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“Get off Cruise Ship and go with Phil or Tammy, no crowds, crazy good!”

Phil Lafayette Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Phil Lafayette Tours offer a personalized and professional service with a Jamaican flavor. Our team will let you discover the island’s natural beauty. We will share the history, culture, music, and hidden treasures of Jamaica. Our promise is to deliver quality service and customer satisfaction at an affordable price. We go above and beyond our customers’ expectations, ensuring that you leave with a love for the island and a great desire to return.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Ada, Michigan
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160 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Get off Cruise Ship and go with Phil or Tammy, no crowds, crazy good!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

If I could give this six starts, I would. I review a lot of things and this is one of my most favorite reviews to write because we were completely satisfied. When going to Jamaica, it is easy to be concerned about safety so you are rightly encouraged to stick to an excursion. At the Falmouth cruise terminal, all the buses are waiting for all the crowds, but we went with Phil Lafayetter tours. We had our own deluxe passenger van for our group of 8, totally safe and no crowds! Tammy, Phil's daughter, was our tour guide and she sang to us, told jokes, gave us history and culture, answered questions, had us sample local fruit and jerk chicken and took us to the stops of our choice. She obviously had connections at each stop so we didn't have to wait in lines. We went to the White River tubing, something we have done twice before but wanted to share with the kids and loved it. We did the falls and it was so crowded that it was unsafe, but Tammy waited while we did it again, on our own and much safer this time. It was so fun not to worry about what the rest of the bus had to do, we were on our own schedule. She took us to Scotchies, a local restaurant with ambiance and great food. She just asked us what we wanted and we did it. And on top of this, she was friendly and unassuming, we felt very safe and not pushed into anything, so comfortable. I am shocked that we were able to get Phil Lafayette tours and that they aren't sold out. If you are going on an excursion because you are on a cruise ship or you are staying at a resort, you should absolutely sign up with Phil Lafayette tours. I don't know Phil, but I now know Tammy, and I would request her again. My kids were wishing Tammy could have taken us around our next 3 cruise ship stops too!! We miss you! Arie! (is that how you spell it?) The Wysocki Family

Visited April 2012
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Roselle, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“All the good reviews were correct!”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

We booked with Phil for two reasons. 1.) He was cheaper than booking an excursion with the cruise ship to do the same thing and 2.) All of the great reviews here on Trip Advisor.
All the reviews here were spot on. Phil was a wealth of knowledge and very entertaining. He was very friendly and is a great host! We were on The Liberty of the Seas and docked in Falmouth. We did the Dunns River Falls/White River Rafting Tour. Phil seemed to have some special "connections" at Dunns River Falls and our group seemed to be whisked away down the stairs to start our tour. We then stopped for lunch at Scotchies for some authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and pork. Phil recommended what we should order and even ordered for us as he spoke to the woman at the counter in their native Jamaican tongue. After lunch we headed to the White River tubing. Afterwards our entire group was nervous about getting back to our ship on time since we were docked in Falmouth which is an hour or more from Ocho Rios were most of the attractions are but Phil assured us that he would get us back in time. We arrived back in plenty of time. Phil was hopsitalable, knowledgeable and friendly. We would book with Phil if every in Jamaica again.

Visited March 2012
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Rockwell, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Phil makes you feel like family”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

We didn't really know what we wanted to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica on our cruise till I read a review on Phil Lafayette Tours. We booked the "Ocho Rios Highlight tour - Taste of Jamaica". It was a great tour and Phil made it like a personal tour for all of us. Making his tour our tour!! He went out of his way to make it a great day on Jamaica!! We would definitely book a tour with him again!! AAA+++

Visited February 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Much respect for Phil.”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Much love and respect for Phil from the Ontario Canada gang. Best tour guide on the island. We were a group of 19 and this guy goes out of his way to make sure adults and kids of all ages have the best Jamaican experience. Make sure to have Phil take you to Dunn’s Falls and tubing – you will not regret the trip. During the drive between Dunn’s Falls and tubing, Phil took us on the most beautiful trip into the highlands with views of magnificent homes and the ocean. We booked directly with Phil NOT through the cruise line. Most people take all their belongings with them, Phil makes sure you and everything you own are safe, so we left our belongings on the bus – no problems man.

Best wishes to Phil – he is the man….

AP and the Gang

Visited March 2012
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Dubuque, Iowa
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Phil is one of Jamaica's finest natural resources”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Booked Phil online, he was great. Met us at the cruise port, no problem. He was really fun, extremely informative and has a great love for his country. He took great care of us the whole day and if we ever get back to Jamaica we'll be looking him up. I can't say enough about him. Thanks Phil!

Visited April 2011
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