Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West, West Bay: Hours, Address, Spirit of the West Reviews: 5/5

Spirit of the West
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Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
About
One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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JJCay
George Town, Cayman Islands4 contributions
Fabulous Beach Ride!
Aug 2021
We recently booked a private tour for 2 adults and 2 children. We had a wonderful time and could not recommend the Spirit of the West more. Jordan was a great guide!
Written 17 August 2021
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Maureen B
3 contributions
Beach treat
Aug 2021
My daughter and I booked a Caribbean swim ride with Spirit of the West and it did not disappoint.
Always lovely to support a family owned and operated business, Jordan was a knowledgeable and personable host.
The weather was not entirely compliant (but we were going to get wet anyway) so it did not spoil our afternoon, and by the time we got back along the beach, the sun came out again.
Bring carrots, feeding these lovely horses a treat was almost as much fun as the ride, the hoses were real characters.
Written 16 August 2021
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Elena Maria T
1 contribution
Awesome birthday tour!
Aug 2021 • Couples
My bf and I had the most amazing time on this tour and Jordan was the best host possible! Clearly stated what needed to be done and assisted all the way. I had the best birthday morning on this tour and the horses were awesome! Thank you!
Written 5 August 2021
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Fionakirkpatrick04
Belfast, UK14 contributions
Fantastic experience!
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic experience! Very professional and well organised.ovely guy put us at our ease as we rode along side the beautiful turquoise water and then bare back into the water with the swimming horses.
Written 21 July 2021
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Dtemps t
2 contributions
Fantastic few hours! Brilliant fun.
Jun 2021 • Friends
Great fun! Our group really enjoyed the couple of hours spent - 'unrushed' by our guide would be an understatement. I'm pleased to recommend them and will book again as soon as family can visit GC.
Written 26 June 2021
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Mark Coombe
2 contributions
Horse riding
Jun 2021 • Couples
Thank you to Jordan for such a memorable morning ride. We all felt safe and very well looked after, certainly not rushed. The photos and video really appreciated by all , such a kind gesture.
Written 12 June 2021
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Wayne
2 contributions
Magical Family Ride!
May 2021
The whole family had an incredible time on this gorgeous secluded beach ride. We all fell in love with our horses - they all have their own personalities, but great temperaments. Jordan was super friendly, knowledgeable and we all felt very safe with him leading us. We would recommend this to families looking for a unique, memorable experience. Thank you Lady, Cayman Time, Diamond, Mischief, Aurora and Jordan!
Written 1 June 2021
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Melissa W
2 contributions
Awesome Sauce
May 2021 • Friends
We had a fantastic morning ride out, wonderful clear blue skies, smooth water and of course the sweetest horses you will ever encounter!!

Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous, he was knowledgeable about what's happening on all 3 islands and brought such great energy that I strongly recommend having him on my rides going forward. If you are ever in the Cayman Islands, reach out to Spirit of the West and ask for Jordan.
Written 14 May 2021
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Lilav Lee
Grand Cayman3 contributions
Adventurous Horse Ride!
Jul 2020 • Friends
I had a great time on the horse-riding tour, thanks to my tour guide Jordan! Jordan was very friendly and took great pictures of my friends and I. As we got to the beach the horses were ready for us to go riding. We just rode the horses on the beach rather than doing the swim ride. However, Jordan showed us where he does the swim rides which I look forward to doing later in the year. Also, Jordan displayed his knowledge and love for horses. Also, I cannot forget about the amazing view of the sunset. I would recommend anyone to book with the Spirit of the West.
Thanks again to Jordan!
Written 28 July 2020
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KeepRocks
Silver Spring, Maryland232 contributions
Stunning Beach Ride!!
Jan 2020
We had a great time on the Spirit of the West Beach and Swim ride. Both of us are experienced riders - having had horses of our own when younger. We know these excursion rides are aimed towards beginners but we just wanted to be on the back of a horse again. It didn't disappoint, the beach ride was gorgeous.

We were met outside of the cruise port (we came in on Royal Caribbean) and it was easy to find our meeting location. I booked the cruise myself (not through the ship) and the email communication was quick and excellent. They provided a detailed map of our meeting location and what to bring and expect. The shuttle ride to the beach was about 20 minutes, we did stop to pick up another couple at a hotel. Once at the beach, we were met by Jordan, our guide. He did an excellent job and paid attention to everyone and their needs. The horses were ready for us on the beach and we didn't have to go to a stable, which was great and gave us more time enjoying that beautiful setting. Our ride was a good hour and a half, which included the swim. For the swim, we dismounted our horses, while Jordan and his staff helped unsaddle each horse. Next Jordan took photos of us with our horses. They do not take photos for you to purchase later - so make sure you have your camera or phone. You will be able to leave it on the beach during the swim.

The swim was fun and we went way out into the crystal clear water. This part of the beach is in Barkers National Park Beach and we were surrounded by nature. No structures could be seen in either direction. We were here the day after the earthquake that happened off Jamaica and it was interesting to hear the stories of who felt it and how the beach was different and more compacted. After the swim, we returned to the beach and let the horses rest a bit. During this time, we swam and explored. After about 15 minutes, we were on our horses heading back.

The ride is single file but if you love horses, you will love the beauty of the ride. Jordan is an excellent guide and he really knows his horses. He takes great care of them and he was also very attentive to each of us. We all had different needs from experienced to beginner. Jordan and his staff made sure we had the best ride and stayed safe. He did allow those that requested it, to ride a little faster on the way back but he knows his horses and listen to what he says. My horse was a follower and when the other horses took off, so did mine. Jordan and his horse got in front of me so that my horse would calm down and it worked immediately.

This is a beautiful place to ride with friendly staff. Jordan has a lot of knowledge about the area and has a lot of information to share. If you go, wear closed toe beach shoes - not flip flops. Bring your camera - a small backpack is ok. If you are a tipper, don't forget your cash, as the guides deserve it.
Written 31 March 2020
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