Calico Jack Pirate Island – Negril Jamaica

Jamaica offers so many unique experiences to the discerning traveler that a single trip to the Island does not give you enough time to experience all that is available to you. One of the newer attractions that you should try not to miss on your next Jamaican trip is the Calico Jack Private Island in Negril. Negril is one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the island, and seven-mile beach in Negril is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Negril is also home to the world-renowned Rick’s Café where one can go to grab their favorite cocktail while relaxing to some soothing Caribbean music and then take a plunge of up to 40 feet from the nearby cliff into the endearing blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Calico Jack Pirate Island adds another dimension to the Negril experience which makes a trip to this laid back and casual resort town even more special. 

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Calico Jack Pirate Island is a rustic bar perched on a private island located just fifteen minutes north of Negril’s Seven Mile Beach. The only way to get to this hidden treasure is to jump on a boat for a fifteen-minute ride. The Calico Jack Pirate Island is still a relatively unknown attraction and has the aura of an exclusive hideaway experience. The Private Island rekindles the Pirate experience, you will meet Jack Rackham (Calico Jack) and his two female crew members Mary Read and Anne Bony all dressed up in their pirate garb which adds some flair to the experience and sets the attraction apart from what you get at a typical sports bar. There is also an endless flow of your favorite cocktails from the bar and some of the best local cuisine – ranging from seafood to jerked chicken and pork; you will enjoy dining while enjoying stunning views of the Negril area and the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.

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Calico Jack Pirate Island is surrounded by a protected reef system and also the Half Moon Marine Sanctuary which makes it a perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. You should, therefore, take the opportunity to explore the unspoiled marine environment on this island gem by diving and snorkeling to your heart’s content! There will be minimal numbers of people snorkeling or diving at any particular time, so you will be able to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed. There are only a few places in Jamaica that give you such privacy and freedom when diving or snorkeling.

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Finally, Calico Jack Pirate Island offers a unique experience in every sense of the word. It is the only bar in Negril that requires you to take a boat to get there, it is the only pirate-themed bar in Negril, and it is one of the most romantic attractions in Jamaica. A visit to the nostalgic Calico Jack Pirate Island will be a memory that will be etched in your mind for a lifetime, and it might be your first of many trips!

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 travelaroundjamaica.com.

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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.

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 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.

 

Top 5 Falmouth Jamaica Cruise Excursions

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Although Falmouth, Jamaica has a great variety of shops and restaurants near the Falmouth cruise ship terminal that you can visit while docked at port for the day; if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, check out our list of top 5 Falmouth Jamaica cruise excursions.

  1. River Tubing and Beach Tour

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Travel Around Jamaica Tour’s River Tubing and Beach Tour from Falmouth, Jamaica, includes tubing on the incredibly beautiful Rio Bueno River, lunch at an authentic Jamaican Jerk spot in Runaway Bay and more!

  1. Negril Private Highlights Tour

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Our Negril Private Highlights Day Tour from Falmouth is perfect for small or large groups, and can be customized to fit your specific travel tour preferences. Some of the highlights of this tour, include: stops at the 200 year-old cast iron Tryall Water Wheel; an old military barracks, Margaritaville Negril, and the world famous Rick’s Café in Negril.

  1. 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 and rare exotic animal species, 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!

  1. Private Doctors Cave Beach and Snorkeling Tour

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On our Private Doctor’s Cave Beach and Snorkeling Tour you can enjoy snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, swimming, and a delicious lunch of authentic Jamaican jerk burgers or other local Jamaican staples if you are vegetarian or prefer something else. If time permits, you can also go shopping at nearby shops for souvenirs.

  1. Private Zipline Adventure Tour

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During our Private Zipline Adventure Tour you will be taken to Hevans Scent Ziplines to experience some of the best ziplines in Jamaica, located in Priory about 2000 ft up with a view across the green fields of St. Ann, the garden parish. At Hevan’s Scent Ziplines in Ocho Rios there are 5 ziplines (including the longest in Jamaica!), as well as 5 rides to choose from, providing everyone among your friends or family with something to do, regardless of their ziplining experience or age. Your driver will then take you to Scotchies or another popular jerk stop where you can have lunch and relax with a cold Red Stripe beer or alternative beverage, before heading back to the pier.

