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DAY TOURS FROM MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON

Montego Bay, Jamaica (0)
from/per person 65.00
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Description

Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is the smallest parish yet the most populated city on the island. It faces the 7th largest natural harbour in the world that is protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island.

Kingston was founded in July 22, 1692, on Colonel Barry’s Hog Crawle as a refuge for survivors of the earthquake on June 7th which had destroyed two-thirds of Port Royal. Prior to the earthquake, Port Royal was the headquarters of the English buccaneers and was known as the “wickedest” city in the world because of the riotous life of the town’s inhabitants including the likes of privateer, Sir Henry Morgan.

The new town was bounded on the south by Harbour Street while East, West and North Street defined the remainder of Kingston. The original grid pattern of Kingston remains the same today except for a few additions. The additional streets were named after the councillors at the time when the town was founded.

Somewhere around the mid-eighteenth century, the Governor of Jamaica, Admiral Charles Knowles, sought to have the capital city of Jamaica remove from Spanish Town to Kingston. However this reign was brief as Knowles’ successor, Henry Moore, announced on October 3, 1758, that the King had not allowed the Bill making Kingston the capital city of Jamaica.

Destination1-4 PersonsEech Additional Person
Kingston Tour$ 350.00 Each$ 65.00 Each