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Full-day Tour to Appleton Estate and/or YS Falls from Montego Bay provided by Finesse Vacations Jamaica

Full-day Tour to Appleton Estate and/or YS Falls from Montego Bay

Full-day Tour to Appleton Estate and/or YS Falls from Montego Bay
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 24427P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Complimentary bottled water and seasonal fruits.
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - YS Falls US$20 per adult / US $12 per child
  • Entry/Admission - Appleton Estate Rum Tour US$38 per adult
  • Zipline Adventure at YS Falls - US$49 per adult / US$39 per child
  • Entry/Admission - YS Falls
  • Entry/Admission - The Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Departs from Montego Bay hotels and the Montego Bay cruise ship pier. Return point: Returns to the original departure location.
  • Ports:
  • Montego Bay Cruise Port Transportation, Mantica Way, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Appleton Rum Estate is currently closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years for Appleton Rum Tour
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Complimentary bottled water and seasonal fruits.
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - YS Falls US$20 per adult / US $12 per child
  • Entry/Admission - Appleton Estate Rum Tour US$38 per adult
  • Zipline Adventure at YS Falls - US$49 per adult / US$39 per child
  • Entry/Admission - YS Falls
  • Entry/Admission - The Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Departs from Montego Bay hotels and the Montego Bay cruise ship pier. Return point: Returns to the original departure location.
  • Ports:
  • Montego Bay Cruise Port Transportation, Mantica Way, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Appleton Rum Estate is currently closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years for Appleton Rum Tour
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    YS Falls
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    The Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alex B
Heraklion, Greece1 contribution
Driven by Das! Similar to the other reviews, extremely knowledgeable and talkative. Always had something valuable and interesting to discuss based on the local culture, surrounding area and even the history and politics of Jamaica and it's place in the Caribbean.

The drive was relatively sketchy at times (not because of das!) just because of road quality and size. With that being said, das was always a courteous and safe driver, we didn't once actually feel concerned, something we were very surprised at given similar trips we had taken on similar roads! The views to Appleton and YS can be absolutely stunning also so make sure you're paying attention!

As for the attractions, YS is lovely and relaxing. A smaller and more intimate set of waterfalls and fresh water natural pools. The ambience and vibe is very relaxed, natural and traditional. Great jerk chicken also which is wonderful.

The Appleton estate is a very professional affair. Clearly focusing their energy on providing for tourism. The tour was well rehearsed and usually around 25-30 people per group, but the discussions still felt very intimate with the guides being very knowledgeable. My only wish is that they had the 21 Yr or private bin available. The tasting only includes the signature, 8 and 12 years. The shop is a good 20% cheaper than local UK prices, so great for a good stock up.

If you want to take advantage of road side jerk or plantain, make sure you book for a weekend, where road side bbqs are more prevalent, even then there was the option to stop for local fish and shrimp.

Overall we both really struggled to find any critique of the day. It is very long, leaving at 0830 we got back at 1800, not that that is a criticism of the trip, it's absolutely worth the duration and das made the long drives fly by with his commentary and discussion. We enjoyed ourselves so much we would ask for das to drive us again!
Written May 25, 2022
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FinesseVacations
Alex thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We truly appreciate the positive feedback :)
Written May 26, 2022
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WanderLusstLove
15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Dasayev, aka Das, was our tour guide for the day and he made a two hour long drive to our destination pleasant. He is welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about Jamaica, history, culture, the towns, and has an interesting background from experiencing different cultures to share. We learned so much from him!

The drive mainly took place on the mountains where you will get to experience the rural side of Jamaica. Very windy roads but Das is an experienced driver and I felt safe with him. Just keep in mind of the windy roads that you will experience, also make sure you use the restroom because there are basically no stops available except this one little gas station where you might want to bring your own toilet paper and hamd sanitizer just in case lol.

YS falls was very beautiful and relaxing, despite the brown water from all the rainfall previous day. Had the water been more calmer we would have played in the water but we opted for the relaxing pool and just enjoyed the views for a couple hours.

Then we headed to the rum factory which was very interesting. I learned a lot about rum from Peter who was very passionate about it. The experience was interactive and provided lots of little samples and souveniers for us! We received complimentary drinks with our admission. I'm pregnant and the bartender even made me a delicious mocktail! We got to keep the cup, and rain poncho (it was raining), samples sugar cane, drink the juice and sample molasses, and ended with rum tasting (gave mine to my husband). After, you get to shop at the giftshop which is reasonably price and have lunch from the cafe. The jerk chicken was pretty good and decently priced, we didn't have time to sit and enjoy so we took it to go and ate it on the way back.

