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Rio Grande

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Address: Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Rafting on the Rio Grande was so nice. It was a non sunny day so we thought it would be perfect for the river. Our captains were Pablo and Harvey, which have been navigating the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rafting on the Rio Grande was so nice. It was a non sunny day so we thought it would be perfect for the river. Our captains were Pablo and Harvey, which have been navigating the river for 27 years! It was so relaxing and the sites were astonishing. We didn't see too much wildlife, just some Vultures. Stopped at the... More 

Thank Gickstr
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live near rafters rest at bridge by Rio Grande river. drivers there always hawking people to go rafting. it is a great bamboo ride on river.gotta to get taxi go up the hills to rafters start. cost about $40. start early take snack an drink. expensive to buy along river. can be hot. sunscreen an hat. very relaxing. top... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buy a ticket at the big white building by the bridge before you get into Pt. Antonio. You will know it by all the raft captains screaming at you to go on a ride as you drive by. They will tell you how to get to Barrydale to the rafters starting point. A man will drive your car back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a friends birthday party and it was a lot of fun. The captains will punt the rafts down the river, and guide you to the end. During the trip you will get to swim and at some places you can grab a Vine and swing dive. There is a food shack on route, so you can stop... More 

Thank Keegan M
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Prior to rafting here, I asked several Jamaicans in the resort reception, in town and at the Rio Grande, if rafting with small kids would be somehow dangerous. Everybody reassured me, but the trip was indeed dangerous. At the first rapid, the canoe running behind our overturned, with one passenger being nearly carried away by the currents. Our captain finally... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

did not enjoy the taxi ride to the beginning spot of where the rafts are waiting for you to start the 2 hour journey down the river. great bamboo rafts only 2 people per raft. took a lunch break half way down - a couple of floating vendors along the way if you wish to have drinks or a meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

i went rafting down the rio grande on captain mark's raft and had an amazing time. he is a wonderful captain: informative, funny, considered, competent. the word for this trip is: m e l l o w. just relax and look at the gorgeous mountains, lush vegetation, egrets, herons, and so forth. i had a go being the captain for... More 

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Valemount, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We took a rafting trip here and as it was the slower season in Sept there was not even 1 other raft on the river. It was absolutely fantastic. It is far less commercial that the Martha Brea and our guide was awesome. He also sang as he paddled!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This tip is amazing. It doesn't compare to that other trip on the river on the other side of the island. We were out all day it was so relaxing. We stopped for an outstanding lunch and then completed out trip. The entire trip took hours and was more than fun. I would recommend it for anyone.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were lucky enough to experience and incredible rafting trip down an incredibly beautiful river. Our captain Austin was so friendly and knowledgeable. The water is crystal clear and refreshing. As an added treat we stopped at Bylinda's for lunch, which was fabulous and she is so sweet. A really special experience that we highly recommend.

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