Heritage Beach Horseback Ride and River Tubing Adventure Tour

We promise great adventure with this combo. This tour begins when you are greeted by a friendly guide at your cruise ship pier or Hotel in Ocho Rios and taken on a 15 minute ride in an air-conditioned van or bus to the stables for our beach horseback ride. Our beach horseback ride is the best on the island, this ride combines history with fun and is the only one of its kind in Jamaica. Experience riding through the countryside and then going down to the beach for a ride in the ocean. Your tour starts at the Stables where you will be given a short orientation. Next, its time to mount up on your horse and visit all the places that we have learnt about, riding by ruins of castles and ruins of Sugar Factories dating back nearly 500 years.

Ride through wooded areas, where the Taino Indians used to hunt for food. Learn about the culture of these first Islanders, their beliefs, habits and existence, 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 deep rooted history of this area.

On arrival at the beach, refreshments are served in our jungle beach hut, before we strip down to our bathing suits, for a dash through the waves on horseback. For your safety, we keep the saddles on, so you don’t have to worry about staying on!!! Our return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other water birds fish in the shallow waters. 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. A history lesson and beach ride in one.

After this adventure and history lesson, you will meet your driver who will take you for a 20 minute ride along the coast and then head about two miles inland to begin your river tubing adventure on the White River in Ocho Rios. On your way to the river, you will get a taste of Jamaica as you pass through local neighborhoods.

When you arrive at the White River, you will be briefed, placed one person to a river tube and with two experienced river guides who head groups of 5-15 persons at a time down stream. If the group is smaller, you will be provided with one guide to every five tubes. The river tubing guides are fun, very helpful and attentive as you go down stream, they will help you to have fun but always with your safety in mind. Life vest are also available for those who prefer these and there are changing rooms and bath rooms at this point. The tubes are filled out with a bottom which helps you to enjoy your journey.

On your trip down the river you will go through seven rapids and placid pools. The tropical scenery is amazing as you glide down stream on this 45 minutes to 1 hour journey. This is a trip that you wont be forgetting anytime soon.

There is a midway stop as you go downstream where you will have the opportunity to stop and swing on a rope and fall into the river which is about 20ft. deep at this section before continuing down stream in your tube. Your guide/driver will safeguard your belongings while you go tubing.

After you are finished, your driver/guide will then take you back to your cruise ship or the Island Village shopping centre or Tajmahal shopping centre which are both walking distance from your cruise ship pier. Here you may do some shopping for souvenirs at the Harley Davidson Store or go do the pool slide at Jimmy Buffets famous Margaritaville.

RATES:

Per Person: US$99.00
Min Age: 5 years
Max weight: 240lbs
Duration Approx. : 4 1/2 hours
Entrance fees included
Transportation included
2 hours horse back riding
Family friendly even for beginners
Group discounted rates for 10 or more persons

The following options are also available after your excursion: 
  • Enjoy some Jamaican lunch, this includes authentic spicy Jamaican Jerked Pork or Chicken along with unique side orders like Festivals and Bammy (the cost of lunch is not included in the rate). 
  • Visit Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Sports Bar and Grill by the Beach 
  • Duty Free Shopping in town and or shopping by the Craft Market 

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We also offer private group tours!

Excursion List

OCHO RIOS EXCURSIONS

Horseback Beach Ride

River Tubing

Its easy as A B C!

A. View and select by clicking on  the excursion of your choice
B. Complete our Reservation Request Form and submit for availability
C. Make only a small deposit online and pay the balance when you arrive. It’s that simple!

After you have made your deposit we will send you a confirmation voucher.

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