Jamaica Foodie & Cultural Immersion Experience!

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Designed exclusively by native Jamaicans and owners of Know Jamaica Tours, Javia and Marva Shaw have put together a very special tour to make your “Yaad Food” and cultural tour experience even more personalized and filled with pleasure.

What to Expect – Konoko Falls, Ocho Rios

Although much smaller than Dunns River Falls, Konoko Falls is just as picturesque, if not more, and is so beautiful it will have you wondering if you’re drifted off into wonderland!

Konoko Falls has much activities such as:

  • Climbing the waterfall
  • Viewing of the enchanting natural gardens and landscape
  • Take a tour of the zoo and its many different animal species
  • Children may take a splash within the jacuzzi sized swimming pools
  • Guided tour through the museum of Jamaica’s first inhabitants history where you will learn about the Tainos, Spanish and Africans as well as view their artifacts
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Second Experience – Exploring Downtown Ocho Rios

I’m sure your friends and family would be bummed if you didn’t take back some Jamaican goodies for them, right? This is your opportunity to grab some souvenirs!

  • Sample local produce consumed daily by us Jamaicans
  • Shop at a Jamaican craft market where you can choose from:
    • Clothing
    • Painting / Drawings
    • Trinkets / Souvenirs
    • Wood carved sculptures

Third Stop – Nyamming Time!

Of course after all this excitement you more than likely feel hungry and want to devour some real Jamaican Jerk right? We got you covered man!

Lunch options :

  • Jerked Chicken Combo
  • Jerked Pork Combo

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Price (USD)
Adults $85 per person
Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $65 per child

 

Please be advised that the quoted price is inclusive of lunch, entry and your roundtrip tour.

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Closed toe shoes / sneakers
  • Beach Shoes (for a safer climb of the slippery falls)
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

 

Montego Bay Private Tours

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Tour Option 1: Montego Bay Private Day Tour

Let’s head on over to the tourist paradise of Montego Bay, St.James where there’s a whole host of exciting things to do while experiencing the Jamaican flavor.

What to Expect

  • Spend some time at the popular chill spot, Margaritaville, where there are tonnes of festivities such as:
    • Partying
    • Ocean waterslide
    • In water trampoline
    • Restaurant and bar
    • In water rock climbing
    • Gift shops are also present
  • Visit Doctor’s Cave Beach for a swim and experience one of our famous North Coast White Sanded Beach
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  • Tour the Hip Strip where you can take the opportunity to to grab some souvenirs before the end of this joyous adventure, this includes:
    • Jamaican Rum
    • Jamaican Coffee
    • Wooden Sculptures
    • Jamaican Fashion
    • Handcrafted Jamaican Jewelry
  • Get a chance to delight your palate your choice of real Jamaican “yaad” food such as:
    • Jerked Chicken
    • Jerked Pork
    • Patties
    • Rice and Peas
    • Festival
    • Red Stripe Beer / Rum Cocktails

    We assure you that this tour will make you feel so complete and leave you craving for more as you head back to your resort or cruise.

  • Upon request at the time of booking, you may also visit the Rose Hall Great House and get to tour the haunted house!
  • Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed for each tour in order to proceed

    Amount of Passengers Price (USD)
    1 – 4 Adults $200
    5+ Adults $45 per person
    Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $25 per child

     

    Tour Option 2: Montego Bay to Ocho Rios Tour

    A wonderful scenic journey lasting an approximate 1 ½ hours along the North Coast from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, we will lead you into a day filled with pleasure and excitement to ensure that your journey to Know Jamaica is absolutely memorable!

    Your choices of attractions to visit are as follows:

    • Dolphin Cove
    • Dunn’s River Falls
    • Konoko Falls and Park
    • Blue Hole
    • Island Gully Falls
    • River Rafting
    • River Tubing
    • Snorkeling
    • Mystic Mountains (Zip Lining, Bobsledding)

    What to Expect

    After leaving your place of attraction for the day, we we will:

    • Make a brief stop to accommodate your souvenir run, because of course, what is a tour without a souvenir to testify or keep as memorabilia?
    • Stop to get some delectable Jamaican food
    Amount of Passengers Price (USD)
    1 – 4 Adults $250
    5+ Adults $50 per person
    Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $35 per child

     

    Loving the sound of that right? Go ahead, book this tour on your vacation to Know Jamaica!

