Tour Detail

Mini-Routes 'Drive Your Own' Adventure Ocho Rios to Portland

Ocho Rios Jamaica


Buckle up and take the wheel of your own MINI Cooper during this first-of-its-kind tour that’ll take you from Ocho Rios to Portland the birthplace of Jamaican tourism, where you’ll get to See, Touch, Taste and Drive your own island experience! Follow behind an experienced guide in your own MINI Cooper for the day and make stops at numerous sites and local hotspots that will take your breath away. First, cruise through a countryside town to a plantation that is steeped in history and dates back to the 1700’s. Once you arrive, you’ll see and learn about various fruit trees and herbs before sampling fresh juices and fruits straight from the tree to your plate. Next, discover the beach that inspired the famous James Bond series, James Bond Beach; here you can take a dip in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, purchase a fresh coconut and go craft shopping for souvenirs. Afterwards, drive back in time to a local Maroon village where you’ll experience the life of a Maroon by joining in on some singing and drumming with the locals before being served a delicious lunch. Then jump back in your MINI and prepare to be blown away by one of the most beautiful views of Jamaica’s north coast at Firefly, the former residence of Henry Morgan and later Noel Coward. It’s time to take your island experience into your own hands, but get ready because there’s nothing ‘mini’ about it! 
We love our community and as a result Island Routes will be donating a portion of proceeds to benefit the local communities that we call home. 



Tour Highlights

  • Buckle up and take the wheel of your own MINI Cooper
  • Drive to unique stops from Ocho Rios to Portland
  • Stop at a 300-year-old plantation to sample and learn about local fruits and herbs 
  • Stop at James Bond Beach which inspired the famous James Bond novels
  • Visit the Maroon Village and experience their culture before a river trek and lunch
  • Be in awe of the picturesque views at Firefly
  • Read more about our MINI Cooper tours
  • Check out more of our 'Voluntourism' programs here Island Impact



Important Information

  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability and minimum tour requirements
  • Must be 23 years or older to drive
  • Drivers must provide a valid drivers license
  • Never driven in Jamaica before? No problem! You'll go through an orientation briefing with our guides before hitting the road
  • Child safety seats are not available on this tour – please note that if the child is under 6yrs old, guests must bring their own child safety seat
  • Drinking and driving is illegal in Jamaica. If a driver drinks while on this tour he/she will be immediately disqualified
  • Tour duration is not inclusive of pickup times
  • All tours are weather permitting
  • Need More Information? Check our FAQs and Terms of Usage

6:30 hours approx.

Minimum Age: 23 year(s)

Days of Operation & Tour Time(s):

  • Monday:Closed

  • Tuesday:09:30 AM, 04:00 PM

  • Wednesday:Closed

  • Thursday:09:30 AM, 04:00 PM

  • Friday:Closed

  • Saturday:Closed

  • Sunday:Closed

What to Bring:

  • Sneakers
  • Change of Clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Shoes
  • No Jewelry
  • Insect Repellent
  • Driver`s License

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not accessible for the physically challenged
  • Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
  • Not recommended for people with respiratory or heart problems
  • Not recommended for people with motion sickness
  • Not handicapped accessible