believes in the importance of customer satisfaction,
which is why we make it a priority to offer safe,
convenient and fun filled tours. Here are some
testimonials from our customers.
Ratcliff, our tour guide was amazing. we had to
different days where the first day we went zip lining, he was there
with us taking funny video's of the cussing. hahaha. and helping
us take pictures. On the second day, he took us to Dunn's River falls,
where we spent a very fun time together where he actually gave us some
interesting information about the history of the falls. I would recommend you
all the time. Thank you again.
- Carla & Bruno
Rusty was terrific and gave us an all-around great
tour. We loved all of the activities we chose and Rusty made is very
personal for us and we really enjoyed his company! Keep up the good work.
Rusty was great! Would have no hesitation to book again with Yardie if
we are in the area. I will also highly recommend to friends/family if
they're going to be in Ocho Rios. Thank you.
- Brian & Jocelyn S
Our driver, Rusty, was most friendly and informative.
He was very accommodating especially since we were traveling with two
seniors. He even helped us order when we weren't sure of what to get at
Scotchies! He made some great choices. The jerk chicken was awesome!
- Roseanna L
The driver was very accommodating to each of our
needs. I feel the tour was great! Yardie Tours you did a great job with
accommodating the Tiffany and Jamel J[name removed] Wedding party on our
trip! The drive that we had was SUPERIOR! It doesn't get any better
than that. Thanks for everything and making my tour the best. I will
use your company the next time I'm in Jamaica.
- Margaret T
I enjoyed the history of Jamaica and the culture of the
people on the ride to 9 mile Bob Marley. I also enjoyed that it was private
and we were able to ask questions as well as stop and take pictures. Earl took
great care of us, No Problems, Excellent will recommend to others.
LOVE YARDIE TOURS! AND EARL is the Best!!
- Sharon G
There were so many things that I enjoyed while visiting
Jamaica with Yardie Tours. I enjoyed the wonderful hospitality from
our tour guide. Shaw was very friendly and gave us a great guided tour of
Jamaica. I learned a lot about Jamaica. It was also great to see the
area where the movie "Cool Runnings" was filmed.
I do not think the tour could have been improved, because it was
already perfect. Everything was just wonderful and I had a great time.
Please tell Shaw that Michael and Jennifer L[name removed] had a great time
touring with him. The guided tour and horseback ride was awesome. Thank you
so very much. If I visit Jamaica again in the future, I will book again
through Yardie Tours. I will recommend your services to anyone I know who
will be visiting Jamaica.
- Michael & Jennifer L
There are so many things to experience, however, the market in
St Ann Bay, and the Chaulky Primary school will always be on my mind. Radcliff
was a wonderful host of Jamaica. He treated us so wonderful showing us with much
knowledge and pride his country. Our experience with Yardie Tours was incredible
from meeting Shaw at the port, to Earl as we were leaving and our day with Radcliff.
Wonderful, Wonderful. I will be back someday to Jamaica and will call you, Thank You.
- Sharon G
I wanted to let you know that we had a great experience with Yardie.
Rusty drove us to Heaven Scent on Wednesday, and Sha took us to 9 mile on Friday.
Both driver/guides were very friendly, personable and helpful.
If I hear of anyone heading
to the Ocho Rios area I will be sure to send them your way.
- Adam S
the whole tour was fantastic, the driver Shaw was great &
informative. the horseback riding on the beach was a forever memorable experience
would def come back again thank you all for being so hospitable fun &
making this trip a memory to cherish!
- Gina W
Dunn's River Falls and River Tubing were wonderful. Your staff
was the best. I can't say enough about the way your staff, especially Earl and
Jerome, treated us. Our family was grouped with another family from the
same ship that were going to do the same tours. The other family was over
half an hour late checking in for the tours. After Dunn's River Falls, they
were late again in checking back in. Earl and Jerome realized how unfair
this was to us and Earl took us on the rest of the tour by ourselves. They
were wonderful! We gave Yardie a glowing review on TripAdvisor.com because
of how those two treated us!
- Dale L
Our tour guide, Shaw, was amazing. He was so friendly and
informative from the very beginning. I felt so lucky to have chosen this
tour group when I saw what groups other cruisers went with. He went above
and beyond to make sure our trip to Jamaica was great. We really enjoyed the Dunn's
River Falls. All of the people there were wonderful and we had so much fun!
