Adventures - Whole Island

Around Ocho Rios


Name : CAROLYN'S SECRET FALLS AND TUBING

Description: The Secret Falls are probably our single most popular tour. We have lots of unknown waterfalls around the island, but this one is the most accessible. Thrill to a day spent jumping off of cliffs, basking in the sun and hiking up the falls for a real adventure without the crowds associated with our more well known neighbouring falls. The incredibly blue waters will knock  your eyes out. 

After you have spent all the time you wish at the falls, we take you tubing on a lower part of the same river. Exciting rapids, but not difficult. To round out the day, your driver will also stop at a restaurant or jerk stand of your choice and take you shopping if you wish. It is a full day tour.

All ages can go. Perfect family day in Jamaica.

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Around Ocho Rios

Name: SECRET FALLS & H'EVAN SCENT ZIP COMBO

Description: So many guests have wanted a zip line with the Secret Falls. We can now offer this combination. Our driver, Shawn, discovered this zip line in the hills above Priory and dragged me over to see it. It is completely different from any other zip line and incredible family fun. 

The first stage of five zips starts at the top of the tower in the picture at left. From there the fun continues unabated  with four close to 1000 foot (325 meter) long zips and the SCREAMER. To see more on page two. Click on the link below.

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Around Montego Bay


Name: GREAT RIVER ADVENTURE ZIP LINE 
(The Same as the ADVENTURE ZIP)

THE LONGEST ZIP LINE IN THE ENTIRE CARIBBEAN REGION


Description: This is the ZIP for those of you who love zip lines already, or who want to experience one extraordinary one for the first time. The rainforest is spectacular and the fun is non stop.   

Board a 6X6 vehicle for a nature tour on the way to reach the start of the zip, spend a few minutes for instructions and then off you go on the ride of your life. They start with a mere 250 foot line to warm you up and finish up the 5th section with a 1600 foot long ride. It is incredible and better than any other zipline offered in Jamaica.

It can be combined with Bamboo Rafting, Rockland's Bird Sanctuary, Mayfield Falls, or a guided hike in the rainforest with Harry (a most interesting local guide) for an additional charge. If you want shopping, beach, or Margaritaville on the way back to your hotel or ship we will take you to do that, too.




Around Montego Bay

Name: HIKING IN THE RAINFOREST WITH HARRY

Description: Whether you are in the area for White Water, Bamboo Rafting, Zipline, or just to have a peaceful wander through the rainforest, we would be happy to customize a hike to suit your desires. 

Harry is born and raised in Lethe and knows all the countryside for miles around. Just tell us if you want a quiet ramble to see the heart of rural Jamaica with people out washing their clothes and their picknee in the same stream, laughing and talking to all and sundry as they do, or a serious hike to the top of the peaks for 3-4 hours, we will set it up for you.


Email us for details and combo prices at: carolynb@barrettadventures.com


Great Combo 
          

Around Montego Bay


Name:  ZIPLINE &
TUBING ON THE GREAT RIVER

Description: For those who want just a little more than a zip line and who want to cool down after tromping in the woods. Try adding on a fun float down river with lots of little rapids along the way.

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Left: The view of the Great River from the last 1600 ft long zip. Awesome!
















Around Montego Bay

Name : MOUNTAIN VALLEY RAFTING AND ROCKLANDS BIRD SANCTUARY

Description: Spend a restful hour floating downstream at a leisurely pace on a 30 ft bamboo raft. Your captain will describe the flora and fauna along the way. This is an activity for any age.


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Around Montego Bay

Name : ROSE HALL ADVENTURE

Description: Whether you are just in for the day and want to see Montego Bay and surrounding area without being in the midst of the cruise ship crowd, or here for the week and want to shop and get out of the resort, this is the answer.


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Around Montego Bay

Name : GALLERY OF WEST INDIAN ART & SIGHTSEEING

Description: Delight to a wide selection of up and coming Caribbean artists. Haiti and Cuba are particularly well represented along with a wide variety of Jamaican artists. 

Whimsically coloured carved furniture and objects from the gallery's own workshop are also displayed.

