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

YS Falls - Rope Swinging

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


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



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. 


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.


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!

Businessman in the Train Station.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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

Reggae Sumfest 2016 - Montego Bay Jamaica

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


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 Fun! Family Friendly Jamaica Tours

Interested in going on vacation to somewhere warm, fun, and family-friendly soon? Why not come visit the land of sun and fun! in beautiful Jamaica?

Here are our top 5 family friendly Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours:

  1. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

Our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty of Jamaica beyond its resorts and hotels. In fact the Blue Hole in Ocho Rios is both enjoyed by tourists and locals alike, and is located in the rainforest. During our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour you will have the unique ability to swing and jump like Tarzan into the refreshing Blue Hole. For more info about our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour, visit our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour page.

  1. Falmouth Safari Village Tour

Falmouth River Safari Tour

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 crocodies, 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. Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour


Our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour is perfect for all members of the family who want to get a good overview of the city’s top cultural and entertainment spots, such as Margaritaville at Doctor’s Cove Beach, Sam Sharpe Square, and The Richmond Hill Inn. To learn more about our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour visit our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour page.

  1. Jamaica River Adventure Tour

Jamaica River Adventure Tour

Our Jamaica River Adventure Tour is located centrally near many popular tourist towns, such as Falmouth, Ocho Rios, and Runaway Bay on the beautiful Bueno River. This tour is very family friendly, since it offers a variety of extremely fun water sports, including kayaking, rafting, tubing, and river boarding, which are guided by local professional guides. To learn more about our Jamaica River Adventure Tour visit our Jamaica River Adventure Tour page.

  1. Dunn’s River Falls Tour


Dunn’s River Falls, A.K.A. “the Niagara Falls of the Caribbean” is one of Jamaica’s most stunningly beautiful and popular natural tourist attractions for a reason. During our Dunn’s River Falls Tour you will get to climb 600-feet of cascading waterfalls by forming a human daisy chain. To learn more about this tour, visit our Dunn’s River Falls Tour page.

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We also provide 1st class, private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts, starting at $54! To learn more visit: http://travelaroundjamaica.com.

Falmouth Jamaica: A Beautiful Mix of Old and New

Jamaica, though a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea, offers breathtaking sights, amazing views and exhilarating adventures for all those who choose to visit this wonderful region. It was initially named ‘Santiago’, but was later renamed as Jamaica, when it came under English rule.

Falmouth Jamaica, founded by Thomas Reid in 1769 was initially a market center and a port before it became a very popular tourist attraction and an ideal getaway for visitors of all ages. It is the gateway into the island and is stuck between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. Regardless of whether you want to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters, soak up sun, get a breathtaking view of the mountains, lush rainforests and reef-lined beaches, or enjoy and savor Jamaican history and architecture at its best, acquaint yourself with its vibrant arts culture and spicy Caribbean cuisine–Falmouth is the place to do it.


Falmouth is an essential stopover for cruise ship passengers and is well known for its community-led walking tours. The famous Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios is just an hour away from Falmouth, while Mystic Mountain that’s also in Ocho Rios is a rainforest adventure park that offers unique outdoor activities for kids and adults alike.


No visit to Falmouth is complete without rafting on a long bamboo raft along one of the most beautiful rivers-the Martha Brae River. The three-mile raft ride that takes about one and a half hours is an amazing trip that’s so relaxing that you won’t want it to end. If you’re lucky you’ll even get a hand at steering with a long bamboo pole. Cruisers of all ages delight in the abundance of adventure that Ocho Rios and Falmouth offer, such as sailing, climbing waterfalls, river tubing, exploring the Green Grotto caves, and drifting down the Martha Brae River.


You can also take a tour of the great houses that lie in the vicinity of Montego Bay, enjoy the shopping area that fronts the beach, visit the old public buildings, the small wooden houses, brick Georgian mansions and plantation complexes, while savoring a range of architecture that spans the 18th and 19th centuries.


In addition, while in Falmouth you can experience the magic of its awesome beaches, including secluded beaches with quiet stretches of sand, and active beaches that are scenic and private. Falmouth even has party beaches where you can party and relax on the sand. Falmouth may not have many restaurants, but the few that are there offer delicious, authentic Jamaican staples and mouth-watering delicacies.

Falmouth, with its cobble-stoned streets is a mix of the old and new that has tastes and shades of history intertwined in its towns and villages. Whatever you do or don’t do, you cannot afford to miss tasting the divine cuisine that it offers. There may not be many restaurants but the few of them that are there offer the best of Caribbean cuisine, so much so that you won’t want to leave even after you’ve had your fill.

To check out our great Falmouth Jamaica excursions and adventure tours, such as our Negril Private Highlights Tour or Falmouth Safari Village Tour, visit our Falmouth Excursions page on our website or call us at (876) 287-2180 today!