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Rio Grande, Port Antonio
(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Cruise the popular Rio Grande on a bamboo raft while surrounded by tropical habitat. Originally rafts were used to transport produce from the interior of the island, but today they are used as a popular tourist activity. You'll get a good feel for the river as your raft captain paddles you through gentle rapids for about two and a half hours. You can take a break at a local food shack, or cool off and have a swim in the river. Plan to visit Rio Grande and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Port Antonio attractions using our Port Antonio trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 re...  more »
  • This I would never do that! He asked 75 bucks for a uurke to sit on a raft, eventually we did it for $35 (with 2) but that is certainly not worth it!! nothing to see, no explanation was provided concerning something.. I call this a tourist excursion made money off to can also sail on the river Lys here then..
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  • 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 gu...  more »
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  • Unplug and take a bamboo boat ride. Captain Loyd was a total professional. He knew everyone on the river and it was a tremendous way to spend a couple of hours. Make sure and stop for lunch at Miss Belinda's. One of the best meals I've ever had.
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  • Captain Albert Bates, A.K.A., Dooks, A.K.A. Ms. Bates, was the best. He took such good care of us. See you next time.
  • The Rio Grande is the best River in Jamaica to go rafting down. I have gone down all the other river rafting locations in Ja. The water is clean crystal clear and approximately 78 degrees the day we went down. There are numerous locations for you to go swimming that are very deep. There are rocks to jump off of. You could probably swim over 60% of the river. If you like swimming in clean fresh warm water it does not get any better than the Rio Grande. Half way down there is an excellent restaurant which offers the meals pictured for a very reasonable cost. Colbert's are also available at a very reasonable cost. I would recommend starting rafting from the very top. Enjoy.