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“Dunn Falls and Secret Falls” 4 of 5 stars
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Barrett Adventures
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Ranked #14 of 81 activities in Montego Bay
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Barrett Adventures is a company with more than 20 years of experience in showing our guests the real Jamaica. We specialize in doing excursions that either are done in ways to maximize your enjoyment of familiar attractions by doing them at times when we don't have to share them with the crowds, or offering tours to places that are truly 'Off the beaten path.'Our drivers are unsurpassed in their knowledge of our culture and our history. You will never find one of us at a loss for words when you ask a question.
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“Dunn Falls and Secret Falls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

A great tour. Shawn picked us up at our hotel and we arrived at Dunn Falls before everyone else. We had a great time and were done before the cruise passengers arrived (beware of the vendors on your way out).

Secret Falls was just a little down the road and we liked Secret Falls better. Kevin took care of our camera and took tons of pictures as we were hiking and jumping in the water. Make sure you have water shoes and are comfortable swimming.

Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, MB Canada
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“Another great trip with Barrett”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Spent a day with Shawn going to the "Secret Falls & Tubing" from Monetgo Bay. The trip was about 1.5 hours to get there. We were promptly picked up at our hotel by the wonderful Shawn and whisked away to paradise. The secret falls are awesome. If you go on this excursion: bring water shoes. Tubing was great, very relaxing down a nice river, with a stop for photos and souveniers. On the way back we stopped for lunch at a Patty place. Everything was great. Shawn - looking forward to seeing you again. Carolyn: thanks for arranging everything as usual - always professional and wonderful! Was nice to see you again as well, although briefly.
-Til Next time!

Visited January 2013
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“Don't go sailing - don't get in the Lark...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went sailing with Carol - the owner of Barrett Adventures. While in "blue water" outside of the bay, both sails ripped off the boat - it is old and should not be out of dock. It was a serious situation - the small motor which ultimately got us back to shore quit working several times. What an experience...

Visited December 2012
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“Made our Trip worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

cheaper than Dunns. A tour guide will drive you from your hotel to the tourist attractiongs and drive you back.. Request for a driver named Loxley: The most chilled tour guide we had. Times are flexible. There's no such thing as half day or whole day tours. It's whatever you feel like. We also got a chance to stop by Scotie's on the way back...best Jerk Chicken EVER!

We booked two different tours with them: First one was Glistening Waters where you get a chance to swim in the lagoon and the second trip was at the Secret Waterfalls...a secluded area where a small group and a tour guide will take you on a hike up the falls. You also get a chance to jump off the waterfalls and dive into this beautiful turquoise coloured water. Make sure to bring water shoes! And KNOW how to swim!

Visited January 2013
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Detroit, MI
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“Highlight of our vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We chose Barrett adventures after being tired of taking tours with large tour companies. Carolyn picked up my mom and I for our first excursion of our vacation to Mayfield falls. The ride to the falls was long but the time passed by quickly as Carolyn entertained us with her vast knowledge of Jamaica and stories from her life. We were the first to arrive to the falls and we had the whole place to ourselves. Chicken was our guide and Carolyn even joined us for our adventure. I was so happy that Carolyn volunteered to take pictures of us with her camera as my camera had broke the night before. Our adventure started with a trail tour of the grounds to the river with many interesting cool things to see and learn. Once we arrived to the river I was amazed by the clarity of the water. I had never seen water so clear before. It was a little cold but refreshing and you quickly got use to it. The falls is a river with many small falls but you walk and swim the whole river. It was so beautiful and different from any tour I had ever been on. There were areas where we were strategically placed that would give us a vigorous natural massage. One part had a jumping platform off a tree that Carolyn jumped off twice because the first picture I took wasn't good! There were also underwater caves and other interesting things to see. Chicken took amazing care of us. He walked us through every place to step and helped us with all the stops on the way. We felt very safe and never felt rushed and could take as much time as we wanted at any part of the river. It was so serene and beautiful being the only ones on the river. Once we got to the last falls we took a land trail back to the beginning with more cool interesting things to see on the way. Carolyn is an amazing woman who definitely made our tour that much more amazing. I can't thank her enough for providing my mom and I such a beautiful memorable day. Our second tour was white water rafting which Loxley picked us up for. He is a delightful kind man that took great care of us and we always felt safe. We arrived to the launch point about 45 minutes after we were picked up. To our delight we were the only trip booked for the whole day. Again we had the whole river to ourselves just my mom, me, Duane our guide and the birds. Duane gave us a brief instruction as we had never been white water rafting before. The rapids and scenery were beautiful and exhilarating. There were multiple rapids that were quite big which we had to sit down on the bottom of the raft for that were quite fun. We always felt safe with Duane even though we almost fell out a few times. It was really cool how when we started down the river that 2 birds flew before us the whole way down the river. Then more and more would join our tour and by the end there had to be at least 40 birds that had guided our trip. Loxley was waiting for us at the end of our adventure and promptly took us back to our hotel. I don't believe we will ever find another tour company that can provide such an amazing day.

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