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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pelican bar has been a place we have wanted to visit for some time and whilst we were staying at Treasure Beach we finally took the trip and I’m so happy we did. A bar on stilts made up of drift wood almost a mile...out to sea, who would have thought it! Such a unique and wonderful place, the vibe is so chilled and truly Jamaican. A definite must is to make your mark on the driftwood, we joined thousands before whom have had their name or message carved in the wood, there isn’t a price that hasn’t got something carved in. A highly recommended tripMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 7, 2020

We get in an old rickety boat. We spend 20 minutes heading towards a bar in the middle of the ocean. We get off the boat and the fun begins. Imagine fresh fish, Red Stripe, and a sand bar to hang out on. We drove...2 hours from Montego Bay and it was worth it...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2020

The bar on the sea that is full of vibes. From you enter, the staff is friendly and makes sure that you are having a good time.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2020

Went to Floyd's on an overcast day in early November (damn you ETA!). It was as expected. There were four of us and there was one other group at Floyd's when we arrived. So, we kind of had the place to ourselves. The water was...cloudy due to ETA, so snorkeling was not great. Limited bar menu (we stuck to Red Stripe Light) and we didn't eat there. It is a unique experience and maybe it would be more fun when it's packed (maybe not). I'm not sure I HAVE to go back, but I'm glad I went.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

This is bar is IN the ocean! We took a boat ride from Jakes and it was 30 minutes. Our boat captains were Kevin and Adrian. They were so great! It would not have been the same experience without them. This bar is in the...ocean, with an amazing Jamaican vibe, mixed drinks and beer, food (but we didn't try any since we just had lunch), beautiful views and a great place to hang out with friends. We snorkeled around the bar to see tons of fish while some of my friends just stood in the water and drank. It's a must see!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Unique place! Where else can you go to a bar/restaurant right on the ocean! We had some drinks (red stripe beer for my husband: rum and coke for me) enjoyed a lobster lunch, reggae music and carved our names into the bench. You can also...swim around the restaurant. I thought this place was way cool! We did this at the end of our Black River safari tour. A great overall combo.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

We went here on a cloudy/rainy day - booked through Amstar at our resort. It would have been much better to go on a sunny warmer day. it was cool to walk around and see the items posted from all over the world. One of...our group had the lobster there and the rest of us had drinks. Rum punch was $8 each, we stuck to beer! Some stingrays around and music was on with dominoes being played. Glad that we went, but not sure that I need to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

The only excursion we did while staying at Villa Gilgal for a girl's trip (see separate trip review - in a word outstanding) was to visit Pelican Bar. Very chill spot with flags and souvenirs and carved names of people who have been there before....We had Red Stripes and swam off the pier and you feel like you're in the middle of the ocean because...you are! We didn't have any food so can't speak to that. We went on a very windy day but it was not crowded at all and small and large groups were coming and going, we stayed about an hour. It's a quick boat ride out here and definitely something to see and experience while you're in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

Drinks were cold and the Ganja was smokin, water was lovely and clear great for cooling off, as for the bar itself way too busy, standing room only and you cant get to feel the experience we all go to this great little bar to...feel, get there early to avoid the crush, could also do with a bit more musicMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

Probably one of the best ways to get 'away from it all', is to get out on the water, have some tasty food & cold drinks, & totally 'Chill Out!' This is a great place to do that!

Date of visit: June 2019
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October 27, 2019|
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Response from AuroraSky | Reviewed this property |
Pelican Bar is located on the south coast in a town called Perottee (sp?). It's about one mile west of Black River. When you get to Black River, ask for directions - and don't be afraid to check again! We double checked... More
March 27, 2019|
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Response from TrevorBurchell | Reviewed this property |
It's a great experience, you can get a company to do the transfers (we used Joe Cools, really good), and then one of the local fishermen will take you out to the bar for a small fee and wait for you.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from carolscamaro1965 | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride was part of our excursion. We bought the excursion for $125.00 each.
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