- Melissa W
Our tour guide Chris. He was very accommodating and
worked things into our tour that answered questions we had about like in
Jamaica. We liked the ability to be flexible with the time on the tours
and I liked the fact that Chris was always on time to pick us up.
We really enjoyed the tours and really appreciated the flexibility
and he was really nice about taking pictures, etc. We appreciated the
company getting back to us with questions we had. We certainly will
recommend Yardie Tours to anyone going to the Ocho Rios area. Thanks again
for making our trip very special.
- Ted and Colleen B
Yardie Tours was a delight from the first e-mail to
our return to the cruise ship. You were all so polite and friendly. We
customized our day with a trip to Scotchies, and Shaw was attentive
throughout. You even came back to get us at the dock because we were a bit
late getting started! We will recommend you to everyone!
- The Swick Family
I enjoyed the drive up the mountain towards the
zipline. The view was fantastic! It was a great tour. No complaints.
I salute you guys. Your warm welcome and willingness to accommodate
me and my husband has made us fall in love with the people of Jamaica. We
will be back again and we will definitely contact you. Is it possible to
rent our driver for the whole day?
- Dali W
Great value. Our guide Shaw was very personable and
informative. We enjoyed the falls and Reggae Beach. Everyone we dealt
with was very friendly. We would definitely use your company again and will
recommend to others as well.
- Tari L
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide met all of our
expectations. At all times, he just wanted to please us. He continually
asked, if there was anything else we would like to see or do. He was polite,
very knowledgeable and the van was perfect, comfortable and clean. We always
felt safe. He knew his way around. I can't think of one thing to improve
our trip. It was great! We left photos in the van after we departed to go
back to our ship. We never thought we'd see them again, but when we got home
we had an email from Yardie tours. They told us they found our photos and would
be mailing them to our home. That is just one example of how they go out of
their way to make their customers feel appreciated.
I would like to thank Chris for the exceptional job he did in
taking us on tours. He completely went out of his way to make sure that we were
completely satisfied and made us feel very comfortable...[wish] my wife and I
would of found out about Yardie Tours sooner! that way we could of planned out
our honeymoon in advance! To Chris, Again thanks honestly our experience in
Jamaica was great because of people like you. You go out of your way to make sure
that the customer gets more than just a tour guide, we felt as if we were visiting
a friend and he was going out of his way to show us his home! thanks Chris.
- Robert & Sandy
Our trip to 9 Mile was our favorite. Captain Crazy did our
tour which we enjoyed. It was perfect. We had fun with Christopher, he is a
gentlemen who is proud of his country and where he comes from. He was always
willing to pull the car over for pictures.
- Christopher P
My wife and I did the waterfalls and river tubing. we had a
fantastic time our driver/guide was very
Knowledgeable about the local area
and was very friendly. nothing was too much trouble for him and he made the
day very memorable. I would recommend this company to anybody and if we go back we
will definitely be going on more tours with them. February 2010. Book with Yardie
tours for a day to remember at reasonable prices and value for money.
- Patrick B
Please pass on again our heartfelt thanks to Chris for our “best” day
in Jamaica – and they were all Irie. Your personalized service amazed us and we learned
things about your island that we never would have learned if it wasn’t for Chris. While
everyone on your island is very friendly and polite – Chris stood out as being an exceptional
spokesperson for your island. Thanks again – as I found you on trip advisor and went with your
tours instead of Moby Dick as I had planned I will be adding our praise to trip advisor and
we talked about your wonderful service and of Chris our last days at Breezes. PS we returned to
Canada yesterday and now today it hit -30 C ( -40 with the
wind chill) can’t wait to return to
your beautiful island – my memories will keep us warm
- JoAnn D
This being my first cruise, I enjoyed touring a part of the
island worry free. Shaw did everything to make my trip comfortable and enjoyable.
Shaw is the best! He did what he said and was always on time. We enjoyed him. Keep
up the good work. I will definitely use Yardie Tours services
- Kesha S
The visit and experience to
Dunn's River Falls was great.
We are very happy with the service. Everything was awesome!!! The tour guide in Spanish
was very friendly and knowledgeable and the service of her and the driver was exceptional.
