Yardie Tours
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Yardie Tours provide safe fun filled tours of Jamaica with special focus on the Ocho Rios area. We pick up from the cruise port in Montego Bay, Falmouth,and Ocho Rios. We also pick up from Hotels/Resorts in Montego Bay and the Ocho Rios area.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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2023

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millburymom
Millbury, OH260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are people at the port that assist you in finding your tour group. You simply tell them which tour company you are with, and they connect you with your guide. We first met Carleen (tour guide) and then Shawn (driver). The were very friendly and professional throughout our tour. For the most part, we were with them just during our drive to the Enchanted Garden where we were dropped off and later picked up and then following that tour during our shopping stop at the Taj Mahal shopping center. They do direct you initially to a specific store and stay with you to help, but honestly, we did pay less money for the Blue Mountain coffee in that shop than the price in other shops. We appreciated that Carleen and Shawn kept an eye on their guests.

The Enchanted Garden, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall tour (all one location) was a more laid back experience than Dunns River Falls which we had previously done. Do be prepared to do a lot of walking and up many steps as well. Dress appropriately (swimwear, athletic wear) as you will have the opportunity to get into the water here near some of the falls (not as big as Dunns River, but a nice experience and very few people). We spent a couple of hours here viewing the falls. The property is an old resort which was recently purchased and is in the process of being fixed up. There is a nice looking pool, but I think this property will attract more visitors once renovations are complete. The bridge to the highest fall was in disrepair, so you could not walk across it, but you could go around if you were willing to walk through the water and across rocks. We were on the tour with an elderly couple, so we did not go to that waterfall. Jordan was our tour guide, and he did an excellent job of entertaining us, explaining the various plants and waterfalls, and drawing the birds to us in the aviary. The aviary is not large. There are a few tropical birds including a Macaw, Scottie, which we held and fed, some pigeons, chickens and peacocks. It was a neat experience to actually hold the birds. Once our tour concluded, Jordan called for Shawn to pick us up.

We had a very nice experience and would be happy to book with Yardie Tours again (we were connected with them through Shore Excursioneer).
Written February 6, 2020
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DMRetzke
Downers Grove, IL80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
For the 3rd time, I decided to use Yardie tours on our cruise stop in Jamaica. We had a group of 11 this time and chartered a Catamaran to take us to the falls and then have a "private party" on the catamaran with beer/water/rum punch. They were easy to find at the port, had the Catamaran pick up/drop off very near our Ship pier, and provided excellent service. I highly recommend Yardie Tours if you are in the Ocho Rios area!
Written January 8, 2020
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ChrisL03
Fergus, Ontario, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was an all-around wonderful experience! We met our guide, Alicia, at the Cruise Ship dock and we set off on a "Magical" tour of the highlands around Ocho Rios and ended up at Dunn's River Falls with our small group of 10. We visited Mr. Spice Man and all purchased some of his spices. Next we visited a small pre-school that was delightful. We were impressed with the teachers, the program that was offered and the children were so much fun to interact with. The stop at the small coffee farm was also very interesting and worthwhile. All along, Alicia gave us non-stop banter about all the sights we saw as well as life in Jamaica. We even got lessons on Jamaican Patois. She was so much fun and really made the tour enjoyable. She was very attentive on our stop at Dunn's River Falls and it was quite awesome as you can imagine. As we wanted to purchase some Jamaican rum, our final stop was at a store and then we were dropped off at our ship. The scenery was beautiful and Alicia gave us so much insight into life in Jamaica. It was a really worthwhile and interesting tour and I would highly recommend it.
Written January 29, 2020
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da9125
Zeeland, MI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We booked Yardie Tours while making a port call in Falmouth on a Disney Cruise. We did the Dunn's River Falls climb and a raft ride down the White River. Shawn was the driver, and Denise was the tour guide. She was excellent at pointing out local landmarks, giving bits of insight about local customs and people also occasionally sang a bit. (She was very good!) It was fun and educational. She made everyone in our group feel like we were all family. I will book Yardie Tours if I ever get back that way, and you'll be glad you did.
Written August 15, 2022
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marine1967
Woodstock, IL87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We have visited Jamaica and specifically Ocho Rios every othe year for the past 13 years (Covid forced a postponement). Each time we visit, we make arrangement with Yardie Tours and we have never been disappointed. They offer a large variety of different tours, from Bob Marley’s home to horseback riding on the beach. Take a look at their website and you will see what I mean.

