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Yardie Tours 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.




We thoroughly enjoyed our driver and guide, Christopher. He answered all our questions and we never felt rushed.
We will recommend your tour to anyone coming to Jamaica. Never having been there before, we wanted to see the country, not just the cruise port.

We were 100% satisfied. - Pam and Tom Troutman


Christopher our tour guide was fabulous. He made us feel comfortable and safe. We loved the tubing tour it was sooo much fun...it was like we had the river to ourselves.

Christopher was the best tour guide ever! - Camille Robinson


The ride through the countryside going to birthplace of Bob Marley. On the way school children came out and sang for us.

Everyone very nice and feel we surely got our moneys worth. Our driver, Chris was very accomadating and answered all questions. - L. Blubaum


Chris was a great tour guide. He is an asset to your company. - S. Lyons


Christopher was the best! We enjoyed our time with him and will book again! - T. Gannon


The overall tour was very well organized. Christopher was excellent! We really enjoyed his company. He provided us with a lot of interesting information about Jamaica and Jamaican culture. We really enjoyed every bit of the tour starting with a visit of the elementary school, Bob Marley mausoleum, seeing countryside and local people, visiting the coffee field... Very interesting. We all extremely enjoyed it. The best tour I have ever been on!!! Very informative and educational! Great job Christopher and Yardie Tours! We cannot thank you enough.

Everything was just great! - D. Bakova with family


Thanks again, Christopher. We look forward to seeing you again when we come back to your lovely country. - P. Whiting


Christopher was a wonderful tour guide! We loved visiting Dunn River Falls and the tubing was fun. I was impressed with Christopher getting our tickets to the attractions without my group having to stand in line. We truly appreciated the VIP treatment Christopher provided.

I am glad I made the decision to take a tour with Yardie Tours. I would definitely recommend your company in the future. Thank you! - A. Corbett


Thank you for the experience! Our tour guide,Christopher was awesome! He was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable! - D. Fairbairn


Everything was perfect! Our tour guide, Christopher, was amazing!! He was so knowledgeable and friendly! - T. Demmin


We enjoyed the fact that we were able to visit Nine miles and climb the Dunn's River waterfalls in the same day.

Christopher was a great tour guide and made us feel totally at ease thoughout the day. - D. Pownall


Christopher was a great guide. We loved the stop at the roadside spice stand.
Christopher made us feel very comfortable. We really enjoyed our visit to Jamaica. - Myra


Christopher took us to places most tours don't. I have been to Jamaica many times and saw some things I have never seen before. He was so knowledgeable about his country.It was a pleasure.I didn't know we would get a private car and that was a great surprise!!
Loved the tour! My sister had never been in Jamaica and she really enjoyed all the things we did. Christopher is a real asset to your company. I will be writing a review on TripAdvisor for your company because excellent service deserves to be rewarded. Thank-you for a great tour and guide!! - S. Kirchner


Friendly tour guide (Christopher English). He took extra time to take us sightseeing.
Next time we will book more time for sightseeing in and around Ocho Rios.
We will book with Yardie Tours again, and will recommend to friends. - Wayne


Hi Kevin, thanks to yourself and Christopher for an extremely wonderful day - despite the rain. Christopher took GREAT care of us - and i DO appreciate it. We loved the impromptu stops - sugar cane and coconut stop with the fellow that looked SO much like Morgan Freeman (the movie star) and Dennis - I'm SO excited to try the fresh AMAZING spices - we don't have anything like this at home (ok, we have snow, bears, polar bears, the Rockies).

I know that our experience with Christopher will last us a lifetime. - Karen


We visited Dunn's River Falls while in port on a cruise in November 2011. Our tour guide was Christopher English. His knowledge and love of Jamaica made the tour great. The river was fun, but learning about the history of the island from someone who lives there was the most fun for us.

Your tour guide, Christopher English, is a treasure. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about his country. He, as much as the beauty of the island itself, made our tour memorable. - J. Smith


Great Tour Guide and really great destinations!
Christopher was our tour guide and he was fantastic. He really took care of us. He gave us lots of information about Jamaica. He took us into dolphin cove and Dunns river and actually showed us where things where and where we could do different activities, which was great! He also took us to a Jamaican Restaurant for real' Jerk Chicken! We had a fantastic time with him and at each other our destinations.

Thank you! - C. Tebbutt


Chris - our tour guide - He was very professional and knowledgeable about the History of the area and the tours - a pleasure to spend a few hours with.

The tours - especially H'Evans Scent far exceeded our expectations, although the pole climb was very difficulty for those of us over 60.

Chris again - we cannot say enough. My niece wanted some guineps and the next morning as he picked us up, he brought her a bag of guineps. Such hospitality.
- A. Taylor


We had a blast with your company! Christopher was amazing!!
Christopher was so wonderful!! He made our vacation!! He took us to Scotchies - We were wanting to go for over a year!! It was amazing! Our resort was not that great, and spending time with Chris taking us around the island was truly what saved our vacation :) - M. Skifter


Being a die hard Bob Marley fan 9 Mile was just great and Christopher English made our tour very enjoyable. He gave us a history and background of Jamaica which I would never have known.

