Ocho Rios Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Choose to embark on a island excursion tour while in port at Ocho-Rios. This informative tour will touch upon the city's rich history as well as take you to the island's must see attractions.
This excursion was drawn out and only allowed you to get off the bus twice for 15 min each time.
Sail Date: May 2019
This excursion was drawn out and only allowed you to get off the bus twice for 15 min each time. Very little shopping could be done and food provided for lunch was very expensive and not worth the money.
This excursion was drawn out and only allowed you to get off the bus twice for 15 min each time. Very little shopping could be done and food provided for lunch was very expensive and not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guide went in reverse so we were one of first on beach and by the time we got to Konko Falls ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Tour guide went in reverse so we were one of first on beach and by the time we got to Konko Falls lookout, we were only ones there. Very smart on her part. Beautiful scenery and pool by beach was awesome.
Tour guide went in reverse so we were one of first on beach and by the time we got to Konko Falls lookout, we were only ones there. Very smart on her part. Beautiful scenery and pool by beach was awesome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The island portion of this tour was nice.
Sail Date: January 2019
The island portion of this tour was nice. Beach was clean and the lunch provided was fried chicken and salad.
The island portion of this tour was nice. Beach was clean and the lunch provided was fried chicken and salad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Got ripped off, $85 for barely an hour promised to show us all these activities and ended up being ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Got ripped off, $85 for barely an hour promised to show us all these activities and ended up being about a ten block tour took you to his friends and guilted us into tipping.
Got ripped off, $85 for barely an hour promised to show us all these activities and ended up being about a ten block tour took you to his friends and guilted us into tipping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We drove around she pointed out wonderful areas.
Sail Date: January 2019
We drove around she pointed out wonderful areas. We had ackee and sailfish. We bought rum. She was very professional and friendly
We drove around she pointed out wonderful areas. We had ackee and sailfish. We bought rum. She was very professional and friendly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great city and country overview.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great city and country overview. Guide knowledgeable
Great city and country overview. Guide knowledgeable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour did not “stop” all the places it said it would and was mainly 3 hours on a bus, ending ...
Sail Date: September 2018
The tour did not “stop” all the places it said it would and was mainly 3 hours on a bus, ending up on a rocky beach.
The tour did not “stop” all the places it said it would and was mainly 3 hours on a bus, ending up on a rocky beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Driver did tour of the rainforest.
Sail Date: March 2018
Driver did tour of the rainforest. Mountains, Stopped for jerk chicken and pork. Stopped for shopping. Fun.
Driver did tour of the rainforest. Mountains, Stopped for jerk chicken and pork. Stopped for shopping. Fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The tour guide was great but the tour of Ocho Rios was ok.
Sail Date: December 2017
The tour guide was great but the tour of Ocho Rios was ok. There wasn't much worth seeing,
The tour guide was great but the tour of Ocho Rios was ok. There wasn't much worth seeing, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Konoko Falls and Park was beautiful and the staff there made it even nicer.
Sail Date: December 2017
Konoko Falls and Park was beautiful and the staff there made it even nicer. Oh and please tip the elderly Jamaican lady that cleans the bathrooms.
Konoko Falls and Park was beautiful and the staff there made it even nicer. Oh and please tip the elderly Jamaican lady that cleans the bathrooms. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour to Kanoko Falls park and an overlook with coffee & snacks.
Sail Date: March 2017
Tour to Kanoko Falls park and an overlook with coffee & snacks. Beautiful areas. Highly controlled, no stops outside gated areas. Great guide. Bus was too crowded.
Tour to Kanoko Falls park and an overlook with coffee & snacks. Beautiful areas. Highly controlled, no stops outside gated areas. Great guide. Bus was too crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too long.
Sail Date: January 2017
Too long. love the gardens but don't drive to Columbus statue.
Too long. love the gardens but don't drive to Columbus statue. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice young man greeted us with a card bearing our name.
Sail Date: December 2016
Very nice young man greeted us with a card bearing our name. We spent five hours and were very well taken care of. Would highly recommend this company.
