Bob Marley’s “Making of the Music” Tour

Adults ages 13 and older.
$20
Children ages 4 to 12.
$12
Young Children ages 3 and under.
Free

Starting at $20 | Tour the legendary Tuff Gong recording studio.

 


Book online! Advance reservations are recommended.


Tour Duration

1 hour


Tour Availability

Tours are offered Monday through Saturday, every half hour from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM.

Please note: Tuff Gong is closed on Sundays and some major public holidays.


Tour Summary

Experience Bob Marley’s visionary legacy via Bob Marley’s “Making of the Music” Tour; an “edutaining”, 60-minute interactive behind the scenes look at the record-making process, from rehearsal to album, in the Caribbean’s most famous state-of-art facility.

As the springboard in the preparation and perfection of an artiste’s performance and recording, our rehearsal room is the first stop on this guided, interactive revelation of music making intricacies. Replete with stage, microphones, keyboards, drums, control board and other instruments to include one of Bob’s very own grand pianos, our rehearsal room has been the ideal honing space for many of the greatest names in the world’s music industry. Along your musical journey, you will see and hear about “Ride Natty Ride” the tour transport truck purchased by the Legend himself. Follow internationally famous footsteps into our artiste’s lounge, engineer’s room and our recording studio, one of the Caribbean’s largest live recording spaces. 

View photographs and learn about the family, the band, and the many other international icons in the company of the great man himself. Globetrotting mega-stars consider the validation of any credible resume in reggae must include a recording in this space, so steeped in the Legend’s history. Discover first-hand how records are made, from the original acetate disc and vinyl pebbles, to the final pressed 45 or LP. See automatic and manual pressing equipment and learn how they work.

Secure those must have gift items including vinyl records or compact discs. Sign our visitor’s book and enjoy some great reggae music.

Uncover your own island identity during this “One Love” excursion.


Tour Accessibility and Activity Level

This 60-minute cultural excursion covers about 1,380 feet in an easy leisurely walk and is handicap accessible for guests with collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There are only three steps or stair like fixtures of which only one is greater than one step up. Three restrooms are available to patrons along the tour pathway. We suggest international guests wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and use insect repellent and sunscreen.