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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.

Montego Bay: MBJ Airport Tranfers to All Hotels Islandwide

2. 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: One Way Airport Transfer to/from Hotels

3. 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: 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.

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: Martha Brae River Rafting Private Tour

6. From Montego Bay: Martha Brae River Rafting Private Tour

Board a 30-foot long bamboo raft and embark on a relaxing journey with a local raftsman as your personal guide. View the magnificent scenery of this lush rainforest river lined with an abundance of tropical vegetation and flowers. Learn about the many uses of the plant life and many interesting facts. River rafting is a relaxing experience that will soothe your senses far from the beaten path.

Montego Bay: Full-Day Speedboat Trip to Negril

7. 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.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

8. 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.

Montego Bay: Private Transfer to/from Sangster Airport (MBJ)

9. Montego Bay: Private Transfer to/from Sangster Airport (MBJ)

Ensure your trip to Montego Bay is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Choose from 2 vehicle options that all give you comfort and space for your transfer. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the Minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from a professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Sangster International Airport – Montego Bay Transfer

10. Sangster International Airport – Montego Bay Transfer

Book with us in advance for a private transfer service between Sangster International Airport and the Montego Bay area. A representative will wait for you at the airport with a personalized sign upon your arrival in Jamaica. Upon meeting the representative, you’ll be escorted to your fully air-conditioned luxury vehicle, which will be waiting on site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 15 to 30-minute drive through the beautiful town of Montego Bay. Your knowledgeable driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history and interesting facts of the town. With our private transfers, there are no unwanted stops. You will be taken directly to your resort or hotel in the Montego Bay town area. When 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 flight. Please meet your driver at least 15 minutes prior to your pick-up time in the lobby or front desk area of your resort for your return pick-up.

Frequently asked questions about Montego Bay

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Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    The temperature around Montego Bay is consistently warm year-round, but don't be fooled by the huge hotel deals throughout the summer! April until November sees Jamaica at its rainiest, and it's also prone to hurricaines. Winter is Montego Bay's peak season for a reason, so be sure to book your trip with plenty of time to spare!

  • How safe is it?

    Jamaica has a relatively high crime rate, but it is largely limited to certain urban neighborhoods. For the most part, the people are incredibly welcoming, and you'll have nothing to worry about at the resorts. If you choose to leave the tourist areas for whatever reason, stick to reputable tour operators and avoid flaunting your valuables.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    JMD (J$ or JA$)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Great temperatures, drier weather, and a diminished threat of hurricanes make winter the best time to visit!

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What people are saying about Montego Bay

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 589 reviews

From start to finish we had an amazing day — my favorite day in Jamaica was because of Claude! He was super accommodating with pickup, the drive was beautiful & Negril was so much fun! We were first taken to Seven Mile Beach which was amazing and we got to spend a few hours relaxing on the beach before going to Ricks. Ricks was almost too much fun, I could’ve jumped off the cliffs like 20 more times! We got to spend a good amount of time there as well, and on the way home Claude let us stop at the Pork Pit for some food to go. I would definitely recommend booking with Claude as you’ll get the most out of your trip to Negril!

Claude is a lovely man, and definitely added to this amazing trip! He even stopped off at atm so we could get cash and get food, nothing was too much to ask. We loved that he told us about spots along the way, what an amazing experience! Thank you Claude -Jamall and Becky

Great experience! From our hotel, the drive was slightly long, but scenic. Got to stop at a few places along the way! Margaritaville & Rick's Cafe were two of the main stops and we had a great time at both! Overall a good day out!

Service is great we bought round-trip and it went smoothly we had no problems

It was awesome the people were friendly the food was better than resort