We had to cut the tour by 2 hrs because our ship had to turn around for a medical emergency, but if we wouldn't have been rushed it would have been more relaxing. It is quite a hike to the shuttle from the ship at least 15 to 20 minutes but once we found the shuttle and got on we were immediately given a rum punch. The tour was informative, the guides were friendly and funny. We were able to go to the top of the mountain on a cable car which was spectacular as long as it is not foggy you will have a great view. The rum factory was just OK but you did get to sample a lot of the rum. The cigar factory was interesting and showed you how they make cigars. It was a good way to see Amber Cove with a flair of the culture. So yes I would say it was worth it for us and we are glad we did it. Our shuttle did consume 3 bottles of rum and never got thirsty, Bottled water was also available if you don't like the rum.