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 Things to do at Seven Mile Beach in Negril Jamaica

When many people think about a dream vacation in the Caribbean, they’re thinking of Jamaica.  Hot sunny weather, beautiful blue beaches, luxurious resorts, and fun and drinks abound. A cruise to this wonderful summer paradise is just what many of us want for our next vacation.

One of the most famous and exciting attractions on the island is Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. This small town is a beach resort with a population of only about 3,000 people which thrives on tourism drawn by its beautiful beaches.  American hippies discovered this perfect haven about 30 years ago and have been making an attraction out of it ever since.

There are plenty of hotels in Negril, Jamaica, on 7 Mile Beach as well as restaurants, relaxation spots, and care-free beach atmospheres.  Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica, is the perfect destination for anyone who just wants to relax without a worry in the world for a week.

If you’re looking for things to do in Negril Jamaica, you’ve come to the right place.  Travel Around Jamaica Tours has provided a short list of 5 attractions that you won’t want to miss if you visit 7 Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica.

1) Negril Cliffs

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Negril Cliffs is a great attraction where you can get out and swim around the gorgeous cliffs that were featured in the James Bond movie “Thunderball”.  You can swim in the caves or travel the premise in a boat.  One of the greatest things about this spot is that it’s a perfect opportunity to get away from the crowds at Seven Mile Beach.

2) Sunset Tour at Rick’s Cafe

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Be sure and set aside a day to enjoy the historical sightseeing tour that ends with a sunset, dinner, and cocktails at the famous Rick’s Cafe.  You’ll have the opportunity to tour the local shops, enjoy all seven miles of the white sandy beaches of Negril, and hear all about the town’s heritage and history with a knowledgeable tour guide who joins you along the ride. For more info on our Sunset Day Tour at Rick’s Cafe, check out our Negril Sunset Day Tour page.

3) Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

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For a taste of nature and the world under the sea, rent out some snorkeling or scuba diving equipment and dive right in.  The waters of Negril are clear blue and waiting for explorers.  Enjoy the wildlife and the vibrant ocean floors of Seven Mile Beach for an experience like no other.

4) Mayfield River Walk

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Enjoy everything from the rainforest to the countryside in this popular nature tour.  Mayfield River is complete with pools of clear, clean swimming water that will be pointed out to you by your expert tour guide along the way.  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.

5) Sunset Cruise

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Cruise by the shore and enjoy the breathtaking sunset of Negril with this excellent boat tour.  You’ll pass the Negril Cliffs to watch the brave divers, cruise past Rick’s Cafe and stop often along the way for pictures and leisurely moments.

To contact us about our custom private Jamaica tours to Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica, or to check out our Negril Sunset Day Tour, call (876) 287-2180 or visit our website at: www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

 

Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers

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At Travel Around Jamaica Tours we provide 1st class customer service to all people, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, physical abilities, etc. And we are extremely proud to announce that we are now offering private Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers from Montego Bay Airport to any villas, hotels, resorts or tours in Jamaica! In fact our Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) certified drivers are also trained in operating wheelchair lifts in our vehicles, so that you will be able to be transported safely and with any hassles to your tourist destination.  In addition, we are more than happy to assist you with any Jamaica sightseeing or adventure tours that you might want to go on while you are visiting our beautiful tropical island! For instance, some of our most popular Jamaica Tours include: Negril Sunset Day Tour at Rick’s Cafe; Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour and Ocho Rios Highlight Tour. However, we also provide custom Jamaica tours for those looking for a more personalized and unique Jamaican tour experience ! For more info on our Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers and Tours, visit our website at http://travelaroundjamaica.com or email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com. Alternatively if you prefer to book with us while visiting Montego Bay, give us a call at (876) 287-2180.