Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Best Group Excursions in Jamaica


Montego Bay, Jamaica is around a 4 hour flight from New York and Chicago and just 2 hours from Miami. With daytime high temperatures ranging from the the low 80’s in the winter months to the low 90’s in the summer months, Montego Bay with its beautiful beaches and resorts make it a great place for a group getaway any time of year. Whether it is a Bachelor/ Bachelorette group, girls trip, guys trip or any kind of group there is plenty to see and do in Jamaica. Check out these tour suggestions for your group vacation. 

Cruise along the south coast of Jamaica to the middle of nowhere on a catamaran and arrive at the famous Floyd’s Pelican Bar. This quaint bar is a tiki-style hut made of driftwood. Enjoy a drink or two and leave your mark by carving your name into the wood floor. While sailing to and from Floyd’s the bar is open onboard the catamaran with appetizers included. Drinks are available for purchase at Floyd’s. This tour is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays and lasts 5 hours.

Interested in the rum making process? Enjoy a private tour for your group of the Appleton Estate Rum Distillery. Upon arrival enjoy a welcome cocktail and watch a video of the rum-making process. Next see a live demonstration of sugar cane milling followed by visits to the distillery, aging houses, and the cane fields. After you sample 3 different types of rums enjoy a relaxing, delicious, local lunch at the estate. 

For an experience to remember try this Eco Tour at Island Gully Falls- the Blue Hole. Start your day with a scenic drive through the countryside as you head towards Ocho Rios and the tropical hills of St. Ann. Arrive at Blue Hole to jump, dive, or swing from ropes into the lagoon-like pool fed from nearby rivers. On the way back stop at one of Jamaica’s famous jerk centers for lunch and drinks (food not included). This tour lasts 7 hours and is offered every day but Saturday. Departure time is 8 am. 

An alternate eco-adventure tour is the 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. This tour is offered every day except Sunday and lasts 5 hours.

Is your group fans 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 your group 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 is offered every day of the week. 

How about a group play day together on your vacation? This excursion combines zip lines, horseback riding, ATV’s and a climb of Dunn’s River Falls. The tour is offered every day of the week and lasts 6 hours. Groups just interested in seeing one of Jamaica’s most famous landmarks should check out the Dunn’s River Falls Express Tour.

Enjoy Deep Sea Fishing with your group 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. 

If your group is looking for a unique evening excursion why not try this Luminouse Lagoon & Limbo Party tour? Cruise through the glowing waters of Luminous Lagoon, the largest of the world’s four bioluminescent lagoons. Swim in the glowing waters before heading back to shore for a night of reggae music and performances by professional limbo dancers and fire breathers. This tour is available beginning in April of 2022. It is offered daily and lasts 3.5 hours. 

Another great evening option is the Reggae Sunset Catamaran Cruise. Sail along the coast in a luxury catamaran with a stop at Margaritaville to enjoy water activities. Back onboard enjoy the sunset with music, appetizers and cocktails. This tour is only offered on Fridays and lasts 3 hours. A daytime cruise with snorkeling is also available. This tour also lasts 3 hours and is offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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