Take our Beach Horseback Riding and White River Tubing Tour and two things are certain: you'll have the time of your life, and you'll never want to return to civilization!
After being picked up at the pier for your Falmouth cruise excursion, you will drive to the corral approximately 40 minutes away. After saddling up, you will set out with your trained tour guide for a scenic countryside trail ride through wooded areas, where the Taino Indians used to hunt for food. Learn about the culture of these first islanders, their beliefs, habits, and existence,before Columbus landed and the island was colonized under the Spanish flag.
Ride through a natural wetland, shaded by almond and coconut trees, and see the excavations carried out by archaeologists, keen to uncover the deep-rooted history of this area.
On arrival at a stretch of deserted beach, you will strip down to your bathing suits, while the saddles are removed from the horses. You will then set out on a bareback horse ride experience in the Caribbean Sea, an experience not to be missed. Total time with the horses is approximately 90 minutes. Time in the water is approximately 10-15 minutes.
The return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other water birds fish in the shallow waters; through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an 18th- century warehouse; and by an ancient waterwheel that powered the old sugar mill on this former sugar plantation.
You will then drive to the White River, where you will be given a tube for a lazy float downstream with your guide. A stop will be made where you can swing on a rope and fall in the river before continuing on. Your driver will safeguard your belongings during the trip, and will meet you at the end of the river for the return drive to Falmouth. Float takes 45-50 minutes.
Reviewer: Luis Lopez
Nice experience that lets you get in touch with Jamaica's nature.
Reviewer: Jan Geisleer
My granddaughters and I chose this tour out of Falmouth, Jamaica. Our guide was well acquainted with Jamaica. The fellows that work with the horses, were exceptionally good at getting newbies, like my one granddaugther comfortable on her horse. The main guide stayed with her until she realized she was fine. We rode down a trail to the beach, heard about an ancient sugar mill, and then waited for the group head of us, and as they went out into the water, we talked with the lady who gave us a small sample of Jamaican food. And the girls bought some small souvenirs. The horses were lively enough not to be nags, and gentle enough for all to enjoy the ride, especially when we trotted them through the water. We all were very happy with our horseback riding experience. And although we put bug stuff on, there appeared to be few bugs around. The tubing was also delightful, and very refreshing after riding horses. Also a delight experience.
Reviewer: Jonathan Sheriff
The excursion itself was great; starting with the van ride and the tour guide and driver on the van, riding the horse through land that had historical value and getting a history lesson (although the horse ride is nice without the history if that is not your thing), riding the horse in the water, and then the tubing. The only issue I had was the number of "guides"; although tipping is not required it is customary and should be done since this is their job (if you liked the service). We loved the service but on this one tour we had 6 guides and extras (such as buying items or getting food) that took too much cash (I ran out and stopped at an ATM to get more since it was not expected and I loved the service provided). I would definitely do this again but I would have liked to know ahead of time how many people would be helping us.
We were picked up a short walk from the dock, easily identified the guides and were escorted to a van. There were a total of 8 people (4 were in our party) going to the ride. The van was comfortable and reliable with a driver and guide. The guide talked about the island while in route. Upon arrival at the stable we were all offered helmets (fortunately not mandatory), saddled up and went on a 15-20 minute pleasant ride on an established trail through trees to the beach. Riding, or should I say running in the ocean on horseback was exhilarating. We went back and forth several times, so it felt like it was definitely worth the money. After some short breaks, we rode back to the stable where everyone was helpful and courteous. Great ride, very nice guides. Then off to the river float down the river which was also a lot of fun. I would definitely book through Costco excursions again.
The Horseback riding was absolutely fabulous. The two instructors were very careful and attentive. The horses were superb. This is a very unique experience and the part where you ride the horses in the ocean is very special. The river tubing was fun and the guides were humorous and very attentive. The water was a little cold, but you get used to it quickly.