Montego Bay, Jamaica

Blue-green mountains, white-sand beaches, and lilting breezes wafting across flower adorned hillsides-Jamaica is a sensual feast. Stunning natural beauty and a unique society molded by British, African, Spanish and Asian influences make Jamaica an unforgettable Caribbean port of call. Montego Bay offers the traveler a kaleidoscope of Jamaica's charms: from pristine beaches and tropical scenery to historic plantation houses.

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Points of Interest

  • Rose Hall Great House
  • Doctor's Cave Beach
  • Negril
  • Dunn's River Falls
  • Mystic Mountain
  • Jamaica Estate
  • Bamboo River Rafting
  • Outdoor Adventure
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More about Montego Bay, Jamaica Points of Interest

  • Rose Hall Great House

    A living museum of an authentic 18th-century sugar cane plantation, this gorgeous setting was home to Annie Palmer, the infamous "White Witch" of Jamaican folklore.

  • Doctor's Cave Beach

    This secluded stretch of powder-soft sand got its name from the doctors who came here to swim and soon discovered the rejuvenating properties of the crystalline waters.

  • Negril

    Labeled the "capital of casual," Negril boasts the famous Seven Mile Beach, more restaurants than you can shake a jerk chicken wing at, and loads of laid-back Jamaican charm.

  • Dunn's River Falls

    A Jamaican national treasure, Dunn's River Falls offers plunge pools, thermal springs and a natural rock staircase that climbs up the 600-foot-high cascade. It's ideal for getting back to nature.

  • Mystic Mountain

    Jamaica's new development in Ocho Rios features the Sky Explorer chairlift, an amazing bobsled ride, swimming pool and restaurant with a panoramic view. Not to be missed!

  • Jamaica Estate

    Remnants of Jamaica's historic past dot the horizon and house numerous antiques.

  • Bamboo River Rafting

    This leisurely activity has become an iconic part of Jamaican culture.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Whether you're on land or on the water, Jamaica is filled with adventures for all tastes - from canopy tours to horseback riding, kayaking and river tubing.

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Dolphin Cove & Doctor's Cave Beach

5.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-725
  • Outdoor Adventure

Visit one of Montego Bay's most popular marine attractions, Dolphin Cove, an oceanfront property featuring a plethora of themed activities. Begin your half-day adventure with a scenic coastline drive to this lush paradise. Upon arrival, an informative and entertaining hostess will welcome you with a beverage. Take in the lovely view of the dolphin lagoon and watch the beautiful bottlenose dolphins playing in the water. You'll have a chance to view and perhaps even touch the fascinating stingrays in their natural lagoon. Watch the rambunctious and hilarious Shark Show. Meet and pet the gentle camels, view the ostriches, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs in the gift boutique. Next, head to world-famous Doctor's Cave Beach, a sparkling stretch of white sand whose crystal-clear waters are believed to have curative powers. Concessions and chair rentals are available (at your own expense). Return to port after this splashing-good time!

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Rose Hall Great House & Town Drive

3.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-105
  • Rose Hall Great House

You'll feel as though you've stepped into the pages of a book. Built in the 1770s, Rose Hall Great House has all the elements of a Gothic novel: a sultry mistress, torrid affairs, violent passion, and deadly revenge. In fact, the H. G. de Lisser novel, "The White Witch of Rose Hall" immortalized Annie Palmer, the plantation's central figure. According to legend, Annie dabbled in witchcraft, brought about the death of one husband and lover after another, and met a violent end. It was during the slave uprisings of 1830 that a slave, and former paramour, murdered her in her bed. Upon the conclusion of your tour of the house and grounds, depart for the scenic drive that takes you through the posh neighborhoods of Rose Hall and Ironshore and back to your ship. There is also time for duty-free shopping at The Shoppes of Rose Hall.

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Bamboo Rafting on the Great River

4.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-645
  • Bamboo River Rafting
  • Outdoor Adventure

Drive approximately 45 minutes to historic Martha Brae River. Board your two-person bamboo raft for a tranquil, two-mile journey (approximately one and a quarter hours) down the winding river named for an Arawak Indian girl. After your rafting trip, enjoy a complimentary beverage and make a brief shopping stop.

