During the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States, Bloody Bay was the point of assembly and departure for the British naval armada's ill-fated expedition to storm New Orleans. Bloody Bay got its name because it was used by 19th-century whalers who butchered their catch there. The whales were towed in to be disembowelled and it is said that the waters of the bay frequently ran red with their blood. As the legend goes, a pirate named Calico Jack Rackham and his band of ruffians were captured along the bay after vast quantities of rum did them in.
The locals can be seen going about their daily hustle, fishing, giving tours and selling their products.
A diver's paradise! The colourful coral reefs and calm, clear waters make Bloody Bay Jamaica a diver's paradise. Many local companies offer PADI certification and guided SCUBA excursions, in addition to catamaran cruises, snorkelling, and equipment rentals.
For a memorable excursion, consider exploring one of the caves or taking a canoe trip deep into the Negril Great Morass. This protected area is recognized for its tall palm trees, crocodiles, and exotic birds.
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Sea creatures easily seen from the crystal clear waters!