our first time ever
so were almost there we will be at csa on december 2nd for our honeymoon.
i had a few questions
1. is the pier sailing an extra charge?and is it scary lol?
2. can you rent jetskis how much and how long?
3. can you do the clift jumping at ricks cafe when you do the cat cruise,does it cost money?
we are very very excited and cant wait to be there it looks amazing and help would be great for the questions thankyou and look forward in meeting new friends when we go
1) Para Sailing is an extra charge. Scary? Depends on you.
2) Yes you can rent Jet skis. The price depends on the time of the year. Always offer the vendor less than he is asking, it is Jamaica, and you mostly save some money.
3) Cliff jumping at Rick's is not that safe and you can get hurt real bad. Google "ricks cafe negril" for information.
Parasailing is not regulated in Jamaica as it is in the states. The harness looked sturdy enough, but it was tied to the boat by a little skinny frayed rope. Very scarry and dangerous! Don't do it in Jamaica.
Cliff diving is very dangerous. Don't do it anywhere.
I believe Couples Resorts recommeds against doing either of these.
Actually, until last year, the Cat Cruise would stop at a place called Pirate's Cove (now known as PushCart) along the cliffs, not too far from Rick's. The crew of the Cat Cruise boat ALWAYS told us not to cliff jump. But if we DID, they offered tips on technique.
Now the lawyers have discovered the cliffs of Negril, and Push Cart no longer allows jumping; I suspect Rick's won't be on the cliff jumper's destination list for much longer, either.
I will say that the locals still put on quite a show!
We did both the parasailing and the jetski. You do need to barter for a price...a little pressure with the parasailing as we had originally agreed on a price with one company. As we walked the beach to meet the boat, we were harrassed by a second parasail company...arguing between the two companies. Not a pleasant experience. However, the parasailing was awesome. The harness looked new and the rope was actually a cable.
Rick's has a five foot jump area and a 10-15 foot platform down by the edge of the water. There is a 25-30 foot jump platform at the base of the tree and to the right of the 35 foot level with the hand rail, which is the highest level tourists are allowed to jump from.
You are required to put something in the tip can for whomever is standing at the top level and who dispenses the advice for jumping...distilled down, it's basically keep your arms down at your side, your legs together. I can't remember whether or not you're to keep your eyes open or closed, and if open, if you're look to the horizon or down at the water. Ask, because of the ways caused you to go straight down with theoretically no bruising...the other way causes most people to go into the water at a backwards angle, or just as bad - in a sitting position...both of which will leave you with some gorgeous technicolor bruises on your thighs, butt and back that will last the rest of your trip.
The guys will tell you that if you hesitate, have to think about it, hesitate again, back off, peep back down, hesitate some more....you're not ready and are going to have a bad experience.
The most impressive jumps/dives (the ones with the biggest smack on the water and the biggest groans from the crowd) are the ones that in reality, are the worst, meaning the most pain to the one that jumped.
From the water level below, looking up, the jump spot doesn't look at all high, and you wonder what the fuss is all about.....but....from the top of the wall looking down is where you may change your mind.
....We'll be at CN in a few weeks. What are the prices for Para Sailing and the Jet Skies?
Originally Posted by custer