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

1. 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.

Montego Bay: Reggae Catamaran Cruise With Snorkeling

2. 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.

Montego Bay: Full-Day Speedboat Trip to Negril

3. 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.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

4. Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.

From Montego Bay: Negril Day Trip and Rick's Café Sunset

5. From Montego Bay: Negril Day Trip and Rick's Café Sunset

Enjoy a lazy day in the beautiful resort town of Negril and relax at the legendary Rick's Café in the West End. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Montego Bay, and then take a scenic drive along the coast. Marvel at the brave folk who launch themselves from the rocks at Rick's Café to land in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Discover different swimming and diving opportunities, or just relax and listen to the resident band play Bob Marley and other reggae hits. Experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world in the laid-back capital of Jamaica before the journey back to Montego Bay.

From Montego Bay: Martha Brae River Rafting Private Tour

6. From Montego Bay: Martha Brae River Rafting Private Tour

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.

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

7. 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.

Jamaica: Black River Safari, YS Falls, and Appleton Rum Tour

8. Jamaica: Black River Safari, YS Falls, and Appleton Rum Tour

This trip takes you to the town of Black River, where you will board a boat before traveling the longest navigable river in Jamaica. The Black River was very essential in the past when the island was a major producer of sugarcane. You will sail through the interior of the rainforest, before traveling through rural villages dotted along the coastline. You will be able to observe as you travel past exotic birds, plants, and wildlife such as the endangered American Crocodiles. There are plenty of crocodiles, so prepare your cameras to take snapshots. Soon you will be able to take a short break and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch, before journeying into the western side of the island passing through the historic Bamboo Avenue, a true masterpiece of nature. You will then head over to a nature-based attraction, YS Falls, which will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing waterfalls which are engulfed by lush botanical greenery and magnificent trees. You can change into your swimwear and take a dive into the crisp waterfalls, enjoying the splendor of this 120-foot-high marvel. Next, you can fascinate yourself into the operations of the Appleton Distillery, which has been producing the world-renowned Appleton Rum for decades.

Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

9. Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

Enjoy a 4-hour shore excursion to the Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club, the most popular white sand beach in Montego Bay. The crystal-clear waters are known for their healing properties, and have a temperature range during the winter and summer of 78-84 degrees Fahrenheit or 22-28 Celsius. In the 1920s an article was published by Sir Herbert Barker, a famous British osteopath, declaring that the waters had curative powers and that he was restored to good health after bathing there. It was said that the waters could cure several ailments. Doctor’s Cave Beach today boasts excellent facilities. The club has well-kept changing rooms, showers, and lavatories. The new entrance, administrative offices, and 3 gift shops are all quite inviting. You’ll also find a cyber café and a sundries shop on site. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and air mattresses can be rented at the club. The beach is manicured every morning and the translucent waters, which the doctors recognized as buoyant and invigorating, have not changed since that discovery was made. Doctor’s Cave Beach boasts the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar and Grill that offers a great variety of meals and drinks. Come and enjoy this world-renowned beach on your next visit to Montego Bay! Doctor's Cave Beach Club is also a part of the Montego Bay Marine Park, which is home to a wide variety of marine life in its coral reefs.

Montego Bay Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

10. Montego Bay Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Tour

Your cruise and snorkeling experience begins with your pick-up at your hotel lobby and you are driven in comfort to your luxury catamaran. Throughout this tour, you will be able to experience the natural beauty of the Montego Bay coastline, along with the friendly and outgoing crew for a relaxing and adventure-filled sailing excursion. Feel free to bask in the sun on the front nets, which allow you to gently glide in the Caribbean breeze among the warmth of the sun. And while you’re relaxing, the sounds of laughter, reggae and soca music will fill the air. During your sailing adventure, you will be invited to swim and snorkel from the front steps of the catamaran. Your friendly and professional instructors will guide and offer assistance as needed. Your adventure also includes a stop at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville for waterslides and water toys. At the end of what promises to be a memorable experience, enjoy a comfortable drive back to your hotel with a heart filled with Jamaica.

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What people are saying about Montego Bay

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 76 reviews

From start to finish we had an amazing day — my favorite day in Jamaica was because of Claude! He was super accommodating with pickup, the drive was beautiful & Negril was so much fun! We were first taken to Seven Mile Beach which was amazing and we got to spend a few hours relaxing on the beach before going to Ricks. Ricks was almost too much fun, I could’ve jumped off the cliffs like 20 more times! We got to spend a good amount of time there as well, and on the way home Claude let us stop at the Pork Pit for some food to go. I would definitely recommend booking with Claude as you’ll get the most out of your trip to Negril!

Christina the tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed every bit of this excursion. Be warned that the trip to nine mile was narrow long and bumpy but that was part of the fun. If you’re in doubt about this trip.. don’t be!!

We were picked up on time, the driver was very nice, we have now made the excursion for the second time, anytime again! Top recommendation

Driver was fantastic! Tours were fun and exciting. My only issue is that it could have been a little longer.

It was awesome the people were friendly the food was better than resort