Exploring Jamaica’s South Coast

When people think of places to visit in Jamaica they usually think of Montego Bay or Ocho Rios or Negril, however, if you are looking for some more off the beaten path eco or adventure tours outside of these popular resort areas, check out the following list of our Top 3 Jamaica South Coast Tours:

1. YS Falls Adventure Tour

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YS Falls is located in YS Estate in a carefully managed ecosystem 50 miles east of Negril and 50 miles south west of Montego Bay in the ‘breadbasket’ parish of St. Elizabeth. YS Estate was originally a sugar cane farm with a factory. YS Estate was also a supplier of logwood for export to Europe. The heart of the logwood tree was used for the purpose of making dye. 

By 1887 the property had changed hands many times and was the official property of the Encumbered Estates Court in London. At the time Great Grand Uncle John Browne of the present owner, Tony Browne, had traveled from London to purchase a property in St. Ann. However upon arrival in London, that property had been sold. John Browne wanting a property with a river running through it bought YS Estate, sight unseen. Simon Browne, youngest son of Tony Browne, opened YS in 1992 to the public, living out his lifelong wish. However, Simon Browne only wanted to admit 25 persons a day, but the popularity of YS Falls exceeded that. So Simon monitored the number of visitors to ensure that the natural beauty of YS was not destroyed by inquisitive feet.

Your tour starts with a ride through Jamaica’s countryside and upon arrival you will be driven by a tractor to the falls. The fall is 120 feet and flows over seven levels. Steps are erected by the side so visitors can view the falls without getting wet. There are seven river pools on property where you can just wade or swim if you do not wish to climb the falls. For more information about this tour please visit our YS Falls Adventure Tour page.

2. Appleton Estate Rum Factory Tour

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On our Appleton Estate Tour you will get a chance to experience up close how Jamaica’s legendary Appleton Estate rum has been proudly made since 1749. During this tour you will gain historical knowledge while witnessing rum production at the distillery. After you tour the manufacturing and bottling process, and learn about rum making, you can taste complimentary samples of cane juice, high wine, and all of the flavorful rums they produce. End the day with lunch and unlimited tasting of Appleton’s most famous products. The tour can be scheduled Monday through Saturday. However, the Appleton Estate Rum Factory is closed on Sunday. You can learn more on our Appleton Estate Rum Factory Tour page.

3. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour

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Black River is the capital of the parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s south coast and is a very popular haven for ecological tours owing to the vast swamplands and rivers which flow through the area. Discover the beauty of the hidden side of Jamaica by exploring the natural wonders and pristine white sandy beaches. 

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Once you reach Black River your tour starts with a 1 1/2 hour motor boat tour, exploring Jamaica’s largest navigable river and through what is Jamaica’s largest wetland area, the Black River lower morass. This educational boat ride includes frequent sightings of wild animals. Learn all about the river’s history and wildlife and watch as your boat captain hand feeds the river’s alligators! If you are a nature lover, this is the perfect trip for you.

Following the boat tour, we will go to Floyd’s Pelican Bar, a local fisherman’s dream to get away with his friends for some relaxation after a hard day of fishing. Floyd’s Pelican bar is located on a shoal three quarters of a mile out at sea, off the shore of Parottee Bay. This is the ultimate spot to hang out with a cold Red Stripe beer or your favorite Jamaican drink, have a seafood lunch, go snorkeling or simply just take in the stunning 360 degree panoramic view. We suggest that visitors bring a sharp object or a dark marker so you can carve your name wherever you find a space on the bar to do so – yes it’s allowed! Enjoy the ride as you pass seaside homes, guesthouses and miles of sun-drenched beachfront along the way. For more information about this tour please visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour page.

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About Travel Around Jamaica Tours

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including popular tourist destinations, such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We guarantee 1st class, round-trip private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts in Jamaica, starting at $54! To learn more, visit www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

Now Offering Private Business Transfers!

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Travel Around Jamaica Tours is proud to now offer private business transfers from $40 (one-way) for all business travelers visiting Montego Bay. Our private business transfer service includes pick-up and drop off from Sangster’s International Airport to all Montego Bay area hotels, guest houses, and resorts. Special arrangements can be made for travelers staying outside of the Montego Bay area. In addition, we can provide you with private business transportation services to and from business meetings and conferences in Montego Bay and other locations. For more information Call us Today at 1 (876) 287-2180 or email info@travelaroundjamaica.com

While you are visiting Jamaica why not treat yourself! and experience Jamaica in true V.I.P. style with our affordable private V.I.P. chauffeur service, which includes your own personal driver for the day up to 10 hours per day, and a complimentary tank of gas. For more info about our Private Chauffeur Services, visit http://ow.ly/IN4O30hQwuq. However, if you are just looking for airport transfers from Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay to your hotel or guest house, please visit our Montego Bay Airport Transfers page on our website at http://ow.ly/wNSe30hQwX7

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About Travel Around Jamaica Tours

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including popular tourist destinations, such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We guarantee 1st class, round-trip private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts in Jamaica, starting at $54! To learn more, visit www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

Be One With Nature! on our Jamaica Stress Buster Tours

If you are looking for a more relaxed, low key eco-adventure tour, make sure you check out our following list of some of our favorite Jamaica stress buster tours, where you will not only feel more in tune with nature, but you will also get to experience some of the most incredibly beautiful! hidden natural gems in the land of wood and water.

1. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

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Blue Hole Secret Falls in Ocho Rios is unique for many reasons. Firstly it is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, which is very rare. Secondly, because it is a hidden 20’ waterfall waiting to be discovered in the rain forest of Ocho Rios. At the Blue Hole you can jump, swim, or dive into the refreshing turquoise pools below or go tubing down the White River. In addition, afterwards shopping in Ocho Rios can be easily be arranged.

For more info, visit our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour page.

2. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour

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Black River is the capital of the Parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s South Coast and is located approximately 2 hours by car from Montego Bay. The Black River and Pelican Bar Tour is a great off-the-beaten path tour for people looking to discover the hidden natural wonders of Jamaica, such as the Black River, which is Jamaica’s largest navigable river and includes the largest wetland area, i.e. the Black River lower morass, which is full of exotic species, such as the Alligator.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar is located on a shoal 3/4 miles off of Parottee Bay. At Floyd’s Pelican Bar you can enjoy a seafood lunch, Red Stripe beer or another Jamaican beverage of your choice; as well as go scuba diving and carve your name in the bar.

For more info visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour page.

3. Martha Brae River Rafting Tour

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What could be more relaxing than floating down the stunning! Martha Brae River with your partner or family by your side? The tour starts at the Rafter’s Village, which consists of over 5 acres of manicured lawn with picnic areas, souvenir shops, a swimming pool, a service bar and restrooms. The Martha Brae River Rafting Tour is a three mile, hour long ride along the Martha Brae River on a 30 foot bamboo raft, which is guided by one of 80 professionally trained and experienced raft captains. The river rafting tour ends at Martha’s Rest where there are more gift shops, a bar, restrooms, and a lounge area. You can also swim in the river during the tour, so make sure you bring your bathing suit if you want to swim!

For more info visit our Martha Brae River Rafting Tour page.

4. Luminous Lagoon Night Tour

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During our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour you will get a once in a lifetime chance to take a guided boat tour into the luminous lagoon at night and swim in the glistening warm luminescent water where you’ll get to see you and your friends and families’ shadows, as well as fish, while having photos taken.

For more info, visit our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour page.

5. Falmouth Safari Village Tour

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On our Falmouth Safari Village Tour you will get the opportunity of a lifetime to take a walk on the wild side! and meet up close and personal some of the most incredible rare exotic animal specials, such as an 18-foot Anaconda named “Shakira”, rare crocodiles, as well as tour Jamaica’s largest walk-through aviary, which has a large variety of exotic birds.

Visit our Falmouth Safari Village Tour page to learn more about this incredible Jamaican Safari Tour!

6. Mayfield Falls River Walk

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If you are looking for a more laid back Jamaican waterfall tour than Dunn’s River Falls, Mayfield Falls is the perfect! place for you with its largest waterfall being just 3 feet deep and generally calm river currents. Enjoy everything from the rain forest to the countryside in this popular Jamaican eco-adventure tour. Mayfield Falls is composed of 2 waterfalls and 21 pools of clear, clean swimming water that will be pointed out to you by your expert tour guide along the way. Along the Mayfield River there are 52 different fern species, and other native Jamaican flowers, plants, and wildlife, such as birds and butterflies. At the end of the hike, you’ll reach the beautiful falls where you can swim and enjoy the water with your friends and family. There is also a great! café on site where you can enjoy local cuisine. To learn more or book this tour, please email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com or call us at 1-876-276-2180.

About Travel Around Jamaica Tours

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including popular tourist destinations, such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We guarantee 1st class, round-trip private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts in Jamaica, starting at $54! To learn more, visit www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

Top 5 Jamaica Adventure Tours

We know it can be an overwhelming process deciding which tour is best for you and your family to go on while visiting Jamaica. Here is a list of our top 5 Jamaica adventure tours to help you make your decision before you arrive in Jamaica:

1. Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour

This tour is a wonderful for those looking to visit a great mix of cultural sightseeing and adventure spots in Montego Bay, such as Sam Sharpe Square, Richmond Hill Inn, an authentic jerk spot, such as Scotchie’s and Margaritaville for some fun in the sun and tropical drinks! To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/XD9wvH.

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2. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

Blue Hole Secret Falls in Ocho Rios is unique for many reasons. Firstly it is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, which is very rare. And secondly, because it is a hidden 20’ waterfall waiting to be discovered in the rain forest of Ocho Rios. At the Blue Hole you can jump, swim, or dive into the refreshing turquoise pools below or go tubing down the White River. In addition, afterwards shopping in Ocho Rios can be arranged. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/PoAClZ.

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3. Dunn’s River Falls Tour

Dunn’s River Falls (A.K.A. “Niagara of the Carribean”) is an incredible 600-foot cascading waterfalls challenge, where you will be professionally guided in a human daisy chain up 600-feet of stunning waterfalls in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/1d5wUZQ.