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Montego Bay Scenic Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-116
  • Rose Hall Great House

Get acquainted with Jamaican history and culture on this leisurely drive. Take in the sights from your transportation windows as your driver brings it all to life with expert commentary. View the magnificent estate of Greenwood Great House where the Barretts of Wimpole Street fame took pleasure in plantation living. Then learn about Annie Palmer, the infamous "White Witch" of Jamaican folklore. A photo stop at beautiful Rose Hall Great House evokes the mysterious practice of voodoo and dastardly deeds committed by the notorious "black widow." Continuing your island travels, soak up the endless views of tranquil beaches and posh neighborhoods where your driver will point out homes of the rich and famous. Stop at a dramatic vantage point overlooking your ship and then disembark at The Shoppes of Rose Hall for a duty-free shopping spree. To round out your tour, enjoy a snack with delicious Blue Mountain Coffee.

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Montego Bay Scenic Drive

4 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-115
  • Rose Hall Great House

Get acquainted with Jamaican history and culture on this leisurely drive. Take in the sights from your transportation windows as your driver brings it all to life with expert commentary. View the magnificent estate of Greenwood Great House where the Barretts of Wimpole Street fame took pleasure in plantation living. Then learn about Annie Palmer, the infamous "White Witch" of Jamaican folklore. A photo stop at beautiful Rose Hall Great House evokes the mysterious practice of voodoo and dastardly deeds committed by the notorious "black widow." Continuing your island travels, soak up the endless views of tranquil beaches and posh neighborhoods where your driver will point out homes of the rich and famous. Stop at a dramatic vantage point overlooking your ship and then disembark at The Shoppes of Rose Hall for a duty-free shopping spree. To round out your tour, enjoy a snack with delicious Blue Mountain Coffee.

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Jungle River Tubing

4 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-730
  • Outdoor Adventure

This wet and wild excursion features the natural beauty of Jamaica's Great River. Glide along its lushly forested shores in a large rubber inner tube, learning about the island's flora and fauna from the insights of your expert guide. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the river as you soak up the camaraderie of family and newfound friends. When it's time to say good-bye to the river, step aboard your comfortable air-conditioned transportation for the scenic trip back to your ship.

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Negril Beach Break at Margaritaville

5.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-280
  • Negril

Grab your swimsuit, flip-flops and towel and set off across the island to Negril, Seven Mile Beach and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Sink your toes into Jamaica's longest strip of white-sand beach and then dive into the ocean of activities that have made Margaritaville one of the Caribbean's favorite hangouts. Take it all in, from the lively bar to the large water trampoline anchored 10 yards off shore. Parrot heads with a sense of adventure can tackle the rock-climbing wall and their children can master the mini slide and swings in their own protected area. Before departing for the leisurely drive back to your ship through small villages, towns and lush green vegetation, take some time to browse Margaritaville's Trading Post for exclusive Jimmy Buffet merchandise and the perfect memento of your trip.

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Dolphin Encounter & Doctor's Cave Beach

5.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-705
  • Outdoor Adventure

Visit one of Montego Bay's most popular marine attractions, Dolphin Cove, an oceanfront property featuring a plethora of themed activities, including a cove of dolphins, among the most playful creatures in the sea. Begin your half-day adventure with a scenic coastline drive to your Dolphin Encounter. You'll learn fascinating facts from the trainers who work with them daily. The bottlenose dolphins will demonstrate some of their behaviors, and at the end of the presentation, you are given an opportunity to touch, caress, and even kiss one of these lovable animals while standing in knee-deep water. This adventure is best for children and those who prefer not to swim. Next, head to world famous Doctor's Cave Beach, a sparkling stretch of white sand whose crystal-clear waters are believed to have curative powers. Concessions and chair rentals are available (at your own expense). Return to port after this splashing-good time!

