Beach Horseback Ride and Tubing
Beach Horseback Ride and Tubing
Take our Beach Horseback Riding and River Tubing Tour in Ocho Rios 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, you will drive to the corral approximately 40-minutes away. You'll receive a safety briefing and a helmet, which you will be required to wear for the duration of the ride. 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 rural trail surrounded by vegetables grown by local farmers, shaded by almond and coconut trees; follow your guide throughout this trail at a beginner's pace until you reach a stretch of white sandy beach.
Upon arriving at this stretch of private beach, you will strip down to your bathing suits, while the saddles are removed from the horses and are traded for a bareback pad. You will then set out on a 5-minute bareback horse ride experience in the Caribbean Sea--a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed. Your total time with the horses is approximately 45-minutes. Time in the water is approximately 5 to 10 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 greeted by one of your river guides upon arrival. Your tour guide will direct you to the registration office for check in and mandatory signing of a waiver form. After signing the waiver form, you will be given a helmet and led outside to be fitted with your life jacket and propulsion gloves.You'll receive some final safety instructions from your guide and then you will be on your way, as you're led across the IRIE Bridge and into the rainforest. Your 10 minute walk along the jungle path leads you to the launching point of your river adventure. Now it's time to jump into the cool water and begin your exciting journey downstream! You tube over various areas of splashing rapids as you paddle your way through the many twists and turns of the river. As you pass under the old stone bridge, the river currents carry you on a relaxing ride towards the Caribbean Sea. Once you reach the river delta, paddle over some small waves that will carry you to the sandy shores of Bengal Bay. You walk along the shore for about 5 minutes before arriving at Bengal Beach for some time to relax, or swim in the sea.
Please Note: A photo CD is available to purchase on the day of the tour, however, it is not recommended to purchase the CD as the quality of photos cannot be guaranteed and it is non-refundable. Instead, please feel free to bring a camera with you to capture your own memories. No refunds will be issued once a photo CD has been purchased.