Montego Highlights and Beach Break

Montego Bay Beach Break
Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of Montego Bay, from Christopher Columbus to the revolt against slavery.
  • Explore iconic sites like Sam Sharpe Square, the National Heroes Monument, and the unique Georgian-style buildings.
  • Discover the 200-year-old St. James Parish church with its Greek cross layout and elaborate 1911 stained glass window.
  • Relax at the famous Doctor Cave Bathing Beach, its curative waters attracting visitors since the 1920s.
  • Limited spaces! Don't miss this enticing blend of Montego Bay's history and relaxing beaches.
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Price: $55.00
Children ages 2 and under are free of charge but must be accounted for.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Sugar cane, and bottle of water
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable, seasonal clothing and good walking shoes. Guests should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of vehicle, and to walk to tour sites. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 2 and under are free of charge but must be accounted for.

Montego Highlights and Beach Break

Learn Montego Bay's stories and secrets beginning with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Hear stories about Montego Bay's early days as a sugarcane port as well as its darker days of slavery. Head to the heart of the city and stand on the cobblestone streets of Sam Sharpe Square, named after a national hero who was hanged for leading the revolt against slavery in 1832.

While in the main square you will see other notable spots such as the civic center and the National Heroes Monument. Amid the colorful Georgian-style buildings you will find the Cage, a small stone structure that was once used as an overnight jail for vagrants and drunks. Stop at St. James Parish church to see the elaborate stained glass window installed in 1911. This 200-year-old church is laid out in the shape of the classic Greek cross and is surrounded by centuries-old tombstones.

Conclude your tour with some fun in the sun at the famous Doctor Cave Bathing Beach. The famous British Osteopath Sir Herbert Barker declared in the 1920's that the water has curative powers when he was restored to good health after visiting the beach. Since then many locals and foreigners have visited this beach hoping to cure their ailments.

Book now for an unforgettable look at the past and present Montego Bay.