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“Martha Brae Rafting & Ocho Rios Touring”
Review of Karandas Tours

Karandas Tours
Ranked #3 of 15 Transportation in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Karandas Tours Ltd. Is a family owned and operated company. We are legally registered with the Office of Registrar of Companies Jamaica (ORC Jamaica) and our office is based at 10 Balivard Avenue Buckfield Ocho Rios St Ann. Our operations are not limited to Ocho Rios however, as we specialize in providing ground transportation solutions for visitors staying in Villas and Resorts Islandwide as well as cruise ship passengers. We offer reasonably priced Van/Bus with chauffeur driver services, tours and much more. Our Drivers are all natives who are trained, licensed and approved by the Jamaica Tourist Board to operate in the Tourism industry. All our vehicles are inspected and licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and fully air-conditioned for your comfort. Karandas Tours Ltd. Intends to exceed the competition by offering both service and professionalism along with our knowledge and expertise spanning some 26 years. We hold Jamaica close to our hearts, welcome all visitors and are profoundly happy that all our visitors made Jamaica their destination and warmly welcome them back, we look forward to serving you online and here on Island.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My family rented a villa in Silver Sands from March 27th to April 2nd. I am absolutely speechless about the level of service we received from our driver CJ with Karandas Tours. CJ was knowledgeable and when we visited the Martha Brae, he accompanied us to purchase the tickets and assisted my dad who is legally blind down tot he raft. CJ was helpful in every aspect and treated our family as his own. The trips to Ocho Rios included eating Scotchie's Jerk chicken, shopping in the market, or enjoying delicious KFC. If you are looking for a company that is professional, timely, and knowledgeable of locations in the area, Karandas Tours is the way to go!!

Thank Shaunte B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

First, there were many choices of tour companies for Jamaica. From my first interaction with Karandas Tours via email, I could tell they were top notch and had great customer service.

Our driver showed up promptly at 8:30 at our resort in a private car. Wow! That was a surprise. I had booked a private tour for Negril but did not think this tour would be private. We took the 1.5 hour treck to Ocho Rios with Davian, who was knowledgable about everything. We did not have water shoes, so he stopped by a little hut to get us some water shoes. The price was not bad seeing we had to purchase them on the side of the road. Once we got to Blue Hole, he hooked us up with Javon who was our private guide at Blue Hole. Many other guides had big groups of people. We did not. He was awesome. Got us to the front of the line, held our hands to make sure we did not fall, etc. We also had a private photographer that took all of our pics and held my phone for me. The Blue Hole was amazing in itself, but our service was bar none. We of course bought their pics and tipped our guide very well.

After we were done at Blue Hole, we told Davian we were hungry and wanted some lunch. We invited him to to eat with us and had him suggest a place. He took us to Usain Bolt’s Restaurant. Vey cool place as we love Usain. We did a little shopping before we departed for Montego Bay.

Again, a great ride back. He also stopped for us to take pics and grab a drink at Christopher Columbus Park. My husband wanted to stop in the town prior, and Davian said we don’t want to stop there, I will take you to a better place. Gorgeous for pics!

This was a great trip! The private service was awesome. The car was clean and comfortable as well.

We are going to Negril next and requested Davian and they have assigned him to us!

Thank you so much!

Andi Rainey
Madison, WI

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We had a wonderful time! There were only 4 of us on the bus and Ruddy took good care of us. We asked him to take us to a local restaurant, where the locals go, and he sure delivered! Amazing restaurant with amazing food. Would recommend Karandas Tours to anyone visiting Jamaica!!

Thank Susie M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We absolutlely loved our tour!!! Steve, our driver, was great. He talked about the island, parishes, and the people. He took us to a great local place for lunch and catered to our every need. Ricardo at the Blue Hole went above and beyond, taking care of our 4 year old granddaughter while taking videos and photos at the same time. This is for young and old alike. We jumped off small and tall cliffs and you could even explore a small cave under the fall. Our 4 year old even jumped off one of the small jumps. We ended up with a couple from New York and we had a blast with them. Blue Hole wasn't crowded and it a great secret that I am afraid won't stay that way for long. I have recommended Karandas and the Blue Hole tour to several people already and we plan to do another cruise specifically to Ocho Rios and we will book with Karandas!! Thanks so much for a fabulous time!!

Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Excellent tour! We booked two tours with Karandas, both at the last minute and couldn't be happier. Karandas Tours was accommodating, professional and attentive to our multiple requests. Our driver/tour guide was Kevin. He was a great guide and very knowledgeable. He was always helpful without being obtrusive. Kevin was very friendly and we enjoyed seeing the sights of Jamaica with him. He was also a very safe driver. I would recommend you request Kevin if you're doing a tour. After our first day we always requested Kevin to be assigned to our tours. Karandas Tours is definitely the way to go!!!

Thank MDexpl0rer
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