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Considering a "Welcome Cruise" for guests. Anyone have vendor website suggestions?

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#11 ohaske

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    Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:14 PM

    Thank you ladies! This is a wonderful idea. I really wanted to do something with my guests because I fell like they are spending a great deal of money.

    #12 mekanabr

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      Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:32 AM

      Thought I would update since my last post on here in October...  We have decided to do a snorkel cruise through Jaital Tours also.  We wanted to do something special, but as inexpensively as we could, so we are going with the "Snorkeling and Beach Adventure" excursion that they offer.  It includes round trip transportation from our resort to Ochos Rios where we get on a boat and sail the Ochos Rios coastline and then snorkel for around 45 minutes.  Then they sail over to Margaritaville where they drop us off and we hang out there as long as we want and then they take us back to our resort.  We got a group rate of $32 p/p.  I think it will be really fun!!



      #13 BusyBee123

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        Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:35 PM

        Sounds like you got a great price sunstarsmoon!  I was hoping to do the catamaran with snorkelling and Dunn's River Falls as well! I tried contacting Jaital, but after 3 emails I still had no response.  I finally got one the other day and was quoted $79 per person for the private trip with 16-20 people! It seemed really expensive seeing as that price is even higher than what is quoted on their website!


        Did you have to bargain with them to get that rate?  I'm still surprised that it is so different!

        Originally Posted by sunstarsmoon 

        I am having a private catamaran cruise the afternoon after the ceremony. Here is the company's website that I will be using. Just send them an email and they will give you a quote.  I found the excursion I was interested in said something like snorkle cruise and duns river falls.  Just clicked on more info and the prices came up and there was a section to click for private tours along with the prices. Hope that makes sense. I also requested just the cruise and snorkle not stopping at Dunn's Rivers Falls.


        my quote is pretty high because at the time I contacted them there was only about 16 of us. so the  quote was 66.00 per person, then I requested food to be served as well so thats an additional 10.00 per person. I will be contacting them early January for an updated quote and be booking them at that time. (wedding is in July 2011)


        Hope that is of some help to you


        #14 sunstarsmoon

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          Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:24 AM

          BusyBee123,  alot has changed since my original comments.  I was ready to book with them, sent an email and everything was okay, Then I got an email stating that my time, day and price was no longer available.  I tried phoning them but could not get thru kept getting an insurance company in the US. Finally after about a week of waiting for emails they phoned me. My new quote was insane I can't even remember but it was so expensive and I had to change it to the next day.


          Anyways I did find another company,  we have rented speed boats and they customize the excursion to your needs. And it was soooooooo much cheaper and 3 hours not 2.


          Here is the name of the company



          they respond to my emails almost right away or within a few hours.  I had rented 2 boats but just yesterday cancelled one as my guest list is not as big and I am able to use the deposit from the 2nd boat towards another excursion for FI and I.

          July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

          #15 BusyBee123

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            Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:58 AM

            Wow sunstarsmoon!  That is quite a change in plans!  I was having a really difficult time with Jaital, having to email them at least 3-4 times before getting a response! I kept wondering how you had had such a pleasant experience and still gotten a good price!


            I tried emailing jamaica cruse excursions as well about a week ago and never heard back! Perhaps I will try them again!  I get the feeling it would be so much easier just to book from there, but I really want to be able to print it on my thank you letters for my OOT bags!  Hopefully something will work out!


            Thanks so much for the update! I appreciate it!

            #16 CdnBeatPrincess

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              Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:50 AM

              It seems everyone works on "Island Time", I'm already getting annoyed on how long it takes to get a response to questions asked.

              #17 nursechris

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                Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:24 AM

                I would suggest cool runnings here is their website


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