    Tour Option 3 – Montego Bay to Negril Tour

    Let’s travel west where we visit the capital of casual in Jamaica for a relaxing, yet exciting day tour.

    What to Expect

    You’ve heard of 7 mile, but did you know that Negril has a whole 7 Mile Strip of pure white sanded, crystal clear water beaches that you can take advantage of?

    Let’s go, brag to your friends that you walked the 7 Mile Beach Strip in Jamaica.

    There are many activities to partake in such as:

    • Parasailing
    • Snorkeling
    • Massages
    • In water trampoline
    • Glass bottom boat rides
    • Horseback riding
    • Hair braiding
    • In water rock climbing
  • Enjoy spending time at World Renowned West End Chill Spot, Rick’s Cafe where you can:
    • Eat and drink
    • Dive off the 25 ft cliff into the sea
    • There are also gift shops on location
    • Spend time watching live band performance
  • You have the option of having lunch at Rick’s Cafe or stopping at one of the road side jerkies for some of the best jerked food in the West such as:
    • Jerk Chicken
    • Jerk Pork
    Amount of Passengers Price (USD)
    1 – 4 Adults $250
    5+ Adults $50 per person
    Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $35 per child

     

Private Airport Transfers

Know Jamaica Tours also provides airport transfers all across Jamaica, this is also available for those travelers within other parishes who wish to visit the Montego Bay area.

Upon request, we may alter these transfers to better suit your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on this offer as well as prices.

 

Blue Hole-Island Gully Falls & Dunn’s River Falls

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Put your adventure pants on because this one is going to be epic!!

What to Expect – Island Gully Falls (Blue Hole, Secret Falls, Hidden Falls)

Whether you are just looking for a relaxing day at one of Jamaica’s most enticing attractions, Island Gully Falls has all those options for you.

    • Enroute to Island Gully Falls, we will drive through the hills of the rainforest where you will have a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape.
    • Upon arrival, you will have many activities to choose from such as:
        • Sunbathe
        • Swim in river pools
        • Climb behind the waterfall
        • Explore small, hidden caves
        • Swing from the Tarzan Rope
        • Jump off the cliff into the pool
        • Enjoy the lush Jamaican scenery
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Nestled in the hills of the White River Valley, Ocho Rios, this hidden gem is something you surely don’t want to miss the excitement of experiencing.

Second Excursion – Dunns River Falls

Aching to experience the climbing of Dunns River Falls in Jamaica? Well hurry up and book this tour package, you won’t be sorry.

    • Your second epic tour stop will be at one of the best natural wonders that Ocho Rios has to offer, a day well spent at the famous Dunn’s River Falls.
    • Your Dunn’s River Falls experience will last an approximate 1 ½ hours. Whether you intend on climbing the entirety of impressive 600 ft waterfall with the assistance of your professional tour guide or stop off at intervals to capture your moments or just dive into the water of the sea, the choice is yours
    • Amenities available on location include:
        • Restrooms
        • Restaurants
        • Gift shops

Dunns River Falls, Central Gardens

As an added bonus to make Dunns River Falls even more child-friendly, there is a mini waterpark, Central Gardens, made specially for your tiny tots, where they can splash around on pads as well as enjoy the waterslides! Central Gardens also has kiosks from which you can purchase ice cream, pizza and many other treats.

Third Stop – The Jerk Pit and Shopping

Of course what is a trip to Jamaica without diving into some real authentic jerked food?

        • Jerk Chicken with a serving of Festival and a drink
        • Jerk Pork with a serving of Festival ad a drink upon stopping at the jerk pit, you will have a chance to order your choice of lunch:
          • After lunch, we will head on over to the local market where you will get your chance to grab some last minute souvenirs and other goodies before heading back to your cruise or resort.

Cruise Ship Passengers

    • Your journey to Know Jamaica’s Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls and Dunn’s River Falls begins within the hour after docking.
    • Your tour lasts an approximate 5 ½ hours

Resort Passengers

    • Your Know Jamaica’s Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls and Dunns River Falls begins at 10AM
    • Daily tours are available
    • This Know Jamaica Tour requires a minimum of 4 travelers
    • You may invite other persons along after booking your trip (they may pay upon arrival)
Amount of Passengers Price (USD) Including entry fees
Adult $85 per person
Children (11 years and under) $60 per child
Children (ages 0 – 2 years) FREE
Passengers porting from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quote

Prices includes admissions to the listed attractions and transportation and guiding services for the duration of the tour.

