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  • Address: A1 Highway, Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Hours: Open Daily
  • Admission: Free

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Martha Brae River Tours

The Martha Brae River, a 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch of turquoise water winding through Jamaica’s tropical inland rain forests, is an essential stop for nature lovers traveling through the Caribbean island. Though primarily a stopover for a quick rafting trip, the river’s prime location near other natural attractions and its wide diversity of wildlife makes it a worthwhile addition to any Jamaica vacation.

The Basics
Whitewater rafters can leave their need-for-speed behind—rafting tours on the Martha Brae River float along on island time. Board a traditional bamboo raft for a calm ride led by raft captains who paddle and steer using long stalks of bamboo, leaving you free to focus on the diverse wildlife lining the shores. For a more active outing, combine a rafting trip with visits to nearby attractions such as the Luminous Lagoon, flush with bioluminescent phytoplankton that cause the water to glow at night, or the climbing course and natural water slide at Dunn’s River Falls. Most guided tours include refreshments, lunch, and round-trip transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Martha Brae River is a must-see for nature lovers.
  • The disembarkation area offers amenities such as a restroom, lounge area, and bar.
  • Luminous Lagoon is best seen after dark, so plan for a late-afternoon start if you want to see both attractions in one trip.
  • Private Martha Brae river-rafting tours offer a romantic and personalized experience.
  • Miss Martha's Herb Garden, located at the embarkation point at Rafter’s Village, makes for a quick but informative stop to learn about Caribbean traditional medicinal and culinary herbs. 

How to Get There
The small coastal town of Falmouth is the closest city to the Martha Brae headwaters, located just three miles (four kilometers) away. Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are each roughly an hour’s drive.

When to Get There
Jamaica’s year-round warm temperatures make it easy to plan a trip during any season, with the exception of May and October through November, which bring rain and hurricanes.

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Martha Brae River Rafting Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay, null
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Martha Brae River Rafting Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay

Have a unique, Jamaican rafting experience during this 3-hour river tour. Enjoy rafting on the Martha Brae River, the island’s top rafting attraction, which ...  Read more

Location: Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Martha Brae Rafting and Luminous Lagoon Tour, Montego Bay, White Water Rafting
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Martha Brae Rafting and Luminous Lagoon Tour

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Combine rafting down the Martha Brae River and floating on the Luminous Lagoon. Spend 6-hours discovering the beauty of Jamaica with your knowledgeable and ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Private Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, White ... 
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Private Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Montego Bay

Climb the falls and do river rafting in Jamaica with a private tour to the famous Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River.

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $206.50
Private Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Negril, Negril, Private ... 
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Private Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Negril

Climb the falls and do river rafting in Jamaica with a private tour to the famous Dunn's River Falls and Martha Brae River.

Location: Negril, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $225.00
Luminous Lagoon Tour from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Luminous Lagoon Tour from Montego Bay

This lagoon, surrounded by mangroves, is home to microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Plan your trip for dusk and ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $60.00
Rose Hall Great House and Luminous Lagoon Combo Tour, Montego Bay, Night Tours
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Rose Hall Great House and Luminous Lagoon Combo Tour

Experience two of Jamaica's treasures in one tour. During the day visit the famous Rose Hall Great House and tour the house and the grounds. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $250.00
Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Half-day Tours
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Martha Brae River Rafting Tour from Montego Bay

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Take a river rafting tour down the Martha Brae river.  Relax with the convenience of pickup service from your Montego Bay hotel or cruise ship terminal. Gain ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Luminous Lagoon Night Tour from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Half-day Tours
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Luminous Lagoon Night Tour from Montego Bay

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Luminous Lagoon is Jamaica's number 1 nightly attraction. This tour is unique as its the only one on the island. Many visitors try to make this tour a part of ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.00

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