Very nice young man greeted us with a card bearing our name. We spent five hours and were very well taken care of. Would highly recommend this company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Ochos Rios, we took the Top 10 tour offered through Carnival and it was decent.
Sail Date: November 2016
In Ochos Rios, we took the Top 10 tour offered through Carnival and it was decent. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as what it was as the reviews were poor. We enjoyed the bus tour and the information offered by our “Jamaican ... Read More
In Ochos Rios, we took the Top 10 tour offered through Carnival and it was decent. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as what it was as the reviews were poor. We enjoyed the bus tour and the information offered by our “Jamaican Mom”, Joan. I would not have felt safe going off on our own to explore at this port. The cost of this was $29.99 a person. I don’t think that Jamaica will be a must visit port for us in the future. The Fern Gully was beautiful to drive through. We made a stop on top of the hill to take pictures of our cruise ship and to have a drink. We visited Scotchies for some traditional jerk chicken and pork. We got to visit a very old church, that was beautiful. Last, we stopped at a store for some shopping. You had the choice of being let off at Margaritaville or taken back to the dock. We went back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The ” Rum, Reggae, and Jerk “ excursion was probably the worst excursion that we have taken.
Sail Date: February 2016
The ” Rum, Reggae, and Jerk “ excursion was probably the worst excursion that we have taken. The leader Tika was excellent, very friendly and caring, but just had no substance to work with. She was the only positive. We were served ... Read More
The ” Rum, Reggae, and Jerk “ excursion was probably the worst excursion that we have taken. The leader Tika was excellent, very friendly and caring, but just had no substance to work with. She was the only positive. We were served a couple of free rum punches or beers. However, the second stop was at a bar with a filthy beach. Lunch at Margaritaville was a disaster. Service was extremely slow even though our guides called our lunch orders in advance. We were told that the choices were a burger and fries or a vegetarian taco salad, and then told that too many of us chose the burger option and had to change our orders! The lunch took over an hour. We had to order our own drinks at the bar. The waiter could not get our credit card to process (even though it was a standard Master card). My husband followed the server up and down the stairs twice to resolve the problem. The rum tasting was in the Taj Mahal shopping center. The only reggae was the bar music. The jerk samples were served on the first stop and was quite tasty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Island tour ,went to blue hole a bit scary
Sail Date: January 2016
Island tour ,went to blue hole a bit scary
Island tour ,went to blue hole a bit scary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We did the Hop on Hop off shuttle/tour which we got at the port for $25 pp.
Sail Date: December 2015
We did the Hop on Hop off shuttle/tour which we got at the port for $25 pp. They really pushed the shopping stops and we were not too impressed with their hospitality.
We did the Hop on Hop off shuttle/tour which we got at the port for $25 pp. They really pushed the shopping stops and we were not too impressed with their hospitality. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our first Carnival Book excursion.
Sail Date: May 2015
This was our first Carnival Book excursion. The tour guide was both professional and humorous as well as informative. The bus was packed! luckily we were with mostly friends so the shoulder to shoulder ride wasn't so unpleasant. We ... Read More
This was our first Carnival Book excursion. The tour guide was both professional and humorous as well as informative. The bus was packed! luckily we were with mostly friends so the shoulder to shoulder ride wasn't so unpleasant. We got the dime tour and for what it was, I would recommend it to to first time visitors of the Island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took the “Top Ten Best of Ochos Rios, Jamaica.
Sail Date: March 2015
We took the “Top Ten Best of Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Our guide, a young lady was great. We went through the rainforest and quite a few areas. We did see how Jerk chicken and pork is prepared. A lot of information about the culture and ... Read More
We took the “Top Ten Best of Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Our guide, a young lady was great. We went through the rainforest and quite a few areas. We did see how Jerk chicken and pork is prepared. A lot of information about the culture and history was given. We also stopped at the Old Craft Market. Watch out for those wonderful Jamacian ladies. They are true salespersons and can be just a little pushy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
There were multiple parts to this excursion.
