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Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe

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Montego Bay, Caribbean
Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe

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icon4 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Cruise along the coast of Jamaica to the waters off Rick's Cafe in Negril. Snorkel off the boat among coral and tropical fish or just stretch out on the boat's deck and sunbathe during this excursion from Negril. Enjoy unlimited drinks and reggae music while you watch the gorgeous Jamaican sunset from this luxury catamaran.
  • Negril catamaran cruise keeps the fun going on the water
  • Sail on a luxury catamaran with an experienced crew
  • Watch the spectacular sunset from the waters near Rick’s Cafe
  • Snorkel from the boat with all equipment included
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks from the open bar and reggae music on the sound system
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Unlimited drinks (open bar) on board the cruise
Use of snorkel equipment on the cruise
Hotel pickup and drop-off in air conditioned bus
Gratuities
Food

Departure Point

1: Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica
2: Negril, Negril, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
3: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
4: Runaway Bay, Jamaica
5: Falmouth, Jamaica
6: Lucea, Jamaica

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Following pickup at your hotel, arrive at the marina to meet your friendly crew aboard a luxury catamaran. Order up a drink from the open bar and find a spot to relax on the sundeck while enjoying the reggae music playing over the boat's speakers.

The catamaran will stop at a snorkel spot so you can explore the island's underwater attractions. Slip on the provided mask, fins and snorkel and dive into the calm water. Swim among live coral and groups of brightly-colored tropical fish. The boat will sail on to the village of Negril, where the Negril Marine Park offers more opportunities to snorkel among coral  reefs and mangrove forests. 

Back on the boat, sail to the waters off of the famous Rick's Cafe, the prime spot to watch one of the island's stunning sunsets. Opened in the 1970s, Rick's was one of Negril's first restaurants and boasts a 35-foot (11-meter) cliff that locals and adventurous visitors like to use as a diving board, splashing into the aqua Caribbean waters below. 

Watch the sun sink below the horizon while enjoying another drink or two from the bar, then dance to reggae music as the boat cruises back to the marina before you return to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Margaritaville Negril
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rick's Cafe
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 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Holiday Services
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise & Negril Beach with Rick's Cafe.

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Reviews

3.5
star-3.5
103 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Must Do Ricks Cafe
Robert_A
, Jan 2022
This was just awesome. For the price couldn’t even come close to beating. The cab drive alone would have been as much. Started at margaritaville I’m Negril and had 2 hours to hang at the beach. Got on catamaran and headed to Rick’s cafe. We ate lunch and jumped off the cliffs. On way back we saw the sunset and had drinks galore. The guides were all very nice and wanted you to have a good time. Would def do again
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it.
star-3
Ehhh
Taylar_B
, Dec 2021
It was okay. Margaritaville was cool, we got there about two hours before we were suppose to get on the boat and we got to eat and chill on the beach. The boat ride was so short, we spent most of the time sitting while people snorkeled or swim in the ocean. Once we were done with that we went to ricks cafe for about an hour and a half. Ricks Cafe was fun but we didn’t even see the sunset and the bus driver was rushing us to leave. Overall it seemed to be a waste of money.
star-1
Cancelled on us the morning of
Christina_J
, Dec 2021
They cancelled on us the morning of the excursion. We were so excited and looking forward to it but we’re so disappointed when they emailed us and said “we are unable to accommodate this excursion today” with no excuse or reason as to why they were cancelling it.
star-5
Sun, Sail and Cliff Diving!!
Zuzana_B
, Nov 2021
Get ready for fun In the sun! Your tour will take you to experience Negril beach and Margaritaville for a couple hours before the catamaran sail. On the trip you will have all the rum punch you could want and a stop to snorkel. Ricks is the last stop and a fun treat for the cliff divers out there. Love music and great food there as well!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it.
star-5
A little fun!
Taneisha_R
, Oct 2021
The driver Rolando was nice. On time. The drive was peaceful. The boat was clean and pretty. The whole crew was nice. Drinks. Free! Viator does need to add the box to add hotel! I had to call them and ask how do they intend to pick me up without that info.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it.
star-5
Amazing Time
Stacy_O
, Sep 2021
My husband and I wanted to do something fun and different- I highly recommend having this company assist you with ANY of your excursions- they really are top notch!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate it.
star-1
It was an overpriced mess
Jacinda_F
, Aug 2021
I was just here two in a half weeks ago and took the same excursion with a different company. We had were operating on one engine for this trip and the experience was horrible. We had one hour at Rick’s Cafe and quite a few of us stayed on the boat because we wouldn’t have had enough time to be transported to Rick’s eat and return by 5pm….
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
There is always the option to stay on the boat or to go over to Ricks Cafe, where the stop is always one hour and not more. If you wish to have a dinner, you could stay and then take a taxi back to your resort from there. We are so sorry that you were not happy but there was no problem with any engine of the catamaran and it operated as scheduled and without any issues whatsoever, even with the curfew regulations in place. Perhaps you confused this catamaran with another operator but this is the most popular one from Island Charters.
star-2
Need more details
Charles_A
, Jul 2021
I was disappointed with the fact that we had to walk through water waist high to get on the boat and do the same after our tour was over, which made for a terrible time in soaking wet clothes riding on the shuttle bus........more details should be given on this excursion.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
I am so sorry that you did not bring a change of clothes and a towel for the catamaran snorkeling cruise. Thank you for your recommendations. We will be sure to highlight that one should anticipate to get wet on a snorkeling cruise.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
It was great
Walter_W
, Jul 2021
One the experience moment was having was having to go in the water to get to the ship.Me and wife had a good time.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We truly appreciate it.
star-5
Great Time
Divietra_M
, Jun 2021
All I can say is that we had a great time. Drinks was great, staff was great. Will be booking we I return.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your kind compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We truly appreciate it.

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