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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

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

2. 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

3. 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.

Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

4. 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.

From Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Guided Hike

5. From Ocho Rios: Dunn's River Guided Hike

Discover the beauty of Dunn's River Falls, Jamaica's number 1 attraction, on this tour with a local guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Ocho Rios, travel to the falls in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle and learn more about the history and traditions of Ocho Rios from your driver. Upon arrival at the falls, enjoy an invigorating hike to the top of the 600-foot-tall cascading waterfall with an experienced local falls guide. When you reach the top, take in the magnificent landscapes and admire the scenic tropical views. Remember to take a picture at the sign for proof that you went and hiked this amazing waterfall. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the hike.

Private Transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios

6. Private Transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios

Book a private, personalized transportation service in advance that takes you from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) to your Ocho Rios resort. An arrivals agent will be waiting at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. You’ll be escorted to an air-conditioned luxury vehicle, waiting on site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 90-minute drive to the beautiful town of Ocho Rios. Your knowledgeable driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history of the towns and monuments you pass along the way. On this private transfer, there are no unwanted stops. You’ll be taken directly to your resort or hotel in Ocho Rios. The non-smoking service is available both from and to the airport. When you book your return trip in advance, you’ll be assigned a pick-up time that ensures you reach the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight.

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

7. 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.

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

8. Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.

Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

9. 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!

Dunn's River Falls Park and Shopping: 6-Hour Tour

10. Dunn's River Falls Park and Shopping: 6-Hour Tour

Dunn's River Falls Park is a popular site for family fun and relaxation, with the 600-foot cascading splendor of the falls the centerpiece of the attraction. You’ll have a chance to explore the park on this 6-hour excursion. If you’d like to climb the falls, you’ll form a human chain with other visitors, and be led by an experienced falls guide. Pause at the area known as the massage parlor, and experience the soothing effects of the water as it cascades to the sea. If you’re not feeling so brave you can live vicariously and watch the activities of the more intrepid from the safety of the terrace or deck. Sun lovers will enjoy some time at the beach, on golden sands lapped by the aquamarine water of the Caribbean Sea. After you're finished exploring the falls area, you’ll head to Ocho Rios town to enjoy some shopping.

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What people are saying about Ocho Rios

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 275 reviews

It was great, such an unique experience and we learn a lot too. The guides and captain were funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. Even if you can't swim, there're lifeguard vest on board that you can wear so you won't miss this one in a lifetime swim. The water is warm, so don't be afraid to go in the water. You should bring a towel, water shoes and your good mood!

Christina the tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed every bit of this excursion. Be warned that the trip to nine mile was narrow long and bumpy but that was part of the fun. If you’re in doubt about this trip.. don’t be!!

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

Made it very easy to find your bus.. Just book on line to save the hassel

This was week worth it. Reasonably price for the best convenience.