Beach Horseback Ride and Tubing

Beach Horseback Ride and Tubing Tour in Ocho Rios
Price: $129.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, active, water/beach
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Drink
Recommended Dress we suggest wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing. As the river has rocks and uneven levels on the bottom, it is recommended that you wear shoes that will get soaked. A pair of water shoes or sneakers is recommended. You may wish to bring a second dry pair of shoes for afterwards. A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen and money for gratuities is also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be 6 years or older and able to lift themselves up onto the horse and be able to dismount. The maximum weight per horse is 240 pounds. Guests weighing more than this will not be allowed to ride and will not be entitled to a refund. Weight limit for the tubes is 260 pounds.

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.

4.5 Stars4.3 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
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June 09, 2016
The Hooves guides were friendly and well-informed. We rode through jungle that used to be a plantation in the 1500s, rode the horses down to the beach, and eventually into the surf. I'm an avid reader, and now I know what it's like to ride a horse through deep water. Very cool. Then we were driven up to the river tubing facility, and the White River was so beautiful: overhung with jungle, dappled with shade, crystal clear, slow moving, not terribly deep, and so refreshing in the heat. We had a very small tour group so the whole experience felt very personal.
Reviewer: MammaNah
4 Stars
Friendly and Fun
May 01, 2015
The horseback riding company was helpful and nice to my 12 year daughter who had never been on horseback. We had a blast and would recommend to anyone looking for a little adventure with a lot of fun. Tubing was a great way to end the day. Our guide was personable without being too pushy. The water felt good and the ride was just the right amount of time.
Reviewer: aw
4 Stars
Must Do
March 28, 2013
This was one of the highlights of our trip. Riding a horse in the water and on the beach was something that I had always wanted to do and it still exceeded my expectations. The guides were fantastic, helpful, and fun. There were only 4 of us on this shore excursion so it was the perfect size group. The river tubing was so much fun but next time I will remember to bring my water shoes.
Reviewer: Monica
5 Stars