Explore the Martha Brae River aboard a river raft during this 3-hour tour from Montego Bay. Climb aboard a river raft to glide down the famous river, learning about the local flora and fauna from your guide along the way. Listen to the many different folkloric tales about the river as you drift peacefully under the overhanging tree branches. Bottled water, local Red Stripe beer and round-trip transportation from Montego Bay are included.
Best tour of our vacation. Slow motion but in motion. Your relaxing on a homemade 25 foot bamboo boat. Great craftsmanship. Lots of fun facts along the way. Our tour guild even sang to us part of the way. Truly romantic. Enjoyed free ice cold water and Chilled Red strip beer. Our guild even made a few stops along the way so we could pick up a few more beers from the locals. The scene is breath taking. Your one with nature. At peace. You can't go to Jamaica without experiencing the Martha Brae River Tour. But make sure you request Raft Captain 30!!! Guaranteed to have a blast.
Great tour, very relaxing.
This was a nice little trip and quite relaxing. There were four of us so we had two rafts. Our friends raft captain was on some kind of quest to get through the river as quickly as possible. Trevor, our raft captain was super! He told us stories about the river and how only the bamboo rafts were allowed on that particular section. The rafts only last about 6 months and then the boys get together, drink beer and build new ones. There were a few vendors on the river bank, but none were annoying and you could buy a Red Stripe to quench your thirst along the way. Overall it was a good time and worth the 60.00 per raft. Of course your raft captain will be appreciative of a tip at the end.
We had a lot of fun on this trip. Our driver, Patrick, is very courteous and knowledgable. The car is nicer compared to some other cars we have been in during our trip. We do think the pricing is a little high for what we are paying for this excursion. The price of the rafting is not included in the total, so for a 1/2 day trip for 2 people, you would pay 120 on viator plus 60 at the rafting site. Basically the 120 we paid on Viator is just for a private car to take us to and from our hotel to Martha Brae. After having had several different drivers while in Jamaica, we have learned that we should have been able to get a car to take us to and from Martha Brae for much cheaper. However, it was nice to know that we booked with a reputable company so the higher price took away some uncertainties. We enjoyed this day trip and would recommend to people who are not too concerned about pricing.
Timothy K United States of ...
This was decent, but over priced as far as entertainment value if you are going solo as I did. It is 60 regardless of if you are two people or one. For two it's a reasonable price, but for one it's too steep for what you get, especially when you figure in the tip and/or if you can't say no to your Captain when he hits you up to buy the coconut souvenir. The carved coconuts all say the same thing with the same hummingbirds on them of the ones I saw which screams mass produced to me, but the Captains claim they carve them themselves for extra money. The trip itself is a nice calm, enjoyable cruise down a river that varies in depth from inches to I was told fifteen feet deep. They offer life preservers if you are not a swimmer just in case. And speaking of swimming the brochure said you can optionally swim in the deeper areas of the trip. My guide didn't offer this and as I wasn't interested in doing so anyway it was no big deal. The vegetation along the way looks like something out of Jurassic Park which is cool, but the road that runs along side of most of the reported three mile trip takes away from the ambiance when the cars and trucks rattle and roar past. I think the Captain you get can make quite a bit of difference as they talk about the river and point out interesting things in sight like sugar cane, bananas, termite nest, etc. The Captain I had was pretty silent, but as I'm not big on small talk and was solo he might have picked up on that and if so he did his job as I preferred to just enjoy the actual cruise. My guide did a lot of swatting at insects, especially on his legs. I was wearing mosquito repellent and was not bothered. I would recommend wearing repellant both to keep the The bamboo raft is comfortable. It has a raise two person bench with a back and cushions on both. The raft is long so the raft captain is not right on top of you. You get hit up about four times from vendors on the banks, but if you are not interested in what they are selli
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