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Montego Bay: Reggae Catamaran Cruise With Snorkeling

1. 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.

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: Zip-line, Tubing, and Horseback Riding

3. 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.

Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

4. 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

Montego Bay: Jet Ski, River Rafting, & Limestone Massage

5. Montego Bay: Jet Ski, River Rafting, & Limestone Massage

This combination deal of Jet Ski, River Rafting and Limestone Massage, This is a one of a kind experience you won’t want to miss out on. We recommend you bring sun block. Travelers get to board a raft an enjoy going down the river stream. Travelers get to sample our culture eg, sugar cane, coconut, etc. There is an overwhelming limestone paste foot massage that will leave your skin brighter and silky smooth, an experience everyone should have. Jet skiing is a high speed water sport that is great for developing your balance and coordination skills as well as your leg muscles. Travelers get 30 minutes to ride the Jet Ski so get ready to have some fun.

Montego Bay Airport Transportation to Negril

6. Montego Bay Airport Transportation to Negril

Book with us in advance for a private, personalized transfer service between Sangster International Airport and Negril. A representative will wait for you at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. Upon meeting the representative, you’ll then be escorted to your fully air-conditioned luxury vehicle, which will be waiting on site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 75-minute drive down to the beautiful town of Negril. Your knowledgeable driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history of the towns you pass through and the important monuments. With our private transfers, there are no unwanted stops. You will be taken directly to your resort or hotel in Negril, whether on the beach or cliff side. If you book your return trip in advance, we will assign a pick-up time for your departure, ensuring that you reach the airport with enough time to make your return flight.

Dunn's River Falls Day Tour

7. Dunn's River Falls Day Tour

See the highlights of Ocho Rios on a 3-hour tour of the north coast of Jamaica, and discover a spectacular natural staircase of terraced waterfalls at Dunn's River Falls. Climb the falls in their entirety or use the adjacent stairs if you prefer. Alternatively, marvel at the rainforest from the comfort of the landing area. Cool down with a dip in the water, and then go to Fern Gully to stroll through a tropical paradise of ferns. Get detailed descriptions about the herbs and spices and learn their traditional therapeutic uses. Stop for lunch at one of the fine restaurants in Ocho Rios to sample the cuisine of the Caribbean by the beach.

Montego Bay: One Way Airport Transfer to/from Hotels

8. Montego Bay: One Way Airport Transfer to/from Hotels

Rest assured when you book this reliable airport transfer service that your transportation is always secured. Representatives are onsite at the airport and at your hotel to monitor your arrival or departure flight time and reschedule your shuttle if your flight is delayed or cancelled. Airport transfer is provided between the Sangster international Airport (MBJ) and hotels across Jamaica. You may book a shared bus or a private car to avoid any wait time. Be sure to provide your flight date, number, and time, as well as the name of your hotel. Meet your transportation representative at the Hospitality Desk (Desk #11) in the Ground Transportation Hall of the airport who will escort you to your bus just outside the Arrivals Terminal. Enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel while taking advantage of the free WiFi on board. Admire the scenic views on this trip to your hotel or to the airport. Drop off area is just outside your hotel lobby. You will board the bus in the same area for your return trip to the airport.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

9. 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.

Sangster Airport (MBJ): Roundtrip Transfer to Rose Hall Area

10. Sangster Airport (MBJ): Roundtrip Transfer to Rose Hall Area

Enjoy transportation with a great company. The best routes are chosen to ensure your safety. The diver/tour guide will give a bit of our culture during your round trip ride between the Sangster International Airport and your accommodation in Rose Hall.  Feel free to ask any questions about the people, country and lifestyle. The driver/ tour guide can even recommend the best places for you to visit during your stay. Ride in a spacious and air-conditioned van or car to your destination. Begin your holiday sooner with a speedy transfer. Avoid the stress of arranging transportation back to the airport with a simple roundtrip service that will help you to catch your flight home smoothly. Here is a list of some of the hotels in the area: Half Moon Holiday Inn Sunspree Iberostar Hilton Rosehall Resort

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What people are saying about St. James Parish

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 694 reviews

Our guide Marcia was great informative, humorous and mad everyone feel welcome Her and Jason the driver worked well together as a team. Marsia provided lots of details regarding Jamaica the culture and the various places from the Jewish cemetery to the backstory of the criminal justice system that we drove past it was a very enjoyable tour a long day at enjoyable all the same!

Our driver Claude was great - very welcoming and attentive. We learnt much about Jamaica and Jamaican culture through him. We had enough time to explore the waterfalls, the beach and surrounding areas. Do bring reef/water shoes - you won’t be a allowed to climb the waterfall without them.

This was a very Beautiful experience. we saw a very nice beach and beautiful sunset. during the travel we were told alot of interesting fact about Jamaica and all of the areas that we drove through.

Robert was great. He was pleasant and made sure everyone was comfortable. He was very familiar and skilled with challenging roads up to 9 mile.

My ride was just perfect he was the absolute best !! The best star to my birthday vacation he made our day