My husband, 7-year old son, and I recently enjoyed a fantastic day with Javia Shaw of KnowJamaica tours. It was our first visit to Jamaica and we arrived via a cruise through the Falmouth port. We love to cruise, but are not fans of the organized excursions through the ship. Doing it this way was a home run!
I organized everything in advance via email with the owner of the company and Javia's mother -- Marva Shaw. She responded promptly to all of my questions, but I confess to being a little nervous that I didn't have to put down a deposit. I shouldn't have worried! Javia was exactly where Marva said that he would be when we got off the ship and the vehicle was clean and air conditioned. We immediately left the secured port area and sped by the long lines of others from the cruise waiting to cram into buses. We were definitely counting ourselves lucky at that point!
With a little bit of direction from us, Javia organized a great day and delivered great commentary as we drove along. His love for his home is very evident and we learned so much about Jamaica. He also provided some helpful hints when it came to navigating the process to get into and out of the Dunns River Falls attraction. Greatly appreciated!
Our plan had been to try the White River tubing after the Dunn's River Falls, but our son fell asleep as we headed out -- that's quite a climb! The beauty of a private tour though is that we were able to cut our adventure short and head back to the ship!
If we find ourselves in Jamaica again, we will definitely be contacting Marva and Javia! One Love!