Negril, Jamaica
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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.

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Montego Bay: Full-Day Speedboat Trip to Negril

2. 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: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

3. 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.

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Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

4. Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

Spend a full day taking in the best of Negril: hang out on the beach, browse the shopping center, and go cliff-jumping at Rick's. Start your day with a drive along Jamaica’s beautiful north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea Harbor, to arrive at Negril’s famous beach. The Seven Mile Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. Here you'll have 3 to 4 hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathing, or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Next, head with your guide to Times Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your 1 hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars, and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Café, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch—it’s up to you. Purchase an ice-cold beer or a cocktail and settle in to watch the Negril sunset.

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Negril Beach and Ricks Cafe

5. Negril Beach and Ricks Cafe

After pick up from your hotel, you will drive along the north coast of Jamaica to the resort town of Negril! Spend the day exploring Negril’s 7-mile white sand beach. Your driver will take you to a location on the beach where you can spend the day, relaxing, swimming and exploring the beach. In the afternoon, your driver will return to pick you up and then take you along the Negril strip where you can stop for souvenir shopping. Then visit the world famous Ricks Café, watch the locals jump & dive from the cliffs. Listen to the tunes of a local reggae band while watching the majestic sunset.

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From Negril: YS Falls and the Pelican Bar

6. From Negril: YS Falls and the Pelican Bar

Leave your hotel behind and discover beautiful Jamaica. Nestled in a secluded valley on the less-travelled south coast, YS Falls is located on a working cattle and horse farm, the YS Estate. Set deep in the hills, this natural attraction boasts magnificent 7-tiered cascading waterfalls and an expansive wading pool fed by underground springs. Dive into the refreshing waters or relax in the cool mineral pools. Your next stop is at Floyd’s Pelican Bar, the local fishermen’s spot for relaxing with friends after a hard day of fishing. Built on a shoal over a kilometer out to sea, this bar is the ultimate place to hang with a cold beer, indulge in a seafood lunch, go snorkelling or simply take in the stunning panoramic view. Enjoy the ride as you pass seaside homes, guesthouses, and miles of sun-drenched beaches along the way.

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Negril 6-Hour Sunset Tour from Montego Bay Resorts

7. Negril 6-Hour Sunset Tour from Montego Bay Resorts

Whether you're an avid nature lover or just in the mood to relax, you’re sure to enjoy the breathtaking views of a colorful Jamaican sunset. Before the sun sets, you’ll have a chance to walk along the 7-mile stretch of white sand beach, to shop, and to be entertained in Negril. Your first stop on this 6-hour trip will be Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, where you can enjoy the music as you sip on a Red Stripe beer or piña colada, or maybe work on your tan while the sun is still out. Visit the local craft market or duty-free shops for novelty items that will remind you or your loved ones of your time in Jamaica. You can purchase art and craft items made by Jamaican locals. Head to world-famous Rick's Café and enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean and watch the cliff divers as you await the magic of one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

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Negril Beach and Catamaran Cruise

8. Negril Beach and Catamaran Cruise

Your tour begins with a visit to Jamaica's capital of casual, Negril. Your driver will take you to a location along the famous 7-mile white sand beach, where you will have time to enjoy and experience the beach. If you are already in Negril then join the tour for the Catamaran cruise and Ricks Cafe. In the afternoon, your catamaran will pull right up to the beach for you to board. Sail out to the coral reef where you will have time to snorkel and see the tropical fish. After snorkeling the cruise continues west to the westernmost tip of Jamaica, where there is a short stop at the world famous Ricks Cafe! Watch the locals jump and dive from the cliffs. Once back on board, the sails go up and you can take in the magnificent Jamaican shoreline as you cruise back to the beach.

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From Negril: Pelican Bar Catamaran Cruise

9. From Negril: Pelican Bar Catamaran Cruise

Set sail on a Catamaran Cruise along the unspoiled waters of Jamaica’s South Coast. Relax onboard as you soak up the sun and chat with new friends. Explore this area of pristine natural beauty, known for outdoor adventure and impressive scenery. Reaching a sandbank in the middle of nowhere, you will discover a very unique bar. Known as Floyde’s Pelican Bar. Settle yourself in for a drink at this quaint wooden hut. Chat and chill in this tiki-style hut made completely of driftwood where you’re invited to leave your mark and carve your name in the floor. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters surrounding you,  before climbing back on board for drinks and appetizers as you sail back towards your original destination.

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St Elizabeth: River Safari and Y.S. Falls with Lunch

10. St Elizabeth: River Safari and Y.S. Falls with Lunch

This trip takes you to the town of Black River, where you will board a boat and travel the longest navigable river in Jamaica, the Black River. This river was very essential in the past when the island was a major producer of sugarcane. You will sail through the interior of the rain forest then through rural villages dotted along the coastline. As you travel, you will be free to observe exotic birds, plants, and wildlife ,such as the endangered American Crocodile. There are plenty of crocodiles along this river, so prepare your cameras to take snapshots. You will later take a break, during which you will enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch. Following lunch, you will journey into the western side of the island passing through the historic Bamboo Avenue, a true masterpiece of nature. After this, you will head over to a nature-based attraction, YS Falls, where you will have the opportunity to explore the amazing waterfalls which are engulfed by lush botanical greenery and magnificent trees. It will be here that you can change into your swimwear before taking a dive into the crisp waterfalls and enjoying the splendor of this 120-foot wonder.

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What people are saying about Negril, Jamaica

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 70 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!

Great experience. We added the lagoon tour. From beginning to end the tour was great.

It was amazing and it would be good if we are a little more time in water

Akeem and Gregory were the absolute best. Amazing trip.

excellent trio. Mark was fantastic! very great guide