4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
What’s more breathtaking while in port in Ocho Rios than horseback riding on the beach? Depart your cruise ship for a Jamaican adventure on horseback. You’ll learn some Jamaican history as you ride your horse through wooded areas where Taino Indians used to hunt. Then you’ll head to the beach where you'll enjoy local snacks before riding through the warm Caribbean waves.


  • Horseback riding shore excursion in the Jamaican countryside
  • Comprehensive narration and detailed information about the culture and history of the Taino Indians
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

Heritage Beach Ride

Spend your time in port in Ocho Rios admiring the beautiful countryside and coast on horseback.

Follow your guide and learn about the culture of the Taino Indians before Columbus landed and the island was colonized under the Spanish flag. Ride through a natural wetland, shaded by almond and coconut trees, and see the excavations carried out by archaeologists, keen to uncover the history of this area.

Then it’s time to head to the beach for the real fun. Sample some local produce in a shady beach hut before stripping down to your bathing suit and riding through the Caribbean waves on horseback. It’s an experience you’ll never forget – splashing through the water on a beautiful horse. For your safety, the saddles are left on the horses, so you don't have to worry about falling off.

Your return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other waterbirds fish in the shallow waters. You'll travel through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an eighteenth century warehouse and by an ancient waterwheel which powered the old sugar mill on this former sugar plantation.

No experience is required – the ride is suitable for all skill levels. You’ll be returned to the cruise ship port in time to catch your ship and head out to your next port of call.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Ocho Rios for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The horse riding was nice and relaxing, horses were well trained. John Wayne was a delightful guide. Ride is mostly in shaded areas and goes to small private beach. Book your excursion on line and have smaller groups, we had four total people on our excursion. Horses are healthy and well taken care of, tour was nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Fantastic, could not have been better. We were picked up at the port and driven to our excursion. Small group, just us and another family. Both guides were informed and very nice. they stopped many times along our trip to take photos of us with our camera and answer questions. Riding in the surf was amazing. Wish I could do it again today. Highly recommend.

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