I just want to let you know that Chris was wonderful and like a
family. he made our trip so special and very enjoyable ! If we visit again we will be
asking for him and I will recommend him and Yardie tours to all my family and friends.
Have a Happy new Year !!!
The friendliness and safety we felt being with
Shaw as he toured
us around and also as Chris took us to and from the airport. Both men were professional
and pleasant. We saw and did things that others on vacation did not have the same
privileges as we did..we felt very special. Excellent rates. I can't of anything that
would have made our tour better.
We have already started to tell others about how
great you guys were. Our plans are to come to Jamaica again and will certainly have Yardie
to tour us around. Yardie made our vacation special. Thank You
- Margaret and Lauren W
We were treated like royalty. Shaw, our driver,
took us to Dunn's river Falls, which was brilliant. He came back for us on
the designated time. Then took us to Reggae beach, which blew us away with
its beauty, it was breath taking, we met some locals who
couldn't do enough
for us. Shaw came back on time, he was so nice, and told us about the parishes
we went through. Couldn't thank him and all of you enough for an amazing time
and place. God Bless you all. Perfect day. Would use Yardie again and recommend
you to our friends.
- Mike D
Yardie Tours and their staff were so professional and
friendly from our initial enquiry to the end of the tour. it was excellent
We were met by Earl at the port who then introduced us to Christopher
who was looking after us for the day. Christopher was brilliant, he made
every effort to ensure we had a great experience. He chatted about Jamaica,
stopped off to let us sample local fruit and sugar cane. He made sure we
were looked after at the horse riding and Dunn's River, took us to get a
great view of the ship and Ocho Rios and took photos of us. He stopped to
get us a cold beer and went to the trouble of finding a shop that did rum cake
(negotiating a good price)and making sure we got back to our ship on time!
Earl came to check that we had had a great time before we left which, was also
a nice touch. We cannot recommend Yardie Tours highly enough and will most
definitely be using them next time we are in Jamaica. Thank You for a brilliant day.
- Nikki S and Graham B
Dear Kevin and Earl and Chris,
We just returned from our Cruise and wanted to take a moment to thank Yardie Tours
for an amazing day. Chris....you did a fantastic job and gave our family a
"terrific day in Jamaica that we will never forget". Thank you again for your
warm hospitality and sharing your love for your country with us. Jamaica is a
most beautiful island and I wish for you and your country a blessed life full of
good tidings and prosperity in the future. I would highly recommend you to other
travelers and will post something on trip advisor soon!
- Rita and Mark R
We loved climbing the Dunns River Falls and the river tubing.
There was a person who met us at the port and we had a personal driver who drove
us to where we needed to go. He took care of all the nitty gritty and we didn't
have to do anything but enjoy the tour.
- Alice W
First off i had Earl and I loved him he was very nice and
friendly. He made me feel like I've known him for years
that's how comfortable
he made me feel. The tours were very good also. The one atv tour i would have
liked to ride them a little longer. But i really enjoyed all the tours we
went on. When i come back which is hopefully soon I
don't want no one else
except Earl. Thank you all
- Aisha D
I enjoyed the personal service and attention that was given to us.
We received door to door service, were able to make stops to pick up
souvenirs and get
some real Jamaican jerk chicken. We were given a bonus tour along the way and were shown
some historical landmarks, as well as our driver Chris sharing his knowledge with us about
Jamaica. This was my 3rd trip to Jamaica and I am glad I decided to use your services as
opposed to the tour company recommended by the resort. The service was excellent, we weren't
just stuck on a bus with a lot of other tourist, it was personal and that made all the
difference. Not to mention your prices are a lot cheaper. I will definitely use your
services on my 4th trip.
- Kim R
I have to admit, I was very hesitant and worried about my cousin
planning and going on an excursion alone through a private tour
group....separate from our cruise line excursion tour. You just never really
know nowadays which businesses are legitimate or not, especially when you're
coming from a different country.
Fortunately, those worries were put to
rest once we arrived in Jamaica and were greeted by Earl and the Yardie tour
guide Chris. Right away we felt like we were going to be well taken care
of. Our tour guide was always making sure we stayed on schedule and was
constantly collaborating with his fellow coworkers to make sure that we went
where we needed to go and got what we wanted. This was no easy task
considering our limited time frame!
