Worth a trip to see the people jumping . But as soon as the sun set and the Jamaican band started to play the tour guide insisted we leave
An experience. Picked up and left at a place called Margaritaville, which took an hour and a half to get to, for over an hour, which was an experience in itself. The catamaran still set sail, despite black clouds and thunder and lightning. The 'crew' consisted of a man and woman - presumably husband and wife - and three young lads, one wearing just a pair of underpants (lovely). They were all drinking the rum punch, which if anything would have happened, not sure how they would cope. They allowed people still to snorkel in this weather and then to get to Ricks Cafe, we all had to get in a boat, complet with a hole in it, to get to land! NOT an experience I would recommend
We had an issue with Sandals Royal Caribbean letting the tour company enter the property to pick us up and they ended up leaving us after waiting for over an hour. However, JTL still sent a personal driver to pick us up after the bus left and drove us to Negril to meet up with the others. That was great. Margaritaville was your typical spot but the views and beaches were beautiful. Rick's cafe was overpriced but expected. The cliff divers were very entertaining. Must see.
The tour was very informative. Our tour guide (Nancy) was absolutely phenomenal. The history provided during the tour and the opportunity to visit shopping areas as well as Rick's Cafe was an experience we will never forget.
Doing what: Negril Beach Tour from Ocho Rios
Didn't do much sightseeing bus was moving to fast. 3 hours at the beach was to long, shorten the beach drop off by an hour and add it to the shopping portion. Overall trip was Ok. Rick's Cafe was to busy to eat at, so plan on eating at Margaritaville.
THE CREW WAS AWESOME AND THE CRUISE WAS BEAUTIFUL AT SUNSET!
THE CREW WAS AWESOME AND THE CRUISE WAS BEAUTIFUL AT SUNSET!
It was a full day to see more of Jamaica! We really enjoyed Rick's Café with the live band and seeing the sunset!
I enjoyed this experience! When I arrived in Montego Bay I had to call the number Viator gave me. A lady from Jamaica Tours Ltd scheduled a time to come check my voucher and give me another receipt. Obviously, Viator has a contract with Jam Tours Ltd. The next day a large air conditioned tour bus came to pick me up from my hotel after viewing my receipt. They went to about 4 other hotels to pick up other people. There were probably 50 people total (full bus). Then they drove us to Negril while a funny tour guide on the mic entertained us by giving us historical facts about the buildings, towns, etc that we passed. We took one bathroom break mid way, although I didn't think it was needed because the trip is not that long. It rained while we were at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville on the beach for about 45 mins-1 hr, but the outdoor restaurant is big enough for everyone to fit in. I just ate and watched their TV during that time. There were other tour buses there, too--mostly Americans and Canadians. Basically, everyone there was a tourist. After it rained, we went back out on the beach on the beach chairs, etc. There are locals who try to sell you stuff, especially rides on the jet skis and parasailing. They cost too much money, in my opinion. The water is soooo beautiful. I am from Miami and I would say that Negril beach is better. The sand is sooo soft like you're walking on pillows (I am not exaggerating much). There are no shells, rocks, etc in the sand, so it is super smooth. After we were at the beach (Margaritaville is on the beach) for 3 hours, we went to a duty free shopping center. It was the best shopping for me because it was EXTREMELY cheap! One of the shops was super cheap; I bought a lot of gifts for people back home. Then we went to Rick's Cafe and watched and/or particpated in the cliff dicinvg. That was really fun to watch. Lastly, we watched the sun set. I traveled alone for this trip and had a great time. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time.
Beautiful scenery, but if you cliff dive, make sure you know what you are doing. We watched a girl get hurt. Liquid courage for cliff diving is not wise!
I thought we would see more of Negril. We went to Margaritaville which is nice but that was the only thing we saw of Negril besides a small shopping center and Rick's Cafe. I would've liked to walk around the town or see sites in the area.
Great driver and tour guide..this tour liked the best..it stops in negril for an awesome 3 hours to enjoy a beautiful beach and to enjoy sum drinking..it also stops for sum shopping where you can buy all your souvenirs..and finally it ends at Ricks to go jumping n enjoy some food..
Trip was fun, 1/3 in my party snorkled, rest enjoyed the music/drink/view. Tour driver was very polite, helpful, boat guides friendly and fun. Giving 4 out of 5 because the time at Margaritaville was perhaps a bit too long (wait for catamaran), and excursion cost was fair value (neither high nor cheap). Overall, if you're looking for a day's party tour, it's a good time.
The tour name is wrong. It should be called Negril Beach Tour with sunset at Rick's Cafe. Don't get me wrong, the tour was pretty good but there is no sightseeing in Negril.
We booked the Saturday, 05/11/13 Negril Sightseeing Tour with Sunset at Rick’s Café Tour for two that was scheduled for a 7:20am departure from our Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort. I called for reservation date/time confirmation on Tuesday, 05/07/13 and also went to the JTL Desk in the Resort to reconfirm the date/time on Friday Morning, 05/10/13. I was told everything was in order and to be available at least 10 minutes before the departure time.
We arrived at 7:09am and waited in the Lobby. At 7:20am, I asked the Bellman whether the Tour Bus was running late. A very nice gentleman, Lawrence Mitchell with a JTL Badge stepped forward to assist me. He mentioned that it was now 7:22am and that the Tour always leaves from that particular resort at 7am. I explained that I had confirmed verbally with two different JTL representatives that it left at 7:20am and that time was on the VIATOR voucher.
Mr. Mitchell looked at the voucher, requested names and then made several hurried phone calls. He arranged for another Bus to immediately pick us up to catch up with the Negril Tour Bus. We were dropped off at a Resort on the route and the Negril Tour Bus picked us up. The Negril Driver Hudson and the Guide Claudine were very kind and did not make us feel responsible for the miscommunication. It was also mentioned to the other Tour participants that when in Jamaica there aren’t any problems, only situations. And you can always find a way to remedy a situation.
The Team of Claudine and Hudson are great. They are two of the most engaging guides and drivers I have encountered in my 16 years of visiting Jamaica. They work together making the ride interesting and fun. You can tell they have a loyalty to the JTL Company as well a pride in their positions.
We had a wonderful day with the planned activities and everyone on the Tour. I want to commend your representatives: Lawrence Mitchell, Claudine and Hudson. Please let them know they are greatly appreciated.
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