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Birthplace and mausoleum of reggae legend Bob Marley.
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  • Lockers12
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Bob Marley experience- 9 Mile
    I cannot rate this trip enough, we went as a family of 4, we booked through TUI, the whole day was amazing, we went to Dunns River falls first ( which I will review separately)lunch in a beachside Jamaican restaurant and then onto 9 miles. Go onto the nine miles tour with an open mind. Roads going upto the attraction are a bit hairy in places, but it’s interesting looking through the window and taking in-the scenery. On arrival you are greeted by a number of guys who are keen to sell you there wears, remember they are very poor, but they are not pushy either, you can purchase Maraujana in all forms, and everyone is smoking it around you plus you can purchase souvenir stuff. Our guide was brilliant, really funny and Knowledgeable about Bob Marley, you get to see his birthplace and resting place, it feels very spiritual up there and you can understand why he loved to write songs from here. Actual tour takes about an hour. We did not know a lot about Marley before we went, but it was still really good. I have just downloaded a book now on his life as it left me wanting to find out more. We also went with a good group of people who started of as strangers but we left as friends all a little high 🤣🤣Go with an open mind and have a fab day, you won’t regret it🇯🇲💕💕
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 4, 2023
  • JoJoe C
    Basildon, United Kingdom27 contributions
    Slightly disappointed
    I visited Nine Mile in 1999 ... back then the experience was smaller and a lot more authentic. 24 years later I am disappointed to say it felt so commercialised. I understand people need to make a living, but the pressure to buy/tip every few steps took away the enjoyment of the tour. The house and tomb hasn't changed and that part is still a humbling experience but I feel this tour has now been turned into a novelty act. Which is sad as it is thw opposite of Rasta and Bob's beliefs.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • MQB
    13 contributions
    A money grabbing scheme
    Sad to see the birth place of this legend turned into a money grabbing scheme by locals. Our tour guide was Captain Crazy and indeed he lived upto his name. Provided little to no useful information about the the legend we didn’t already know. He also made the worst jokes and laughed at them himself. He then insisted on taking money before he let us exit the tour. There was also a mediocre performance by a Marley tribute band you also have to tip. Also some con men outside the house selling marijuana and marijuana products as well as overpriced souvenirs. If you so much as say hi to anybody in the area, they will ask for money.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 1, 2024
  • tolulopee
    Houston, Texas6 contributions
    Amazing Experience! A must for Bob Marley enthusiasts to fully understand his legacy - in Jamaicans and in the world.
    Our Driver Jason was the best!! The roads to Nine Mile were hairy in some places, but we felt entirely safe with Jason driving! He was a treasure trove of information on Bob Marley, his legacy with Jamaicans then and now. The actual tour at Nine Mile was with Captain Crazy 😊. He was a really good guide with anecdotes about Bob Marley time there as a kid and adult. Learnt a lot and left with a more ch deeper understanding and love for the LEGEND
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Heidi C
    2 contributions
    Nine Mile tour
    Booked with El Sol Vida Fun tours, was picked up from our hotel and our driver was fabulous, told us about Jamaica history and the local area and was such a lovely guy. The nine miles experience was also great with a friendly informative guide. Would recommend even if your not a Bob marley fan.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • panther-ivor
    45 contributions
    Bob Marley nine Mile
    Excellent - always wanted to go here and main reason for cruise. Excellent tour guide, staff at Nine Mile friendly and helpful. Didn't see any issues which other reviewers have noted. All was really good
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 15, 2024
  • Fred C
    7 contributions
    Finally made it
    I wanted to visit since a teenager so this was an overwhelming experience for me. It's not cheap to travel from Montego Bay however we used a private taxi for 2 of us. I find the prices of tee-shirt, and other items in line with Jamaica. The guides are good and take time to explain Bob's life, and point out important details. The band playing was very good and enjoyable. If you are a fan of Bob Marley then go to visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 19, 2024
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Fred C
7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I wanted to visit since a teenager so this was an overwhelming experience for me. It's not cheap to travel from Montego Bay however we used a private taxi for 2 of us. I find the prices of tee-shirt, and other items in line with Jamaica. The guides are good and take time to explain Bob's life, and point out important details. The band playing was very good and enjoyable. If you are a fan of Bob Marley then go to visit.
Written February 19, 2024
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panther-ivor
dundee45 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent - always wanted to go here and main reason for cruise. Excellent tour guide, staff at Nine Mile friendly and helpful. Didn't see any issues which other reviewers have noted. All was really good
Written February 15, 2024
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Heidi C
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Booked with El Sol Vida Fun tours, was picked up from our hotel and our driver was fabulous, told us about Jamaica history and the local area and was such a lovely guy. The nine miles experience was also great with a friendly informative guide. Would recommend even if your not a Bob marley fan.
Written February 11, 2024
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Stephen M
Bristol, UK176 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Combined trip to Nine Mile with Dunns River falls so busy day.
The road up to Nine Mile is long, bumpy and hairy and our driver (at times) drove the mini bus like he'd stolen it!
On arrival we were shown to a tatty shack where they were selling eye wateringly priced cannabis products. I know its legal in Jamaica but it was proactively encouraged by guide (not great TUI)
Inside was a bar at the start with drinks that you could walk round with. $5 for a small Red Stripe is going rate in Jamaica
House was OK. You then go into a stage area where a band sing a few Bob Marley songs (very well) and then you climb the hill to Bobs' burial place where shoes have to be removed. Visit about 90 mins.
Well worthwhile. I would recommend it. Drive back to Montego bay by different route with interesting views of, amongst other things, Browns town.
Written February 9, 2024
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tolulopee
Houston, TX6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our Driver Jason was the best!! The roads to Nine Mile were hairy in some places, but we felt entirely safe with Jason driving! He was a treasure trove of information on Bob Marley, his legacy with Jamaicans then and now. The actual tour at Nine Mile was with Captain Crazy 😊. He was a really good guide with anecdotes about Bob Marley time there as a kid and adult. Learnt a lot and left with a more ch deeper understanding and love for the LEGEND
Written February 3, 2024
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MQB
13 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Sad to see the birth place of this legend turned into a money grabbing scheme by locals.
Our tour guide was Captain Crazy and indeed he lived upto his name. Provided little to no useful information about the the legend we didn’t already know. He also made the worst jokes and laughed at them himself.

