My wife and I have been going to Jamaica
for 25 years and actually HAVE boated while there. We have a friend with a boat
in MoBay. Without painting with too large of a brush, people in Jamaica with boats is a very rare thing. There are hardly any there at all. With just one marina in MoBay, one in Port Antonio (and one boatyard), none in Negril, and only a couple in the capital of Kingston, just about the only boaters there are a few rich Jamaicans that are connected enough to get around the huge taxes
and tariffs on boats down there. There are a lot of sport fish
boats and tour boats in MoBay and only tour boats in Ochy. Virtually no live aboards anywhere. Moreover, with no support businesses for boaters. It is far cheaper to fly to the MIA West Marine
and just smuggle the parts
you need in thru customs
calling it a hair dryer.
In addition, the island itself, lying east/west, the predominate winds south of Cuba
don't make it a very good sailing island at all. Like ever.
They get a few people that are just passing thru to Panama
or other points west from time to time, but that's about it.
But hey! I would love to hear someone that is actually there, speak up.