Day trip

From Kingston: Rio Grande Rafting Tour

From Kingston: Rio Grande Rafting Tour

From US$ 250 per person

Raft down the Rio Grande, a tradition popularized by actor Errol Flynn. Allow an expert captain to pole your bamboo raft made for two through spectacular scenery.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the convenience of private hotel/port pickup and drop off
  • Relax on a bamboo raft and admire the beautiful Rio Grande
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside from Kingston to Portland
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
Go on a six-mile (10 km) cruise down the Rio Grande, the longest river in Jamaica. Sail on a bamboo raft for two poled by an expert raftsman who can share information on the flora and fauna of the region.  Originally used to transport bananas from the interior of Portland to the coast for export, the bamboo rafts began to be used in the 1940s for pleasure after Port Antonio's most notorious resident, movie idol Errol Flynn, arrived and started organizing raft races. The Earl of Mansfield later built the landing site, shops, and restaurant at Rafters Rest. Fuel your adventurous side on this 2-3 hour rafting cruise. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver and guide
  • Rafting fees
  • Local taxes
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Product ID: 228667