The tour was a very long day but very adventurous! Only recommendation I would make is to maybe edit the details of this tour such as complimentary water/drinks and maybe plan for this to be a trip a bit longer than expected. Overall, great experience and you will not regret it!
Written April 26, 2022
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FinesseVacations
Thank you for making it Finesse Vacations, and thank you for this wonderful review and the suggestions for other customers. We really appreciate it and are happy to serve, and share our country and culture. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Jamaica. Thanks again!
Written April 27, 2022
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marionburne90
Ware, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Picked up from hotel at 7am. Was driven to Appleton. The rep on our coach was brilliant told us all about Jamaican history. When we got to Appleton we had an escorted your and rum tasting really informative and very professionally done. Then went to YS fall where we had lunch. Then taken to the falls where you could walk and swim and swing off of ropes. There are also beautiful gardens which you can walk round. We then got on the coach and then on a boat taken out to the pelican bar. A bar out in the sea. But the sea is only 6ft deep so you can swim from the bar. One of the best trips we've been on. Worked out to be £129 each for the whole day. 12hrs from leaving hotel to getting back. A really brilliant experience.
Written January 17, 2020
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Sarah
Venice, Italy8 contributions
Nov 2021
My mom and I joined in a group excursion to see Appleton Estates. Momma Georgia was our tour guide, she was warm, kind, and funny. She kept the long drive interesting with stories and great conversation.
She even set up an impromptu lunch at the Birds View Seafood Joint.
Momma Georgia and Finesse Vacations are a great combination.
Written February 7, 2022
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FinesseVacations
Thanks so much for the kind review. It was my pleasure hosting you, truly was a lovely day :) Sending you sunshine from Jamaica, Mama Georgia
Written February 9, 2022
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Mara M
Latvia23 contributions
This was amazing tour. Georgia as our tour guide and Cassie as driver is amazing combination. They gave us unforgettable day with information about Jamaica history and information about different goods from nature. They both were very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely suggest for those who wants to spend good day. Driver was professional, roads are crazy there, but he did amazing job! They made our day as comfortable as possible.
Thank you for that!!! :)
Written November 8, 2018
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Danielle
5 contributions
Das was an excellent driver and tour guide! He was fun, accommodating, and very knowledgeable and the tours that we did were awesome!
Written June 30, 2022
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FinesseVacations
Thank you for taking the time to leave us the positive feedback! We truly appreciate your business :)
Written July 1, 2022
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Vanessa H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Ms. Georgia was so wonderful. She made me and my husband feel like family! We learned a lot about the area and she showed us her village! Definitely recommend!
Written April 8, 2022
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FinesseVacations
Thank you verymuch. It was a pleasure serving you
Written April 11, 2022
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Karin E
Gävle, Sweden4 contributions
Fantastic trip to the cooling YS Falls and to the sleek Appleton rum destillery. Both places were great and would have been interesting anyhow. But the best thing about the trip was our guide Georgia. What she doesn't know about Jamaican life, culture and nature doesn't exist. She had answers to any questions. And her driver Cassie was driving safely in the narrow roads. You could just let him drive you around and let Georgia educate you about Jamaica, you dont need a goal för your trip.
Written March 22, 2019
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Beth
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Couples
Awesome day tour up to YS Falls and Appleton Estate. Georgia and her driver gave us insights into the people and places of Jamaica that we wouldn't have gotten on a tour bus. We felt safe and secure the whole trip. Would highly recommend!
Written March 2, 2019
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Tara M
3 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This tour was awesome! We had a relaxing visit to YS Falls then we went on the Appleton Estate Tour. Our guide, Georgia (Big Mama) was fantastic! She was a joy to talk to during our private tour! We learned a lot about the history of Jamaica! The falls were mush better than the Dunn's River tour because there were not a lot of people! We were relaxed and enjoyed our time there! We had lunch and basked in the glory of nature during our travel up and down the mountain! If you visit Jamaica I highly recommend this tour! AND please ask for Georgia! She made the trip worth it!!!
Written June 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Full-day Tour to Appleton Estate and/or YS Falls from Montego Bay

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