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4. Negril Sunset Day Tour

Our Negril Sunset Day Tour explores some of the best that Negril has to offer, including: stops at the world famous Seven Mile Beach, Margaritaville, shopping, and Rick’s Café for some cliff diving and dining on their patio, while listening to live reggae music and watching professional cliff divers. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1kmKXYf.

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5. Luminous Lagoon Night Tour

During our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour you will get a once in a lifetime chance to take a guided boat tour into the luminous lagoon at night and swim in the glistening warm luminescent water where you’ll get to see you and your friends and families’ shadows, as well as fish, and have photos taken. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/2lmLDsp.

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For more info about any of our tours, please email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com or visit our website at http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

 

Reggae Sumfest 2016 Line-up Announced

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Recently the line-up for this year’s Reggae Sumfest 2016 was announced, including some of the hottest reggae and dancehall artists on the planet! such as Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Ishawna, Agent Sasco, Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, and many more. Reggae Sumfest’s main concerts will take place at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from July 21-23rd. Weekend Ticket Passes start from $62 U.S. To get your tickets for this year’s Reggae Sumfest,  visit http://reggaesumfest.com. If you need reliable transportation to Sumfest 2016 from your hotel or villa, visit our website at http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

Travel Around Jamaica Tours Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Travel Around Jamaica Tours  today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row! Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

About The Certificate of Excellence
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

The team at Travel Around Jamaica Tours would like to thank all of our incredible! customers from around the world for leaving such kind reviews on TripAdvisor. For instance, Bill Davis from Houston, Texas, recently wrote:

“Havian, our driver gave us an incredible hour & half ride to Ocho Rios & return to Sangster airport. I will use them forever on our visits to Jamaica. Very polite, on time and a great price”.

About Travel Around Jamaica Tours
Travel Around Jamaica Tours specializes in providing 1st class, private Montego Bay Airport transfers and tours to all resorts, hotels, and tours in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Falmouth, and Runaway Bay. For more information, visit our website at www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

 

 

Top 5 Things to do in Negril Jamaica for Spring Break

 Negril Jamaica, the “Capital of Casual” has come a long way from being just a sleepy small Jamaican fishing village prior to being discovered by American Hippies in the 1960’s. In fact, today Negril is one of the most popular travel destinations in Jamaica besides Montego Bay, and offers a great selection of luxury hotels, resorts, clubs, events, and tours to choose from.

Here’s our Top 5 Things to do in Negril, Jamaica, for Spring Break:

1. Rick’s Café

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Rick’s Café is perfect for people of all ages and especially adventurous college students who want to go cliff diving off the 40-foot cliffs, or enjoy local Jamaican cuisine, drinks, and live music at one of the top rated beach bars in the world! Visit our Negril Sunset Day Tour page to learn more.

2. Seven Mile Beach

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Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica, offers 7 miles of (clothing optional) sandy white beachfront where you can participate in a great variety of fun activities, such as barefoot bar hoping (since there are no open container laws for drinking alcohol in public places in Negril), snorkeling, parasailing, swimming, or scuba diving.

3. Nightclubs

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There are many great open air nightclubs in Negril, such as The Jungle Night Club, which features 2 dancefloors, 7 bars; an outdoor Sports Bar patio with seating for 100, and more! The Jungle is open every Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 P.M. until 4:00 A.M. In addition, a Free Jungle Shuttle Bus is available for transportation back to your hotel, resort, or guesthouse. Other popular night clubs in Negril, include: Risky Business, which is located on Seven Mile Beach and features live music nightly and a great restaurant, bar, and lounge. In addition, there is Jamaica Tamboo, which is perfect for anyone looking to party during the day, since it has an open bar from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and lots of contests and dancing. In addition, Jamaica Tamboo hosts the Saturday night VIP Party Beach Bash, which is one of the largest parties of the week in Negril! Last but not least, Margaritaville Negril turns into one of Jamaica’s hottest nightclubs in the evening with up to 12 bars and great theme nights, such as Mardi Gras Wednesday’s and Friday’s Foam Hook Up Party, that features the only foam pit in Jamaica!

4. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

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If you’re looking for a great adventure tour in Negril there are many excellent scuba diving and snorkeling tour operators in Negril. Contact us to get suggestions for the top snorkeling and scuba diving tours in Negril.

5. Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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In addition, there are also many great glass bottom boat tour operators in Negril, which often also offer snorkeling to explore the stunning underwater coral reefs and aquatic species of the Caribbean Ocean.  Contact us to get suggestions for the top glass bottom boat tour operators in Negril.

About Travel Around Jamaica Tours

Travel Around Jamaica Tours specialize in providing private Jamaica Airport Transfers from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay to all hotels, villas, and resorts in Jamaica! In addition, we also offer a great variety of private Jamaica sightseeing and adventure tours from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, and Falmouth.

Check out our great selection of Negril Tours on our website. If you don’t see any tours that interest you we also offer custom Negril sightseeing and adventure tours, which include scuba diving, snorkeling, and essentially anything else you want do while you’re in Negril!

To contact us about our custom Negril tours and excursions, call 1 (876) 287-2180 or email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com.