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“Peat Taylor Tours made Jamaica the best”
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Peat Taylor Tours
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Owner description: Peat Taylor is Jamaica's First Independent Tour Operator, been in the Tour business since the age of 21. He has Toiled to be the first Operator on the Island to have an Internet fanbase. He has maintained a highly reputable name for the 28 years in Jamaica's Tourism industry as the most spoken of Jamaican guide on the internet. And he keeps a very strong operation which is Family based(Son & other Relatives). Without a doubt they remain #1 in customer satisfaction for adventure or sight-seeing tours and ground transport islandwide, Jamaica. Try Peat Taylor Tours for the Best authentic Jamaican experience. You will for sure get a real Jamaican tour guide to safely show you Jamaica like a local would see it, in clean air-conditioned vehicles. Enjoy Jamaica's lovely reggae music, get to know the local culture, have a blast at Jamaica's fun-filled attractions like Dunn's River Falls, Cool Blue Hole (a.k.a Irie Blue Hole or Secret Waterfalls), Beach Horseback Ride n'Swim and river tubing on the White River or go for a swim as agitated water around you glow in the Luminous Lagoon just to say a few of their customary island experiences. You will also get a chance to learn a little of their local Jamaican Patois(Pronounced Patwa) dialect.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a great day. Skipped the crowds. Guides adjusted our tour to allow more time at Irie Blue Hole. Couldn't have been more pleased with Vincent and Oneil our guides. Our boys, 11 and 14 needed a day to just cut loose and be kids. Jump off big cliffs, swing a rope, relax in the cool water and see the REAL Jamaica. Mom and Dad cut loose too. Never concerned for safety. Jerk chicken and festival bread on the way back to ship. Priceless...

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

The tour with Peat was Fantastic! We went to the blue hole which was beautiful and not over crowded . Peat had someone to meet as we got off the boat. He asked us to text as the boat pulled in but as we had to cell service we could not. You take a a short drive in a nice van to the Blue hole as Peat jr gives you humor filled tour of the local area. He is sweet as he is charming. The guides watched you carefully as you navigate the falls and watch your things as well. there were 5 or groups us us each doing something different after the Blue hole and he got us all off to our next adventure! This was a gem of a trip!

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We exited the boat and were able to locate someone from Peat Taylor Tours without any trouble at all. It was a little confusing at first, but we were quickly sent to a van to head off to our excursions with Benji and Clifton. I do agree with others who have said it is a lot more of a shuttle service than actual private tours, but it is much more than a taxi service which I'm not sure I would dare use in Ocho Rios. We were taken to our first excursion - Mystic Mountain's Bobsled run - and ran into a little snafu - our bill was not marked as "paid in full" and we were expected to pay at the venue. Benji quickly left to go straighten things out, but that left us sitting for 15-20 minutes wondering what we had gotten ourselves into, especially with paying in advance. He returned a few minutes later and asked us to move on to our 2nd excursion - White River tubing. We were going to do that first and the other 2nd now so they could straighten out the payment issue. We were OK with that, so off we went tubing. We were dropped off at the river with workers there - George and a young man named AJ. Both were very helpful and accommodating. I loved that we were not required to use life jackets and helmets - can't imagine how hot it would be, and there really weren't any real rapids or deep water anyway. It was a lovely float down the river. We were picked up at the end point by Benji and Clifton again and taken to Mystic Mountain. This time, we were sent right through to get on the chairlift. Again, it was an awesome experience, but there was no personal guide. We were given a number to have them called when we were done and were picked up 20 minutes or so later. After that, we were taken for some local food and a little cigar shopping. We asked to be dropped at Margaritaville for shopping and rounded out our day there. I loved that we were able to do the things we wanted to do on our time schedule and that we got to experience some local areas that I would not have dared go into alone, but to call this a private tour is a stretch. All said, I would still rather do it this way than go along with the cruise excursions and the cattle call that they usually are.

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

A "must visit" if ever in Jamaica!! Our guides "Oneal and Vincent" from Peat Taylor's guide service were Awesome!! Trip getting to the Blue Hole was fun and exciting and learned a lot about Jamaican culture. Well worth the money!!! Felt safe and did not have to worry about your belongings left in the van. They even fed us their local "Jerk Chicken" on the way back to our ship. Our guide at the Blue Hole was "Ricardo" and he was just as Awesome!!! Safety is their main priority so no need to worry.....be happy and have fun!! Awesome Family Experience !!!

3  Thank Lori F
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

I stumbled across Peat Taylor on tripadvisor and was looking for someone who is reliable, safe, and fun. This is exactly the experience I received. Peat Taylor and his son Ainsworth picked my wife and I up in a nice air conditioned SUV. They showed up right at the main entrance of our resort and the car said Peat Taylor on the front dash. There were refreshments available for purchase, but we brought our own from the resort. Safety is a priority to them and it is quite clear. On the ride to the blue hole they taught us about the Jamaican people, land, and culture.
When we got to the blue hole they ensured we had an excellent guide (and they were right) and then 2 hours later Ainsworth picked us right up and took us to our next stop which was tubing. Once again along the way he talked with us and answered all the questions we had. He is such a nice guy and you can tell that this is a family run business, in which he puts an emphasis on family values.
At the end of tubing, he again was right there to take us back to our hotel. We had some time to kill though, so he asked if he wanted to do anything. We decided to get a local beef patty. It was great! He came in with us, ordered for us, and made sure we had the right change and didn't get taken advantage of.

I referred several of our friends at our resort to Peat Taylor tours and also our family members who will be visiting Jamaica in a month. I would recommend they fully take advantage of instagram and other social media to get the word out even more. They provide such an excellent service and I wish more people could experience it so they can make the most of their vacation.

I hope to one day return to Jamaica and book another tour through them!

1  Thank orioles9
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