Pay a trip to the famous Rio Bueno for an exhilarating tubing excursion. Your adventure starts a drive on the North Coast up to the Rio Bueno. Once you arrive, a guide will come out and help you get checked in and put on safety gear. When you're all set, your Ocho Rios tour guide will escort you to the Irie Bridge and down the jungle trail, where you will ultimately arrive at the river launch point. After one last safety check, you'll hop on your tube and start the adrenaline rush!
The river currents will carry you through the rainforest. All you need to do is sit back, relax and take in the scenery. The river has multiple lazy sections, which are each followed by thrilling class 2 rapids; the faster pace is sure to provide your fill of thrills. Along the way, there is one stop that gives you the opportunity to swim around and put your rope-swinging skills to the test.
Following a couple more rapids, the currents begin to subside and you will then embark on a boat ride into the Caribbean Sea. Eventually, you'll reach a private beach where you can just unwind, have a drink and take in the great weather before returning.
Please Note: It is sometimes necessary for children or adults to travel in rafts due to changing river conditions. The tour may be cancelled during adverse conditions or when the river is flooded.
I was a little afraid at the beginning because I didn't know what to expect but it was great. Our guide was Everton, he took care of us super nice, respectful, very responsible and super cool guy. After tubbing they took us to a super nice beach. I would do it again. Thanks Everton.
Reviewer: Antonio Wendland
The tubing was awesome, the guide even better, the small private beach was charming. This was really money well spent. Look - nothing is ever perfect. Was the nearly one hour ride what we expected, no... but we drove through some 'real' places in Jamaica that you'd never really see cloistered in a compound for tourists.... the driver was really nice, informative, friendly. Was the 'waterfall' like Niagra, no... but the guides made it really memorable - we even got ours to lead Marley sing-alongs (LOL) as we floated down the river. After the tubing we got a small-boat ride to a private beach. Was it pristine/post-card material, no... but it was all 'ours' with friendly folks, local food and drink available to buy, a gift shop and plenty of room to enjoy. We were there with two of our kids (10 and 14) and just had a blast. Found a 4Lb conch shell that is now home in Boston with us... Really, it was a great time, a lot of fun, and not expensive. We would do it again!
We decided on this excursion because Dunns River Falls would have been too crowded to enjoy. There were only 9 of us on this and our guides were great. One of them sang while floating with us and I thought that was quite charming. We jumped in the water and got a massage by a waterfall before getting in the tubes and floating down to a platform that we jumped in the water from. The rafts then picked us up and took us down to the beach which was beautiful and no one was there! There's a small, open air bar at the end. Highly recommend this excursion but make sure to bring mosquito repellant!
Reviewer: Christine Duane
This excursion was lots of fun. We had a nice small group that traveled together through the river. Our guide made sure that we all stayed together and that we made it safely down the river. The trip was very relaxing with a few fun mini rapids to float through. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Brande McGill
The bus driver shared history of the area.Guide floats down with you, making sure you don't get stuck on the shore.My kids & I really looked forward to this.It was not scary or rough. It was almost like an extended log ride but more wet.We had a rafting group go by us, later on the ship someone from the group said they wished they had done the tubes as we looked like we were having more fun. I was worried my son who is 6'7" & 285 would be too heavy, it wasn't even mentioned of his size. The walking is very easy. Be sure to have water shoes! You want to sit under the waterfall before you float down! It's a great experience. Some people didn't have water shoes and they missed out this and had to be careful walking the beach to the shack at the end. We wore light shirt over our bathing suits just in case for chafing. My son didn't and he was fine. After the trip they offer photos for $40 on CD. Have cash for this because the card machine doesn't always work. Definitely recommend this!