We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Appleton Estate

Address: Jamaica
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
and up
Black River, YS Falls and Appleton Rum Estate Day...
Ranked #42 of 195 Attractions in Jamaica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Factory Tours, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Attraction details
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

we hired a private car from Montego Bay. Really enjoyed our guided tour by our driver. We were able to see and learn a little bit about life in Jamaica. Our Appleton Estate Tour guide was fabulous, we learned the history,the process and so much more! As soon as you arrive they offer you a Rum drink, have the Rum... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this tour. More so than the Bacardi Factory in PR. It was cool getting to see the whole process, from seeing how it used to be done, tasting the molasses, to seeing the warehouse with the aging rum, to the rum sampling. Very hospitable staff. I would recommend this tour to anyone going.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We did this tour which included Appleton Rum Tour, YS Warerfalls, and the Black River boat tour. Great day, long, but well worth it. All beautiful and Rum sampling, Mmm Mmm. The Black River Tour was brill, and we saw an osprey and crocodiles, very informative guide.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Wales, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited here on an all day trip.we had called to the black river and YS falls which was fantastic. Appelton was our last visit.it was very interesting to see the estate.very good tour guide.giving us so much information about the rum making process.only negative comment was the roads to get there are hell. Few small free shot's of rum.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a great little tour! Lots of interesting history (including a donkey who presses the sugar cane;) The complimentary rum punch was some of the best I ever had! Price of the tour---and prices in the gift shops---were very reasonable. Nice way to spend a rainy day,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm more of a nature adventurer, so these kinds of tours don't attract me that much, but my husband wanted to go. When you get there you sign up for a your group and some take you around the estate. You see the distillery, the aging house, and old tools used to make rum. After the tour you do a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I enjoyed that tour, the history of how rhum used to be made, got a little bit too technical at times but nothing painful.. it's not a very long tour but our guide Normand made sure to make it a funny experience.. I especially like seeing the rooms filled with containers of rhum.. best part was last when they leave... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our tour guide Norman was very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. There wasn't much that I disliked. I can't change the location (it's pretty far) but other than that well worth the admission fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was an excellent tour. Getting the history of how the rum was made and seeing the estate was amazing. Loved the fact that they are environmentally friendly by reusing the stuff like sugar cane. Got a bit more understanding on the value of each appleton rum and understood the aging process.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well first of all I am not a rum drinker, so I was not so sure about doing this tour. All I can say now is that it blew me away, amazing!! I learned so much and the tour guide was beyond great, I think his name was Norman! I am now a fan of Appleton Rum and Ginger Beer!!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Appleton Estate also viewed

Santa Cruz, Saint Elizabeth Parish
Portmore, Saint Catherine Parish
Jamaica, Caribbean
Negril, Westmoreland Parish

Been to Appleton Estate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing