Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay, Jamaica
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I was slightly nervous beforehand but I needn't have been as the horses are very gentle and the guides very vigilant and reassuring. We were picked up from our villa in Ocho Rios on time, in a lovely air conditioned coach, and when there were given a thorough safety briefing before being led through the forest to the beach. We were a group of just 6. At the beach there were refreshments and a souvenir stall, where the prices were much better than in town. The staff on the beach were lovely and were happy to take photos of us with our cameras. We then got changed and rode through the waves on the horses, which was a fantastic experience. Again I was nervous, but my guide took the reins for me and I rode just behind him. I would not hesitate to recommend this trip or Viator itself, which was very efficient and good value.
We were only able to afford to buy this tour for the whole family because of Viator's fantastic half price offer that was available for August - otherwise it would have been overpriced. Nevertheless, it was an awesome experience that none of us will ever forget. I was pleasantly surprised by the surroundings when we arrived - such a beautiful, calm little cove surrounded by lush gardens. We began with a fun little encounter with the rays, then our adventure with the dolphins began. I was really nervous about the foot push, thinking I would never be able to stay upright, but we had a good briefing, were equipped with safety jackets and the dolphins are so strong they really keep you up in place! The dorsal fin ride was fun too, and we also got to stroke the dolphins and get a kiss from them. We didn't stay for the other encounters (shark and camel). As other reviewers have mentioned, no cameras are allowed during the dolphin experience and the DVD is very expensive, but there are several packages on offer and the set up is very professional. They allow you to look through the pictures on individual computers before buying. We have some great pictures that I will treasure forever.
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