A lot of our travel agents probably already know of Island Routes in the Caribbean – they’re one of our popular suppliers with a wide variety of amazing experiences for any type of client on a number of the gorgeous Caribbean islands. We talked to them about their passion for hospitality, giving the gift of island exploration, and the best ways to #LiveFunner in the Caribbean.
Q: Where are you based?
A: The Island Routes World Centre is located in sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica. From this location in the heart of the Caribbean, we work closely with our team of island specialists and certified tour partners across 12 gorgeous Caribbean destinations.
Q: Why are you in the business? What do you love about giving people these experiences?
A: Island Routes was founded with the idea of being able to showcase the entire Caribbean region and it’s beauty, not just one or two of its islands. Being owned and operated by Caribbean nationals, we live, sell and play in the Caribbean and want to showcase her beauty to the world. We are so happy to partner with Viator as an extension of our network in our mission to promote our destinations and support our local communities.
As a company our philosophy is to “Live Funner” and this approach is felt deep within our passion and commitment to delivering highest level of service, safety and quality all with a smile on our face and fun in our hearts.
Q: What has it been like working with Viator? How long have you worked with us?
A: Working with Viator has been simply amazing! The account management team does a great job of being proactive and introducing new and exciting business opportunities for us both to explore. Having worked with Viator for just around a year, we’re looking forward to adding even more of our growing product portfolio within the Viator network. We’re especially excited to introduce our hand selected Caribbean adventures to the Viator travel agent network!
Q: What’s your favorite tour that you offer?
A: This is an almost impossible question to answer, but we’ll give it a shot!
Why we love it – “Multiple experiences, food and drinks included, a water slide at Margaritaville that drops you right into the ocean, snorkeling and a sound system that cranks the music loud for the party on the water!”
Why we love it – “Sail along the coast and snorkel a shallow shipwreck, enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm sunshine of a secluded bay & feast on a delicious buffet style lunch with unlimited drinks. Turtles are almost guaranteed to be seen!”
Q: What’s your favorite attraction in your region?
A: It’s a tough decision but we’d have to say the iconic Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Q: What’s the best way to visit this Jamaican must-do?
A: If you can’t get enough of the cool blue Caribbean Sea then cruise along the coast to the exotic Dunn’s River falls on board the Island Routes Dunn’s River Catamaran Cruise. Not only are you able to climb up the cascading 600 foot waterfall, but this fun party cruise also includes snorkeling, a waterslide, unlimited drinks and a live DJ spinning dance hits with the Caribbean’s best sound system at sea! You may even learn a few of the hottest Caribbean dance moves from the crew!
If you’re looking for cultural immersion then jump behind the wheel of an island inspired Mini Cooper on the MINI-Routes Ocho Rios tour. MINI-Routes is a unique, guided tour experience gives a true taste of Jamaican history, culture & natural beauty and it’s one of our guest favorites! It includes stops at Dunn’s River Falls, Puddin’ Man, Columbus Park, Ms T’s and more local favorites!
Q: What are your recommended must-dos when someone is visiting the islands for the first time?
A: When planning a trip to Caribbean, the biggest challenge can be choosing all the must-do bucket list excursions you want do. Our islands are filled with amazing experiences, so it’s definitely necessary to explore new sights and immerse yourself in authentic experiences, pushing you to go beyond the norms and perhaps even break a few rules at the same time! That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 3 rules to be broken on your Caribbean vacation, especially if you’re a first timer to any of our gorgeous islands.
Q: What do you want travel agents to know about your products?
A: At Island Routes we guarantee our travel partners a wide variety of tour options with award-winning, top quality experiences in 12 idyllic Caribbean destinations. We boast over 500 tour options which means that there is something for everyone; whether you want to relax on a bamboo river raft, get a cultural immersion on a MINI-Routes experience or you want to ride an ATV to claim your need for speed!
We have the highest safety and insurance standards in the industry – not only do we do bi-annual inspections of all our tours but because of the high levels of insurance we require, you can rest assured that you have partnered with a company that takes safety seriously.
We know these islands inside and out and are happy to share our home with your guests!
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