Kingston and Port Royal Tour
Enjoy a scenic ride from Ocho Rios to the nation's bustling capital, Kingston. Drive
south through the dense tropical splendor of Fern Gully, home to more than 500 species of fern.
Climb the winding roads to the hills of Mount Diablo and enjoy a panoramic view of the island's mountainous
interior. Then journey down to Kingston, and visit the Bob Marley Museum, the University of West Indies, the Devon
House - a grand 19th Century domestic Jamaican architecture and National Heritage site, and other area of
attractions in this Financial Capital of the West Indies.
Once known as the 'Wickedest City on Earth,' Port Royal on the island of Jamaica was one of the largest towns in
the English colonies during the late 17th century. It was a haven for privateers and pirates, such as the famed Sir
Henry Morgan, due to its excellent geographic location in the middle of the Caribbean. From Port Royal, these
buccaneers preyed upon and plundered the heavily laden treasure fleets departing from the Spanish Main.
Unfortunately, the glory of Port Royal was short-lived. On the morning of June 7th, 1692, a massive earthquake
hit Jamaica. The tremors rocked the sandy peninsula on which the town was built, causing buildings to slide and
disappear beneath the sea. An estimated 2000 Port Royalists were killed immediately in the disaster. Many more
perished from injuries and disease in the following days.
From 1981 to 1990, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, in cooperation with the Nautical Archaeology Program
at Texas A&M University and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, began underwater archaeological investigations
of the submerged portion of Port Royal. The following pages highlight what we have found so far. The last
excavation season was in 1990 and no further excavations are planned.
Port Royal Gallery
Price One to Four Persons
Kingston Day Tour - From Ocho Rios
Four Persons $320.00 / Extra person/s $70.00
Port Royal + Bob Marley museum + Shopping
What to take on this tour
• Beach Towel
• Cash for shopping/ Tips Etc.
What to know about this Tour:
• Payment: Deposit payment made online for reservation/ Balance payment
• Full refund if your ship changes course
• Tours take place Rain or shine with your safety
• Admissions Fees included in the cost given
• Bus picks up from the ship pier and return within time to re-join your cruise
• Guarantee to get back to ship on time