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

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

2. 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 and Negril: Horseback Ride and Swim

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Montego Bay: Private Yacht Tour w/ Snorkeling, Food & Drinks

6. Montego Bay: Private Yacht Tour w/ Snorkeling, Food & Drinks

EXODUS EXPERIENCE – The Exquisite Choice Half Day or Day Cruise, Snorkel and Beach - Montego Bay Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary Experience Jamaica as you have never seen it before! Exodus invites you to step into the lap of luxury on your very own private yacht while you explore the hidden islands off the coast of the Montego Bay shoreline. A warm welcome awaits you aboard our 49’ luxurious sport cruiser, equipped with your own crew and all the modern comforts. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just need an intimate get away you will be in for an amazing adventure from the moment you step onboard and into the care of a very competent crew. Kick off your shoes and be prepared to be spoilt, while you sip on an exquisite signature welcome cocktail freshly prepared by your onboard bartender. A variety of dishes, snacks and fruits are included as part of our specially catered Menu with an open Bar. Make yourself at home as your Crew toss lines and head out to sea. For the duration of the tour, you will be wowed by the sights and sounds of the Bay as we navigate pass Bogue islands, Bird island and enter the calm olive-green waters of the lagoons which we humorously dub “Little Fort Lauderdale by the Sea”. Get your cameras ready! As your tour continues, we take you from the lagoons and again into famous blue seas to our most favorite sites for snorkeling. With the beautiful white, sand beaches of Montego Bay and the hustle of the busy “Hip Strip” in the background, let your senses take over and be entertained by the gentle waves, the clear blue waters, and a variety of water toys onboard for more adrenalin action. Your tour ends on your return to the marina at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. Whether you choose to party all the way or prefer a more laid-back relaxed atmosphere we have the perfect yachting experience for you. For the discerning guest looking for an elevated experience on the calm seas, fine food, excellent service by a fantastic crew, choose the “Exodus Experience” for your next unique getaway.

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.

Montego Bay: River Rafting and Limestone Foot Massage

8. Montego Bay: River Rafting and Limestone Foot Massage

Travelers will be pick up 30 minutes before the activity start time, then take a scenic ride to the lethe rafting village. Climb a board a 30 foot hand-crafted bamboo raft piloted by a certified guide. Cruise down the great river while you learn about the history and culture of the surrounding areas. View the beauty of the plants and river banks. Seasonal fruits such as: coconut, sugar cane etc, will be available for you to try. To close off the experience enjoy a unforgettable limestone paste foot massage therapy, made from river rocks, “locally known as jungle socks”. This will leave your skin silky smooth and let you feel rejuvenated. Stops will be made for photo opportunities and refreshments. This tour provides private round-trip transportation and ends at the same place it started. Come enjoy this unforgettable experience. It takes 30-45 minutes from hotels in Montego Bay to get to this location.

Montego Bay: Yaaman Adventure Park ATV Tour with Lunch

9. Montego Bay: Yaaman Adventure Park ATV Tour with Lunch

Begin your fun-filled day with your pick-up from your hotel lobby by our friendly guide and driver and after a scenic drive, you will arrive at the Yaaman Adventure Park. Explore the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops and as you can wander through the land, be witness to the breathtaking bird aviary, where exotic and local birds fly overhead. After a brief orientation and helmet fitting, the tour will get rolling as you start your engines and get ready to get dirty! Enjoy a 45-minute experience of a lifetime as you truly take these machines off-road through magnificent tropical scenery with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from 1100 feet above. After your ATV experience, you will have some time to sightsee the property and enjoy lunch from the buffet area. At the end of your day, enjoy a comfortable drive back to your hotel with a heart filled with Jamaica.

From Montego Bay and Negril: ATV Safari Adventure Tour

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 768 reviews

Thank you Patrick for the great and safe drive to 9 Mile and Dunn's River Falls. There were two of us and we had plenty of space. It is advisable to take travel chewing gum with you if you have a restless stomach, as the journey is sometimes very winding. On the trip you also see a lot of the island (coast sections, villages, cities) and get an insight into Jamaican island life. The 9 Mile is absolutely worth seeing if you want to immerse yourself in the life of Bob Marley. Typical Jamaican guide who conveys the feeling 100%. Dunn's River Falls is located in a large park with access to the sea. If you want to climb the falls you need water shoes. Overall, we found Dunn's River Falls too touristy, so we recommend the YS Falls.

We had a great experience on our excursion with our driver, Claude. While on our drive, he was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and shared tips and tricks with us about our stay in Jamaica during the drive to Negril. As two women traveling together, Claude made us feel safe. We couldn’t recommend him enough! Definitely will be a trip to remember. ❤️

Our tour guide Indiana was so helpful. She was very informative about the Jamaican history. She was very patient with us. She went above and beyond to make us comfortable and have a good experience.

It was absolutely amazing we really appreciate the hospitality of the driver and the staff. Amazing experience thank you

Great from end to end. Driver was kind and helpful, event was fun!