Follow the path of the legendary Bob Marley on this exclusive and inspiring excursion into the past and present of Ocho Rios and Reggae music.
Your Ocho Rios excursion begins with a drive through Fern Gully, which occupies the abandoned ravine of a river. This beautiful gully is lined with 600 varieties of ferns and hardwood trees.
Your first stop is the small village of Nine Mile St. Ann, where Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945. Here you will tour the house where he grew up, meet the people who grew up with him, touch the bed he actually slept on, and learn the history of the King of Reggae. You will also visit the mausoleum where he was laid to rest on May 21, 1981.
My granddaughter, age 18, and I took the Bob Marley tour in August and I believe our drivers name was Leon. The narrow roads were not in very good condition and about halfway on our journey the road was closed due to locals protesting and they had pushed boulders onto the road so we could go no further. Our driver talked to a few people there and found another route that we could take instead of going all the way back to town and taking the long way around which probably would have resulted in our missing our cruise ship departure. The road on the route we took was a little bit worse than the original one but our driver was very confident and made us feel very comfortable. We got to our destination and had a great tour of the Bob Marley home and grounds. We had a great adventure and our driver got us back to the port with time to spare. We even had time to pick up a few souvenirs. I would definitely recommend your company and your driver Leon.
Our Yardie tour guide Christopher was excellent. He was so good he received a $25 tip. The ride to Bob Marley's home was another story. The roads are so raggedy that it took us about 1.5 hours to get there from the port. Raggedy roads, a narrow 2 lane road that you have to beep when turning corners, while going up a really high mountain with cliffs is a very bad combination. I am a serious back seat driver, however, I felt comfortable with Christopher driving. The tour guide (I believe his name was Captain) at the house was very entertaining. If you are offended by people smoking marijuana, I would suggest you skip the tour. I had an 8 year old with me and she complained about the smoke.
THERE ARE NO WORDS THIS IS THE BEST SHORE EXCURSION THE GUIDE WAS NAME WAS LEON AND IT WAS JUST ALL THAT WE WENT TO PLACES THAT WE HAD TAKE THIS EXCURSION BEFORE WITH THE CRUISE LINE ONE TO MANY PEOPLE ON THIS HOT BUS I SAY DON'T TAKE THE CRUISE LINE TAKE THEN ONE IT IS MORE PERSONAL AND NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVER IT AND IT ALSO COST LESS THAN THE CRUISE LINE AND IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY AND MORE YOU PAID FOR TO SUM IT ALL UP JUST WONDERFUL JUST GREAT I GIVE THIS 1000000000 STARS PLEASE TAKE IT AND YOU WILL SEE FOR YOU SELF