A stop at GWIA can be added to any tour at no extra charge.

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Around Montego Bay

Name : FISHING ON THE NORTH COAST WITH LOXLEY

Description: Fishing with Loxley is deep sea fishing with a local twist. 

This is for those who want to know how we do it here in the islands. You can go out on any coast in North America in a fancy boat with power chairs, electric reels and plenty of cold beer. We have cold beer, but the rest of the experience is old school Jamaica. We haul in the fish using hand lines. 

If you want an up close and personal experience with the denizens of the deep, this is your best chance. Everyone gets involved in hauling in a Marlin. Mahi Mahi are great eating and fun to catch. Bonito, if you run into a school of them, take all four lines at once and keep us all busy as they line up begging to bite on your lure. We hauled in 25 Bonito one afternoon recently.  Kingfish, tuna and jack are waiting to make your acquaintance, too. 


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Around Montego Bay


Name: THE LARK - SAILING CHARTERS

A forty foot Jeanneau Sailing Yacht is available for day cruises and charters around Jamaica and neighbouring islands.


This is NOT a booze cruise. This is Carolyn’s private boat. A day sail will take you for a lovely sail up the coast with a stop for snorkeling and snacks or lunch.




Name: SNORKELING TOUR

 AND/OR LOBSTER ON THE BEACH

This is a most extraordinary snorkelling tour. Like none other that is offered in Jamaica.

Take a ride on The Lark to the Airport or Secret's reef and snorkel to your heart's content. This is no 15 minute dip in the sea. All of our clients will tell you that we let you snorkel for as long as you wish. These are both huge reefs with lots of colourful fish and interesting coral formations, eagle rays and even an occasional nurse shark (overgrown catfish, not aggressive). We feed the Sergeant-Major fish and others who come around us in a cloud. Plenty of fun for all ages.


If you are doing both snorkeling and Lobster on the Beach you can stay as long as you like at the reef and then come back to Whitehouse Beach and have fresh caught lobster with all the trimmings cooked over an open fire, done to perfection by Loxley.

Lobster on the Beach is for groups of 6 or more. Have lunch or dinner on a very local beach, 
interact with our fishermen and have a great time eating our local lobster with all the fixings.


Above: Our thanks to Wendy Newman for the eagle ray picture. I have hundreds of photos of these guys, but she got it right the first time. I love this picture!

 
West of Montego Bay
Name : RHODES HALL HORSEBACK RIDING

Description: This is the most fun horseback riding ever. Rhodes Hall is a 580 acre plantation that has mountains, bamboo groves and it's own private beach to gallop on.  
   
They even take us to swim bareback on the horses which is truly exciting. They don't just walk the horses. We get a real ride in a small group. It is the ultimate riding adventure. 

After our two hour ride we visit some of the unspoiled locations in Negril. Go snorkeling on the cliffs; enjoy the solitude of Bloody Bay, an old pirate hangout. Have lunch at a beach front restaurant and walk miles of beach, or just lie in the sun and relax.


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 Around Montego Bay


Name: SCUBA DIVING IN MOBAY MARINE PARK

Description: The MoBay Marine Park is getting better by the year. The corals that were devastated by multiple hurricanes are growing back nicely. 

Kelly's Dive Shoppe has some of the best locations to dive and millions of fish to feed. They will also make arrangements for those who are coming off of cruise ships for a two tank dive for the day. This is something I have not been able to arrange with any other dive shoppe. Yeah...Kelly's!



West of Montego Bay

Name : MAYFIELD FALLS

Description: 
Lovely waterfall only twenty miles from Montego Bay. Spend a morning following your own personal guide up a bubbling falls. It cascades along in small increments for miles. It is rainforest quiet and ethereally beautiful.

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West of Montego Bay

Name : NEGRIL BEACH DAY

Description: Visit some of the unspoiled locations in Negril. Go snorkeling on the cliffs; enjoy the solitude of the beach at Bloody Bay, an old pirate hangout.

Stay for a romantic sunset and dinner on the cliffs.


