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Spirit of the West

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Address: Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
Phone Number:
+1 345-916-6488
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 18:15
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 18:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge...

One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget!

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Amazing swim with horses!

We have gone on many horseback rides in many locations, but this was the first time we have ever been able to swim with a horse and it was amazing! We met the company at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have gone on many horseback rides in many locations, but this was the first time we have ever been able to swim with a horse and it was amazing! We met the company at the parking lot of Ristorante Pappagallo (not open for lunch) where we paid them and then followed them in our car to the starting location.... More 

Thank CM_Charleston
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riding with Spirit of the West exceeding all my expectations. I had never ridden bareback and certainly not in the ocean. Jordan, who is an excellent source for Grand Cayman history and the best spots to eat, made the experience even more enjoyable. The horses are beautiful, obviously well cared for and made me feel like I had been riding... More 

Thank Courtney M
Manchester, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother in law and I went out with Jordan, who was super friendly, a native of the island, and very knowledgeable. I am an experienced rider, and my MIL had never ridden, and we both had a great time. She sat on the beach while Jordan and I took the horses for a swim. I will say that this... More 

Thank coatesamyj
Titusville, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had a wonderful evening ride during our Spring Break in Grand Cayman. My kids (age 10 and 12) loved it! We did the private ride which was very nice. Paul was our guide and he was great. We liked that transportation from our condo was included. This turned out to be the highlight of a really great trip.

Thank AmyS1025
Elkhart, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great ride along the beach! Please remember your sunscreen and a hat would be a good idea. The horses were very well trained.

Thank mperson72
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was not what had we hoped for and had expected, particularly given the cost and the generally positive reviews we have read. It got off to a bad start as our guide was 30 minutes late.... No apology was given. We were then made to stand in the boiling midday heat for 20 minutes while another group of riders... More 

Thank phildim
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We usually do the standard horseback ride on travels, and this is the best yet. Horses were well kept guides were friendly and knowledgeable, beaches were pristine and empty of tourists. The swimming part made it more than just a 'horseback ride' warm waters, the change in horses breathing, riding bareback, guide did a backflip into the water. Make sure... More 

Thank catman703
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience with three of my kids (12,13 and 17)! Perry was a terrific guide, fun but cautious to stay within our riding abilities. Honestly, picture perfect experience.

Thank Izzyapril
Mattawan, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Paul was very accommodating at the last minute! Horses appeared well-cared for and easy to ride. Recommend Spirit of the West 100%!

Thank Camille S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was one of the best rides I've been on during a vacation. The route is along a secluded stretch of beach, a very relaxing place to ride and enjoy the ocean view. Our guide was Jordan, the owner's son (I love the fact that this is a family run business) so he had a lot of interesting stories about... More 

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