Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jamaica Excursions for Families

Jamaica is an excellent destination for a family-friendly getaway with many resorts in the area offering incredible pools, calm waves at the beach, supervised kids’ activities, cribs and large rooms. Here are some great excursion ideas for your family vacation to Jamaica.

Is you family a fan of the movie Cool Runnings or the Winter Olympics? Head to Mystic Mountain for a Bobsled Adventure Tour. Inspired by the famous Jamaica bobsled Olympic team, your bobsled ride will have you sliding down the 1000 meter long track installed into the side of a mountain. After your ride enjoy many of  the other free amenities of Mystic Mountain including Mystic Pavillon, Lookout Tower, Mystic Waterslide and Infinity Edge Pool, Hummingbird Garden, and Nature Trail. This tour lasts 6 hours and if offered every day of the week. Minimum age is 3.

Spend the day aboard a Catamaran on this Family Friendly Reggae Catamaran and Snorkeling Cruise. Sail along the Jamaican coastline to the Marine Park for some snorkeling before heading onto Margaritaville for water activities. On the return trip enjoy dancing to Jamaican music, and indulging in drinks and appetizers. This tour is offered Wednesdays and Fridays. Minimum age is 2.

Head to Dunn’s River Falls on the Express Tour climb the 180 foot high falls with an experienced guide. Tour includes private pickup, a stop for lunch (meal itself not included) and a stop at a local craft market. This tour lasts 5 hours and is offered daily with a departure time of 9 am. Minimum age is 3.

Try an eco-adventure on this Jungle River Tubing Experience. Sit back and relax as the lazy river carries you through the rain forest. Experience a little rush while tubing along on some class 2 rapids. Transportation is included. This tour is offered every day except Sundays and lasts 5 hours. Minimum age is 8.

If you are looking to get wet and dirty on your vacation check out this ATV/Buggy Adventure  Drive through the countryside off the beaten path through 980 acres of Jamaican countryside. Stop for pictures with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, sample fruits and learn a little bit about Jamaican culture. Add on a Dunn’s River Falls Experience for an additional fee. This tour lasts 7 hours and is offered on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Minimum age is 6.

Dolphin fans with limited swimming experience will love this opportunity to interact with dolphins during the Encounter with a Dolphin tour. After learning about these magnificent mammals you will have the opportunity in knee deep water to pet and get a kiss. Also included in the tour is a kayak experience and stingray encounter. Minimum age is 6. This tour is offered at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. More experienced swimmers may want to try the Dolphin Swim Adventure. This tour is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Minimum age is 8.

Fly through the rainforest, over river canyons and across mountains at up to 35 miles an hour on this Zipline Canopy at Montpelier Outpost excursion. After a safety briefing and demonstration you will journey through six traverses coupled with intermittent nature walks. The grand finale is a 1,265 long traverse, the only zip line of its kind in Jamaica. Minimum age is 6 years old. This tour is offered every day at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. 

Music fans will love this Bob Marley Mausoleum and Nine Miles Jamaica tour  See where Bob Marley grew up and is laid to rest. Learn about the Rastafarian religion, culture and practices. On the way back stop for lunch at one of Jamaica’s famous jerk centers (food not included). Hotel pick-up and drop off is included. This tour lasts 7 hours and is offered every day except Sunday. Minimum age is 3.

Enjoy Deep Sea Fishing with the family as an experienced guide will take you to some of the best fishing spots off the Jamaican coast. Fish for Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Sailfish. This tour lasts four hours and is offered weekdays and Saturdays at 8 am and 1 pm. Minimum age is 6 and a maximum of six guests can participate. Light snacks and beverages are also included onboard. 

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