The package for 9 Mile/Dunn's River was perfect and exactly what I was looking for!

Your packages are great I would def. come back and go for going to schools next time. That's just a great addition to your package please don't ever remove it. - Sohily R


Coming off the cruise ship, we weren't sure how the logistics would work out, but it was perfect. Our tour guide, Christopher, was excellent and extremely customer service oriented.We could not have asked for a better day. The only thing to improve it was that there would have been more hours in our day. We will recommend your tour group. - Stephen B


There was nothing more that could have been done to make the tours better. Earl and Chris were fantastic.

When I return to Jamaica, I will definitely call Yardie Tours again for all my tours and will recommend Yardie Tours to my friends and family who plan on visiting Jamaica. I have more to say which you can read on Trip Advisor. I posted a review there that is still being reviewed by them but should be officially posted soon. - Chris V


Christopher was very informative and made the tour more interesting. But we loved Dunn's River falls the best and unfortunately didn't have as much time to enjoy it as we wanted. Christopher was fantastic and very accommodating. He knew we were on a tight schedule and tried to keep us moving along so that we could enjoy everything. He really went out of his way to make our tour enjoyable for everyone. - Linda R


We enjoyed how informative our driver Christopher was!! this was our second trip this year to Jamaica and second time touring with Yardie Tours. we had the best time on our tour Christopher was very informative, pleasant and patient. he made sure we got to do everything we wanted to do and see it was great!!thank you so much!! i will highly recommend your company to everyone we know and especially anyone we know that's going to Jamaica. Everything was great couldn't have been better!! - Jeff A


Riding the zipline was the most fun I have had in a long time! Definitely worth the money. Our driver, Christopher was terrific! Very knowledgeable & such a great personality, he went out of his way to make our tour fabulous! - Paul T


We had a fabulous day with Christopher today! He was on time, courteous, a lot of fun and very professional! He made the day wonderful! We saw things I am sure no other tour company would have shown us. - Cheri L


We had an amazing tour guide. His name was Chris. I absolutely loved the horseback ride into the ocean. I cant wait to come back and go on more tours that we were unable to attend during this trip. It was a great experience and would recommend Yardie and Chris to all my friends! - Rhea C


Chris was a wonderful tour guide! We enjoyed having a private tour to enjoy all that Jamaica had to offer. We received VIP treatment the entire day. We visited the Falls, Reggae beach, had lunch and red stripe at Chris' recommended Jerk chicken spot, followed by a quick trip up fern gully, and a bird's eye view of Ocho Rios. We even squeezed in a quick trip to a gift shop - all in 6 hours! The tour was a great value and more than we expected. Thanks again! :) - Derek and Caitlin


You, my friends, are blessed with a spectacular, natural wonder in this world!!! A very close second thing we enjoyed was the very close attention paid us by Chris. Chris was there for everything we needed to make our tour special! Whether it be to take a picture at one of our special moments, or get us a refreshing coconut drink, or take us on a special side tour. I could go on, but suffice it to say, we had an amazing couple days with Chris as our guide!! We all had such an incredible adventure with Chris. The guys from Hooves were also incredible!! My girlfriend was able to cross off an item from her bucket list, the horseback ride on the beach and in the ocean!! - Rick K & family


Christopher would do and go anywhere we wanted and was most accommodating. We had a most memorable time with the children at the school in particular. Totally fantastic time Thank you so much! We had a terrific time!! Christopher was the best & will highly recommend Yardie Tours to everyone we speak to. - Debbie G


Christopher, you did us an awesome job!! And we are still drinking the blue Mountain coffee we got at the local grocery in Ocho Rios. And the school in Claremont was a great experience meeting the teachers and the students! Views fantastic and lunch best jerk ever! We had an awesome day!! thanks. - Craig S


personalized attention from Chris, our driver who gave us a very thorough tour of the city and its culture I will highly recommend your tour company again. My cruisemates were very jealous of the personalized attention and tour. It was very reasonably priced and Chris was fantastic! Thank you! - Denise K


Christopher was an outstanding guide; he went out of his way to make sure my girlfriend and I were able to see the real Jamaica. I would highly recommend Yardie Tours to anyone, especially those visiting on a cruise. Our tour was cheaper and more flexible than those offered by Carnival. I wish Carnival had allowed us more time in port so that our tour could have lasted longer! I was not sure what to expect at first, but anyone considering this should immediately book the Bob Marley Nine Mile Tour and Dunn's River Falls tour. Easily my favorite part of the cruise, and one of the best days of my life. Many thanks to Christopher, the Duke of Earl, and Yardie Tours! - Ty


Christopher was an excellent tour guide. I enjoyed the personalized tour versus the group. He was very knowledgable and accommodating to our needs. I will definitely recommend your company, and in particular, Christopher, to others that I know will be visiting your area. Be blessed and thanks again. Give Christopher our regards! - Deloris C


We all had such a great time! Chris was very courteous, a great driver and informative. Kevin was so helpful with answering emails to be sure we made the best choices for what we were looking to do. When we visit again, we will absolutely call Yardie for the other tours we weren't able to do. - Erica C


Our tour guide Chris was awesome. He explained the areas he took us to in great detail. He was very personable and easy to talk to. We learned alot about Jamaica as well as Bob Marley and other great people of Jamaica.