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Appleton Rum Estate Tour & Tasting

7 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-270
  • Jamaica Estate

Lift your spirits on an exciting full-day adventure that takes you into the heart of Jamaica to the Appleton Estate. Board a motorcoach for a scenic, approximately two hour drive through rural villages and past stunning vistas of the plains, valleys and coastline. Arrive at the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience, named for Appleton Estate's legendary Master Blender, where you will enjoy a first-hand view of Appleton Estate's unique "Cane to Cocktail" rum making process. Tour highlights include a short film on the history of rum; the opportunity to mill and taste sugar cane as you learn about sugar cane production; visits to Appleton Estate's distillery and aging warehouse where you learn about Appleton Estate's unique rum production process; and a tutored tasting of three Appleton Estate rums. Lunch is included and you can also purchase Appleton Estate souvenirs including limited edition rums, branded wearables, and locally produced crafts. Cheers!

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Rose Hall Great House & Beach

5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-100
  • Rose Hall Great House
  • Doctor's Cave Beach

Mystery swirls around Annie Palmer, the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Enjoy a guided tour of her graceful Georgian Mansion, the centerpiece of Jamaica's best-known existing sugar plantation.. This easy half-day excursion also brims with fun in the sun. There's MoBay's hip strip for souvenir shopping, Doctor's Cave Beach for a swim in the therapeutic waters, and Margaritaville where you can slip into the laid-back, carefree rhythm of the tropics. Join the party and dive into an ocean of rejuvenating activities. Designed for every member of the family, Margaritaville boasts a 10-foot waterslide and two giant water trampolines. And you can purchase drinks and lunch at the enticing restaurant and bar before heading back to the ship on a thrilling catamaran sailboat ride.

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High Tea at Good Hope Estate

5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-200
  • Jamaica Estate

Celebrate the traditions of high tea in a spectacular outdoor setting when you venture to the Good Hope Estate, once a flourishing sugar plantation – today 2,000 acres of exquisite parkland anchored by the 260-year-old Great House. A 75-minute drive from port takes you back in time at this gracious home, a glimpse into Jamaica's rich cultural and industrial heritage. Beyond the home's beautiful façade lies a treasure trove of paintings, antiques and authentically restored rooms. Proceed to the verandah, where you will be served a delightful high tea al fresco. The menu includes finger sandwiches, small cakes, muffins, and fresh fruit. A selection of fine teas is offered. At the completion of your repast, tour the grounds, visit the resident potter's gallery and peruse the Trading House, a one-of-a-kind store that allows you to sample several authentic Jamaican products. Sit back and relax on the return drive to port.

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Montego Bay Canopy Zipline

4 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-400
  • Outdoor Adventure

Let your spirits soar on this action-packed half-day excursion featuring the excitement of the Montego Bay Canopy Zipline. Climb to a platform mounted high in the trees and, after you are securely clipped into your harness, kick off into the air. You'll be in the hands of experienced guides with hundreds of hours of training, kept safe by a state-of-the-art zipline system that is carefully maintained. So give into the feeling of true exhilaration as you speed through the treetops and cross high over deep ravines. With six traverses of varying lengths and tranquil nature walks in between, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the beauty of your surroundings. The longest flight is the 1,000-foot-long "Inter-Parish Express" that lets you reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

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AUTHENTIC RASTAFARI ENCOUNTER

4.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-230
  • Outdoor Adventure

Feel the spirit of Bob Marley come alive as you get to know the renowned music, art and food of the Rastafari. After a brief ride through Montego Bay, you'll head towards a rural area. When you step off the coach, you'll be greeted by a member of the Rastafari community who'll lead you across a stream to the village. Once you arrive, you'll attend a welcome orientation, then take part in the everyday life of the village, helping the group cultivate their crops and engage in age-old crafts like soap making, jewelry design, drum carving and more. Best of all, you'll play along in an inspiring drum circle with the village's talented musicians. Then, you'll be treated to an authentic "ital" meal, a tasty lunch of fresh, locally grown vegetables, herbs and spices. After you've enjoyed this snapshot of Rastafari life, you'll return to the ship enriched.