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South of Montego Bay

 Name: APPLETON RUM ADVENTURE

The Appleton Estate is one of the oldest and most revered Rum Factories in the Caribbean. 

The plantation was in existence when the British captured the island in 1655. Appleton brand rum was established in 1749 and has long been considered one of the best brands in the world. 

During World War II, they upped their production in order to replace whiskey, which was in short supply. As a result of their efforts, their blended rums became famous for their quality. I have yet to find a smoother and more reasonably priced rum than the Appleton Reserve or Extra (except for our 50 year aged Appleton at $5000US per litre).

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This tour can be done by itself, or combined with YS Falls, Black River and/or Pelican Bar



South of Montego Bay


Name : BIRD WATCHING TOURS

Description: Choose from inland, mountain, or morass bird watching, or any combination thereof. 

Jamaica is blessed with a large variety of endemic and migratory birds.









South of Montego Bay

Name : BLACK RIVER AND YS FALLS

Description: An exciting day spent travelling through the cockpit country where the Maroons held off the British for eighty years. 

Hear the fascinating story of CUDJO and the treaty of 1739. At YS FALLS

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South of Montego Bay


Name : PELICAN BAR

Description: This day is an adventure and a half!!!!! 

Everyone's classic dream of the Caribbean is played out here. 

It takes no imagination at all to feel like Humphrey Bogart, or Ingrid Bergman (or maybe Brad Pitt, or Angelina Jolie, depending on your age).

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South of Montego Bay


Name: PELICAN BAR COMBO

Description: Add any one of the following to the tour: YS Falls, Black River or Appleton Estate.

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South of Montego Bay


 Name : YS FALLS 

Description: YS Falls is a beautiful experience on the south coast. The Falls are situated in the midst of a private plantation. 

YS was a land grant from Oliver Cromwell to two of his officers. We enter the plantation at the main gate and take a jitney pulled by a tractor to the falls, enjoying the close up view of a working plantation on the way. 

Tubing is sometimes available during the summer rainy season. 

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South of Montego Bay

Name : YS FALLS CANOPY TOUR

Description: The Canopy has just had two new sections added to it. 

It now takes over an hour to do the Canopy and it is spectacular. If you want to try a lovely combination of activities, you can't do better than the YS & Canopy.

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South of Montego Bay



Name : ACCOMPONG HIKING ADVENTURE

Description: Accompong is the capitol of the Cockpit Country Maroons. 

CUDJO, the maroon chieftain signed a treaty with the British at the PEACE CAVE in 1739. Thrill to a real cultural day with the Accompong Maroons!

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East of Montego Bay

Name : RIO BUENO, RIVER BOARDING, RIVER RAFTING AND KAYAKING


Description: Just open under new management and ready with quality equipment and a brand new activity, RIVER BOARDING. A new sport developed by the Kiwis. It is active, but can be done by children (who love it) as well as adventuresome adults. 

We also offer Kayaking and Traditional inflatable rafting. Each individual in your group can choose their own preferred mode of going down river. No need to all do the same thing. We can keep you together.

Because of Hurricane Nicole, who rather changed the tenor of the river, we can not offer the White Water Rafting that we used to, we use the lower rapids to the sea. It is still exciting, but not dangerous (class I & II rapids). You can choose the mode of transportation that suits your fancy.
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East of Montego Bay                                                   

Name : Bengal Falls

This is the closest falls to Montego Bay and Falmouth. A nice hike up the falls to play in the various pools and luxuriate in the crystal clear water. The falls can be easily combined with any of the Rio Bueno, or Braco attractions. 




We have also discovered a very good Zip line not far away which can be combined with any of the above mentioned items. Check out the H'evan Scent Zipline 

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East of Montego Bay

Name: BRACO HORSEBACK RIDING

Description: Conveniently situated for combinations with Rio Bueno Rafting, Secret Falls and other activities east of MoBay. 

This 1100 acre plantation has two levels of riding available. For those who just want to walk their horses and enjoy the country side and swim your horse in the cove, the group ride is for you. 

