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Spirit of the West

West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
345 916 8669
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Ranked #7 of 20 Activities in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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!
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Grapevine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It was a nice ride and we enjoyed it. Our guide, Michael, was enjoyable. The horses were healthy and well-behaved...and good swimmers.

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phoenix
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My Husband and I did an anniversary trip. We had both ridden horses many times, but never in the ocean, so this sounded like a bucket list to-do for sure. Since we were on vacation, I expected a relaxing ride, however, mentioning I had horse riding experience might have landed me with a horse (Angel) which was either temperamental or... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Its suppose to be wet. I have not ride a horse in water since I was a teenager. Then I wore jeans and didn't know the creek was that deep. Doing it in swimming trunks was great. Memory came back to the creek. The horses are trained to enter water without difficulty and very gentle. After the ride in the... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Have very little experience riding and my DH had never been up before this ride! Prompt pick up from the port meeting place. Short ride to starting point on beach. We got paired up with our horse and received brief instructions on how to ride. The horses obviously knew more than we did about what to do! Long leisurely stroll... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been riding since age 2 and I have always dreamed to ride a horse in the water. This experience was a dream come true! My husband and I had booked a private swim ride for 2 PM, we arrived with the Carnival Cruise Ship. It was easy to find the meet up point where we met 2 very... More 

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Napoleon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My 14 year old daughter & I booked the Caribbean Sea Swim, she an experienced rider & me not so much. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The employees (I'm horrible with names & cannot remember any of them) were very friendly, helpful & professional! We were on a cruise & met our driver in front of Margaritaville, he was on time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Literally the BEST time!!! Sam & nick are so fun and trustworthy, sweethearts and professional!!! Ugh we had a blast!!

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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
2 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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