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Antsman Tour Jamaica
Ranked #1 of 3 Food & Drink in Negril
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Antsman is currently a member of the Jamaica Union of Travelers Association (JUTA) Lucea Chapter. We provide Taxi, Tours and Transportation to and from all Major Attractions in Jamaica. With friendly drivers and clean vehicles to take you from your Resort to Destination safely and only stop upon request. Visit our website for rates, departure times. He is also Vice-President for his community Youth Club, soccer coach and Chairman for the Haughton Court Basic School. Antsman is a licensed driver with all the certifications recommended by the Jamaica Tourist Board, the highest authority in travel arrangements for tourists in Jamaica.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Our group of 8 wanted a unique tour that included history of Jamaica, the lifestyle of its people, and a touch of the typical tourist hotspots. Antsman hit the nail on the head. We got to see the REAL Jamaica. Some of the places we visited were a spice factory in the mountains, a one room school for young children, (very touching encounter), and he allowed us into his neighborhood where we visited friends and family. We were welcomed at his little neighborhood bar for refreshments. He was extremely well informed of the Jamaican History and presented it in a very interesting manner while we were moving from one place to another.We founf Antsman to be professional, humerous, informative and accomodating all rolled into one caring individual involved in his community. He took us to a very nice quiet shoppiing spot and we found everything we were looking for friends and family back home without any hassles usually associated with " tourist traps". He made the tour what we wanted it to be ; our agenda was his agenda! We found that he was well known and respected thoughout the Island. Everyone knew him! We will definitely use his services again and would highly recommend him to anyone or group looking to have an authentic customized tour of Jamaica. Oh and one more thing... the cost of his services were far less than any other tour service we had previously been offered

Visited February 2012
4 Thank Richard B
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South West Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Day in Jamaica”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

Antsman took our group of 15 for a 6 hour tour which left from the Riu in Negril. We were a group of 20 and 30 year olds in Jamaica for my brothers wedding. We arranged the day by a few e-mails a few weeks before and Antsman delivered as promise. We wanted to see some Negril highlights like Ricks Cafe, but also we wanted to experience some Real Jamaican culture. Antsman took us up in the hills where we visited a few villages one being his home town for beer and a bite to eat. He also showed us the kindergarden school where he is the Chairman of the schoolboard. It was very obvious that in this area, Antsman was very well respected! We were treated very well by the locals who took time to chat with us. Antsman also took us to the bar he owns (we stopped at three others as well!) for some very reasonably priced Red Stripes. We also stopped for a few minutes at a curry farm! We ended the day at Rick's Cafe. At the beginning of the day Antsman said we had the remote control and we certainly felt that way. It was great not being part of a larger scheduled tour that you would pay way more money for on the resort. We felt safe all day (as long as you don't count the narrow bumpy mountain roads!) and I'd highly recommend using Antsman for your next trip to Jamaica! Just e-mail him.

Visited November 2011
4 Thank Rmack
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great All Day Tour”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

My group of 23 utilized Orane for an all day tour. We visited several places including Appleton Rum Factory. He was very pleasant and my group enjoyed interacting with him.
We stayed at the Grand Palliduim and he came to the resort to meet me, the group leader, the night before the tour.

A highlight of the trip is when we stopped at a roadside eatery. The food was excellent and the prices were great. My group was also glad to have given something back directly to the community.

When we returned to the resort late that night, we were tired but satisifed.

We will be using him again in July 2012, when I escort another group

Visited July 2011
4 Thank Zuqueen
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Antsman is the BEST !!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was our second trip to Jamaica this year. The first trip was in March. On that trip Antsman took us (4 adults) on a day trip to Ocho Rios, we had such a good time, it was wonderful. Before we recently returned to Jamaica, we contacted Antsman to make sure he would be available to take a group of 9 (8 adults and a child) for a day trip during our stay, he said "No Problem !" As it was a group of all ages he gave us some great suggestions on where to go and we decided from there. Antsman was right on time, he took us to Mayfield Falls and to negril where we had lunch at Sweet Spice, stopped for some shopping and went to Rick's Cafe. We all 5 to 55 had a truely amazing day!! We would recommend Antsman to anyone wanting to take an excursion our to just go for a drive in Jamiaca.

Visited October 2011
3 Thank Cathy S
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Virginia Beach, VA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome Antsman!”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Our family of four stayed in Montego Bay and we arranged for Antsman to handle our airport transfers and a day trip to Negril. Prior to our trip, Antsman promptly returned my many e-mails and assured me that he or one of his drivers would be waiting for us at the airport. As promised, we were picked up from the airport and swiftly delivered to our hotel - much better than sharing a bus with a bunch of people!

The next day Antsman promptly picked us up at 9am to begin our day trip to Negril. We told him that we wanted to go a bit off the beaten path to get to Negril, then spend a few hours on the beach followed by sunset at Rick's Cafe. Antsman delivered just that. He took us to a neat fort on the coast then up in the mountains to his hometown of Kingsvale where he opened his little bar for up for us for some refreshments. We really enjoyed visiting his village well off the tourist path. As we traveled, Antsman gave us a Jamaican history lesson and an interesting insight into Jamaican culture and politics. It became apparent that Antsman knows everyone in Hanover and Negril! He dropped up off in Negril at Margaritaville where he introduced us to Benson the security guard who set us up with an umbrella and lounge chairs on the beach. Benson looked after us all day. After a fantastic afternoon on the beach, Antsman took us to Ricks to watch the divers and view the sunset. We watched the divers and ate dinner but the kids were worn out and wanted to go before sunset. No problem - Antsman was waiting in the parking lot and took us back to our hotel in Mo Bay. If we had taken the group tour offered by our hotel we would have been stuck!

We had a great time with Antsman and will definitely use him when we return to Jamaica. He is reliable, knowledgeable, and a whole lot of fun to spend the day with. You can trust him to make the best out of your vacation.

Visited August 2011
Thank Celtic4
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