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#1 ranking in several Lonely Planet categories! In many YouTube videos also
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
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Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

A family trip to the bar was worth every penny. Our Captain was Joseph and he is the best. He picked us up from our villa at Jakes. Covid protocols were fully in effect. He stopped so we saw dolphins and the team at the...bar were very helpful and accommodating too. a few drinks, got out names carved in the wood and swam.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

The food and drinks were very average HOWEVER the unique location makes up for the overall blandness of everything associated with this place.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021

Nice staff/bartenders, got our initials carved into the dock, great photos courtesy of Radonasky, and amazingly talented artisans (carvers, painters etc.) for reasonably priced local souvenirs that are truly art, not junk!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 6, 2021 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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lovethebeachsand
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
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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.
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Quiana31
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Response from carolscamaro1965 | Reviewed this property |
I forget how much we took. T-shirts are $20/shirt. Red Stripes were $4.00 each. We didn’t eat out there but there is a guy that is fishing off the edge. So far, besides having my kids and getting married, that was the best... More
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Pelican Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5