Reasons to Return to Jamaica
With over 28 years of experience, Chuka Caribbean Adventures offers 60 tours throughout the Caribbean. Green Globe Certified, Chukka Caribbean Adventures is the number one nature adventure tour company in the truest sense. When creating its award winning tours, Chukka starts with nature. When the perfect site is discovered, Chukka develops a tour that will make the best use of the site and provide the Chukka 'wow' factor.
Chukka Caribbean Adventures excels at showcasing the natural side of the Caribbean through unique and sensational experiences. Its signature tour, the Horseback Ride N' Swim, is renowned as much for the Chukka horses - many are retired polo ponies - as for the stunning scenery and refreshing Caribbean swim on horseback.
From kayaking to ziplining, Chukka Caribbean Adventures offers tours that are sure to be the high point of anyone's vacation. Whether your tour is on land, horseback, by dune buggy or air boat, vacationers on a Chukka Caribbean Adventure will enjoy a back-to-nature adventure like no other.
Centrally located in Kingston, the last residence of the reggae legend now houses a museum run by the Bob Marley Foundation that displays Marley’s personal treasures. A tour of the museum gives the opportunity to view videos in the 80-seat theatre, visit a shop to purchase music, and sample sumptuous Ital food meals at the Legend Cafe.
Dolphin Cove is Jamaica’s premier marine attraction with two locations to choose from. The Ocho Rios dolphin lagoon is surrounded by 5 acres of lush tropical rain forest, and a second site recently opened in Lucea (in between Montego Bay and Negril). Visitors have the opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins. Entrance allowsguests to captain their own mini-boats and explore the coast, interact and snorkel with stingrays, take a glass-bottom kayak ride.
Jamaica’s premier national attraction is a five minutes drive west of Ocho Rios. The unusual aspect of these 200 metre falls is that it is possible to climb to the top in groups, carefully monitored by experienced guides. Rustic charm is combined with modern facilities for parking, shopping and refreshments.
Located 15 miles outside Montego Bay, near Falmouth, this great house was built by the family of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, the Barretts of Wimpole Street, in 1800. The tour evokes the 19th century atmosphere of a sugar plantation. Still containing original furniture, it also houses a fine collection of rare antiques. Breathtaking views from the expansive veranda and an on-site pub for refreshments.
Mystic Mountain overlooks Ocho Rios and environs from a height of 700 feet above sea level. The unique tropical forest attraction includes three exhilarating excursions. From the entrance, the Sky Explorer chairlift skims the treetops to the central peak area. The star attraction is the Rainforest Bobsled Ride on steel rails through the forest. The customized zip-line canopy tour swings across the forest from platform to platform. Sumptuous cuisine is available at R2 at 700 feet.
Located near Falmouth, this interactive cultural attraction displays several villages depicting the different influences, from Taino to Chinese, which contribute to Jamaica’s “Out of Many, One People” motto. This unique heritage experience, created by one of Jamaica’s leading film makers, is set on five acres and gives a 90 minute journey through the various stages of Jamaica’s history.
Black River Safari Tours
An off the beaten track tour, exploring the lower reaches of Jamaica’s longest river. Boats accommodate groups of up to 12 people and guides know the spots to find crocodiles among the tall mangroves. Scenic and peaceful, it can be combined with a trip to YS Falls.
In the heart of Kingston, this beautiful heritage site boasts a great house, restaurants and shops. Built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire 127 years ago, this is one of the few tourist attractions in the centre of the metropolis. Pleasant eating spots are surrounded by eleven acres of lawns and the refurbished great house which displays furniture from the Jamaica of the 1800s.
Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, St. James
About a 30 minute ride by car from Montego Bay, Rocklands was the home of one of Jamaica’s first environmentalists, the late bird-lover Lisa Salmon, who opened her home to the public in 1962. Tourists have long been thrilled (“ a hidden gem”) by the number of humming birds and many other wild birds which come to feed from their hands. Lisa died in 2000 at the age of 96 and the sanctuary is now managed by her successor, Fritz, who runs one of the most popular attractions in the Montego Bay area.
Tel: 876 952-2009
On the outskirts of Montego Bay, on hills overlooking the sea, the Rose Hall Great House was built in the mid 19th century and is the former home of the legendary White Witch of Rose Hall, Annie Palmer. The Georgian building was restored in the 1960s after lying in ruins for many years. The tour gives the opportunity to hear the scary history of Annie’s escapades and see the fine restoration and antique furniture. A pub and restaurant are also on site.
A peaceful alternative to the large tourist hotels on the North coast, Treasure Beach is a collection of quiet fishing villages on the South coast, with community-based tourism. The friendly population of fishermen and other locals make tourists comfortable on the various small beaches and coves.
Eco-friendly attraction off the beaten track in the less explored South coast parish of St. Elizabeth. Jitney ride through working cattle and horse farm to a magnificent seven-tiered natural waterfall which cascades below a canopy zip-line tour in the trees above. Wading pool fed by cold underground springs is surrounded by spacious lawns for picnics and a children’s play area. Expansive verandahs around gift shop which sells light snacks and beverages.