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River Rafting – A Peaceful Way to See Jamaica


River RaftingHave you ever thought about trying river rafting? If so, your vacation in Jamaica could be the perfect opportunity to stop thinking and start doing! Whether you want a memorable romantic activity to add to your honeymoon, or a more exhilarating white water experience, you’ll find it in Jamaica.

If you are looking for a gentle river rafting experience where you can relax while someone else does the work, allowing you to lazily watch the wildlife and scenery slow pass by, then you could try rafting tours on the White River, Black River, Martha Brae River or even the Rio Grande. The rafts are approximately 30-feet long, and made from bamboo. The raft captain will ensure that you have a safe journey and will enjoy your experience. If you want a moonlit rafting tour as something a little special, ask your hotel reception if any local rafting companies offer this – some of them do.

river-rapids-jamaicaIf you want to try your hand at white water rafting, or white water rafting is something that you pursue as a hobby, you can also do this in Jamaica. There are fast paced water locations in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Port Antonio. If you want to hire a local guide to help you navigate the rapids, this is also possible. White water rafting tours are generally 3-5 hours long.

Before booking your reservation, check out the details about what the tour will include and how long it will last. Does it include drinks or a picnic for example? If it’s only 45 minutes and allows time for swimming, is that 45 minutes of rafting time, or 45 minutes in total. If drinks aren’t included, then you should at least take some bottled water as it can get hot out on the river – and don’t forget the sunscreen and mosquito repellent! Thirst, heat and bugs can turn your river rafting trip into something memorable for the wrong reasons, so ensure that you know exactly what the trip includes, and are equipped to deal with nature, and you’ll have an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons.

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