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“Great trip to Dunns River Falls with Peat Taylor Tours!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great trip to Dunns River Falls with Peat Taylor Tours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

We contacted Peat Taylor about doing just a trip to Dunn's River Falls since we weren't in port for very long (there wasn't a Falls-only option on the website) and he said no problem and set it up. We arrived on our cruise ship and followed his directions to ask the dispatcher at the end of the pier for him, and she pointed us directly to him - very organized and easy to find! Peat told us to meet 15-30 minutes after the cruise ship docked so that we would beat the crowds from the ship-sponsored excursions - great advice.

We actually were with another driver/guide (sorry, don't remember his name), but Peat came on our van (air conditioned), showed us his identification and introduced himself before we took off. Peat Taylor took another group to tubing, while our guide drove the two of us to the Falls. He gave us a little tour on the drive, telling us about what we were passing, and then gave us some pointers about Dunns River Falls (i.e. how to avoid the rather pushy vendors at the exit). We checked our watches, he walked us right up to the entrance gate, and he told us to meet him 2 hours later back at the parking lot. We climbed the falls, which was awesome, and finished up a little earlier than planned. It hadn't been 2 hours, but we figured we would head out and just wait for him for 20 minutes at the parking lot. As soon as we got out, he was already waiting and called out my name to get my attention and bring us to the van. Peat Taylor Jr. joined us then and they gave us some pointers about where to eat, shop, and what the locals enjoy. They offered to drive us to other places after we were done with the Falls, but we had them just bring us back to the port area so that we could grab some lunch there.

Overall, it was exactly what we wanted. We couldn't have gotten to the Falls and back in a taxi for the price they offered to us - We checked taxi prices at the port out of curiosity and it said $10 per person just to get there. We paid $25 per person inclusive of admission to the falls ($15), transport both ways and a personal touch. Peat Taylor Tours was very accomodating, flexible, and professional! Great overall!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Peat Taylor Tours take the cake!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

We were on a Royale Caribbean Cruise which docked in Ocho Rios. After reading great reviews ahead of our trip, we booked a private tour (12 people) with Peat. Clifton(our driver) and Peat Jr. (PJ) treated us to a fantastic day. We were met immediately upon arrival by Peat himself and were the second group up the Dunn's River Falls that day! He really knows what he's doing and it was so fun! He also gave us tips on how to avoid the "aggressive" traders at the exit to the Falls. We enjoyed touring the neighborhoods, overviews, seeing the vegetation- he even offered to show us a school. But since the kids were on vacation we declined. PJ was soooo patient (6 kids with us), informative and personable. He even taught us some phrases in the local dialect. Later we went tubing on the White River - super relaxing and enjoyable. Again PJ was right there to pick us up at the end. You can personalize your tour and everything exceeded our expectations! Peat Taylor Tours is the way to go!! It was a super day!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“outstanding tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2010

Peat met us at the cruise terminal and we then boarded a van with the personal attention and information of Peat Taylor, jr. He was warm, friendly and so full of information and pride about Jamaica. He dropped us off at the waterfall and made sure we had a guide then met us when we had finished the climb. From there he showed us a spectacular view of Ocho Rios and sights along tthe way to the river tubing. He really made our time in Jamaica fun, informative, and an oustanding experience. I would highly recommend Peat Taylor Tours to anyone visiting Jamaica.

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“Peat and his son were absolutely...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2010

Peat and his son were absolutely fantastic. They were entertaining, informative, and professional. We were able to relax and felt good about our Jamaican experience, which was the port I was most nervous about. They were flexible and in tune with all the guests needs. Our group felt like the smartest travelers on our cruise for finding Peat Taylor.

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NSW South Coast
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“Professional and fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2010

Peat Taylor tours - in our case led by son 'repeat' - was a great day away from the markets and hassles of trying to extract your money. It was worth climbing Dunns Falls - hadn't expected to enjoy as much as we did (expect to tip Falls guide separately). Tyre drifting down the river was lame - least enjoyable part of the trip but a quiet peaceful way to kill an hour and not unreasonable for the price. The trip out to Blue Holes and secret Waterfall was a worthy recent addition to the tour offerings - lack of commercialism was pleasant, bush great and the songs en route and back outstanding!

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