Montego Bay River Rafting Excursion Reviews

A river tour in Montego Bay combines gentle rapids and lounging in the tropical sun.
The bus ride was crazy however,I wasn't as frighted as the first time I experienced Jamaica Troy ...
The bus ride was crazy however,I wasn't as frighted as the first time I experienced Jamaica Troy and Tomoia were awesome. At the start of the rafting there are concession stands to sell water beer sunscreen bug spray, at inflated ... Read More
The bus ride was crazy however,I wasn't as frighted as the first time I experienced Jamaica Troy and Tomoia were awesome. At the start of the rafting there are concession stands to sell water beer sunscreen bug spray, at inflated prices. $3 for water. Bug spray is suggested as you are in the Jungle. You do leave your belongings on the bus as you do not return to the site. The river rafting gave a quick safety briefing and you were on your way. Our guide Riccardo was awesome he picked fresh coconuts and made bamboo straws for us. We stopped to swing on the rope swing some participated others watched. If you wanted to jump in you were encouraged. We also stopped along the way to purchase beer at a local bar. At the end of the rafting we enjoyed a snack of Jerk chicken and the best bread I have ever tasted. After we were all back fed and on the bus we traveled to The Hard rock Cafe I could have done without this part. As you had to pay extra for the use of a beach chair and Umbrella the beach was small. I'm not a beach goer so I was not impressed with the Beach. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Bamboo Rafting on the Great river is excellent our Tour guide Lennox was very knowledgeable about ...
Bamboo Rafting on the Great river is excellent our Tour guide Lennox was very knowledgeable about the island and it's history he also had different fresh fruits to try and made us bamboo straws for our water coconut he gave us to ... Read More
Bamboo Rafting on the Great river is excellent our Tour guide Lennox was very knowledgeable about the island and it's history he also had different fresh fruits to try and made us bamboo straws for our water coconut he gave us to drink from as we cruised the river. Intimate nice getaway for two. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excursion bus got stuck in traffic behind an accident in the rain.
Excursion bus got stuck in traffic behind an accident in the rain. The passengers eventually voted to have the driver return to the ship because we'd determined we wouldn't be able to complete the excursion before the departure ... Read More
Excursion bus got stuck in traffic behind an accident in the rain. The passengers eventually voted to have the driver return to the ship because we'd determined we wouldn't be able to complete the excursion before the departure time. We all got a refund. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The rafting was fun and all the staff were helpful to us as we have limited mobility.
The rafting was fun and all the staff were helpful to us as we have limited mobility. The bus ride wasn't long and the driver provided interesting information. Our raft captain was excellent. The scenery was lovely.
The rafting was fun and all the staff were helpful to us as we have limited mobility. The bus ride wasn't long and the driver provided interesting information. Our raft captain was excellent. The scenery was lovely. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved this one!!
Loved this one!! Great way to end the day with a lazy float along a very beautiful part of the plantation.
Loved this one!! Great way to end the day with a lazy float along a very beautiful part of the plantation. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent!
Excellent! Relaxing. Our guide was a older man named Patrick. He was informative of THE GREAT RIVER, very careful and knowledgeable.
Excellent! Relaxing. Our guide was a older man named Patrick. He was informative of THE GREAT RIVER, very careful and knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We wanted something quiet and relaxing and yet unique - this fit the bill totally!
We wanted something quiet and relaxing and yet unique - this fit the bill totally! A great choice
We wanted something quiet and relaxing and yet unique - this fit the bill totally! A great choice Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved Garfield our raft guide.
Loved Garfield our raft guide. He point out unique plants and gave us a lot of insights into life in Jamaica!
Loved Garfield our raft guide. He point out unique plants and gave us a lot of insights into life in Jamaica! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice jungle ride.
Nice jungle ride. rum tasting too. fun
Nice jungle ride. rum tasting too. fun Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Rafting on the Martha Brae was awesome.
Rafting on the Martha Brae was awesome. The stop by the bus driver at the way-overpriced souvenir shop was NOT appreciated nor did I buy anything.
Rafting on the Martha Brae was awesome. The stop by the bus driver at the way-overpriced souvenir shop was NOT appreciated nor did I buy anything. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The "Rafting on the Martha Brae" trip was nice and relaxing.
The "Rafting on the Martha Brae" trip was nice and relaxing. Easy tour and a good look at Montego Bay. The shop owners/proprietors are very pushy with sales and the city did not seem very safe, so I am glad we took a ship
The "Rafting on the Martha Brae" trip was nice and relaxing. Easy tour and a good look at Montego Bay. The shop owners/proprietors are very pushy with sales and the city did not seem very safe, so I am glad we took a ship excursion. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A fun and relaxing float down the river with our guide, "Shrek." About 8 rafts tied together with a ...
A fun and relaxing float down the river with our guide, "Shrek." About 8 rafts tied together with a guide leading the way. Opportunities to swim and I got to jump off a rope swing! Rum punch added to the group entertainment. One ... Read More
A fun and relaxing float down the river with our guide, "Shrek." About 8 rafts tied together with a guide leading the way. Opportunities to swim and I got to jump off a rope swing! Rum punch added to the group entertainment. One of our favorite excursions! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Just after boarding the bus, our guide commenced with her welcome and then ALMOST immediately ...