If you know how to ride and want to be able to trot and canter into the hills, ride to the sea and really have a memorable day, the private ride is your thing. Both rides last for more than two hours. The Plantation itself is fabulous, with it's own private beach, mountains and fields. You will see crops growing in the fields, flowers along the path and much of the beauty that makes Jamaica so special.

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East of Montego Bay


Name: H'evan Scent Zip Line

Fifteen minutes above the village of Priory is one of the best kept secrets in Jamaica. 

The day we discovered this zip line two of my drivers and I showed up there unannounced and the owner couldn't believe we had found him.....hehe. 

I immediately knew that it was sufficiently 'off the beaten path' for our purposes and went in for a guided tour of the place. It is amazing.... totally unlike the tourist zip lines that dot the country, this one caters to a large number of locals. A great cultural mix for your adventure in Jamaica. It has four zip lines, two of them very long (1100-1400 feet) plus a completely novel swing called the SCREAMER. I took my favourite annually returning blind couple (who are the most amazing adventurers you will ever meet) and we had an AWESOME day there.



East of Montego Bay

Name : FALMOUTH WALKING TOUR

Description: Falmouth is a classic example of Georgian architecture, unparalleled in the entire Caribbean.

Rich in history of the plantation culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. 


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East of Montego Bay

Name : GLISTENING WATERS, OR LUMINOUS LAGOON

Description: Spend an amazing evening on the luminous lagoon, the most highly           phosphorescent bay in the world. 

Dinner is available at the waterfront restaurant. The fish, the wake of the boat and everything else in    the lagoon glow brightly.

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East of Montego Bay

Name : GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE

Description: Visit the most authentic of the 18th century plantation houses. This one belonged to the cousins of the famous poetess, ELIZABETH BARRETT-BROWNING.

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East of Montego Bay

Name : GREEN GROTTO AND THE ULTIMATE JERK CENTRE

Description: This is a fun little tour that can be combined with Cranbrook Flower Forest, shopping, or various other activities, if desired.

The GREEN GROTTO is part of the "runaway cave system" used by escaping slaves in the early 1800's. There is a lake 120 feet underground. 

Right across the street is a one of the better places to get authentic jerk chicken or pork. It also offers a wide menu for those who want to try other authentic Jamaican food.



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East of Montego Bay

Name : WINSOR CAVES

Description: Pass through the village of Sherwood-Content, home of the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, our world record holding, Gold Medal Olympian, adjacent to the caves. His Aunt Lilly has a cute shoppe in the village where you can purchase Bolt memorabilia.

If you want to see rainforest at its most green and glorious this is a lovely way to do it, both on the drive to the caves and the hike into it. 


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East of Montego Bay

Name : CRANBROOK FLOWER FOREST

Description: A peaceful wander through a classic rain forest along the edge of a laughing river.

Your guide will share with you his knowledge of our bird species and show off a multitude of fruits, flowers and our wide variety of orchids.


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Southeast of Montego Bay

Name : NINE MILE-BOB MARLEY BIRTH PLACE

Description: A pretty drive into the mountains above Ocho Rios and a good opportunity to see how the average Jamaican lives in small villages, surrounded by fabulous mountains. 

The tour of Bob's early home life is fun. A dreadlocked Rastafarian will show you around the property and tell you how Bob got his start, show you where Bunny Wailer lived across the street and show you a bit of the documentary of Bob's life and death. 


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Southeast of Montego Bay

Name : MANATEES


Description: See the south coast and canoe down a crystal clear river to find three resident manatees. Jump in and snorkel with them. It is one unique experience. Their keeper feeds them so that we can view them up close and personal.

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Southeast of Montego Bay

Name:KINGSTON/SPANISHTOWN /PORT ROYAL

Description: For an urban adventure, Jamaican style, you may customize your trip according to your interests. Spanish Town boasts some attractive colonial architecture and an intriguing museum. 

Kingston has the National Gallery of Art, Devon House, Hope Botanical Gardens, the Bob Marley Museum, etc.....

In Port Royal, one can almost see the pirates still lurking in the rum bars of old. Walk where Lord Horatio Nelson used to pace and look out to sea from Fort Charles, snorkel over the sunken city, or take a boat to the nearby frigate bird or pelican sanctuary, or Lime Key.

