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Port Royal Tour Highlights – Attractions In Port Royal Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Adult Price (Min): $100 USD
  • Child age: 6 & under
  • Min Adults: 1
  • Max Group Size: 30
  • Dates Available: MON - SAT
  • Time: 9am - 4pm
  • Tour Location: Kingston
  • Vehicle: Car, Minivan or Bus
  • Starting Point: Islandwide
  • Entrance Fee: Included
  • Transfers: To & From Accommodation/Port
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Visit Port Royal Jamaica And Join Our Port Royal Tour

Let our Port Royal tour take you back in time to a part of Jamaica’s history. Once known as “the richest and wickedest city in the world,” Port Royal was originally used as a fishing camp by the Tainos, who were the natives of Jamaica. When the British invaded the island, in 1655, they quickly realized the strategic position of Port Royal, and began fortifying it.

 

It effectively became the virtual capital of Jamaica during the 17th century, as pirates and buccaneers brought in much of their bounty here after successful raids, including Henry Morgan, who was eventually knighted and made Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica.

 

After being destroyed by an earthquake in 1692, a large portion of the city sank into the sea. Today, Port Royal has become a quiet fishing village and one of Jamaica’s most important archaeological sites. Some of the buildings are still intact today and now stand as some of the most important attractions in Port Royal Jamaica.

 

This tour will take you to the most famous landmarks in Port Royal that are still standing today, so that you can learn about the history of what was once the most popular city in the world.

 

Highlights Of Our Port Royal Tour

You will stop at several of the most famous landmarks in Port Royal. These include:

 

St. Peter’s Church

Visit this historic church that has been rebuilt 3 times, after being destroyed by the earthquake in 1692, then a fire in 1703, and finally rebuilt in 1726.

 

Fort Charles

This is the oldest fort in Jamaica, being built in 1656. This fort served to guard the entrance of Kingston Harbour, and it was the only fort that survived the earthquake in 1692.

 

Giddy House

Built in 1888 as the Royal Artillery Store for the Victoria Battery, this building came to be in its lopsided position after it was shifted to a 45 degree angle by an earthquake in 1907. The positioning of the building gives persons who enter it a sense of lack of balance, thus making them “giddy”.

 

Historic Naval Hospital

Built by the labour of African slaves in 1818, this was one of the earliest buildings to use cast iron in its construction. The facilities here included staff quarters, mortuary, kitchens, store room and an isolation ward. The building has been used for many different purposes over the years.

 

Old Gaol House

Once a women’s jail, this historical structure pre-dates the earthquake in 1692, and it has survived countless disasters, including 14 hurricanes and 2 fires. It has been fully restored and is well maintained.

 

Naval Cemetery

The graveyard where the sailors of old are buried underneath shady palms is marked by an anchor at the entrance. This was also the final resting place of Sir Henry Morgan, until it sunk beneath the sea in 1692.

 

Port Royal Tours Details

 

Overview

Jamaica International Projects will transfer you to all of the above mentioned Port Royal attractions. Your package costs includes round trip transportation and a Guide who will watch over you and show you the important landmarks.

 

At the end of your tour, we will visit Gloria’s, a world famous seafood restaurant in Port Royal and have lunch.

 

After your cultural tour is complete, we will transfer you to your accommodation, cruise ship port or on other scheduled activities.

 

Capacity:

We can accommodate up to 30 guests on this experience. If you are a larger group, we can make special arrangements.

 

Duration

2-3 Hours

 

What To Bring:

• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Water bottle to keep hydrated
• Cash to buy goods and souvenirs
• Tip for driver and guide (if desired)
• Money for lunch

Services We Provide On Our Port Royal Tours:

Structured Experience


We will organize a structured experience, so that you will be able to have a wholesome cultural adventure on your tour. We will take you to pre-screened areas that we are familiar with, and where we know you will be safe. Since you will be visiting 6 sites, plus purchasing lunch, we will operate on a timely basis to ensure that you receive enough time at each area.

 

Tour Guide/Company Rep

We will provide a certified tour guide to accompany you on your trip, who knows the Port Royal attractions you will visit well and will ensure that you are kept safe, and operate on a timely manner.

 

Transportation

As a part of our package, we provide pre-screened, licensed and insured transportation to all of our attractions. That means you will either be transported by trusted company reps or tour bus operators (for groups), who will take you from your accommodation, to the 6 sites on your Port Royal tour and return you to your accommodation (or other scheduled activities/destinations.)

 

Lunch Arrangement

We will make arrangements for you to purchase lunch at Gloria’s, or at a restaurant nearby.

 

Refreshments

We will provide chilled refreshments for each of our guests.

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