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

    • Sunscreen
    • Cameras
    • Towels
    • Closed toe shoes / sneakers
    • Beach Shoes (for a safer climb of the slippery falls)
    • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
    • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
    • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

Horseback Ride & Dunn’s River Falls

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The thrill of horseback riding is always stimulating as well as safe for even the youngest rider, with proper guidance of course.

What to Expect – Seville Plantation

  • Our journey to Seville Plantation, St.Ann will begin an hour after your cruise docks where we will have a brief meet and greet
  • Your Horseback Riding tour begins at 8:30AM
  • You will spend an approximate 2 ½ hours here
  • We will begin our journey through the mountains of the north coast where you will have awesome photo ops of the breathtaking views
  • Upon arrival at Seville Plantation, you will embark on a guided tour via horseback through one of the most important, historical landmarks in Jamaica
  • Travel by horse ride along 16th century monuments leading up to a private beach
  • Take your designated horse for a refreshing dip in the sea, these will be awesome pictures too!
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Ending Excursion – Dunns River Falls

Have you ever dreamt of climbing a waterfall? Especially one as famous as Dunns River Falls in Jamaica? Well now you can cross it off your bucket list!

  • Your tour day will end with the best natural escapades that Ocho Rios has to offer, a day well spent at the Dunn’s River Falls.Whether you wish to climb the whole 600 ft of impressive waterfall with the assistance of your professional tour guide or stop at brief intervals to capture your moments or just dive into the water of the sea, the choice is yours!
  • Special amenities will be available on site such as:
    • Restrooms
    • Restaurants
    • Gift shops

Dunns River Falls, Central Gardens

Are you in need of more kid-friendly activities for your little ones? You’re covered! Located within Dunns River Falls, Central Gardens is a mini waterpark made special for your tiny tots, where they can splash around on pads as well as enjoy the waterslides! Central Gardens also has kiosks from which you can purchase ice cream, pizza and many other treats.

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Price (USD) including entrance fees
Adults $130 per person
Children (ages 11 and below) $95 per child
Passengers porting from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quote

 

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Closed toe shoes / sneakers
  • Beach Shoes (for a safer climb of the slippery falls)
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

 

Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour

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Because who doesn’t love reggae and it’s cultural icon, Bob Marley?

What to Expect

  • For Cruise Passengers – Your Know Jamaica, Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour will depart 1 hour after your ship docks
  • For Resort Passengers – Your Know Jamaica, Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour begins based on your request at the time of booking
  • You will get to wet your whistle with a thirst quenching Jamaican Red Stripe Beer while enroute Nine Mile, St.Ann
  • You will get a historical educational tour of the home in which Bob Marley grew up
  • The islanders will share with you the rich history of Bob Marley’s earlier years while still living in Nine Mile, St.Ann
  • You will have the chance to actually view the Mausoleum of Bob Marley’s final resting place
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Upon Ending Your Tour

  • After all the fun and we make our way back to your resort or cruise, we will stop for some authentic appetizing Jamaican Jerk lunch, where you can partake in your choice of:
    • Jerk Chicken
    • Jerk Pork
    • Jerk Fish
  • Your choice of ending your tour day is entirely up to you whether you wish to enjoy a swim at one of Ocho Rios many beaches or just head on back to your resort or cruise

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Price (USD) including entry fees
1 – 4 Adults $75 per person
Children (ages 12 and under) $55 per child
Passengers porting from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quote

 

Take along the following items (If you wish to stop at the beach):

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

 

Dunn’s River Falls & Margaritaville Ocho Rios

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What to Expect – Dunn’s River Falls

The climb of the falls is definitely something to brag to about and experience!

  • Of course you will be accompanied by a licensed and experienced tour guide to ensure a safe journey to the top of the falls.
  • Climbing the falls generally takes between 1 – 1 ½ hours to complete, with, of course, brief breaks in between climbing in order to facilitate the capturing of your momentous journey through photos and videos!

Please be advised that if you are unable to manage the rocky terrain of the waterfall, there are stairs along the sides to facilitate your departure.

Dunns River Falls, Central Gardens

Don’t worry, your child or children don’t have to climb up the falls, there is a special mini waterpark, Central Gardens, available to occupy your tiny tots, where they can splash around on pads as well as enjoy the waterslides! Central Gardens also has kiosks from which you can purchase ice cream, pizza and many other treats.

