Montego Bay City Tour Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a scenic and informative journey through some of Montego Bay's most historic areas and popular attractions with a tour of the city.
This was the "top 10" places to visit in Montego bay.
This was the "top 10" places to visit in Montego bay. We only drove by and briefly stopped to see 6 of those top 10. Not much to see from the window of the small van. The 4 other of the top 10 stops were all tourist traps and ... Read More
This was the "top 10" places to visit in Montego bay. We only drove by and briefly stopped to see 6 of those top 10. Not much to see from the window of the small van. The 4 other of the top 10 stops were all tourist traps and places to shop and spend money. We were offer drugs at two of those stops, with one dealer actually putting a bag of pot in my hand. Drug dealers in the open trying to sell drugs to all of us. Will not do or ever recommend this excursion to anyone. The food that we thought was included in the price of the excursion, was not included. For $6 per person and putting your name on a piece of paper, they "pre ordered" our "meal" and it was ready when we got to that place. The "meal" consisted of pork or chicken, or both. We chose chicken and it was two pieces of chicken and two dry bland bread sticks and you had to buy your drink if you wanted one. Not a good excursion. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went on a coach tour booked at the port gate.
We went on a coach tour booked at the port gate. Fantastically nice people. Did everything the cruise operators offered and more. $60 for 2.Rum cake, mmmmm.
We went on a coach tour booked at the port gate. Fantastically nice people. Did everything the cruise operators offered and more. $60 for 2.Rum cake, mmmmm. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We learned about this the morning we got to Jamaica.
We learned about this the morning we got to Jamaica. It was only $18.00 per person and took us all over for shopping and food. Our driver told us interesting details about the island and even sang the national song.
We learned about this the morning we got to Jamaica. It was only $18.00 per person and took us all over for shopping and food. Our driver told us interesting details about the island and even sang the national song. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really enjoyed seeing different parts of Jamaica - especially the Basic School.
Really enjoyed seeing different parts of Jamaica - especially the Basic School. The children were so friendly and sang songs to us before we left.
Really enjoyed seeing different parts of Jamaica - especially the Basic School. The children were so friendly and sang songs to us before we left. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guides were great.
Tour guides were great. Locals were rude and very pushy for tips. Went on the tour for shopping opportunities, was too rushed to get much shopping done.
Tour guides were great. Locals were rude and very pushy for tips. Went on the tour for shopping opportunities, was too rushed to get much shopping done. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The humanitarian tour in Guatemala was fantastic and great value for money.
The humanitarian tour in Guatemala was fantastic and great value for money. Tis was our favourite excursion.
The humanitarian tour in Guatemala was fantastic and great value for money. Tis was our favourite excursion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We had a great guide and driver.
We had a great guide and driver. Pace of Montego Bay itself, seemed a little hectic.
We had a great guide and driver. Pace of Montego Bay itself, seemed a little hectic. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went to the Sunscape Splash at Montego Bay for a all inclusive resort day and despite the heavy ...
We went to the Sunscape Splash at Montego Bay for a all inclusive resort day and despite the heavy rain we had a wonderful day, although we were not at all impressed by the food choices. The drinks were great though and the resort was ... Read More
We went to the Sunscape Splash at Montego Bay for a all inclusive resort day and despite the heavy rain we had a wonderful day, although we were not at all impressed by the food choices. The drinks were great though and the resort was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Not much to see and not much to shop for there was more to buy at the shopping area at new dock, ...
Not much to see and not much to shop for there was more to buy at the shopping area at new dock, and more places to eat
Not much to see and not much to shop for there was more to buy at the shopping area at new dock, and more places to eat Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour bus guide.
Great tour bus guide. I was just disappointed with the amount of litter. The island is not well groomed and the upkeep is questionable. Had a good time at Margaretville.
Great tour bus guide. I was just disappointed with the amount of litter. The island is not well groomed and the upkeep is questionable. Had a good time at Margaretville. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
montego bay top things excursion we liked a lot better than the cozumel one.
montego bay top things excursion we liked a lot better than the cozumel one. it was 4 hours the tour guide nikki was fantastic. we would recommend it.
montego bay top things excursion we liked a lot better than the cozumel one. it was 4 hours the tour guide nikki was fantastic. we would recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Shopping was not at a nice location and the Craft locals were menacing to say the least!
Shopping was not at a nice location and the Craft locals were menacing to say the least!
Shopping was not at a nice location and the Craft locals were menacing to say the least! Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We purposely chose to do a very relaxing excursion as we had done the popular active ones ...