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Go Native Jamaica

5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-225
  • Negril
  • Outdoor Adventure

Discover Jamaica's culture, history and cuisine on this full-day "Go Native" adventure that takes you to Montego Bay to explore life as a local. Begin with a scenic 45-minute motorcoach drive to Montego Bay, then begin a highlights tour that takes you through the city center past all the landmarks. Stop to visit and photograph St. James Parish Church. Continue on to the outskirts of town to Olive Basic School, where the children will entertain you with Jamaican folk songs. Then head to the John's Hall Plantation, where you'll take in the fruit-tree-studded grounds on a guided nature walk. Admire the bird sanctuary and learn the origins of the plants and flowers grown on the property. You'll also learn about Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, which was once grown and ground here. Tuck into a lunch of authentic Jamaican delicacies. Pick up a few souvenirs in the gift shop, then relax on the return drive to port.

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$99.95

Horseback Ride 'n' Swim

3 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-430
  • Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy spectacular views of the Jamaican countryside as you follow your knowledgeable guide along a scenic trail. You'll pass sugar cane fields and the intriguing ruins of an 18th century Great House where the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh once visited. Descending to sea level, you'll ride along a mangrove forest and onto the sands of a secluded beach. Change into your swimsuit for the thrilling horseback swim through the gentle swells of this well-protected cove. Your return ride brings you back to the stables with lovely views of pimento trees, bougainvillea and fishtail palms. Heading back through the countryside to your ship in Montego Bay affords the opportunity to soak up more insights into the Jamaican lifestyle.

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Buggy Safari

3 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-525
  • Outdoor Adventure

Take a ride on the wild side on our amazing Dune Buggy Safari and discover the quaint Jamaican backcountry. Our 2-seater Dune Buggy is powerful yet easy to handle and gives you unparalleled access to the untouched hills and plains of this beautiful Caribbean island. Journey around the rugged dirt trails of a historic estate. Explore the scenic mountain terrain and through local communities and forests.

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Dolphin Swim & Doctor's Cave Beach

5.5 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-710
  • Outdoor Adventure

Visit one of Montego Bay's most popular marine attractions, Dolphin Cove, an ocean-front property featuring a plethora of themed activities, including a cove of dolphins, among the most playful creatures in the sea. Begin your half-day adventure with a scenic coastline drive to your Dolphin Swim. You'll learn facts from the trainers who work with them daily. The bottlenose dolphins will demonstrate some of their behaviors, and at the end of the presentation, you are given an opportunity to touch, caress, and even kiss one of these lovable animals. Then put on a life vest and enter the lagoon for the unforgettable opportunity to splash and swim with a playful dolphin. Next, head to world famous Doctor's Cave Beach, a sparkling stretch of white sand whose crystal-clear waters are believed to have curative powers. Concessions and chair rentals are available (at your own expense). Return to port after this splashing-good time!

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Rainforest Aerial Chairlift & Dunn's River Falls

6 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-325
  • Dunn's River Falls
  • Mystic Mountain

This active full-day excursion combines two of Jamaica's most popular tourist attractions. Join hands and form a human chain for the climb up Dunn's River Falls, one of the Caribbean's most photogenic waterfalls. Then, board the Rainforest Sky Explorer chairlift for the thrilling ascent through the jungle canopy to the top of Mystic Mountain. Here, you'll have the opportunity to browse the fascinating exhibits at the educational pavilion with time to walk up the observation tower for panoramic views of Ocho Rios and the harbor. Enjoy a Jamaican lunch featuring traditional island cuisine. Take the chairlift ride back to sea level affording a different perspective of the forest and surrounding views. Then make the return trip from Ocho Rios to your ship in Montego Bay.

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Aerial Chairlift, Bobsled & Dunn's River Falls

6 hours | Montego Bay | MBJ-425
  • Dunn's River Falls
  • Mystic Mountain
  • Outdoor Adventure

You'll feel like you've stepped into the Disney film "Cool Runnings" on an action-packed excursion spotlighting Jamaican history, culture and Olympic glory. Ride the Rainforest Sky Explorer chairlift skimming the treetops. Mystic Mountain is the hottest new destination in Ocho Rios with over 100 acres of land stretching from the coast road entrance near Dunn's River Falls to the mountain's peak. Climb aboard for the adrenaline rush that is the Jamaican bobsled ride. Glide around ancient trees, along lofty cliffs and through leafy tunnels of rainforest. You control your speed and braking. Back at the peak, soak up the views from the Jamaican Railway Station's lookout tower, browse the shops, enjoy a tasty lunch, and take a dip in the stunning infinity pool.

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