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Fun Fact

  • Geologists describe Jamaica’s Dunn’s River Falls as a living phenomenon due to the fact that it is constantly rebuilt by the sediments contained within the water that flows down from the river and it empties directly into the Caribbean Sea!
  • Dunn’s River Falls was featured as a location in the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail

What to Expect – Jimmy Buffett’s MargaritaVille

Whether you’re a lounger or thrill-seeker, Margaritaville is the place for you.

Margaritaville, Ocho Rios is conveniently located within the heart of Ocho Rios, across from Ocho Rios Bay Beach in Island Village and is just a few minutes away from the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier.

Activities available here are:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Soaring from a 60 foot waterslide
  • In water activities such as Trampolining
  • Drinking by the in-pool bar (Swim up bar)
  • Shopping from many retail shops / gift shops

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Price (USD) inclusive of entry fee
Adults $45 per person
Passengers porting from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quote

 

Loving the perks of this tour? Go ahead, book now!

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

 

Dunn’s River Falls-Tubing & Beach

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With so many magnificent excursions to experience on the North Coast, we could not just limit your stop to just one, your day will be filled with fun, family friendly adventures!

What to Expect

  • For Cruise Passengers – Your Know Jamaica Tour will depart 1 hour after your ship docks
  • For Resort Passengers – Your Know Jamaica Tour begins based on your request at the time of booking
  • After departing, you will have picturesque tour through Ocho Rios town where we will also make a refreshment stop at a local Patty shop where you will receive a mouth watering authentic complimentary Jamaican Patty of your choice
  • The journey continues up the mountains to Dunns River Falls where you can feast your eyes on the panoramic view of Ocho Rios and it’s bay, you can even take a snap of your cruise from the distance!
  • Fun filled 5 hours tour of Ocho Rios
  • Hair braiding services may be provided upon request
  • Beach chairs may also be available for rental
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First Excursion – Dunns River Falls

Providing you with an absolutely irie vibe, Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s national landmarks and treasures. Dunn’s River Falls is naturally grown 600ft cascading waterfall and continuously regenerates itself by the exfoliation of travertine rock.

What makes it even more special is that extra special is that it’s one of the few beaches in the world that has a waterfall flowing directly into the sea.

Talk about natural wonder!

Combined with its location close to the sea, Dunn’s River has the distinction of being the only one of this nature in the Caribbean.

Dunns River Falls, Central Gardens

Are you taking along your little ones? Let them enjoy the mini waterpark made special for them at Central Gardens within Dunns River Falls where they can splash around on pads as well as enjoy the waterslides! Central Gardens also has kiosks from which you can purchase ice cream, pizza and many other treats.

So come on, get to Know Jamaica with us and experience this beauty first hand!

But wait, there’s more!

Second Excursion – White River

Jamaica may be small, but it has a great big variety of adventuristic activities to enjoy with many natural beauties ready for exploration.

Upon arrival, your tubing guides will be ready to take you on a calming, yet exciting adventure down the river for an approximation of 45 minutes.

There may also be other water sports and activities available at your location, however, this is not included within your tour package.

Third Excursion – Your Choice!

After you’ve experienced the Falls and the Tubing, you may choose how to end your day by either:

  • Head to another beach
  • Head back to your resort
  • Head back to your cruise
  • Have lunch at a local restaurant within Ocho Rios
  • Indulge in a local shopping spree and grab your souvenirs

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Price (Including Waterfall and Blue Hole Entry)
Adults $80 per person
Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $65 per child
Children (ages 0 – 2 years) FREE
Passengers porting from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quote

 

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Beach Shoes (for a safer climb of the slippery falls)
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)

 

Ocho Rios Private Tour

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Do you want to explore the more authentic side of Jamaica outside of the tourist hotspots? Well as always, Know Jamaica Tours has you covered with a relaxing but exciting 4 hour Ocho Rios Tour day planned out for you where you can hang with the locals and experience a day in the average Jamaica.

