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Hiking with 100 Hooligans!

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 48 reviews.Montego Bay, JamaicaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Irina & IRIELAB

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you love DOGS and think that DOGS are better people than people?
Then this unique Jamaican experience is FOR YOU!

8.40 am - 9.00 am: Meet at Pier One Car Park (by Restaurant entrance).

9.00 am - 9.25 am: We will walk into the hills of Montego Bay, where Animal Haven is located on 17 acres of land.

9.25 am - 9.40 am: Meet your Montego Bay Animal Haven representative, who will gear you up for the hike depending on weather conditions and provide short instructions on interacting with the dogs.

9.40 am - 10.40 am: Hike with over 100 dogs, who are super friendly with all guests and love your attention! Feel free to fully interact with dogs as you would with your own pet!

10.40 am - 11.05 am: Return to the main shelter area, take more pictures, wash hands and get souvenirs if you wish to support the shelter even more.

11.05 am - 11.30 am: Walk back to Montego Bay downtown to Pier One Car Park.

Note: Our goal is to find forever loving homes for all these amazing hooligans - you can adopt! However, also note, when participating in this experience, your payment goes to support all the dogs and Montego Bay Animal Haven!
Do you love DOGS and think that DOGS are better people than people?
Then this unique Jamaican experience is FOR YOU!

8.40 am - 9.00 am: Meet at Pier One Car Park (by Restaurant entrance).

9.00 am - 9.25 am: We will walk into the hills of Montego Bay, where Animal Haven is located on 17 acres of land.

9.25 am - 9.40 am: Meet your Montego Bay Animal Haven representative, who will gear you up for the hike dep…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Soap, mud-proof cover, hand-towel (raincoat, when appropriate)
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/ person
Sat, Aug 1
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Sun, Aug 2
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Mon, Aug 3
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$65 per person
$65 per person

Meet your host, Irina & IRIELAB

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 48 Reviews
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Your Hosts: Irina and Animal Haven

Montego Bay Animal Haven is a unique place in Jamaica with over 200 dogs. It's been run solely on donations since 2009, while rescuing and rehoming thousands of animals.

My name is Irina. I’m an entrepreneur, traveller and Airbnb superhost. I live in Jamaica and I've been exploring the island since 2014 to find amazing OFF THE BEATEN PATH places and... I LOVE DOGS! We've teamed up with the Haven to share our passion for animals with you during this incredible once in a lifetime experience of taking over 100 "Hooligans" for a walk!
Your Hosts: Irina and Animal Haven

Montego Bay Animal Haven is a unique place in Jamaica with over 200 dogs. It's been run solely on donations since 2009, while rescuing and rehoming thousands of animals.

My name is Irina. I’m an entrepreneur, traveller and Airbnb superhost. I live in Jamaica and I've been exploring the island since 2014 to find amazing OFF THE BEATEN PATH places and... I LOVE DOGS! We've teamed up with the Haven to share our passion for animals with you during…
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Where you'll be

The trip is 2.30 hours.
You will walk into the hills of Montego Bay and meet a representative of Montego Bay Animal Haven at their enclosed 2 acres of land. Then you will hike together with 100+ dogs across the hills. We have an access to 17 acres of land to do the hike and it's also a great way to see inland Jamaica with its wild beauty! This is nothing like you've tried before!

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Jaime
March 2020
Was a lovely experience! If you love dogs, this is for you. Staff and guides were lovely and the pooches were so excited for new visitors. Communication was easy. Would certainly love to visit again!
Jacintha
March 2020
The people we hiked with were amazing. The hike itself was not as eventful as I expected but I did enjoy being around so many dogs. It was an easy hike and water bottles were provided. Because the dogs here were formerly stray, a lot of them are not used to a lot of close human interaction (some are though) and are not formally trained like a house dog is. Just be patient with the dogs when you are hiking.
The people we hiked with were amazing. The hike itself was not as eventful as I expected but I did enjoy being around so many dogs. It was an easy hike and water bottles were provi…
Melanie
February 2020
This experience was perfect Communicating with Irene was easy and she was very accommodating. Derrick, our driver, was friendly and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable throughout the entire experience. Once at the Rescue I was impressed by how many dogs were able to walk and run with us (about 100 dogs). Amazing. They were friendly and happy and we fell in love with many of them. Steve, who cares for the dogs, was a person I feel honored to have met - he is a gem for sure.
This experience was perfect Communicating with Irene was easy and she was very accommodating. Derrick, our driver, was friendly and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable throughou…
Jennifer
February 2020
We had SO much fun hiking with the hooligans. If you love dogs and don't mind getting dirty then this is for you. I would have loves to hear more about the rescue on our hike but our host was happy to answer any questions we had. You can tell the dogs are taken care of and loving life while they wait for their forever homes. Very unique experience. We will be doing this again when we return to Jamaica! The driver was very friendly and told us about where we were going and what we were seeing along our drive. We were very grateful for the cold bottle of water upon our return from the hike.
We had SO much fun hiking with the hooligans. If you love dogs and don't mind getting dirty then this is for you. I would have loves to hear more about the rescue on our hike but o…
Carol
February 2020
A magical place! Over 150 orphaned dogs call Montego Bay Animal Haven (MBAH) their home. We got a chance of a lifetime to hike with these furry friends and their caretakers, and get a glimpse into their world. We felt so much love from this experience. These are the fortunate ones who were rescued from the streets into this loving environment -- so many more are left to fend for themselves with very sad outcomes. This experience truly opened my eyes to appreciate the off the beaten path beauty of Jamaica, and the amazing charitable work that goes into championing animals who give us unconditional love even after they've experienced the worse conditions before being rescued. The dogs just welcome you with big smiles as you join them on the hike. Pure joy! Thank you.
A magical place! Over 150 orphaned dogs call Montego Bay Animal Haven (MBAH) their home. We got a chance of a lifetime to hike with these furry friends and their caretakers, and ge…
Charlene
February 2020
This was an amazing experience I would definitely recommend to all animal lovers. The dogs are incredibly well taken care of and so happy at the sanctuary. The caregivers compassion for the dogs was heartwarming :)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This is only suitable for people who LOVE DOGS and NOT AFRAID of RESCUE dogs!
WARNING: dogs will jump when playing and might scratch you by accident or nip your ankles when excited. Solution: BOOTS, long pants + long sleeve shirt.

What to bring

Love for DOGS is a must!

Proper hiking BOOTS, long pants (to protect legs and ankles)