We purposely chose to do a very relaxing excursion as we had done the popular active ones previously. This tour was very laid back, great guide and bus driver(s). Toured mostly the wealthy areas of Jamaica with some historical locations ... Read More
We purposely chose to do a very relaxing excursion as we had done the popular active ones previously. This tour was very laid back, great guide and bus driver(s). Toured mostly the wealthy areas of Jamaica with some historical locations added. Too long at the shopping stops for my taste. Mostly high end jewelry. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The catamaran tour was canceled because of rough seas.
The catamaran tour was canceled because of rough seas. So we chose this tour at the last minute. The tour was the least enjoyable. I have to say the female tour guide was good fun and knowledgable with a great sense of humour who taught us ... Read More
The catamaran tour was canceled because of rough seas. So we chose this tour at the last minute. The tour was the least enjoyable. I have to say the female tour guide was good fun and knowledgable with a great sense of humour who taught us quite a bit about Jamaican Culture. We did not see much of the Island, the tour was mainly driving 30 km down a dual carriageway with a detour to a small town called Falmouth. But Swamp Safari is not very good. It was more of a very small zoo ( admittedly surrounded by swamp) comprising a few birds and mammals in cages and the crocodiles. We were required to wait approx 30 minutes before we could enter. It was very smelly and the treatment of the animals is not particularly humane in terms of how they are housed and some appeared distressed. We had the option of holding a baby crocodile which had its snout clamped with elastic band so it could not bite. And you could pay $5 to be photographed with the hapless creature. Being a swamp area it attracts insects and my husband was bitten. The only vaguely interesting aspect was that the Bond film Live and Let Die was filmed here and some of the filming sequences were shown. Interesting but again not much fun for the crocodiles. I would give Safari Swamp a wide berth. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Not much I can say about my tour of Montego Bay.
Not much I can say about my tour of Montego Bay. It was a bus tour with a quick stop to do some shopping. Since it was raining, we didn't get a chance to stop by beach. And the one beach that we passed on the tour was one that I ... Read More
Not much I can say about my tour of Montego Bay. It was a bus tour with a quick stop to do some shopping. Since it was raining, we didn't get a chance to stop by beach. And the one beach that we passed on the tour was one that I wouldn't have stopped at anyways. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We got in one of the busses ($5 per person to the beach/hip strip) but ended up staying with them ...
We got in one of the busses ($5 per person to the beach/hip strip) but ended up staying with them for a tour of the area ($20 per person). They drove us around for a few hours... showed us the area, showed us Rose Hall, stopped for ... Read More
We got in one of the busses ($5 per person to the beach/hip strip) but ended up staying with them for a tour of the area ($20 per person). They drove us around for a few hours... showed us the area, showed us Rose Hall, stopped for shopping, stopped at The Pork Pit for lunch (jerk chicken) and then dropped us off at the beach for about an hour and a half... then picked us back up and took us back to the ship. They were so informative and nice! We made a great choice by letting them give us a tour! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Was not up to taking a long bus ride to the other side of island so we settled on the city tour.
Was not up to taking a long bus ride to the other side of island so we settled on the city tour. It was fun and interesinting. They take you to a famous place for jerk chicken. If you a vegetarian make sure you ask the bus tour guide to ... Read More
Was not up to taking a long bus ride to the other side of island so we settled on the city tour. It was fun and interesinting. They take you to a famous place for jerk chicken. If you a vegetarian make sure you ask the bus tour guide to order you the fish. She did not mention that option and I was stuck eating only Festival (bread) for lunch.You may want to avoid the stop at the craft shops altogether. Not worth it. The vendors are like vultures and they surround you coming in for the kill. It is very uncomfortable. They do not allow you to browse leisurely and they choose what they think you should buy, placing jewelry on you without your permission and shoving things into your hands for you to buy. If you decline they give lots of attitude!If you do decided to go to the craft shops make sure you take someone with you! Also NEVER SETTLE on their prices. If they say $25 you say $15 and I guarantee they will take your offer! Good luck! Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Once we reached port in Montego Bay, Jamaica, you'd never know we had been in such awful weather.