Each one was wonderful and getting to these excursions was more than half the fun. Yardie drivers (especially Rodcliffe) are efficient, friendly, VERY knowledgeable and entertaining. They make a normally boring ride, educational and fun.

You cannot go wrong with Yardie Tours and you certainly will not go wrong with Rodcliffe. He really knows his stuff and more, he can truly navigate the Jamaican streets and highways. Ask for him, you won’t be disappointed. I promise
Written July 17, 2021
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Kelly B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My daughter and I recently booked a private tour with Yardie Tours to visit the Blue Hole while our cruise was docked in Ocho Rios. We were thrilled with our driver Daryl and our guide TJ! They took great care of us and we felt very safe. Daryl is so personable and friendly and a very safe driver. After the Blue Hole, he introduced us to a local hangout to sample some authentic Jamaican food (delicious!) and have a few Red Stripes. TJ was so friendly and protective of us while at the Blue Hole... he made sure we had fun safely (since the falls were running strong which made the water current swift). Both Daryl and TJ were professional, courteous, and just overall AWESOME! Highly recommend Yardie Tours! (P.S. - Always tip your hard working tour guides!)
Written April 22, 2022
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JessieTime
Redondo Beach, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
My friend and I took our first cruise to the Caribbean. One of our stops was Ocho Rios. Being such huge music fans, we just had to do the Bob Marley Nine Mile tour. Our ship ported and our van, Yardie Tours, was already there and waiting for us. We were met with a very friendly lady, Denise. Once she gathered us all together, we were on our way!! It was about a 30-45 minute drive up a beautiful mountain and on the way Denise told us all about the culture of Ocho Rios. Denise was accompanied by probably the best driver in Ocho Rios, Darrel. This Dynamic Duo kept us entertained and answered our questions, all while showing us the beauty of Ocho Rios. We hadn't even begun our tour yet and we were already delighted! Once at 9 Mile, we were met with another memorable tour guide, Captain Crazy. Denise specifically picked him (the best!) to guide us around 9 Mile. Captain Crazy was filled with stories of Bob Marley and his family and took his time going into each building and Bob's mausoleum. The entire experience was quite unforgettable, from beginning to end. Special shout out to Denise and Darrel for a memorable trip to Ocho Rios!! Darrel...thank you for giving us a safe ride around Ocho Rios, for stopping for photos AND for randomly pulling off the side of the road to show us the natural spices growing around. Both of you, thank you for the laughs, for making us feel welcomed and thank you for showing us the beauty of this Caribbean destination.
Written September 13, 2023
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laura s
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
What a wonderful day we had spending time with the Double D squad-Denise and Dennis! THey were both so kind and caring. This company is super organized and easy to find. They have bright shirts so you know exctly who to go to. Ms. Denise had our name and made it an great check in. We waited less than 10 minutes and off we went to explore Jamaica!
Compared to other tours, this tour was very resonable and 100 % worth every penny. It was our 31st wedding anniversary and Denise made it so special for us and even got us a little gift so we can remember her and our magical day. We climbed Dunn River Falls and stopped at a spice man (who was so cool) and sampled island fare and was able to purchase some spices he made himself! My husband has used it everyday on his avacados (pears-LOL) We LOVED our day and thank this tour group for making it so wonderful for us! You guys are simple the BEST!
Written November 14, 2022
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Amanda S
Austin, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Denise and Daryl (the Dynamic Duo) gave a wonderful, knowledge filled, exciting tour of Mo Bay on our way to Rio Bueno. Denise answered all our questions, chatted with us about culture and gave great advice on how to enjoy the area. Daryl got us to our location safe and sound and had great time management.

Andre led our family of 9 down the most beautiful, scenic, exciting river tubing tour! He was patient, knowledgeable, and made us feel safe the entire time. He also did not rush us but kept us on a comfortable schedule the entire time.

I would do this tour again and again. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written July 29, 2023
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GSilva6
Salinas, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was our family's favorite port stop during our cruise. Reason for that was because of our tour guides Denise and Daryl. Our small family of 4 with two kids under 10, did the tubing and dunns water falls. I was initially hesitant because of my younger son but guides at each excursion took care of us. Denise reassured me they got it and we were taken care of. So we just relaxed said "No problem" and enjoyed ourselves.

It was our first time in Jaimaica, we trully enjoyed ourselves. For lunch we stopped to eat jerk chicken and had ourselves a red stripe. Food was yummy (kids even ate it), we felt safe, and wished we could stay longer.

I had booked this excursion through a 3rd party. So if you if you need a guide in Jamaica go to Yardie and ask for Denise and Daryl.
Written January 10, 2023
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