I wasn't even scheduled to tour with
Yardie tours, yet they were totally fine with squeezing me, plus two other
people, into their schedule and picking us up after our scheduled morning
tour with our cruise line....all within LITERALLY last minute notice! We
were well taken care of and were always made to feel that our best interests
were of upmost importance! Even after our excursion, with only about 20
minutes left to make it back to the port, our guide took us to stores to
allow us a chance to find last minute souvenirs!
We experienced great
service to the very end of our tour! and made it back to our ship on time!
Thank you Yardee tours! I would definitely recommend you to a friend!
- Debbie P
My mom and I went to Jamaica on Sept 12-16 2009 and had a
fantastic time! We did the Dunn River Falls and the Countryside Excursion
on one day, and the White River Tubing and Shopping the next day! Earl was a
great guide! We can't say enough good things about Earl! We will recommend this
company to anyone we know that will be visiting Jamaica. Earl took the time
to stop and show us different things and had an answer to every question! Thanks
Earl for making our trip a very memorable one! We will be back soon!
- Laurel & Nat
Great Tours, exceptional hospitality from the tour guide....worth
every penny spent
- George D
Everything went so great from the time Earl met us at the dock until
the time Christopher dropped us off. You have outdone yourselves! This tour was THE
BEST part of our cruise and vacation can't thank you enough.
Our guide Christopher! He was awesome. He went above and beyond
our expectations. He is a true asset to your company,
Honestly everything was great. I can't think of anything that could have been better.
- Cindy T
We enjoyed Cranbook The Grotto, and we were really pleased with
the extras - Christopher Columbus site, market in downtown Ocho Rios, etc...It was a perfect tour.
- Samuel C
Easy finding "Earl". Driver Chris was wonderful and informative.
Zipline/Atv was fun - one of the best excursions we have ever taken - the guys there were awesome.
- Mike W
The personal service. The zipline was great and our driver
Christopher was awesome. He really helped make it a great day in Jamaica. I
will be highly recommending your tours to friends and will definitely be back.
Not sure it could have been any better for the short time we had
there since we were on a cruise ship.
Thank you for making my sons birthday vacation and first time to
Jamaica an awesome experience.
- Anna B
Hi this is Preston [****]. I recently married my fiance
Erin in Jamaica. We booked your tours for most of a week. I just wanted to let
you guys know what a great time we had. We appreciate Christopher giving us a
first class tour through your beautiful country. Erin and I fell in love with
Jamaica. The people are so kind, the food was spectacular, and the
was breath taking. Christopher was able to answer every one of my questions
from local plants/trees, Jamaican history, the seven National heroes, to
Rastafari and Marcus Garvey. What a wealth of knowledge that man
even recorded our wedding ceremony for us. ( Did a wonderful job of that too)
I can safely say we would not have had as wonderful of a vacation without Chris
as our guide.
I laugh as I think about all of the people who stayed at Sandals and never left
the resort. There is soooo much more to Jamaica than Sandals Ocho Rios. So much
in fact, we feel as though we only had a small glimpse of what
Jamaica has to
offer. Hopefully, in the near future we can return to Jamaica again. We will
definitely use Yardie Tours again. We will also recommend Yardie to anyone we
know going to Jamaica. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. One love.
- Preston and Erin
Liked how professional yet friendly Christopher was at all
times and his vast knowledge about Jamaica and the ability to know that we could
stop anywhere if we decided to at a moments notice rather than being stuck on a tour
bus. Everything exceeded our expectations.
We originally booked 3 tours with Yardie tours, and after such an amazing positive
experience we booked another full day. Words cannot express how impressed we were
with Christopher and Yardie Tours. Always on time, professional, and just so fun to
be with! Booking through Yardie Tours is one worry travelling to a new place that
you will not have to worry about.
Not to mention having your own tour guide specifically there for you is so much better
than travelling with a big tour bus group. It was so nice to say that we wanted to try
sugar cane, and the next thing we knew Christopher was pulling over to a vendor and
helping us negotiate a fair price! Your prices are more than fair and worth every
penny! Thank you so much for making our vacation a holiday that we will never forget.
- Amanda W
Hi Kevin and Christopher,
I want to thank you for giving my clients, and personal friends, Amanda
and Jerry such a fabulous time! They said you custom fit the tour for
them, and had very reasonable rates as well. Good job guys!