Once we reached port in Montego Bay, Jamaica, you'd never know we had been in such awful weather. It was about 86 degrees, and humid! Last trip, we left the kids in Camp Carnival and ventured out to shop right there at the terminal. ... Read More
Once we reached port in Montego Bay, Jamaica, you'd never know we had been in such awful weather. It was about 86 degrees, and humid! Last trip, we left the kids in Camp Carnival and ventured out to shop right there at the terminal. This time, we felt better about taking the kids out, as long as we were on a ship-sponsored excursion, so we decided to get out and see the island. The folks at the shore excursion desk were very helpful, as we waited until the last possible minute to go ask for recommendations for a kid-friendly, close-to-port, brief excursion. We bought tickets for one excursion, but decided we couldn't get everyone fed and ready in time... So even though the tickets were non-refundable, the shore excursion desk was so gracious to exchange our tickets for a later excursion, which was the "Montego Bay Highlights and Shopping" tour at noon. We made three stops - One at a craft market, one at the Rose Hall Shoppes, and finally a stop at Margaritaville. Hubby bought a Tissot watch in one of the shops at the Rose Hall Shoppes, and got a really good price. I was pleasantly surprised when talking to the shop owner, who kept swooning over my twins. It turns out that she also has six year old twin grandchildren, so we bonded and had a lot to talk about while Steve was shopping. At first I was kind of nervous when she was offering them cookies and bottled water, but she was really very, very nice. The tour was just enough of the island to get a taste and see some things. When arriving back at the ship, we were greeted by a marching band, which the kids enjoyed while waiting in line to board. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
When we disembarked from the ship we thought we could walk into town which was not the case.
When we disembarked from the ship we thought we could walk into town which was not the case. We decided to take a taxi tour. The cost was $25.00 each for up to three hours. The tour was very nice and we got to see the whole city. The ... Read More
When we disembarked from the ship we thought we could walk into town which was not the case. We decided to take a taxi tour. The cost was $25.00 each for up to three hours. The tour was very nice and we got to see the whole city. The driver was a very good tour guide. The driver also took us to the Shoppes at Rose Hall and then downtown to shop. She parked and waited for us to go into several stores to shop and then brought us back to the ship. It was a very pleasant day. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I loved Jamaica the people are so friendly, Pushy about you seeing their booths but very nice very ...
I loved Jamaica the people are so friendly, Pushy about you seeing their booths but very nice very friendly and enjoyed the island so much I would definitely go back.
I loved Jamaica the people are so friendly, Pushy about you seeing their booths but very nice very friendly and enjoyed the island so much I would definitely go back. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great day in Montego Bay.
Great day in Montego Bay. Seen some of the most beautiful scenery starting when our ship was approaching the island. DH and I booked a Rose Hall Great House and Highlights tour with Trevor Hudlin. There were just four of us on the tour and ... Read More
Great day in Montego Bay. Seen some of the most beautiful scenery starting when our ship was approaching the island. DH and I booked a Rose Hall Great House and Highlights tour with Trevor Hudlin. There were just four of us on the tour and we had Trevor himself as a guide. We got to see the normal tourist stuff plus off the beaten path sights. Kudos to Trevor for the great tour. We weren’t big on shopping so he changed it up and showed us more sights instead. Our guide at Rose Hall Great House was wonderful. I can’t recommend highly enough to book a private tour but as always do your due diligent when selecting one. The cruise line offered the same tour and some of our CC friends took it. The cruise line tour arrived after we did at the Great House. Their tour passed us during our tour and they were gone before we were even near the end of our tour. One of our CC friends told my DH as his tour was passing ours he wished they had went with us on the tour. As with anything with a cruise this port is what you make of it. You can’t really walk off the ship and spend the day like some of the other Caribbean ports but definitely not a port that you want to stay on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stay on the ship instead of taking this tour.
Stay on the ship instead of taking this tour. The excursion in Jamaica was really a downer. Our bus drove through town and the highlight of the tour was a drive through the airport parking lot. Last stop was at Margaritaville. Stay on the ... Read More
Stay on the ship instead of taking this tour. The excursion in Jamaica was really a downer. Our bus drove through town and the highlight of the tour was a drive through the airport parking lot. Last stop was at Margaritaville. Stay on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Ported at what looked to be an industrial park.
Ported at what looked to be an industrial park. Waited forever for their "hop on hop off" bus. Then we got PACKED into the bus like sardines. Ugh. Jamaica is a poor country (1 US dollar = 88 Jamaican dollars), and I constantly ... Read More
Ported at what looked to be an industrial park. Waited forever for their "hop on hop off" bus. Then we got PACKED into the bus like sardines. Ugh. Jamaica is a poor country (1 US dollar = 88 Jamaican dollars), and I constantly was asked "Taxi cab?" (no thank you), followed by "weed?" (no thank you). Everyone offers you weed there lol. I will say though, that everyone in Jamaica (that we encountered) was EXTREMELY friendly. Doc's cavern beach was beautiful! I think next time we'll just book a better excursion, and actually do it through Carnival instead of "winging it" like we did this time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Multi-activity individual tour, whatever we wanted to do.
Multi-activity individual tour, whatever we wanted to do. Top notch, individual service! We did shopping, visited a produce stand, spent time at the beach, ate local lunch, and ended at Margaritaville.
Multi-activity individual tour, whatever we wanted to do. Top notch, individual service! We did shopping, visited a produce stand, spent time at the beach, ate local lunch, and ended at Margaritaville. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line