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Reviewed 6 November 2018

It's a bit of a drive to Port Antonio but the cruise down the Rio Grande is worth it. The bamboo raft looks rickety but once I got used to it I relaxed while watching the scenery go by. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mwhite4823
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I went with a decent amount of people. On the way they had a floating bar that provided drinks for us. They allowed us to stop at a safe place for swimming, for lunch there was a riverside restaurant they had foods like janga(basically a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sahaipanton
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It's not a short trip so don't be in a hurry. Sit back and enjoy the scenery, cool off in the river and enjoy the freshness of it all. Austin was our guide and he was amazing. (hope I'm remembering his name right) :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lboogie1001
Reviewed 7 August 2018

good place to visit, for adveture and other water sport activity. just have fun and truck through forest

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jubinb2017
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Buy your tickets at Rafter's Rest, located at the mouth of the Rio Grande. The office will arrange for a taxi to take you to the launch point up in the mountain, for a fee of $2000JD per taxi. Be sure to carry water, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bnclee
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed the bamboo raft ride down the river, taking in the views of the hills and mountains and listening to the river running over the rocks. Our captain Louis was awesome - absolutely recommend booking with him - call (876) 892-3990!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robynette H
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice attraction but needs serious attention in terms of fixing up. This place have the potential of becoming 1 of Jamaica's favorite excursions. I enjoy the raft and the tour guide was very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice , peaceful thing to do where you can chill , this is the activity to do. You can swim in this clear soft water river at any time. Your guide do all the work for you and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peaceluvin
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The rafting down the Rio Grande is a once in a lifetime experience. I did it with my visiting niece and grand-niece and it was enjoyed by all three generations. Calm, peaceful, no intrusions except for birds. The raftsman had years of experience and we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dawnimac
Reviewed 13 June 2018

1st thing, how peaceful, calm and a great moment to Fall in love with Jamaica even more, like you haven't just done so over 30 times in one day, especially in Port Antonio. I'm a foodie so when I was told about Belinda;s fry fish...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Allis245 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky and we dd it when it was cloudy, so it was okay. I could not imagine spending 4 hours under the sun though. If so, bring a hat or an umbrella, to avoid getting sunburtn. From what I remember, unless clods cover... More
19 August 2016|
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Response from TravelMom3bees | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can go right to the operator and get right on the rafts. There were people on the road that kept directing us to the office. Beware. There were some people that told us not to join to the office,they wanted us to... More
Camila M
19 March 2016|
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Response from Elmar G | Reviewed this property |
There is a hotel right at the river mouth, on a hill with a beautiful view on the river and to the sea. Good place to start the "rafting" there. Prices are about 60$ a tour, if you do not like to negotiate. Some guys try to... More