Sail Date: January 2015
There were multiple parts to this excursion. It was listed as a Level 1 but the very first stop was the Falls and there were Hundreds of steps on the boardwalk. Beautiful place, lots of fun, pushy vendors at the market. Then we went to a ... Read More
There were multiple parts to this excursion. It was listed as a Level 1 but the very first stop was the Falls and there were Hundreds of steps on the boardwalk. Beautiful place, lots of fun, pushy vendors at the market. Then we went to a shopping area, yeah, typical, but not what I signed up for, so I just wandered around till it was over, then a great drive through Fern Gully, then we went to a Garden, Shaw Garden, I think. Fabulous views but again, hundreds of steps down the side of a mountain through fascinating plants and a guide I couldn't understand, but still beautiful. Then hundreds of steps back up. Agh! Not a level 1 excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took our kids on the Bob Marley tour.
Sail Date: March 2014
Took our kids on the Bob Marley tour. Long drive through rural/ primative areas so hubby could pay homage to Bob Marley. The only tour we could find that would take kids 7 & 10. Ship tour was 18+. Excellent tour with side trips only ... Read More
Took our kids on the Bob Marley tour. Long drive through rural/ primative areas so hubby could pay homage to Bob Marley. The only tour we could find that would take kids 7 & 10. Ship tour was 18+. Excellent tour with side trips only provided to us by the tour. A+++ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the tour of the town with a lunch and a swim at the beach - both were great, and we were ...
Sail Date: January 2014
We did the tour of the town with a lunch and a swim at the beach - both were great, and we were there long enough to enjoy the water and eat at a leisurely pace, my DH even had a 15 minute massage. The people were terrific, but you could ... Read More
We did the tour of the town with a lunch and a swim at the beach - both were great, and we were there long enough to enjoy the water and eat at a leisurely pace, my DH even had a 15 minute massage. The people were terrific, but you could see the damage was still everywhere from the hurricane in 2004 I think. The island was beautiful ! Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and funny! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did our own tour with a cab driver and he was extremely expensive $120 for 2 hours for 4 people ...
Sail Date: March 2013
We did our own tour with a cab driver and he was extremely expensive $120 for 2 hours for 4 people with no tip. He took us off the beaten path which was cool but again not worth the price. We saw two different waterfalls one on somebodies ... Read More
We did our own tour with a cab driver and he was extremely expensive $120 for 2 hours for 4 people with no tip. He took us off the beaten path which was cool but again not worth the price. We saw two different waterfalls one on somebodies property that we had to give a donation for climbing and the other at the Ruins restaurant for another donation and another donation to view the gardens. Our driver to local restaurant for jerk chicken or pork and they ran out, he took us to local fish market for Fish fry, we bought fried tuna and me and my 13 yr old loved it. The Jamaicans are very pushy in your face, everyone looking for a dollar from your pocket. One kid did flips down the mountain in the rode in front of our cab, we had to give it up to him, he surly entertained, we were amazed. Others had crafts, pushing them in your face while driving in the cab. We had to let our driver to put the windows up and drive and we would let him know when we wanted something. Prepare for donations everywhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Ochos Rios Jamaica was outstanding.
Sail Date: February 2013
Ochos Rios Jamaica was outstanding. We had a bus tour though Courtney Taylor Tours to see the Spice Man, went inside a public supermarket for cold drinks, lunched at Jamaica meat pie place, went to the Irie Blue hole and dove off the ... Read More
Ochos Rios Jamaica was outstanding. We had a bus tour though Courtney Taylor Tours to see the Spice Man, went inside a public supermarket for cold drinks, lunched at Jamaica meat pie place, went to the Irie Blue hole and dove off the cliffs into the falls, refreshing. We went to an open flea market and the ladies were tough on buying things. We final finished up at Scotchies for jerk chicken, what a treat. Had a wonderful time in Jamaica. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took us to a museum and then just drove us around.
Sail Date: January 2013
Took us to a museum and then just drove us around.
Took us to a museum and then just drove us around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises