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Peat Taylor Tours | Review of Cool Blue Hole and River Tubing in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Updated on April 30, 2014
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We booked a cruise on the Norwegian Epic for 4/13-20/2014. Having already visited Ocho Rios on previous occasions in which we toured Dunn's River, the Botanical Gardens, shopping and Fern Gully, we wanted to do something completely different. We also wanted to avoid the cruise line tours as we have always felt rushed and they are very crowded. With these things in mind we turned to Google and started searching for "tours in Ocho Rios Jamaica". One of the first results was for Peat Taylor Tours After doing our research on this company we felt comfortable booking with them. They have multiple tours that cater to cruise passengers, but we chose the White River Tubing and Cool Blue Hole, and what a great choice it was. Booking was very easy and the owner was very responsive to our emails. I chose to pay the entire amount due ahead of arrival via Paypal and had no issues. Just be sure to print out the Paypal receipt and bring it with you for verification.

Once we arrived to the port in Ocho Rios, Peat Taylor was very easy to find. We boarded a very nice air conditioned tour bus and waited for the other passengers on our tour to arrive. While we were waiting, we had a conversation with our tour guide and she answered all the questions that we had. After all the passengers arrived, we headed off to the Cool Blue Hole, which was about a 30 minute drive fro m the port. The drive was on a narrow two lane road that lets you get a glimpse of Ocho Rios. The lush tropical forest was beautiful. During the 30 ride our tour guide told a little history of Ocho Rios and again answered our questions. Upon arrival to the Cool Blue Hole we had a short walk to an area where we could change and leave our belongings. This are was watched at all times by our tour guide. After changing and getting everyone lathered up in sunscreen, we were off to the Blue Hole. WOW! That is all i can say. It was beautiful! Waterfalls and pools of turquoise blue water. From here we were met by a couple more tour guides that would take our group to the top of the river where we were able to wade through the cool rushing waters, jump off of various cliffs, swing on a rope swing, swim and take pictures. We spent about 1.5 hours here and our two children(11 & 15) absolutely loved it!

After packing up we headed back down the mountain to the river tubing drop off. During the ride we were asked if anyone wanted to try a local dish called "meat pies". We chose not to, but others on the bus did try them and said they were good. Upon arriving at the tubing drop off we checked in and were provided with our tubes. The tubes were comfortable and had hard bottoms in them so you did not bump your butt on the rocks. The water felt great and was crystal clear. Most areas of the river were slow moving but there were several areas of decent rapids. There were two guides with us at all times so no one in our group got separated. After about 30-45 minutes of tubing, we were met by our main tour guide and boarded the bus. From here we were dropped off at the port shopping center where we had plenty of time to do a little shopping before having to get back on the ship.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Ocho Rios! Thank you Peat Taylor Tours.

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