Location Tour Begins
From Cruise Port 1 hour after ship docks
From Resorts within Ocho Rios 10:00 AM

What to Expect

  • Upon starting your day touring Ocho Rios, the real way, you will first take a scenic drive to the town of White River Bay where, here you will get the chance to hang and chat with some of our Jamaican people, you can even engage in an exciting game of Jamaican Dominoes!
  • Of course there will be local bars where you can sit and have some Jamaican specials, not to mention, there are Fish Fry Spots and local restaurants (we tend to refer to them as cook shops as well) all around town so you will also have a chance to have some delectable Jamaican Cuisine made freshly by authentic Jamaicans.
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  • Referred to us locals as “Basic School”, this is an ideal stop for especially those passengers with young children as you will get a chance to see a local Early Childhood Education Centre within the Ocho Rios area.
  • You will have a scenic view of the Ochi area and of course, you will get to enjoy this view first hand as we will take a walk through stroll through the Ocho Rios Town Centre where you can visit farmers markets, local stores, grab some locally grown organic Jamaican fruits and much more!
  • After all that excitement, it’s now time for lunch! Here you will have the option of stopping at a Jerk Centre or have the chance to bite into a delectable Jamaican Patty at either Juici Patties or Mother’s Patties.
  • Now this is no Dunn’s River Falls but we will also visit a serene tucked away waterfall which we like to refer to as “The Hidden”, here you will have perfect photo ops and a grand time!
  • You will also get to experience a tropical, local trail where we will walk through and experience the daily life in a local farm.

Upon Request

    • You may go River Tubing down the White River, which is a refreshing adventure, this river is also well known for its beauty and freshwater rivers. The starting point of your Tubing experience may involve small rapids with the rest of the journey being quite peaceful and relaxing. The water here has a cool to cold temperature and is fresh water straight from the mountains.

Upon this journey you will pass coconut plantations, bamboo groves, lush fauna, and see how the locals reside right on the riverbanks.

  • You may also have the chance to go Calypso River Bamboo Rafting, the thrills of this rafting experience not only beautiful but super relaxing. The rafting experience typically lasts 45 minutes (depending on the current).

Tour Price

Passengers Price (USD)
1-4 person US$180

5 or more persons US$45 each per adult.

$180
Kids (ages 0-12 years) $25
Passengers from Falmouth or Montego Bay Please request a quotation

Please be advised that the Ocho Rios, Jamaica the Real Way tour prices do not include cost for food and other activities.

James Bond Beach-Shopping & School Visit

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Located in Oracabessa, St. Mary, James Bond Beach is not only fun but famous for theatre films such as obviously, a series of James Bond Movies, Dr. No and much more! It is situated on a small peninsula fishing village, right next door to the former home of Actor/Playwright Ian Fleming and approximately 10 miles from Ocho Rios. Talk about awesome!

Fun Fact

Did you know that James Bond Beach housed the first Stingray City in Jamaica?

Schedule

  • Tour departs from Ocho Rios at 9:00AM and has a duration of 5 ½ hours
  • James Bond Beach – 2 ½ hours
  • Oracabessa Basic School for children’s performance and interaction
  • Proceed back to Ocho Rios where you can:
    • Have a shopping spree
    • Head back to the pier

Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Passengers Price (USD)
Adults $55 per person
Children (ages 3 – 11 years) $45 per child

 

Loving this tour package! Go ahead, book now

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)
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Noel Coward Firefly w/ James Bond Beach

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Get to Know Jamaica with a scenic and historical journey as we make our way to the former home of the famous English Actor of Playwright, Noel Coward in St. Mary.

Situated at the top of the hill overlooking the ocean, this view will definitely take your breath away, so ensure that your cameras are on hand!

What to Expect

  • Special tour of the house that Noel Coward Firefly lived and did most of his writings
  • See and capture images of some of his preserved possessions
  • After touring, you get a chance to cool off in the crystal blue waters of James Bond Beach

At the end of these tours, your choice of finishing the day is entirely up to you, you can go shopping or choose to return to your ship.

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Before booking your Know Jamaica Tour, please be advised that there is a required minimum of 4 passengers needed to proceed

Amount of Passengers Duration Price ($USD)
1 – 4 Adults 5 hours $75 per person (inc.entry fee)
Passengers porting from Falmouth of Montego Bay Please request a quote

 

Please be advised that Bar and Restaurant prices for James Bond Beach are not included within the tour price.

Tours for Carnival Cruise begin at 8:30am

Go ahead, pre-book this tour package today and get to Know Jamaica!

Please take the following items along with you if so desired:

  • Sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
  • Waterproof pockets (for phones) or Ziplock bags
  • Change of clothing (for a dry, sand free ride)
  • Small notes (in the event of tipping your attendants at various attractions)