Things to do in Montego Bay

Our most recommended things to do in Montego Bay

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

From Montego Bay and Negril: Horseback Ride and Swim

2. From Montego Bay and Negril: Horseback Ride and Swim

Experience the beautiful countryside of Jamaica on horseback as your guide tells you about the history and culture of this captivating island. During this 2.5-hour tour, you’ll ride through tropical rainforest and even take your horse on a swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Your adventure begins when you saddle up for the original horseback ride and swim! You will see spectacular views of cliff sides and the Caribbean Sea. On the private beach, experience an unparalleled, exhilarating ride through the warm Caribbean waters. No experience is needed! The well-trained horses and attentive guides will ensure you enjoy the best horseback riding Jamaica has to offer! You’ll learn about Montego Bay, considered to be Jamaica’s “Second City” and the capital of its tourism industry. Experienced guides are ready to provide any assistance that you might need along the way, although the horses are so well trained that you’re not likely to need any help! Even beginning riders will find this adventure to be comfortable and enjoyable, as well as a unique opportunity to experience the spectacular views of Jamaica’s coastline and the rugged mountain scenery of its interior.

Montego Bay: Reggae Catamaran Cruise With Snorkeling

3. 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: Private Bamboo Raft Cruise on the Great River

4. Montego Bay: Private Bamboo Raft Cruise on the Great River

For the ultimate relaxation, go rafting on the Great River in Lethe. Lethe (pronounced Lee-tie by the locals) is nestled in the hills along the banks of the Great River which borders the parishes of Hanover and St. James. Lethe, a former sugar/banana plantation estate now offers river excursions by experienced raft captains. Enjoy the picturesque scenery while rafting on 30ft long bamboo rafts. The rafts take you along the Great River and under the historic bridge at Lethe, built by slave labor over 200 years ago in 1820. Take a dip in the in the river at suitable locations and enjoy the cool waters as you go up and down the river. Purchase jerk chicken and beverages among other things from raft “shops”. These floating shops along the river are provided by ingenious Jamaicans. Get up and dance to the rhythm of the music blaring from the raft “shops”. Enjoy the foot and leg scrubs provided by the raft captains, using limestone found along the river bank. The captains are patient, informative, friendly and polite adding to your overall rafting experience.

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

5. 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.

From Montego Bay: Zip-line, Tubing, and Horseback Riding

6. From Montego Bay: Zip-line, Tubing, and Horseback Riding

Enjoy a Signature Horseback Ride 'N' Swim and Jungle Expedition. Ride up mountain terrains with spectacular ocean vistas. Journey through Jamaica’s backcountry and pass through farmlands, while exploring the ruins of an 18th century old sugar plantation. Saddle up and get acquainted with your new hoofed friend for a unique and unforgettable horseback adventure. Continue to the seaside where your horse will be prepared for the experience of a lifetime. Feel true horsepower as you ride into the warm Caribbean Sea atop your swimming horse; a moment in time you’ll never forget. The Jungle Expedition offers the perfect immersion into nature. Explore real Jamaica on a cultural journey through the rugged, unspoiled backcountry on our open-air safari truck. On arrival to the jungle, a moderate hike for active adventurers, with a stop at a hidden cascading waterfall, sets the tone for your jungle zipline. Get a bird’s eye view as you glide through a tunnel of trees in the Jamaican jungle across several traverses, including the 1000 ft. Inter-Parish Express over the river below. Then it’s time to relax in a river tube and let the alternating flow of the Great River carry you down. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the diverse plant life in the Jamaican Jungle and the unique limestone formations that have carved the river bank over the years. Before heading back, try the thrilling rope swing into the refreshing waters; the perfect end to your jungle experience.

Dolphin Cove Negril Full-Day Admission with Dolphin Swim

7. 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.

From Montego Bay and Negril: ATV Safari Adventure Tour

8. From Montego Bay and Negril: ATV Safari Adventure Tour

Take a ride on the wild side on this ATV safari tour through the brilliant Jamaican back-country. Climb aboard your ATV for an amazing tour of undiscovered Jamaica. The ATV is easy to handle and gives you unparalleled access to the untouched hills and plains of this beautiful Caribbean island. Journey around the rugged dirt trails of a colonial-era estate. Explore the scenic mountain terrain. Traverse through local communities and forests. Release your wild side as you explore the real Jamaica. On this 1 hour 45 minute ride you’ll enjoy the island’s lush tropical beauty as you head to Cascade, a community neatly tucked away in the Blue Hole Estate of Hanover parish. Winding your way upward on the four-wheel bike, you’ll have the unique opportunity to head up to a point 2,200 feet above sea level. As you ascend, the expert guides will tell you about the native flora and fauna and how they have been traditionally used by local people. During the drive, you’ll learn about the history of communities such as Pumpkin Bottom and Smithfield, and also of one of Jamaica’s oldest Presbyterian churches. The church was built out of local stones by slaves in 1840.

Montego Bay: Transfers to Martha Brae River Rafting

9. 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.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

10. 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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Absolutely incredible, The trainers are extremely knowledgeable and informative. The Dolphins are amazing animals and I could not get enough of the interaction with them. We had and absolute fabulous time and can only say DON'T MISS OUT. THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY BEYOND IMAGINATION. YOU WILL ONLY REGRET IT IF YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE. 10 STARS ON MY SCALE. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A MEMORABLE TIME AND BIRTHDAY!!

THIS WAS LITTTT! I could do without the paper cups but I understand why they do it that way. The drinks were good but some were took strong that my cup discentigraded by the time I was able to drink it lol. But overall an amazing time!

The service was exceptional. We had missed the first bus due to getting thru customs. So they just upgraded me to a personal ride with no other passengers. That was really nice

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The my guide was 50 and he took great care of us to ensure we didn’t fall going up and that we got great videos Definitely will do this again when I return

It great setup, got us right to the hotel. Will use them again.