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Daneen January 9th, 2013 12:19 PM

Montego Bay
 
Has anyone used Courtney Taylor Tours in Jamaica? Half afraid to get off the ship from some of the things I've read about the port. Any advice? We are leaving on the Conquest Jan. 20th. Thanks

JLI219 January 9th, 2013 12:43 PM

I have not heard of them. But this is just my opinion. I would book a tour through Carnival even though you'd be paying more. My experience of venturing off on my own in Montego Bay was not good so I think going with a vendor Carnival has chosen is your best bet.

Jeff

Moiraine January 9th, 2013 01:37 PM

I've not heard of them, either. We booked a tour with Carnival when we were there and had a wonderful time at the Appleton Estate. Whatever you do, don't go off on your own. Jamaica is wonderful but not by yourself.

Donna January 9th, 2013 01:52 PM

I have heard of them, but never used them... There is nothing right there at the pier, very industrial area... I too would suggest sticking with Carnival excursions and play it safe there.

flowers January 9th, 2013 03:36 PM

I've walked into town 3 times, twice alone, and never had a problem. The last time a guy from my group wanted to walk in to get to the internet cafe so we walked. Once you get past the port the pushiness usually stops plus you walk right by a police station on the way in.

I have never heard of them. Perhaps google reviews, to see what people had to say? Ive been to the other port that Oasis uses 3 times and used RCL for excursions each time to the port.

The other place we had trouble with pushiness was at the Falls, enough that I probably would not go back. That was the worst.

Donna January 9th, 2013 04:45 PM

Oh Flowers,
I know exactly what you are talking about at the top of the falls...extremely pushy vendors that don't leave you alone, I hate that and would never go to the falls again unless there was a way to by-pass that.

Trip January 9th, 2013 06:17 PM

While I have never used Courtney Taylor, I have heard many,many people have used him,and have been very happy w/ his tours.

Snoozeman January 9th, 2013 06:38 PM

Let us know what you think when you get back. Jamaica is a pretty place for sure.

Daneen January 11th, 2013 10:24 AM

Thanks everyone, I'll let you now what we did and how it went. Leaning towards a rafting excursion at this point. Counting down the days till we sail.

Trip January 11th, 2013 10:51 AM

Enjoy, we know you will have a blast!

Moiraine January 11th, 2013 02:23 PM

I'm with Trip...enjoy!


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