He then insisted on taking money before he let us exit the tour. There was also a mediocre performance by a Marley tribute band you also have to tip.

Also some con men outside the house selling marijuana and marijuana products as well as overpriced souvenirs.

If you so much as say hi to anybody in the area, they will ask for money.
Written January 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

casandra b
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you wanna know about Bob Marley’s life and are a slight Reggage fan, this is a must! We got to see the rock where he sat and wrote many songs!!!
Written December 24, 2023
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JoJoe C
Basildon, UK27 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited Nine Mile in 1999 ... back then the experience was smaller and a lot more authentic. 24 years later I am disappointed to say it felt so commercialised. I understand people need to make a living, but the pressure to buy/tip every few steps took away the enjoyment of the tour. The house and tomb hasn't changed and that part is still a humbling experience but I feel this tour has now been turned into a novelty act. Which is sad as it is thw opposite of Rasta and Bob's beliefs.
Written October 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maxted1
Berkshire, UK25 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Tour itself was good

Tui poor & Shamful i autually complained ref being shown off the bus into hut to buy weed, cake ,gummys
by our tour lady organised through tui … who just came back saying this never happened
well i am telling you this did . i get locals trying to sell but not being part of the tour itself obviously they didn’t want to refund money … instead be bigger people and own up to it they just lied instead absolutely disgraceful
Written October 14, 2023
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Shar
13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Wow! Was not prepared for what I learned today! Great Tour! I learn alot about the The man The Legend...
Written August 27, 2023
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