Clive’s Transport Services

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Jamaica Tours

A review of Clive’s Transport Services in Jamaica:

After a couple of years of having friends or random taxi drivers bringing me from the airport to my lodging, I decided to give Clive’s Transportation a try. After reading several reviews on the popular Jamaican forums I could not find one negative post or opinion about Clive’s. At first I thought that something must be wrong since everyone complains about Jamaican taxi drivers, but I was wrong as the service was perfect!

Booking With Clive’s: I emailed Clive about his rates to Negril and since I was coming in late at night if he could pickup or make some stops for supplies that I needed for my stay. Within a few hours I got a response, confirmed prices and my round trip from MBJ to Negril was booked! Since I’m too cheap to pick up the phone and call Jamaica at close to $2.00 a minute (cell phone) I was thrilled with the on-line/e-mail booking of my trip.

Promptness of Pickup: After speeding through Jamaican Customs and Immigrations in just a few minutes I was worried that the driver would assume it would take an hour like my past trips. As soon as I walked out into the warm inviting Jamaican air, Clive (the owner) was waiting for me with a sign and a big smile. Since I was Clive’s only pickup for the trip we were on our way within seconds.

Condition of Ride: Like many other professional Jamaican transport services, Clive’s van was in perfect working order and looked like it just got out of the detail shop, everything was as clean as the day he bought the van. The seats and cabin didn’t have any stains and they didn’t have any musky or smokey smells. In my opinion, the condition of a ride is a true reflection of how the driver or owner treats his business and his clients.

Driver Safety: After my past experiences with drivers that were trying out for NASCAR or some sort of a race, I was relieved that Clive drove at a nice safe speed from Mobay to Negril. Not seeing my life pass before my eyes was enjoyable more than I can describe unless you have witnessed the same. Never once did I witness excessive speeds, passing on blind corners or any of the other things that bother tourists in Jamaica!

Driver Knowledge: Clive knows his route, knows the island and knows how to size up a tourist to get a feel of how much of a talking tour they want. If you want a “welcome to Jamaica, over there is such and such and over there is…” Clive’s can provide it. If you want simple chit chat without the tour Clive will cater to that as well without you ever feeling uncomfortable. Assuming that we have all had taxi drivers that spoke way too much or never said a word, you will love how Clive and his team will know and cater to what you expect on your transport or tour.

Driver’s Personality: I thought both Clive (trip from Mobay to negril) and his driver on the way back to have a nice warm friendly personality. While I’m not proud of staying up drinking overproof rum until 2 hours before my return to Mobay, I was happy that my return driver woke me up and got me to the airport in time for my flight. Looking bad almost a year, I was having a great time and figured that I could drink myself silly until my pickup at 5 in the morning. Seeing as how I had been celebrating my last day since 9AM, and walking several miles on my last day I guess it was a pipe dream! Clive’s driver tried everything from honking his horn, knocking on my door to calling me on my cell phone. Normally a driver would say fuc* it and drive off but he stayed in focus and continued until I woke up! It was almost comical when I was picked up and he said(smelling the odors coming off of me) “so you enjoyed some rum?”….after some incoherent words from my mouth, he added “what time did you stop drinking rum?”….from my response he knew it was a snore fest all the way to Mobay and he would have to wake me up and kick me out of his van.   After his great service, his tip exceeding the taxi rate!

Overall Impression of the Whole Experience: On a 1-10, I will give Clive’s a 10. I can’t think of a single thing that would give him a lower rating. While I would expect a “10″ from an owner operator, his return driver delivered his high level of service as well. As a side note, my experiences are on par with his reviews all over the internet, Clive’s Transport delivers excellent service every time!

Contact info:

Clive’s Cell Phone # 876-869-7571

Clive’s website: Clive’s Jamaica Transport <—Click There!

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  2. nf711 on Mon, 18th Jul 2011 10:49 pm 

    I completely agree with all your positive comments about Clive’s Transport. I used him several times while I was in Jamaica last week. I made my arrangements with them via e-mail and they were always quick to respond with everything I needed. I found the rates were reasonable, drivers were prompt, knowlegable, professional and friendly, and the vehicles were clean and in great condition. I had Clive, his son Christopher, and Leeroy, as drivers and they were all wonderful. I give Clives Transport a 10 out of 10 and would definitely recommend them!

  3. barry on Thu, 5th Jul 2012 5:56 pm 

    Clive’s has provided me with great service between MoBay and Negril – and I hope to take some sight-seeing trips on my next trip to Jamaica. I first used Clive’s after JUTA stood me up and came very close to making me miss my flight out of MoBay ………. their solution was to arrange a full fee single person charter – no thank you. Clive’s has been prompt everytime and their drivers top-notch and professional. I don’t use anyone else.

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