Welcome to Port Royal


There are few hints of the town’s former glory, though landmarks such as Fort Charles give a tantalizing glimpse. Restaurants serving the freshest fish in the Kingston area, and doubling as party spots after hours, along with the white-sand beach of Lime Cay make this one of the best-loved spots near Kingston.

Port Royal sits at the end of a narrow 16km-long spit called the Palisadoes that forms a natural breakwater protecting Kingston Harbour. The spit earned its name for the defensive palisade that was built across the spit to defend Port Royal from a land-based attack. The Palisadoes is fringed on its harbor side by mangroves that shelter crocodiles and colonies of pelicans and frigate birds.


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$190 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Pigeon Cays Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Roatan Rum Company, Roatan, Bay IslandsExplore the east end of Roatan on this day trip aboard one of our center console speedboats. We offer groups as small as 2 and no larger than 14 for this trip. We operate 5 of our own speedboats. The tour departs at Jonesville making your way through the east end communities, you will enjoy a scenic tour and see how the locals live along the shore and the colorful houses on stilts. As you make your way east you will reach the beautiful harbor of Port Royal, once home to legendary pirates such as Henry Morgan. There are remains still standing on Fort Morgan Cay from the 16th century. Guest will enjoy snorkeling at Cow and Calf, inshore reef at Port Royal and the reef at Fort Morgan Cay and a shallow shipwreck snorkel where lots of juvenile fish inhabit as well as starfish. There will be a quick stop at a deserted island for pictures and a bit of exploring before crossing through the Helene mangrove canal making our way to the north side of the Island. Our guest will enjoy the scenic boat ride passing along Morat and Barbaretta. Lunch will be served at a beautiful beach with a variety of cookies, fruits and a traditional Island lunch. Bottled water, diet sodas, sodas and juice is available for our guest to enjoy. The tour concludes at Pigeon Cay with some offshore snorkeling and swimming in the clear water at this secluded cay. As we head back down we will take our guest on a scenic tour through Helene before making our way back to the boat dock.Duration: 6 hours

$100 Shore Excursions

Journey of the Slaves, The British & Spanish Invaders from Ocho Rios

Your tour will take you on a journey through time as far back as the 1600s and then to present Jamaican time. Learn about the way of life of the Tainos, the first Jamaican settlers and compare how Jamaicans presently live.After your pick up, travel along the picturesque north coast of Jamaica to the famous "Fire Fly Look Out," a spot used by the famous Captain Morgan to identify the ships he would later plunder in Port Royal. After taking in the beautiful scenery, you will be taken to the Rio Nuevo Battle Site and Museum where you will then experience the brutal instruments of slavery, a well as the ruins of a Taino settlement.Learn about the fiercest battle between the Spanish and the British in a bid to capture Jamaica followed by a journey into the rain forest along the parish border to Lodge - a former slave district once known as "Lodge Yard" -  where a slave plantation was located. Your tour will take you to a final stop in Mile End - a district where all the slaves from Lodge Yard lived.Grab a bite to eat at the local Jerk Pit or a refreshing drink at the bar before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship.

$118.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Journey of the Slaves, British & the Spanish Invaders from Runaway Bay

Your tour will take you on a journey through time as far back as the 1600s and then to present Jamaican time. Learn about the way of life of the Tainos, the first Jamaican settlers and compare how Jamaicans presently live.After your pick up, travel along the picturesque north coast of Jamaica to the famous "Fire Fly Look Out," a spot used by the famous Captain Morgan to identify the ships he would later plunder in Port Royal. After taking in the beautiful scenery, you will be taken to the Rio Nuevo Battle Site and Museum where you will then experience the brutal instruments of slavery, a well as the ruins of a Taino settlement.Learn about the fiercest battle between the Spanish and the British in a bid to capture Jamaica followed by a journey into the rainforest along the parish border to Lodge - a former slave district once known as "Lodge Yard" -  where a slave plantation was located. Your tour will take you to a final stop in Mile End - a district where all the slaves from Lodge Yard lived.Grab a bite to eat at the local Jerk Pit or a refreshing drink at the bar before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship.

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day 2-Night Kingston Vacation Package

Enjoy Kingston's unique urban lifestyle, attractions, delicious cuisine and white sand beach through the eyes of a local. This two nights and three days vacation in Kingston at one of its best 3 to 4 stars hotels, offers comfort, convenience and effortless luxury. Rooms are air-conditioned and elegantly furnished. Each room comes equipped with cable television and an in-room safe. These rooms offer stylish comfort at an attractive price. Day 1: KingstonBegin your vacation with private airport transfer with a licensed chauffeurs from the Norman Manley Int'l Airport to your Kingston Hotel. After you have gotten settled into your hotel, prepare for an optional visit to the Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records Sports Bar and Lounge where you can enjoy some of the world's fastest man's favorite dishes (meals not included). After dinner, enjoy a relaxing ride back to your hotel while taking in the sights and sounds of the Kingston night scene.Day 2: Kingston and Port Royal Day TourEnjoy a comprehensive Kingston and Port Royal Day Tour. The first stop will be at the Bob Marley Museum for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The museum allow you to take in the sights and sounds of Bob, as you take a guided tour of this Jamaican Heritage site. Your friendly, charming and knowledgeable guide will escort you through the grounds, which include the Main House, Exhibition Hall, Theater, Gift Shop and Café.Next, you will head to Devon House for a 2 hour and 30 minute tour. Devon House is one of Kingston highly-visited historical landmarks. The mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. There is a sweet surprise for all guest at the end of the tour of the Mansion. Before moving on to your next location, enjoy a delicious lunch at Norma's on the Terrace.Having had a taste of Kingston's finest sights, you will now head to Port Royal for 4 hours. Port Royal was once the busiest city of the Caribbean. During the time of the Buccaneers, Port Royal was a bustling center for trading legitimate and ill-gotten wealth. Disaster has befallen the city many times though and it has been repeatedly ravaged by hurricanes and earthquakes. After your activities, you have the choice of enjoying a delectable dinner at Port Royal.Day 3: Breakfast in the Blue MountainsTaste all the richness of our island’s multicultural heritage in Strawberry Hill Restaurant’s succulent New Jamaican cuisine. Sip a sublime tropical fruit cocktail on a welcoming wraparound veranda, a taste as uplifting as the stunning mountain views.

$75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lime Cay Boat Tour From Kingston

To begin your Lime Cay Boat Tour you will be met at your Kingston hotel, where your driver will transfer you in an air conditioned private vehicle to the Morgan’s Harbour Hotel in Port Royal to board the boat. It is roughly a 40-minute drive from Kingston to Port Royal.Once there you will board the boat to head out to Lime Cay. There is an option to purchase this tour with a cooler of refreshments (beer, water, juice and ice), as well as a stop in Port Royal for lunch at Gloria’s.Please be advised that there are no facilities on Lime Cay, so you will need to bring your own amenities such as towels, sunscreen, swimwear etc. There are also no shops, so you can either bring along your own refreshments, or purchase the option of this tour with refreshments included.When the tour is over, your will take the boat back to Morgan’s Harbour Hotel where you will be transported to your hotel in Kingston.

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