Exclusive Trail and Beach Horseback

Trail and Beach Horseback in Ocho Rios
Price: $97.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Drink
Recommended Dress Wear a bathing suit under long pants or shorts that cover the knees. Sensible rubber soled sneakers or water shoes that will get wet are recommended. A Towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen are 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.

Exclusive Trail and Beach Horseback

Ready to ride? Then head out on this exclusive Ocho Rios Trail and Beach Horseback adventure!

After being picked up at the pier, you will drive to the corral. Saddle up and set out with your trained tour guide for a scenic countryside trail ride. You will 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 the 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. Then it's through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an 18th- century warehouse and by an ancient waterwheel, which powered the old sugar mill on this former sugar plantation.

Please Note: 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.

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. The CD's are sold by local independent representatives and not affiliated whatsoever with Shore Excursions Group. 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.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  10 ReviewsReview This Tour
Trail and Horseback
April 15, 2019
The staff was amazing! First timers on horses and everyone was so patient. They guide you every step and make you feel comfortable. Even had water shoes for my daughter who forgot hers. The photos were an added bonus. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun adventure.
Reviewer: Sheri-Lyn Lagueux
5 Stars
Best ever
March 13, 2019
Went on vacation with my 2 grandkids age 9 and 11. They loved it!! Staff was friendly and even gave some history of Jamaica. Highly recommend this tour!!
Reviewer: Kim Betker
5 Stars
Getting wet on Horseback
December 09, 2018
This was our favorite excursion even though there was some buttocks discomfort. Loved the clear blue ocean on the beaches of Jamaica. The guides and photographer all did an outstanding job to make this fun and memorable.
Reviewer: werner krempels
4 Stars
Review of horseback riding in Ocho Rios July 2018
August 20, 2018
the guides were absolutely awesome. very nice and informative. We went as a group of 4. my daughter had no problems riding the horse by herself. shes 12 years old. i would book again.
Reviewer: Michael Sanchez
5 Stars
great experience
July 02, 2018
The experience was great, the tour and the people were amazing!
Reviewer: christine
5 Stars
Unique experience, Family loved it
April 05, 2016
What a fun experience for our family! We have been horseback riding, but never in the water. My boys (11&12) enjoyed the water part. The guides were super friendly & knowledgeable and gave history and nature info that was interesting. We were the only guests for that ride- total bonus! But the actual trail ride to the beach was beyond slow and just took the long way around the farm to the beach at a snails pace. We couldn't do any trotting, change order or basically ride on our own (kids were bored). Then at the beach, we dismount and they conveniently have snacks/drinks (for purchase), local jewelry/souvenirs, etc at tables on the secluded beach. Very nice people, but a little pushy on the sales. We just sat for 20-30mins while the horses ""rested"" from that slow uneventful walk to the beach (15-20mins). We could walk around the beach and explore (but we live in FL, we do that all the time). It was a gorgeous location. Finally get back on, and they take great pix on the beach (also had to pay, but TOTALLY worth the photos they take from the water/shore). Was only $15 for the CD of 10 photos. Then the guide leads us into the water (horses still saddled). The water was up to our knees and run/trot them back and forth about 10 times past the girl taking photos. (caution- horses poop in the water) The water part was awesome! Unique and totally worth it. Again we dismount, rest the horse for another 20mins, we dry off (bring towel), buy snacks and soda and ride the shoreline back to the stable. This was pretty and relaxing. Overall would recommend. Even for inexperienced riders, you can't fall off- going so slow (lol). But memorable and our photos are amazing for the fun day. The driver to and from the port was fantastic and even stopped for us to get water at a local store. Easy to find him at the port as well.
Reviewer: Pam
4 Stars