I, myself, first visited the island in November 2006 to get married
there. We had a tragic accident with our bridesmaid in the St. Anne's area
Ocho Rios at a resort, and sadly didn't get married and had to cut our 2
week trip into only 5 days, but they were the 5 most memorable days of our
lives. I feel that there is still so much to see, and now as a travel
agent I live through my clients experiences, and have to visit again soon.
When my clients come back to Canada happy, with a story or two, it makes
me feel that I have done the best job to ensure they had a fantastic trip.
Which is what I hear you did for my most recent Jamaican travelers, so thank you.
I will be visiting again shortly, and will contact you to arrange a tour to
experience your service and tour ideals and standards, as well. I am very happy
that they brought your website to my attention, as I can feel confident in
recommending you to future clients if this service is your normal way of business.
So, one last time, thank you for your fabulous job, Christopher, Kevin and crew.
You exceeded my clients expectations with excellent communication, and overall
brilliant service. Thank you and have a great day! - Roxy Doctor
The whole tour was awesome, the service was perfect, we felt
like VIP (with private tour guide). The zipline tour was great, unexpectedly awesome.
And the Dunn river falls was a perfect closing for the day. We had a perfect tour with
perfect service. Thank you Kevin for very fast response each time I email when I have
questions. Thank you Andrew who was really great providing information along the tour
and who made arrangement for us when our plan fell thru. We couldn't get to Kingston
coz the Knutsford bus was fully booked, Andrew set up somebody to pick us up and take
us back (Kingston-Ocho Rios) with affordable price. We had so much fun doing everything
that we picked (zipline, atv, and dunn river falls). We can't wait to come back and try
other things in your tour. Thank you
- Sara S.
You guys are terrific and Earl was very special everyone
loved him. he made us feel very comfortable and special. Thanks. I'll be
referring others to you and thanks for the Rum. we have enjoyed it!
- C. Di Pietro
Where to begin! Earl, our driver/guide, was amazing! The
zipline was a blast. Earl followed us around taking pictures for us...Earl rocks!
The guides at the zipline were excellent; they made us feel safe and secure and
were loads of fun. The river tubing was equally fantastic. Sean, our guide in
the water, took amazing care of us, making sure we enjoyed the experience and we
didn't get hurt on the rocks or anything jutting out along the bank. Earl was a
fountain of information, telling us all about Jamaica. Yardie's tour prices are
extremely reasonable and the service can't be beaten. We can't thank you enough!!
Everything was absolutely fantastic.I will be recommending Yardie to all my friends.
We'll be back next year! We'll be in touch.
- Kimberly S.
The following is an excerpt
from a Traveling Adventures article. For the full
"One family favorite is the itinerary to Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Should you decide on this fun itinerary, explore Jamaica with Yardie Tours where your safe, courteous and helpful tour guides can show your family the beauty of the Dunn’s’ River Falls, Coyabe Gardens and culture of Ocho Rios." -
[i liked] Being back in Jamaica after 20 years and meeting friendly local
people. Great organization flexibility and friendliness
I would like to thank you for an outstanding tour you
gave us through Earl. He was a very knowledgeable and very friendly guide.
We all enjoyed our Tours especially the Dunn's River Falls! There were
only 4 of us in our group who dared reach the top.
I definitely will recommend your services to my passengers!
My husband and I both enjoyed all aspects of
our tour. Dunn river was really a wonderful experience. The river
rafting was really fun and Sean did a wonderful job of taking care
of 6 inexperienced river rafters. Our driver was very knowledgeable
and took his time to explain all aspects of the tour. The side trip
to Steer Town was very informative. Thanks for the fun and we will
certainly recommend other cruisers to use your service.
- Linda V
The tour guides were excellent. Earl and Radcliffe
were very accommodating and extremely friendly. I loved climbing the water
fall and tubing. I also loved that Radcliffe and Earl took us to a good
jerk chicken place in Jamaica as we asked even though it was not part of
our original plan. The tour was absolutely perfect. Nothing could have
been better! It was a great tour! Excellent job :-)
- Jaime A
I have to say our short stay in
Jamaica was the highlight
of my trip. Unfortunately coming off a cruise ship to
Ocho Rios did not leave
us much time but Yardie Tours made our experience something amazing and
unforgettable. Being from New York, my 3 friends and I were amazed at the
way our tour guide took care of ANYTHING we wanted to do and kept our bags
secure on the bus. I would definitely recommend Yardie
Tours to anyone and I
will be back in Jamaica soon. Thanks again for the most amazing time!
