Rafting in Jamaica Like a Local: The Top Spots to Visit

Whether you are visiting Jamaica for the first time or you have been to the Island before, one of the most relaxing and soothing things to do is to go rafting on one of the exotic local rivers.

There are a few rafting locations that will provide you with unmatched rafting experiences, and you should take some time out to visit these locals when next you are in Jamaica. Here are the best places to raft in Jamaica.


Rafting on the Martha Brae River

Rafting on the Martha Brae River is a very relaxing, romantic and fun activity for everyone. The Martha Brae River is in Trelawny, which is approximately 35 minutes outside of Montego Bay.

The Rafts are made of bamboo, and can comfortably accommodate two people along with the friendly pilot who will tell you stories about the area and will go out of his way to ensure that you are comfortable and happy.

Rafting down the scenic Martha Brae River is a very relaxing and romantic experience that you will enjoy and cherish for a long time.

It is also a perfect way to relax and unwind when you are on your Jamaican vacation and indulge in a truly genuine Jamaican experience.

Rafting on the Rio Grande River

Another great place for rafting in Jamaica on the Rio Grande River. This river is in the tranquil and picturesque parish of Portland in eastern Jamaica and is one of the most popular attractions in the parish.

Rafting on the Rio Grande involves you sauntering down the alluring and exotic Rio Grande River on a bamboo raft that is 4 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet long.

This raft comfortable accommodates two adults and a small child, along with the raft captain.

The duration of this tour is approximately three hours, and you will see all the beauty and romance available in the parish of Portland, which is Jamaica’s best-kept secret.

Rafting on the Rio Grande was made famous by noted actor Errol Flynn who was fascinated by the beauty of the parish, and one of his favorite things to do was rafting on the Rio Grande River.

This activity is very relaxing and is suited for everyone who enjoys genuine experiences.

Rafting on the White River in Ocho Rios

If you are in the Ocho Rios region, rafting on the White River is undoubtedly an experience that you will enjoy.

What makes this rafting experience unique is the natural beauty of the rafting route. The scenic flora and fauna make the experience romantic and almost dreamy to participants.

The White River is also only minutes away from all the major hotels and guesthouses in Ocho Rios, making it particularly accessible.

Additional most Tour companies offering the Rafting on the White River Tour will pick up the guest at the property that they are staying and taking them back to the property after the Tour making it extremely convenient for guests. There is, therefore, no excuse not to enjoy this exclusive experience.

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If you are seeking a truly authentic local experience where you will interact directly with friendly Jamaicans while enjoying the natural beauty of the Island, there is no better thing to do than going Rafting on a beautiful Jamaican River.

The best spots to enjoy this experience is in Martha Brae Trelawny, White River Ocho Rios and the beautiful Rio Grande Valley in Portland.

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