Interesting tour. It was very hot that day and very muggy and that made it a little harder to enjoy. Both the guide on the bus and the tour guide were very entertaining. I liked the fact that you were allowed to see the entire house. You just couldn't go past the ropes. The grounds were beautiful. One drawback was that there were two tour groups going on at once so it became a little difficult to know which group you were in (especially if you fell behind to take pictures - and they let you !). At the end of the tour you can try the Witches Brew, which is a strong rum concoction. You can choose one without alcohol if you like. The shopping afterward did not interest me but it was a pretty place to see. Our guide took us back through the Hip Strip and through a residential neighborhood so we could see a little more of Montego Bay. We did not take them up on it but they did offer to drop people off in town and pick them up for the standard fare ($5.00/pp per trip).
I thoroughly enjoyed the Deluxe String ray encounter but there were a few drawbacks. The guides were difficult to hear in the water. it was a large group and people are spread out so when they were turned away from one group, you could not hear them well. There are also a lot of other groups, so this adds to the confusion. The positive thing about this particular company is the steps at the back of the boat. It makes it easier to get into the water, which is very choppy to begin with. My guess is that we were in the water 30 minutes or more, never as much time as you would like but sufficient enough to touch the stingrays, feed them if you like, get your picture taken (with your own camera!) and snorkel around.