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Spirit of the West

West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
345 916 8669
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy... more » Owner description: One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget! « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of. riding the horses on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Truly made the experience of Grand Cayman so much better. Would encourage anyone looking to visit the island to do this!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hate to have to say this because the people who run this operation are very sweet and polite, but these horses are not treated humanely. They aren't given water out in the hot sun working for our pleasure, they have lesions, they struggle to swim as they're made to drag us through the water and they very clearly don't... More

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SOTW, Owner at Spirit of the West, responded to this review

We are always grateful to ride with customers who have a genuine concern for the well-being of our horses, and anyone who rides with us soon realizes that our love for them is endless. We own some of the best looking horses on the island and our feeding/watering program is one of the most expensive parts of this business. It... More

Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friend & I visited Grand Cayman & made reservations with Spirit of the West to have a private tour on September 2nd. I was a little nervous just to horseback ride but the staff was so professional and made us both feel at ease. We rode along the ocean for about 30 minutes then we got off our horses,... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Not just any beach trail ride. We unsaddled our horses and rode them bareback into the sea. At one point the horses are swimming. A great experience. The guides were very friendly and the horses (props to Lady and Cinnamon) well cared for. We booked a private ride later in the day to avoid the cruise ship crowds and had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband wanted to scuba dive & I wanted some peaceful time to enjoy the island. I found Spirit if the West on Trip Advisor looking for something more unique to do than what was offered on our cruise, we were on the Disney Fantasy. My youth was spent around horses & I had never gone swimming with them, what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a beautiful ride on the north beaches of the island, which seems very untouched. You then get to ride bareback into the ocean with the beautiful horses, such a neat experience. Thank you

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

i had a few guest booked with my company Tours Cayman who went on my stingray excursion who shared with me how much a wonderful experience they had horse back riding with Spirit Of The West and how ell they were treated and how clean the horses were. just want folks to know that there are excellent companies locally owned... More

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been riding horses all my life....all types of horses...even played polo in Nashville. One thing I haven't done with a horse is swimming. Spirit of the West gave me that gift with a horse named Diamond. Wow...what a great experience...and Telicia, our guide, was excellent. She even took our camera and got some incredible shots to solidify our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Paul was our guide and couldn't be more professional. My wife and had such a nice morning on the beach and ocean swim. I would recommend wearing pants if you plan going any faster than a walk.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a great time and the guides were very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend this company if you are looking for a fun horseback riding experience on the beach!

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