Montego Bay Plantation Tour Excursion Reviews

Montego Bay Plantation Tour cruise excursion
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If you need a break from the beach, visit the manicured plantation grounds in Montego Bay. Taste the local culture, literally-- on many tours, visitors sample honey, sugarcane and pineapple.
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1 review
May 2016
Very informative and enjoyable.
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Member Image Jagged.Shard
1 review
Nov 2015
Visited Croydon Plantation and, although it was a 90-minute trip to get there, we found this to be very interesting trip through the different parts of the island. All the people were very friendly and the lunch provide at the plantation was excellent mix of local dishes - thoroughly enjoyable!!
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Member Image CruzinTampa
1 review
Oct 2015
This was a good tour of an old plantation whose 18th century owner was known as the White Which of Rose Hall. Scary story with duty-free shopping opportunity at the end of the tour. The guide offers to take you "downtown" after the official tour is over for an additional fee.
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Member Image julianne16
1 review
Feb 2015
We went to the Croydon Plantation. It was a fairly long bus ride to get there (1.5 hours). Our tour guide wasn't bad but she wasn't good either. She was silent for much of the trip when I thought she would be sharing information about Jamaica in general. However, when we got the plantation itself, we had a new tour guide (Winston) who was much more informative and friendly. We got to try lots of different items grown on the plantation and at the end of the tour, we were fed lunch which consisted of jerk chicken, rice and peas, and pickled cucumber. It was delicious. They also had sodas and Red Stripe beer available for $3.00.
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Member Image KFMCruiser
1 review
Jul 2013

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.

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Member Image Keva
3 reviews
Apr 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Croyden Plantation, however the trip up and back was harrowing. Our driver seemed to drive very recklessly and we felt like we had barely escaped having several collisions. This may have been due to the short amount of time allowed for the trip but didn't lessen our anxiety.
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Member Image Love2gocruise
1 review
Apr 2012
Great guide on the ride up and back. Learned alot about Jamaica and helped take our minds off of the roads and crazy drivers. The plantation was beautiful and situated in the mountains. Learned much about various plants and trees. Sampled fresh pineapple and other fruit grown there. A good lunch was also provided. I think good value for the money ($69)
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Member Image xriva
7 reviews
Dec 2006

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.

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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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