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.
Had a fabulous trip from Montego Bay to Negril. Would highly recommend it.
Great tour! We had a wonderful driver who drove us to all these places. ALong the way he explained things and history about Jamaica which I wasnt expecting. Our tour didnt include lunch but he brought us to a place he recommended and even carried out trays for us. He didnt eat with us, I wish I had asked him to. He was so polite. The rafting tour was a lot of fun, we had a guy who was very animated and funny. The only negative part was that I wasnt aware that the rafters obviously expect a tip but they also hand carve coconuts and want to sell them to you along the way. We werent prepared for that so we didnt have any money and he got a little upset about it. We still tipped him but he was clearly expecting to sell a coconut. You dont get wet on the raft which is nice and it was a relaxing beautful ride.
The Falls were absolutley stunning, I was not expecting them to be as big as they were. You absolutely need to bring water shoes for this part. I actually had to back out last minute because I was 8 weeks pregnant and wasnt expecting the falls to be as big and I was too scared off slipping. Even if you dont do it, it was still amazing to see this!
Just did the matha Brae it was great but we did a 13 hour tour the day before and we jsut could not do another 2 hours beyond the Martha Brae part.
Sydney picked us up right on time. We told him where we wanted to shop and he did his very best to assist us. We shopped at the city square where the shops are very nice...we did some open market shopping and grocery shopping. All the while Sydney was just a short distance away if we needed assistance. Then, we went to
Rick's Cafe. We were dropped off at the entrance. We had about two hrs there. We watched the cliff jumpers then enjoyed a lovely sunset dinner on the top floor of
Rick's. The food was excellent, service was great. We enjoyed this tour a lot. When we were finished we went to the entrance and there was Sydney waiting for us. This tour is highly recommended and ask for Sydney when they call to comfirm your reservation...you will have a wonderful time!
There wasn't much sightseeing, we were dropped @ Margarita ville in Negril for many hours, got a bit boring and then went to Ricks. Got harassed on the beach at Margarita ville to buy anything and everything. The food and drinks were good at Margarita ville although at our own expense.
The Martha Brae rafting was very boring, relaxing but boring. If your stayin in Ochos Rios then you have to go all the way back to Montego Bay (45 min) to float then drive back for Dunns Falls. Dunns Falls is a great experience, but i would see if the hotels have any specials for just going there.
very good trip apart from the heavy rain that could not be helped.
The driver was very knoledgeable and friendly. The vehicle was in immaculate condition. The tour was great.
This was a Super LOOONG day. The bus picked us up at our Ocho Rios Hotel at 7:30 in the morning. We picked up people from 4 other hotels then proceeded to Negril. Stopped at Margaritaville and spent 3 1/2 hours on the beach there. Way too long. Next we Went souvenir shopping at a strip mall type place less than a mile away. Finished up the day at Ricks. The cliff divers are a must see if you go to Jamaica. You also have an opportunity to jump in yourself if you want. Skip the food at Ricks. It's really bad and so crowded it will be cold when it arrives. It's better to eat at Margaritaville or at the little snack places while shopping. The drive back to the hotel seems really long since everyone is so exhausted. We got back at almost 10pm. The tour guide on the bus was really good though. Learned a lot about Jamaica.
Enjoyed Margarittaville,and the shopping in Negril. Ricks Place is the biggest ripoff I have ever encountered on an excursion. From the time we stepped off the bus we were beggeD for money. They wanted tips before anybody would jump? How about diving and then pass the bucket. When the "Tip Man" with the bucket didn't think we gave enough he got nasty with us. You should stop selling this part of the excursion, it ruined what was a nice day out. Darlene the tour guide was wonderful and Leonard I would never hesitate to use again for a representative for your company.
Ernel Arcangel F
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