Montego Bay Plantation Tour Excursion Reviews
Enjoyed the coffee plantation tour and the meal provided. Very knowledgeable guides. The Blue Mountain Coffee was wonderful and my husband enjoyed the Dolly Parton Mountains. Got some great gifts for the grandchildren from a local craftswomen. Reasonably priced.
We visited the Appleton Rum Estate. The tour guide was wonderful and the Estate tour was informative and fun - and the rum tasting was unlimited! However, it is a two to two and a half hour bus ride from Montego Bay to the distillery, so that's almost five hours of travel time on steep, narrow, sometimes bumpy roads. As much fun as the tour was - you learn a lot about distilling rum - I'm not sure it was worth the travel time.
The Appleton Estate is in a valley surrounded by mountains in the middle of the island, so there probably isn't a good way to get there from either port, which is unfortunate, because it was a very good tour. The included "snack" was a reasonable lunch - chicken and rice with salad. The tasting was at the end - the tour guide put out bottles of rum, reminded people not to overdo it, and left. However, the thought of a two-hour bus ride with a buzz was enough to keep everyone from overdoing it.