River Tubing Safari & Beach Adventure
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.
Reviewer: Buzz Hayworth
Enjoyed the river tubing very much. The trip to and back from the launch site took longer than expected. Had to really rush back to the dock after the tubing to meet the re-boarding time.
Reviewer: Ben Sarver
My wife and kids (11 & 7) enjoyed this excursion and talked about Shawn for the rest of the vacation! From the port, there is a 30 minute van ride. Once there, there are restrooms and concessions while you sign in, get gear on and assemble your group. The four of us plus another couple walked 5 minutes up to a small river waterfall/swimming hole to get wet and take pictures. Once in the tubes, we held onto each others tubes and floated in a group with Shawn entertaining, splashing and guiding us down the river. In March the river was refreshing. We had a chance to use a rope swing and free float. We then boarded rafts that were pulled over to the beach. There were restrooms, a small bar, food and souveniers for sale. Again a great opportunity to have fun and relax. This is not a whitewater thriller or a world class beach, but a time to get off the ship, experience Jamaica and have a great couple of hours. Shawn really added to the experience and made it fun for the adults and the kids.
Reviewer: Attila Nemeth
The place the river and also the operator guy was awesome. Recommended! :)
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!