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“Peace and quiet floating along” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River
Martha Brae River | Falmouth, Montego Bay 19142, Jamaica
876-952-0889
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Martha Brae River Rafting and Dunn’s River Falls...
Ranked #6 of 61 things to do in Montego Bay
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Peace and quiet floating along”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great way to get away from it all, floating down a lazy river lined with huge trees, lots of birds and knowlegable guides. Best to go earlier in the day before it gets busy and too hot. When it gets busier in the afternoon, the guide goes as fast as he can so he can drop you off and return to the starting point to hopefully get another ''fare''. They are on piece work. When we went mid morning, the place was nearly empty, so the raft moves slower, making for a great relaxing ride on the homemade bamboo raft, hopefully with that special someone! you can bring beer, whatever for the ride, which last 45-60 minutes, but is so peaceful, you will surely remember it the next time you are stuck in traffic! $25 each or so, plus the usual tip at the end.
Would do it again without question!
Dan

Visited November 2012
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“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were on a cruise ship but did this this on our own after the cruise excursion people went. We were the only two boats on the river. I did not want to go and thought it would be boring. Turned out I was wrong. It was peaceful and relaxing. Do the raft operators try to sell you on tipping them and buying their so called "carving creations" - yes. But really, can you blame them? $60 for a 90 minute tour with them digging a pole into the water while you sit like royalty certainly entitles them to at least $10. There are a couple vendors of the river bank selling Red Stripe for $5.00, which is 5 times what it should cost in Jamaica, but here again, these people need to earn a living. So know in advance that you will part with more money than the ticket price and play along with the fun. He let my 11 year old son operate it a bit and that was really cool of him.

Visited January 2013
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Inchture, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing River Tr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Sit back relax and enjoy the trip down the river with your captain pointing out things as you pass by. Nice way to start of the day.

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Newark, New Jersey
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“Relaxing trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great relaxing trip down river with informative guide. Don't book this on a Friday afternoon as all side vendors would ave packed up!

Visited December 2012
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Cambridge, On
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“Relax and enjoy the peace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

relaxing trip down a pretty river with lush vegetation and birds. The River Captains keep you informed of the types of vegetations and were very relaxed and not pushy for tips, Buy a carving

Visited December 2012
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