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Address: West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345 916 8669
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Description: One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the...
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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My boyfriend was visiting the island for the first time and he really wanted to do the beach ride. We decided late and the team was very helpful about squeezing us in for the 5pm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As someone who grew up around horses, horseback riding is one thing. Swimming with them in the Caribbean is another experience altogether and one that's truly as memorable as they come. So, be sure to take your Go Pro. Moreover, it's safe...even for the less accomplished rider. The Spirit of the West staff was also very attentive, courteous and accommodating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend was visiting the island for the first time and he really wanted to do the beach ride. We decided late and the team was very helpful about squeezing us in for the 5pm. Neither of us had ridden a horse before but our guide was very friendly and he answered any questions that we had. He even stopped... More 

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Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was truly an incredible experience. From the seamless booking process to the pickup, riding and drop off everything was exceptional. Our guide was a passionate young man who you could tell adored his job. I had the pleasure of riding Ginger who was an old girl but still in great nick. The horses have an affinity with the staff... More 

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Houston, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Long story short, my wife had to have a tetanus shot after slipping from the rusty platform used to mount the horses bareback, my 11 year old son was bit by one of the horses, the inexperienced guide lost control of his horse after entirely submerging it under the waves in water that was too deep, and my 13 year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed myself riding on the horse name Sinbad . Pail the owner was very professional and helpful. I found out he been riding horses for 30 something years. His tour guys were very cool and helpful as well. Although, I was scared to get in the water,I was able to observe that opportunity I was missing on. One thing... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have ridden horses all of my life, but this experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am so glad that I did it, the gracefulness of the horses in combination with the wind and the sea creates a surreal experience. My guide was thoughtful and thorough without being intrusive, and my horse was gentle and spirited at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our family went out to do horseback riding on the beach. We decided to take the shuttle from where we were staying, which I would highly recommend, our drivers where knowledgeable and gave great information. When we got out of the shuttle our guide, Michael, was there to meet us. Overall our guide was pleasant and the horses seemed well... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was my favorite thing will did all week on our stay in Grand Cayman. My boyfriend and I stay with a family friend here and don't typically do the "touristy" thing here, but I couldn't resist this one. We did the beach stroll and sea swim on a private ride. It was hard riding bareback in the ocean as... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of doing a beach swim ride on a cruise stop in George Town. Grayden, our shuttle driver, met us promptly. Ashely replied promptly to questions I had about the ride that I emailed before our visit.. Telicia, TC, was our guide and she was excellent. My husband was a little apprehensive to canter... More 

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omaha
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My Fiancé and I have ridden and taken care of horses of all breeds. We know what it takes to care for horses. The horse I rode had a terrible coat... which reflects inner health. I was a little suprised to see open wounds... and hair falling out by just rubbing him. I understand occasional spats between rival horses but... More 

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