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“Peat Taylor Tours” 5 of 5 stars
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Peat Taylor Private Tours
Bonham Spring, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876 975 0028
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Ranked #14 of 77 Activities in Ocho Rios
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Owner description: Peat Taylor is Jamaica's First Independent Tour Operator, been in the Tour business since the age of 21. He has Toiled to be the first Operator on the Island to have an Internet fanbase. He has maintained a highly reputable name for the 28 years in Jamaica's Tourism industry as the most spoken of Jamaican guide on the internet. And he keeps a very strong operation which is Family based(Son & other Relatives). Without a doubt they remain #1 in customer satisfaction for adventure or sight-seeing tours and ground transport islandwide, Jamaica. Try Peat Taylor Tours for the Best authentic Jamaican experience. You will for sure get a real Jamaican tour guide to safely show you Jamaica like a local would see it, in clean air-conditioned vehicles. Enjoy Jamaica's lovely reggae music, get to know the local culture, have a blast at Jamaica's fun-filled attractions like Dunn's River Falls, Cool Blue Hole (a.k.a Irie Blue Hole or Secret Waterfalls), Beach Horseback Ride n'Swim and river tubing on the White River or go for a swim as agitated water around you glow in the Luminous Lagoon just to say a few of their customary island experiences. You will also get a chance to learn a little of their local Jamaican Patois(Pronounced Patwa) dialect.
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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“Peat Taylor Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had used Peat Taylor twice before over the last 9 years and he has always exceeded our expectations. This time, we scheduled a tour for 10 people about 8 months ago. Then our number dropped down to 8. The emails back and forth were answered very quick and there was never any problem. On the day of our tour (August 20th, 2013) another pair dropped out bringing our total down to only 6. We had scheduled for a private van, but now knowing this might be a problem, we got with Peat at the Cruise Ship terminal quickly....he assured us that this was "NO PROBLEM!" Once again, Peat Taylor Tours came through for us!!!!!

We were assigned to his youngest son AINSWORTH. What a great guy! He is only 21 but it seems as though he has been doing this for years. He had great stories....not only about the things we were seeing, but about life in Jamaica-mon. He is a dashing young man, and I can see the ladies falling all over him.

We went to Dunn's River Falls first. This was the same as before and very crowded. We went up the falls by ourselves and didn't use a guide. Last time we went the guides (not part of Peat Taylor) were pretty pushy and rushing us through. This time was much more relaxed and we just took our time, sometimes letting several other "tours" go past us while we lazed in the pools. Ainsworth was waiting for us right where he said he would be and back onto our very own air-conditioned van.

One of our group wanted some "authentic, locals-only Jerk Chicken" and so Ainsworth took us to a place where he and his friends go. It was AWESOME!!!

We had heard about this "Eiree Blue Hole" and had arrainged (at the dock on this day) to add this to our day. Peat had come up with a VERY reasonable price ($20.00 a person) to go see this place. This is a place where the local kids have grown up using, but is just recently being opened up to outsiders. To cut to the chase: IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!! THis place is astounding....fresh, clean, and so majestic. I amagine it's like what Dunn's River Falls was like 40 years ago. There were falls and pools. You can float, climb, cliff-jump, rope-jump...whatever you want. Just to get to this place is about a .5 hour climb into the mountains over a one-lane bumpy road (The van handled all this with pretty good comfort) and when we got there, we were handed off to two of Ainsworth's high school buddies. They were SOOOO friendly and helpfull!! They helped several of the ladies in our group up the trails and helped two of them jump off for some cliff jumping. There are differing hights of 10, 20, or 40 feet for the cliff diving/jumping....BUT ONLY IF YOU WANT. You can climb down the trails to the pools if you desire. We spent only about 1.5 hours here, but if I go back, it'll be for 3-4 hours!!

Bottom line, Peat Talyor Tours (Peat and Ainsworth) have done it again, and showed us a great time in their beautiful country! Would recommend them highly!!!!!!!!!!!

Dean Mischke

Visited August 2013
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Rockledge, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Peat Taylor Tours are Professional/Safe/Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just as everyone said on Trip Advisor. Peat Taylor Tours was awesome. We just got back from our cruise to Jamaica and keep telling everyone about the trip to the Blue Hole and White River Tubing. We had O'Neil and Vinnie. They kept us entertained and also added a great lunch stop for some Jerk Chicken. O'Neil has some great driving skills for the crazy roads. Our group was kept small and so the experience was special as we made new friends. I am glad we used them. Everything was perfect or "IRIE" Yeah mon!

Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good service however set your expectations - it's primarily driving services”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Well we used their services only once and only for visiting the blue hole however I was under the impression they are tour guiding service however we got only driving service from the hotel to th site and back. He indeed offered to take us around town and possibly for lunch at a local place but we declined as we had other plans for the day.
Nevertheless, the driver was very professional and nice and we had good time at the blue
hole so it was mainly a matter of setting expectations and explaining what is included in the paid package and what is not included.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, NY
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“Best Tour Group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Where do I start...O'Neil and Answorth were the best guides. Hilarious!! Great price, very accommodating, skilled drivers...we had such a good time at the blue hole and at H'evan Scent Ziplining. Thank you sooo much for accommodating my group so that I did Ziplining on my 30th bday for the first time ever.

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Harlan, Iowa
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“Peat Taylor Tours is THE BEST!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We didn't know anything of Peat Taylor tours until we arrived in Ocho Rios and heard about them through another couple at our resort. They hooked us up with his card and we were able to book with them on a Wed for a Sunday tour of the Irie Blue Hole. The price was very reasonable; Peat Junior (PJ) was our driver and talked to us all throughout the drive filling us in on interesting info and then even asked if we wanted to go get a bite to eat, so we were able to go to an authentic Jamaican restaurant. We loved the resort we stayed at, but this was the best part of our week of vacation! We will be going back to Jamaica, and WILL DEFINITELY be using Peat Taylor Tours again

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