Port Royal, for the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN fans among us, is the place that is portrayed in the movies. 

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Southeast of Montego Bay

Name : COCKPIT COUNTRY CAVING ADVENTURE

Description: If you would like an adventure suspiciously akin to something out of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, this is the trip for you! Spend a day or two (a home stay with some delightful residents of Albert Town can be arranged), exploring some of the most 
unspoiled, eco-tour territory in Jamaica.

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Around Ocho Rios


Name : CAROLYN'S SECRET FALLS AND TUBING

Description: The Secret Falls are probably our single most popular tour. We have lots of unknown waterfalls around the island, but this one is the most accessible. Thrill to a day spent jumping off of cliffs, basking in the sun and hiking up the falls for a real adventure without the crowds associated with our more well known neighbouring falls. The incredibly blue waters will knock  your eyes out. 

After you have spent all the time you wish at the falls, we take you tubing on a lower part of the same river. Exciting rapids, but not difficult. All ages can go. Perfect family day in Jamaica.

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Around Ocho Rios


Name: DUNN'S FALLS & SECRET FALLS COMBO

Description: If you can't come to Jamaica and NOT climb Dunn's Falls, allow me to suggest the best way to do it. There are an average of 3000 people per day on Dunn's, holding hands in long lines who won't let you cut through them at all. 

We have started taking our guests early, so we arrive at the falls at 8:30AM just as the ticket booth opens.
We run to the bottom and climb the falls taking pictures of us being the only ones on the falls. Then we sit at the top and watch the hoards start to come up after us. At that point, we go off to the Secret Falls which we have all to ourselves for the whole day.




East of Ocho Rios


Name : FIREFLY & CAROLYN'S SECRET FALLS

Description: Just ten miles past Ocho Rios is the former home and burial place of the world famous playwright, actor and entertainer, NOEL COWARD. Just the view is more than worth the trip, but it is also fascinating to realize how familiar Noel's plays and hundreds of songs are popular even today.

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Around Ocho Rios

Name : OCHO RIOS WITH DUNNS FALLS, MYSTIC MOUNTAIN, DOLPHIN COVE AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Description: A different twist on the trip to Ochi. 

This tour is charged on an hourly basis for transportation only. You can mix and match as you want. Make up the day as you go along.

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East of Ocho Rios


Name : STRAWBERRY FIELDS

Description: East of Ocho Rios lies a virtually undiscovered peninsula sticking up off the north coast of the island. Its volcanic origin is apparent in its black sand beaches and cliffs falling down to the sea.

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East of Ocho Rios


Name : BLUE MOUNTAINS, OLD TAVERN COFFEE ESTATE

Description: A thrilling day of history tidbits, gorgeous scenery and hiking around the only estate licensed coffee plantation in Jamaica. Cool off in a private waterfall, see how the worlds best coffee is produced and have an opportunity to taste and to buy the best

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Port Antonio Area

Name : HIKING WITH THE CHARLES TOWN MAROONS

Description: Spend a day in the foot hills of the Blue Mountains with the historic and fascinating Colonel of the Maroons, Frank Lumsden. 

Hike to the HIDDEN CITY, an old coffee plantation, built in the early 1700s, or Sambo Hill for a bird's eye view of the coast.

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Port Antonio Area

Name : PORT ANTONIO

Description: This is one of the most fascinating trips into the most scenic part of Jamaica. 

Stop at Somerset Falls on the way to Port Antonio. Swim and snorkel at the most beautiful beaches in the country. Go surfing at Boston Bay. 

Eat jerk chicken and pork where it  was invented by the buccaneers 350 years ago. 

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 Port Antonio Area

Name : HIKE TO WHITE WATER FALLS, CUNHA-CUNHA TRAIL, QUARCO FALLS

Description: In the Blue and John Crow Mountains of St Thomas go hiking with a local guide to large and spectacular waterfalls that are all but unknown by anyone but the very local population. This is by far the most spectacular jungle, rain forest terrain on the island. Parts of GORILLAS IN THE MIST was filmed in this region.


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