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Rio Grande

Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Port Antonio
Type: Bodies of Water
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Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This beautiful treasure and life source for the island is in jeopardy. When we visited 10 years ago, there was a bit of algae and the water was clear. This last visit revealed a carpet of algae on the bottom of the river due to environmental pollutants. This is a true reflection of how man's impact has the power to... More

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were a group of 9 and used 5 rafts. The rafts men were really nice and we enjoyed our rafting. I think however, the rafts men should where uniforms as they were not recognizable when we got there. Everybody dressed as they liked. My rafts man however did where a polo shirt with his number....others were dressed as they... More

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was a lovely experience. We were a party of 4, rented 2 bamboo rafts & brought a cooler w/ice cold red stripes to drink on that hot day. The captains were respectful, informative & flexible. The entire trip was approx 2 hours, but seemed shorter. At one point the captains allowed us to get into the water & hang... More

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Trinidad and Tobago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was my no. 1 thing to do in Port Antonio and it surpassed my expectations. Our guide Becky was excellent and did everything possible to make our journey down the Rio Grande interesting. I loved the scenery going down the river, stopping for a swim in a deep pool,hearing Becky's stories.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a lovely 2.5 hour trip on the traditional bamboo rafts down the river. A very relaxed way to see the area. But it's a long trip. The "captain" works incredibly hard to punt the raft. But it's a long time and it gets hot! So take something to create some shade or some very strong sun cream! Guides... More

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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Three hours on the river, even though it was a little low, it was still beautiful. We ate at the river banks and visited scatter falls.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful waterfalls, and springs, the scenery is gorgeous, very pretty. They took me on the raft and we drifted along the riverside, it was very peaceful, serene and romantic, although I was with family, I would definitely go back with my lover.

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Lauderhill, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nestled in the Blue Mountains, expert, certified Bamboo Raft Captains guide these Bamboo rafts down through the Fantastic Blue Mountains of Jamaica, where you see various species ingenious to the area and even get a view of the highest peak in Jamaica 7402 feet of it. The ride is 2.5hours to longer if you tell you Captain you are in... More

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Negril, Jamaica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

truly it was a great day any body been to rio grande any body been to rio grande can say it really is

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Finally I rafted on the Rio Grande, very peaceful and relaxing. The entire trip takes 2.5 hours. I learned later if you would like a shorter trip it's possible. If you drive on your own, the official road signs will take you to rafters rest and that you'll have to take a taxi through town about 35 minutes from there... More

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