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Rio Grande

Port Antonio, Jamaica
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (128 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
“hour trip” (7 reviews)
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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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from USD 128.75
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"the river"
in 128 reviews
"catfish"
in 17 reviews
"hour trip"
in 7 reviews
"raft trip"
in 15 reviews
"half way"
in 11 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 6 reviews
"raft captains"
in 7 reviews
"starting point"
in 5 reviews
"stopped for lunch"
in 7 reviews
"dumplings"
in 6 reviews
"ticket office"
in 3 reviews
"takes about hours"
in 5 reviews
"buy drinks"
in 5 reviews
"the crystal clear water"
in 3 reviews
"delicious jamaican"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 8 reviews
"three hours"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice attraction but needs serious attention in terms of fixing up. This place have the potential of becoming 1 of Jamaica's favorite excursions. I enjoy the raft and the tour guide was very helpful.

Thank Shernette G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice , peaceful thing to do where you can chill , this is the activity to do. You can swim in this clear soft water river at any time. Your guide do all the work for you and the...More

Thank Peaceluvin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rafting down the Rio Grande is a once in a lifetime experience. I did it with my visiting niece and grand-niece and it was enjoyed by all three generations. Calm, peaceful, no intrusions except for birds. The raftsman had years of experience and we...More

Thank dawnimac
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st thing, how peaceful, calm and a great moment to Fall in love with Jamaica even more, like you haven't just done so over 30 times in one day, especially in Port Antonio. I'm a foodie so when I was told about Belinda;s fry fish...More

Thank trina_4_u
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Slow relaxing ride. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Not very expensive. Leave a big tip for guide.

Thank disappointed289
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting the Rio Grande from I was 9 years old. I am now 25 years old and I still thoroughly enjoy this river. The water is beautiful and cool mostly and rafting is a very popular thing for the locals. The people...More

Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

As a descendant of a maroon, I grew up swimming in this river and climbing the falls just outside my aunts home. As Jamaica's largest river, it is known for its rafting but it has so much more to give. Returning to Jamaica we opted...More

Thank mrsbott
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

It's a lovely spot, but not very big, the rafting session is short and not very exciting. There isn't much to see, so pass this one up for better options around the island.

Thank Kyla C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Relax, retreat, restore, Remember a time of pure tranquility.... Amazingly skilled indigenous peoples of Jamaica eastern Parish graciously cater to the traveler by offering beautiful excursions on The Rio Grande Valley River. Delicious Jamaican, Vegan & International food served along the river side, hidden waterfalls,...More

Thank Akashi J
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The stunning beauty of this river valley and the peacefulness of this relaxing few hours is quite moving. There were few people other than a few fellow rafters and very little sign of human activity like houses. Planted banana fields were the only real evidence...More

1  Thank Squirrel_and_Moose
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linkette
31 August 2017|
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Response from Allis245 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky and we dd it when it was cloudy, so it was okay. I could not imagine spending 4 hours under the sun though. If so, bring a hat or an umbrella, to avoid getting sunburtn. From what I remember, unless clods cover... More
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L_M_Saggs
20 August 2016|
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Response from TravelMom3bees | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can go right to the operator and get right on the rafts. There were people on the road that kept directing us to the office. Beware. There were some people that told us not to join to the office,they wanted us to... More
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Camila M
20 March 2016|
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Response from Elmar G | Reviewed this property |
There is a hotel right at the river mouth, on a hill with a beautiful view on the river and to the sea. Good place to start the "rafting" there. Prices are about 60$ a tour, if you do not like to negotiate. Some guys try to... More
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