Coast. Relax onboard as you soak up the sun and chat with new friends. Admire this area of pristine natural beauty, known for outdoor adventure and impressive scenery. Dive head first from your boat into the crystal clear Caribbean waters to swim and snorkel among the blossoming underwater world. Stop for lunch right on a beach, marvelling at the powdery white sand and blue sea around you. Climb back on board and make your way to the famous 7-Mile Beach, voted "The Caribbean's Best Beach", before heading over to Negril's cliffside sea caves, where you can jump back in the water for some swimming and snorkelling. End this ride of a lifetime with a cliff dive at the world famous Rick's Café, where you can cool off by dangling your toes over the cliffside, sipping on a cold drink, and feeling the warm sensation of the Sun on your skin before sailing back to Montego Bay.

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Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

7. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

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Martha Brae River Rafting from Montego Bay

8. Martha Brae River Rafting from Montego Bay

Board a 30-foot long bamboo raft and embark on a relaxing journey with a local raftsman as your personal guide. View the magnificent scenery of this lush rainforest river lined with an abundance of tropical vegetation and flowers. Learn about the many uses of the plant life and many interesting facts. River rafting is a relaxing experience that will soothe your senses far from the beaten path.

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Montego Bay: One Way Airport Transfer to/from Hotels

9. Montego Bay: One Way Airport Transfer to/from Hotels

Rest assured when you book this reliable airport transfer service that your transportation is always secured. Representatives are onsite at the airport and at your hotel to monitor your arrival or departure flight time and reschedule your shuttle if your flight is delayed or cancelled. Airport transfer is provided between the Sangster international Airport (MBJ) and hotels across Jamaica. You may book a shared bus or a private car to avoid any wait time. Be sure to provide your flight date, number, and time, as well as the name of your hotel. Meet your transportation representative at the Hospitality Desk (Desk #11) in the Ground Transportation Hall of the airport who will escort you to your bus just outside the Arrivals Terminal. Enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel while taking advantage of the free WiFi on board. Admire the scenic views on this trip to your hotel or to the airport. Drop off area is just outside your hotel lobby. You will board the bus in the same area for your return trip to the airport.

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Montego Bay: Transfers to Martha Brae River Rafting

10. Montego Bay: Transfers to Martha Brae River Rafting

Rafting down the Martha Brae River is an experience not to be missed. With transport to and from this historic river, you can soon embark on a 3-mile journey on bamboo rafts for a relaxing and soothing ride that makes it way through lush Jamaican rainforest. The town on the Martha Brae River was originally a Spanish settlement they called Rio Matibereon. Since the Falmouth Water Company introduced piped water to Falmouth in 1798, the Martha Brae has supplied the township and much of the agricultural area of Trelawny parish with water. This 2-hour river rafting activity is a very safe and pleasant experience. There are no dangerous animals in the water, and the steady current moves you steadily and comfortably along.

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Frequently asked questions about Montego Bay

What top attractions are a must-see in Montego Bay?

Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    The temperature around Montego Bay is consistently warm year-round, but don't be fooled by the huge hotel deals throughout the summer! April until November sees Jamaica at its rainiest, and it's also prone to hurricaines. Winter is Montego Bay's peak season for a reason, so be sure to book your trip with plenty of time to spare!

  • How safe is it?

    Jamaica has a relatively high crime rate, but it is largely limited to certain urban neighborhoods. For the most part, the people are incredibly welcoming, and you'll have nothing to worry about at the resorts. If you choose to leave the tourist areas for whatever reason, stick to reputable tour operators and avoid flaunting your valuables.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    JMD (J$ or JA$)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Great temperatures, drier weather, and a diminished threat of hurricanes make winter the best time to visit!

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What people are saying about Montego Bay

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 517 reviews

We so enjoyed this excursion but what made it all work was our bus driver, Robert! He did a great job taking us to all our excursions! The guide for the falls was excellent as well and we felt so safe climbing the falls!

It was great. Our guide was lit. He was passionate and informative. Seeing bob marley final resting place was very powerful.

we had a really good time. Mark and Jason was great! definitely will use Mark again!!

Quick and efficient. Driver was friendly and informative.

excellent trio. Mark was fantastic! very great guide