Just after boarding the bus, our guide commenced with her welcome and then ALMOST immediately after began discussing gratuities. One of the first things she told us was that they considered a one dollar tip an insult but that they ... Read More
Just after boarding the bus, our guide commenced with her welcome and then ALMOST immediately after began discussing gratuities. One of the first things she told us was that they considered a one dollar tip an insult but that they appreciated gratuities! What?! When we arrived at our destination, there was confusion about the groups and ours seemed rather large compared to others. We were walked up river aways and encouraged to get in the water (which was quite nippy!). Then we got out and headed to the place where the rafts were. Problem is there weren't enough rafts for the rafters. Two groups (ours included) had to wait quite awhile for two more rafts to be brought while all the others went ahead. During this time, ON THE WATER!, it was thundering and lightening which concerned me as water and lightening do not mix!! At the end of the trip, there was one place selling food so there was no choice and I think we were there longer than we were on the river! After loading up the bus, we were taken to A shop (Rainbow Shoppe) which was not worth getting off the bus. I'm sure the driver got a kickback from that! I would NOT recommend this excursion to anyone! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Not impressed at all
Not impressed at all
Not impressed at all Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Martha Brae river rafting was relaxing.
Martha Brae river rafting was relaxing. Our guide was mostly friendly but seemed irked we didn't want to buy his hand carvings. However, he may have been frustrated with his fellow boat captains who were crowding him. The rafts last ... Read More
Martha Brae river rafting was relaxing. Our guide was mostly friendly but seemed irked we didn't want to buy his hand carvings. However, he may have been frustrated with his fellow boat captains who were crowding him. The rafts last about six months, we were told, and his rode lower on the water than newer boats. Making sure our feet didn't get wet was important to him but the other captains weren't quick to make way. Overall, peaceful and picturesque, if a little hot. I'd recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good
Good
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Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
we have a 2 yeaar old so our options are very limited.
we have a 2 yeaar old so our options are very limited. this was perfect for our kids. allowed us todo something different and unique.
we have a 2 yeaar old so our options are very limited. this was perfect for our kids. allowed us todo something different and unique. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great float and rapids on tubes down the Rio Bueno.
Great float and rapids on tubes down the Rio Bueno. This made our Jamaica visit great.
Great float and rapids on tubes down the Rio Bueno. This made our Jamaica visit great. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Went to Good Hope Estate and it was an hour long bus trip.
Went to Good Hope Estate and it was an hour long bus trip. The trip was very comfortable and when we got there it was well worth it. Went on a ATV and for an older person like myself , I loved it. The guide was awesome and well-knowledged. ... Read More
Went to Good Hope Estate and it was an hour long bus trip. The trip was very comfortable and when we got there it was well worth it. Went on a ATV and for an older person like myself , I loved it. The guide was awesome and well-knowledged. Next it was zip=lining. This one is the best for first timers and older people who can.t climb the best or as fast. I am 60 and was able to keep up. Last, it was on a raft on the river and we loved it too. Am not a strong swimmer but there was always staff around to help and we were not in really deep water. We ate and the chicken was good and especially fried bread. Next time I will try to book a buffet of the food in that area because I like to try different foods. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Montego Bay, Jamaica, we did the Jungle River Raft/Float Tour.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, we did the Jungle River Raft/Float Tour. It was a long ssllooww tour down the Jungle River tied together with others while our tour guide paddled his arms off. I don't think I can recommend this excursion, it ... Read More
Montego Bay, Jamaica, we did the Jungle River Raft/Float Tour. It was a long ssllooww tour down the Jungle River tied together with others while our tour guide paddled his arms off. I don't think I can recommend this excursion, it just seemed long, boring and awkward with the tour guide paddling our butts down the river. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good but overpriced by ten - twenty dollars or so..and felt extremely obligated to tip..so where ...
Good but overpriced by ten - twenty dollars or so..and felt extremely obligated to tip..so where does the money we paid for the excursion go..if the raft men all wanted more money.All tour operators seem to offer it for the same prices ... Read More
Good but overpriced by ten - twenty dollars or so..and felt extremely obligated to tip..so where does the money we paid for the excursion go..if the raft men all wanted more money.All tour operators seem to offer it for the same prices approximately..so someones making money and are the rafters themselves? Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Enjoyed the raft trip.
Enjoyed the raft trip. I brought lots of tip money in expectation of passing it out to all the folks expecting to be compensated for just being there. Was not disappointed.
Enjoyed the raft trip. I brought lots of tip money in expectation of passing it out to all the folks expecting to be compensated for just being there. Was not disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was a joke.
It was a joke. They had these one person rafts (fancy tube) that were tied together to each other. There were four of us. Then the guide had a little blow up type kayak that was tied to the four tubes. He rowed with 2 short oars and ... Read More
It was a joke. They had these one person rafts (fancy tube) that were tied together to each other. There were four of us. Then the guide had a little blow up type kayak that was tied to the four tubes. He rowed with 2 short oars and basically pulled us down the river for about 2 miles. I felt guilty and it was not enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line