Negril Beach & Catamaran Cruise with Ricks Cafe
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Margaritaville Negril, Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
All guests who are not staying in Negril , arrive here by bus and enjoy free time to explore the 7 mile beach on their own from this location. You board the boat in the early afternoon for the cruise, from the beach here.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Rick's Cafe, West End Road, Negril Jamaica
Ricks Cafe is the most popular bar in Jamaica and the most famous place from which to watch the magnificent sunset. Watch the sun seemingly melt into the sea as you rock to the beat of reggae music from the live band. If you are going on the cruise, you will arrive here by boat. All passengers then reboard the bus at Ricks, once the sun has set.
Duration: 1 hour
- Unlimited drinks (open bar) on board the cruise
- Use of snorkel equipment on the cruise
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned bus
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please Note: you MUST provide your hotel details to the local provider
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- The Catamaran leaves from Negril in the afternoon. The duration of the tour varies depending on where you are staying in Jamaica. You are transported to Negril, then you have time on the beach and THEN afterwards the catamaran.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
So this boat tour started out by my friend and I missing the transportation to the boat the company tried to call me but my phone was only working on wifi due to being international. We we were waiting for the transportation our hotel told us that the time was changed by the company and arranged for us to be picked up by another company. In Jamaica there really is no problem, mon. The people that run this boat just want everyone to have a good time and will make sure you do even in the event of bad weather. When we snorkeling the sky was dark and the waves were big and most people opted to stay on the boat. They let those of us who wanted to snorkel out in the water and kept a close eye on everyone. This was apparent when the guy with dreads on the boat and jean shorts leaped into the water and pulled someone out the waves were going over peoples snorkels and i think she unexpectedly took in water and panicked. It is mandatory to wear a life jacket at the reef so she was not in real danger. The more it rained the more the boat crew played the music louder, served the drinks faster, and danced! As we got to Rick's Cafe the waves were crashing over the cliffs and our boat could not dock there so we had to go back to where we started. The tour company arranged for everyone to be driven to Rick's so we could still have that part of our tour. Bummed about not being able to jump from the cliffs but overall a great tour even in the rain.
The catamaran was fun and safe. We boarded in Negril and spent a couple of hours onboard. Snorkeling was fun, though very brief. I would have liked to have more time for that. There were a few snacks and free drinks on the boats.
This tour was amazing!
The tour was very unorganized and unprofessional. We were picked up and taken to a shopping centre which was not apart of the trip We then were dropped off at Margaritaville where we spent the next 2.5 hours. When we first arrived I was told we would be there for 1 hour. Literally the entire group was confused as after an hour no one could find the tour guide. We were also told when we booked that we took the catamaran back as it was a short trip to Ricks Cafe. I would not recommend this to anyone for the price.
The staff was nice and helpful, but a couple of issues. We weren't into snorkeling and went in knowing this well. However, we were surprised that one could get on the boat only after walking in about 3 feet deep water. With a 5 year old with us, it turned out to be quite a problem. The sunset at Rick's cafe is clearly false advertising. Even on one of the shortest day in the year end of december, the boat left Rick's cafe around 5:00 pm, well before the sunset.
We had a blast.
It was an amazing trip. The sunset was stunning. We had the luck to get a very rare view of dolphins.