- Rob R - Queens NY
The escort Radcliff was WONDERFUL! He was very kind a patient.
As this was my sisters 1st visit, she had lots of questions and he very
resourceful. I am a
travel agent and I certainly will be recommending ALL of my
clients to Yardie Tours while visiting Jamaica. Best Wishes and keep up
the good work." -
Radcliff was congenial, and
very knowledgeable and expressed
himself very well, We enjoyed his company as well
as him being the tour
Barbara and James
The driver was so
accommodating. He helped us plan the day out
beautifully. He was very trust-worthy with our
belongings and gave us some great advice. Your tour that you advertised
with tubing and Dunn's River made a great family day for us. It's hard to
improve perfection. I will be recommending to our
customers traveling to Jamaica to use you. -
Kevin, We had a Fabulous time
with your company. Our personal guide could not have
been better. I would highly recommend your company
to others seeking tours in your area. Tourists are
warned vehemently about crime in Jamaica. Our guide
and driver was extremely diligent about advising us
and keeping us safe. We never felt uncomfortable
and had loads of fun. It takes a good company to
entertain ten very different women. You did it
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jamaica.
I don't think that you could have done anymore. From our initial
email contact, through to being met off the cruise ship and a really
good driver, the service was superb. Many thanks. -
The service was great. I would
recommend Yardie Tours to anyone visiting Jamaica.
You delivered everything you promised and then
some. To be honest, we had heard a lot of scary
things about the crime in Jamaica, but we felt very
safe and had a great time. Dunn's River Falls was
the highlight of our cruise. -
The whole tour. We had a great time. We had heard
a lot about Jamaica and were a little scared coming.
Our tour guide (Radcliff) never left us and made us
feel very safe. We were so happy that we booked
through Yardie. Earl and Radcliff are the best. They
really made our trip more enjoyable. -
We had a wonderful day on our tours with Andrew
on 3-17-08. He was very accommodating and friendly
during our whole day and multiple excursions. Also,
Uton, our guide on our White River tubing trip was
delightful. We will DEFINATELY recommend your
company to any other lucky friends vacationing in
Jamaica! Andrew, our driver was most friendly,
prompt, informative and helpful on our tours at
Dunn's River Falls and tubing down the White River.
Your company emailed us back very promptly when we
were inquiring about possible trips. - Allen
& Valorie G.
was fabulous! Everything that you promised Earl
delivered and then more!!!! He was a wealth of knowledge. After talking with the
other passengers on the ship I know that we had the
most fun in Jamaica. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
I would highly recommend anyone looking at going to Jamaica to use Yardie tours!! -
have a great tour guide, Andrew. Thank you so much
for making our stay there wonderful and
entertaining. We have recommended you to family and
friends and will continue to do so every chance we
get. Thanks again. Rosa & Cruz -
Dunn’s River tour was the greatest. Thank you Andrew
for everything the price was unbeatable. Yardie
Tours will be recommended by us all the time.
Mike and the group -
Earl was a fantastic tour guy, he made us feel
comfortable in a foreign land. He explained each
tour visit and it's significance, we'll see you soon
great job! - Randy and Anna
We had a great time and enjoyed seeing the real beauty of Jamaica.
Our Guide was Radcliff. We went to Duns River Falls and Shaw Park. Both great places
to visit. He was pleasant and informative, on time, helped us order a traditional
Jamaica jerk meal for lunch. He then took us to a shopping mall and waited for us as
he said it was to far to walk back to the pier. He also and did a great job driving.
I am glad we found your wed site and would highly recommend your company to anyone
considering a visit to Jamaica. - Timothy M
I will recommend Yardie Tours to my friends and
families. Our tour guide, Andrew, was friendly and
he knows a lot of fun places to visit in Jamaica.
- Dennis M
Our guide was great. When it was apparent that
one van wasn't enough he got another right away. He
was easy to contact on the dock. altogether
satisfactory. Our guide/driver was a real treat.
- Robert A