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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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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.

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Dolphin Swim Encounter – Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3. Dolphin Swim Encounter – Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Get to know the dolphins of Ocho Rios with an unforgettable swim encounter and day under the sun at Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios! Take the plunge into adventure at Jamaica's most popular marine park and enjoy swimming, playing, or just relaxing in the natural lagoon. After a brief presentation on interacting with the friendly marine mammals, it's into the deep for a 30-minute frolic with your slippery friend. Pucker up for a dolphin kiss, do a water dance... you may even get a belly ride! Enjoy splashing around with your new friend in an exciting experience you'll remember forever. Spend the rest of the day basking in the sun and enjoying the cool water lagoon at Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios!

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Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

4. 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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Dunn's River Falls: Tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios

5. Dunn's River Falls: Tour from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios

Journey to Dunn’s River Falls along Jamaica’s North Coast. Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most beloved natural attractions, and is known for its lush setting. The area is often referred to as a living phenomenon due to it being continuously rebuilt from sodium and calcium carbonate deposits in the river. Dunn’s River Falls is also one of the only waterfalls on earth that empties straight into the ocean. After you arrive, you will listen to a brief introduction from your guide, before then enjoying 2 hours of free time to experience the falls however you wish. You can put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don’t bring your own) to climb up the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, carefully walking up the "steps" formed by the naturally chiseled rocks. You can also stop along the way to swim in one of the small pools that have formed on the different levels, and as you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a great view. If you’d rather relax, you can hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, or go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom. When your time at the falls is up, you can head to a nearby restaurant for a 1-hour lunch break. Once there, you will be free to refuel with a traditional Jamaican jerk meal and can also relax over a beer or rum cocktail if you wish.

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Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

6. Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

All aboard a fantastic catamaran cruise to one of Jamaica's natural treasures, Dunn's River Falls. Enjoy drinks, music, dancing and, a secret-ingredient signature cocktail. Relax as the DJ spins a reggae soundtrack, and the crew plays host on this luxury catamaran adventure. Take in the panoramic views as you sail across crystal, blue waters. Stop to swim and snorkel in the warm ocean, meeting a variety of underwater wildlife. Back on board for another delicious cocktail, as you head toward towards more breathtaking natural beauty.  As a highlight, experience the majesty of Dunn’s River Falls, led by expert guides. Join hands to form a human chain, as you wind your way up the rocky slopes of this 600 foot waterfall. Pose for snapshots amid the luxuriant foliage that lines the sides of the ascending falls. Cascading down from its untainted source high in the mountains, feel refreshed as the water hits your skin.

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Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

7. Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

Our Bob Marley Reggae adventurous experience takes you on a mystical journey to the birth place and the resting place of the legendary "King of Reggae," Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley), who has taken reggae music to the four corners of the world.  This experience will take you on a tour to visit the home, burial ground and the place where the King himself gathered his thoughts for his songs - the rock he meditated on. Get the chance to view many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs. This experience is out of this world so, try it today!

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

8. 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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Ocho Rios: Full-Day at Dolphin Cove & Swim with the Dolphins

9. Ocho Rios: Full-Day at Dolphin Cove & Swim with the Dolphins

On your Jamaica holiday be sure to spend some time at Dolphin Cove, the country’s number 1 marine attraction. The adventure includes a full day’s access to the park. A highlight of your visit is a swim with the dolphins! After a brief presentation, you’ll enter the world of these amazing creatures and have the chance to interact with a pair of bottlenose dolphins. During your 30-minute dolphin swim in the beautiful natural lagoon, they may give you a dorsal pull or a foot push. You can pucker up and enjoy a kiss from your new dolphin friends, or try a dance. Whatever you decided to do with the dolphins, it’s sure to be an up-close and memorable experience!

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Swim With The Amazing Sharks of Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios

10. Swim With The Amazing Sharks of Dolphin Cove, Ocho Rios

Explore the Treasure Reef of Dolphin Cove with one of the most fascinating and fearsome of all sea creatures: the shark. Join this adventurous tour for the chance of a lifetime to swim amongst sharks, learning from their amazing trainers how they like to play and what they love to eat. Learn the deep secrets of the Caribbean Sharks from highly trained shark encounter facilitators. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and into a world of adventure and discovery. Finally, sneak away from your new shark friends to enjoy the rest of the amazing park, including the pirates found at the shark's cove, as well as the rambunctious, hilarious Shark Show. The best part is that you have all day!

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 238 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 service. Friendly staff, nice air conditioned coach and not too long of a wait to leave the airport. Clifford our driver was chatty, knowledgable about the areas and helpful. Would book again.

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.