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“Rafting on the Rio Grande” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Rocklin, California
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“Rafting on the Rio Grande”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Used Rally from Rally Tours (876) 845-2307 / 776-5591. Superb taxi driver, looked after us our entire 7 day stay in Jamaica, went above and beyond to make our trip especially memorable. Give him a call, you won't be sorry. Rio Grande was a long drive from Montego Bay, not sure how it compares to the Martha Brae rafting but the drive was very scenic. Cost is $72 to take 2 people on a bamboo raft up river, they stop a couple of times to swim in the beautiful clear water. Very quiet, secluded spot, we were the only people there which is what we wanted. No food, drink for purchase, no change rooms or bathrooms, just local habitat. Afterwards we went to Boston Jerk Centre, best jerk we had on our visit, totally local and authentic, superb.

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“VERY RELAXING WITH OUTSTANDING BEAUTY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A 3 hour Bamboo boat ride on the river wth a couple of stops
for swimming .

Ask the boat 'Captain' to phone Belinda ahead for a remarkable
lunch -you will be amazed .

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Tallahassee, Florida
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“Worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visited the Rio Grande the classic way: bamboo raft. Looked touristy to me but we went based on numerous recommendations by our hotel. Glad we did. Was beautiful, relaxing, and refreshing on a hot Jamaican summer day. Plus, we stopped at Melinda's food shack on the banks of the river and enjoyed her stewed chicken, rice and peas, yellow yam, and callalou. Best meal of many excellent ones while we were in Jamaica.

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“wondrous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went rafting here. Beautiful time. Stopped for lunch along the river. Ate delicious local food cooked there. Learned how to pole myself down a river. Will do it again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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“This is the way to go on a float trip! Rafting the Rio Grande”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was such a fun, relaxing day. First we got a private, local guide through Hotel Mockingbird. He took us on an amazing hike through the local village up to an amazing waterfall. It was so beautiful. We were the only ones there. We got to relax in the waterfall as long as we liked then hiked onto to the river for rafting. After visiting his home and enjoying a beer and some fresh pineapple right out of his yard, he took us rafting on the Rio Grande. It was so beautiful. We ate lunch along the way at Belinda's. She's not there everyday so check when you make your reservations with the guide or rafting. I highly recommend eating there. The food was absolutely delicious! I also recommend getting Harvey as your guide. He was fantastic and added so much to our visit!

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