Leave the beach crowds behind for a full-day tour to the south coast of Jamaica, where you'll visit the Appleton Estate's rum distillery, and take a cool dip in the clear waters of YS Falls. YS Falls is one of the most natural and beautiful spots you will find in Jamaica. A spectacle, boasting a magnificent seven-tiered cascading waterfall and an expansive wading pool fed by underground springs. A recent addition to YS Falls is a canopy zipline tour which lets you "fly" up to 40 feet above the waterfalls. Our next stop is Appleton Estate, the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica. This tour provides you with an inside look at the process of making rum, one of Jamaica’s most famous export. At the end of the tour you are given the chance to sample the various liqueur that are produced at the distillery. The ride up to the Estate is just as awesome. We take you through the rural towns of southside Jamaica, the naturally preserved side of the island.
Complimentary bottled water and seasonal fruits.
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
What's Not Included
Entry/Admission - Appleton Estate Rum Tour US$38 per adult
Entry/Admission - YS Falls US$20 per adult / US $12 per child
Zipline Adventure at YS Falls - US$49 per adult / US$39 per child
CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 100
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Minimum age is 18 years for Appleton Rum Tour
Public transportation options are available nearby
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
PLEASE NOTE: The Appleton Rum Estate is currently closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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.
What To Expect
Hop aboard a tractor-pulled jitney that takes you to YS Falls — a series of seven waterfalls that cascade into natural pools. You can cool off in the natural waterfall pools and a 4-foot (1.2-meter) deep wading pool that is surrounded by a patio and garden. Other activities include a canopy zipline tour and tubing rides on the river. Lifeguards are on duty.
The Estate has a restaurant where you can purchase lunch, in addition to changing rooms, environmentally-friendly restrooms.
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The Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience
Known as the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica, the Appleton Estate's first documented rum production dates back to 1749. Take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the property that explains the history of rum production in Jamaica, and details the sugarcane varieties, yeast used for fermentation, and distillation and blending methods. See copper stills in the distillery and oak barrels in the ageing room, and sample the full range of Jamaican rums to top off your tour.
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Well let me start off by saying Mama G service was over the top and just Outstanding me and my girls was there for 3 days and she took good gud care of us, very safe known all about Jamaica
Amazing day at YS Falls and Appleton Estate!
We absolutely loved our tour of YS Falls and Appleton Estate Distillery. Das drove us from Montego Bay to both locations, and provided us with a lot of stories and information about Jamaican history and culture along the way. I would recommend this tour to anyone, you'll have an excellent day.
Amazing time! Our driver Das was awesome, would highly recommend this experience. We had a ton of fun at both locations and felt there was plenty of time at each.
Appleton Estates and Pelican Bar Fun!
Das was an excellent driver and tour guide! He was fun, accommodating, and very knowledgeable and the tours that we did were awesome!
A fantastic day out
Alex B, 25-05-2022
Driven by Das! Similar to the other reviews, extremely knowledgeable and talkative. Always had something valuable and interesting to discuss based on the local culture, surrounding area and even the history and politics of Jamaica and it's place in the Caribbean.
The drive was relatively sketchy at times (not because of das!) just because of road quality and size. With that being said, das was always a courteous and safe driver, we didn't once actually feel concerned, something we were very surprised at given similar trips we had taken on similar roads! The views to Appleton and YS can be absolutely stunning also so make sure you're paying attention!
As for the attractions, YS is lovely and relaxing. A smaller and more intimate set of waterfalls and fresh water natural pools. The ambience and vibe is very relaxed, natural and traditional. Great jerk chicken also which is wonderful.
The Appleton estate is a very professional affair. Clearly focusing their energy on providing for tourism. The tour was well rehearsed and usually around 25-30 people per group, but the discussions still felt very intimate with the guides being very knowledgeable. My only wish is that they had the 21 Yr or private bin available. The tasting only includes the signature, 8 and 12 years. The shop is a good 20% cheaper than local UK prices, so great for a good stock up.
If you want to take advantage of road side jerk or plantain, make sure you book for a weekend, where road side bbqs are more prevalent, even then there was the option to stop for local fish and shrimp.
Overall we both really struggled to find any critique of the day. It is very long, leaving at 0830 we got back at 1800, not that that is a criticism of the trip, it's absolutely worth the duration and das made the long drives fly by with his commentary and discussion. We enjoyed ourselves so much we would ask for das to drive us again!
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