I enjoyed your tour company and Chris. I will definitely use Yardie Tours again in the future. - Monete D


We enjoyed the personalized service that Christopher provided showed us. He was always friendly and made us feel safe while out with him. We liked that we could go shopping after our excursions and not feel rushed at all. Christopher also provided great detail about the culture in Jamaica and even enhanced the trip by doing little things such as stopping on the side of the road so we could taste sugar cane.

Nothing could have made this trip any better. Christopher was great.

Really enjoyed everything that Yardie tours had to offer and would recommend then to anyone visiting Jamaica. When I return to Jamaica I will surely be using Yardie again. Thanks Christopher for making our vacation wonderful. - Meghan H


We just returned from our cruise. We cant begin to explain how much we enjoyed Jamaica! Christopher English made the time spent there way better than anticipated! From making us feel comfortable to educating us on your homeland. We will never forget it and thank you again. We are passing on the name of your tour and you should expect more business from us in the future! - Harold B


The personal touch! Friendly and efficient people, especially Christopher and Kevin, and all the guys who caught us and made the day awesome. Wouldn't have changed anything. [I am] Recommending you to all our friends, family and on all the websites. Thank you! - Mark and Vanessa


We had a brilliant time, my mum had a great birthday, everyone at the tours was so friendly and helpful. Chris English was excellent, he went out of his way to make us feel welcome and to give us the sights and knowledge of the area. Nothing seemed to be too much for him, he made the tours better than any others we have ever been on. He is a credit to the company and we will certainly be returning again and recommending you to friends. Thanks again for making a wonderful holiday so memorable. - Gemma H


We enjoyed the interaction that we had with Christopher as well as it surely felt like personalized service. Chris was great and was very informative. The fact of being picked up and not having to stop at 10 resorts was a great experience and we would highly recommend your company as well as Christopher as the tour guide.

If we return to Jamaica we would not hesitate to rebook with your company, as we said before we really enjoyed the personalized service and I myself (Wendy) appreciate that Chris went out of his [way] or so I felt to get a drink for me. Please forward a message from us to Christopher let him know that we really enjoyed him and I felt that he was genuine and was always willing to answer our silly questions and we would like to thank him for the drives to different parts of Jamaica. Thank You for everything - Ed and Wendy M


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


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


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


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 !!! - - Asheet


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


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


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


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 scenery 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 possesses. He 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


Christopher did an excellent job. It was a good tour in all respects. - Stan Sesser

The following is an excerpt from my Wall Street Journal Column.

"But most of the fun was still on shore. After the misfire in Haiti, the second day's excursion, in Jamaica, was a bonanza. Before setting sail, I had done some Internet research and hired a car and driver through tour agency Yardie Tours. When I got off the ship at Ocho Rios, a representative of the agency was waiting for me on the dock. The driver, a gregarious Jamaican named Christopher, embodied the tour agency's slogan: "In Jamaica we would say, 'No problem mon.' " - Stan Sesser


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!

Roxanna Doctor
Travel Consultant
Roxanna_Doctor.ab@flightcentre.ca -


Our guide Christopher was very informative and made our trip very memorable and we could not have asked for better service. It was perfect and just wished we had more time to spend. It was great seeing and learning about the farms and people. - Theresa Y. - Theresa Y


The road to Nine Mile was spectacular and our driver Chris was wonderful. He was knowledgeable about the countryside and the people and he was considerate to apprise us of the "culture" at Nine Mile so we were well prepared when we arrived. He was also an expert driver! Utmost Respect! We had a great experience at Nine Mile and he made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Riding in a car with just my son and me made the trip feel like an afternoon out with a friend. I am passing Yardie Tours on to my friends who are visiting in April. Thanks Again. - Christopher G


The Bob Marley Mausoleum and the Dunn's River Falls were awesome! These were the 2 excursions I picked. I really enjoyed the company of my driver Christopher. He and Earl were very punctual very conscious of the time needed to get to each excursion and back to my ship. Kevin, Christopher and Earl were extremely professional and friendly. Your company and staff were extremely professional and friendly. You guys were fantastic!

I would recommend Yardie Tours to everyone! Kevin responded so quickly to my questions and provided so much detailed information that I felt at ease and rest assured about my choice in Yardie Tours. Yardie Tours offers the best prices and such wonderful quality.

The vehicle that escorted me to my excursions was clean and tidy and had AC, even though I loved feeling the warm Jamaican breeze. Since I was pressed for time, Earl and Christopher communicated so well together to ensure punctuality to each excursion and back to my ship. In addition, although I was pressed for time, I was kindly surprised that since I was a little disappointed that I didn't get to do much shopping, Earl and Christopher already had a scouted a shop for me to run to which had dresses I was intending to buy.

On top of that, they helped my family out too, my cousins and friend, by making sure that we all stuck together to go back to the ship. You guys are the best. I felt so extremely safe and I had the most awesome experience in Ocho Rios thanks to all of you! I recommend you to everyone! - Christine May