Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Jamaican ATV Off-Road Adventure in Sandy Bay. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour was a blast! The drive from Montego Bay was fairly quick, and Herbie, our driver, was an awesome addition. Once we got to the Chukka Ranch in Sandy Bay, we filled out a form or two, and then we were off to the tour. We didn't get ATVs, but single-seat, Polaris Dune Buggies. Aside from some folks going too slow, the tour was filled with sights, history, fun terrain and lots and lots of mud. Be prepared to get rid of the clothes you bring; we simply threw the shoes out. Definitely worth doing.
Oh, and the jerk chicken and festival in the entrance area is excellent and worth the $8.
Overall, awesome trip and excursion; highly recommend.
Previous reviews had indicated it was slow, but it was fast enough and so much fun. The ATV's were like new and handled perfectly over the sometimes rough and almost always muddy terrain. We drove through areas of Jamaica we'd never have been able to see otherwise.
The leaders, Jamal and Bobby were excellent at their jobs. Very strict about safety and making sure everyone behaved themselves, but this was a good group, and the leaders really let us have a lot of fun. And lots of mud. Jamal was very knowledgeable and respectful about his country, and he was a lot of fun as well.
Also, our bus driver, Teddy, was also fun, knowledgeable, and an amazing driver through the crazy traffic to and from Negril. The photographer did a good job of keeping ahead of us in order to take many shots of everyone. The photos are put onto a CD, and expensive. We'd decided ahead of time to limit ourselves to just 10 pics ($30), which allowed us some photos we'd never have gotten otherwise.
The staff at the restaurant/gift shop, was good as well. We had cold beer and Jerk Chicken (excellent) after we returned from our ride. The only complaint was that the gift shop was out of many items we might have bought, and what they did have was very expensive, much more so than hotel and other gift shops we visited.
We are going to visit Jamaica again, as soon as possible, and we definitely plan another ATV excursion. We wanted to go again immediately after we got back from the ride, and I'm sure this will be a part of any future trips we take there.
We went into the fields and rode the Dune Buggy. It was fun. We ended up all dirty with sand but had fun.
Awesome! We had a great time. It had just rained before our tour so we got to ride through puddles and really test the ATV in all terrains.
Tips for this trip:
- Wear water shoes so your shoes don't get ruined
- If you are traveling with stuff make sure it can fit into a small locker you can rent at the site. The trail is dirty, dirty, dirty and fun
- Don't grip the life out of the handle bars. Hold both to keep you steady, but relax your arms. You'll thank me later
It was AWESOME! Just know that you will get a bit muddy by the time it's over. It's great for beginners OR experienced riders. Wonderful tour guides. Great photo opportunities!
Love the ATV adventure. This is our second time and they changed it a little from the first time by stopping at a different location. Tour guides were great as usual.
This was our most favorite tour. James didn't miss a hole or mud puddle.
ATV Off Road was great!!!! Me and my friends had a blast, the guides were cool and very informative. Steve the photographer had taken some of the action photos! I give the whole tour an A!
The adventure was great and very organized. The guides were great and gave us a taste of true Jamaican treats sugar cane and coconut water or as they say wata. We were able to call the local number of pick up and they were right on time.
Great experience and lots of fun, the tour guide was very informative. This trail does not allow you to push the ATV to its speed limits (racing and passing people is not allowed) but still was very enjoyable.
We had a blast. We will do this again on our next trip to Jamaica
This was fun and informative, the guides gave us history on the area which was a former sugar plantation. We got to taste a variety of different oranges from the orange trees planted all over the plantation. There is also a chance to taste the famous Jamacian Jerk Chicken and buy souvenirs from their gift shop.