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“Clifton was the best tour guide!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peat Taylor Private Tours

Peat Taylor Private Tours
Bonham Spring, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876 975 0028
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Calgary, Canada
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“Clifton was the best tour guide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had Clifton waiting for us at the pier when arrived Feb19th. After waiting for others (that did not show), Clifton decided it was time to go. We had a private tour over to Ocho Rios then up to the Blue Hole. After that we asked Clifton to take us to a typical Jamaican eatery for jerk chicken. We stopped at Scotchies for an excellent meal of chicken, pork and roated sweet potatoes. Clifton was so informative and knowledgeable about his island. He answered all of our questions and more! I would recommend Peat Taylor Tours and ask for Clifton!

Visited February 2014
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Spring Hill, Florida
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We arrived in Ocho Rios and had booked an excursion with Peat Taylor Tours. I was very nervous to book outside of Carnival, but we wanted to do the Dunn’s River Falls and the Ocean Horseback ride. Carnival wanted $130 per person and Peat Taylor wanted $75 per person. My parents had used Peat Taylor and they also had outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor, so we decided to give them a shot. The way that Carnival gets away with not having to match the other operators price for the excursion is that Carnival excursions meet inside the fence of the port and private operators meet outside the fence. Anyhow, we lined up at the gate and Peat Taylor immediately called us over to wait inside an air conditioned van until our car arrived. A small sedan pulled up and Benji and PJ aka Repeat, Peat Taylor’s son, had us get in the car and we were off to the falls. We arrived and Benji talked to someone at the falls, and we were led down to the line up area ahead of everyone else there.

We met our falls guide and the guy who does the video. We had brought our own water shoes and had rented a locker for $8. They give you $3 back when you return the lock at the end of the tour. Our guide led us into the falls all holding hands. The water was cold at first and then started to warm up as we went up. We had brought a cheap waterproof camera that our guide had used when we stopped at different parts of the falls. It was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. Definitely a one of a kind type of thing. The whole climb lasted a little over an hour. The climb wasn’t too hard to do, with plenty of stops along the way to pose and lay back under the water flowing over the rocks. When we got to the end, the video guy wanted us to buy a video and we hadn’t brought a credit card with us or a lot of extra cash. They wanted $45 for the video. I made sure that we actually tipped our falls guide and headed down to the little snack shack for some jerked chicken and water. We sat at a table feeding Xena the stray cat and talking with the cook for about thirty minutes. The video guy actually came down to us and said “No tip?” I told him that I had tipped our falls guide. He was not happy and walked away.

We went to exit the falls, and this is where, in my opinion, the worst part of the falls. In order to exit the park, you have to go through a maze of people trying to sell their stuff. My wife ended up stopping and we bought some little tikis and finally managed to find the exit. As soon as we came out, there was PJ waiting for us with the car.

We drove off with PJ narrating the tour along the way until we got to the horses. He had us sit in the car with the air on until the horses were saddled up and ready for us. We climbed up on a little stand and mounted Nikki and Smokee for our ride. Our guides led us through a neighborhood that wasn’t the best neighborhood at all, but at no point did we feel unsafe. Along the way, they would pull some leaves down to let us smell the lime leaf or the allspice leaf that they use for their jerk spices. After about 30 minutes through the neighborhood, we headed down through a jungle like area and out to the water. The horses went right down in and walked out until our feet were down in the water. Now I thought that climbing the falls was breathtaking, until I got in the ocean on a horse. This was absolutely stunning. We walked for a while and came out of the water and then our guides led us back in the water again. They had our camera while we were in the water and took plenty of shots of us while we were out. We came back and headed back to the stable where PJ was waiting the whole time.

PJ took us back to the pier where he offered to take us anywhere we wanted to go. Shopping, eating, sightseeing. We chose shopping and he drove us to the Taj Mahal shopping area and we said goodbye. We had about 2 1/2 hours left before we were supposed to sail, so we never felt that we wouldn’t make it back to the boat on time. When we go back to Jamaica, we will use Peat Taylor without any questions for our excursions.

Visited February 2014
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Coram, New York
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“Wonderful Family and Tour Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am a Travel Agent, I have known Peat Taylor for over 10 year. This is the only oneI will use for my Cilents as well as myself.. Your are the best, very professional and friendly.

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Visited October 2013
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Plattsburgh, New York
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“Peat Taylor is the way to go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited the Blue Hole with Peat Taylor on Feb 20, as soon as O'Neal picked us up we knew we were in for a treat. He was incredibly professional and funny and knew a lot about the area. Once we arrived at the blue hole the other tour guides were also fantastic and made for a relaxed and awesome day. We highly recommend using them for any tour you book instead of the crappy sardine ones.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Great, safe service; wonderful for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Peat is a Jamaican who owns his own tour business. In my opinion it is much better to use him then a big, foreign owned tour company. He is more flexible, more willing to go to other places, and he was great with the young children of our group. We had a wonderful time.

Visited February 2014
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