Spirit of the West
Spirit of the West
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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Paula R
17 contributions
Feb 2023
I’m a local here I. Grand Cayman. I try and ride at least once a month. The beach ride has been the same for the 25 years I’ve lived her. There’s only 1 riding beach. So why go? The splashing as the horses know a canter is imminent, the sight of a stingray or baby shark, the elation of the cantering past waving trees, the sunsets…... the deliciousness of an ice cold beer when you dismount. Thisissi ply my favorite way to see life on horseback.
Written March 8, 2023
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Margie N
5 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a must-do Cayman experience. Our girls loved every minute of the private beach tour and beach swim, and all agree it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our guide Jordan was phenomenal. He made one of our reluctant riders feel comfortable and safe. He was patient, empathetic, knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure. The horses were gorgeous and super calm which was perfect for our inexperienced riders. We would highly recommend this during your Cayman stay, and make sure you request Jordan!!!
Written April 20, 2022
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Laura R
Palm Beach Gardens, FL3 contributions
Oct 2022
My boyfriend and I did a private ride on 10/17/22 with Jordan as our guide. He allowed us to ride at our own pace which was fabulous as my boyfriend wanted to go faster than just a walk on the beach. He was very knowledgeable about the horses and was able to teach us how to control the horses and get them to do what we wanted them to do. He took lots of pictures for us to capture this memorable experience. He also gave us a lot of information about the island. We will definitely return when we visit Grand Cayman in the future. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!
Written October 28, 2022
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Godiva0318
Vernon, NJ1,230 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
My hubby and I took our two kids (10 and 13) on the swim ride just yesterday. They said it was one of the coolest things they’ve ever experienced.

I suggest getting to the meeting location early. We got lost finding it and arrived 5 minutes late. Jordan was already putting the horses on the trailer to leave.

We started with a casual horseback ride in the beach. Unfortunately, there is a lot of sargassum along the beach, but it wasn’t too smelly and certainly didn’t ruin the experience. We then stopped so Jordan could take the saddles off the horses for us to ride in the ocean bareback. I was surprised at how far out we went. I also thought the horses would simply walk in the ocean, but they were actually swimming with us on them. It was a bit uncomfortable riding bareback and a bit of a workout to hold into the horses (mainly an inner thigh workout) as they swam in the waves. Jordan did ask us if we wanted to go out further, and explained it would be difficult, but we still agreed.

Afterwards we got back on the beach and Jordan sattled the horses back up for us to ride back along the beach to the original meeting spot.

Jordan was informative and answered our daughters many questions. It’s a family-run business and he clearly enjoys what he does and is proud of the island and it’s heritage.

If you are considering this tour for your kids, for reference, our daughter is 10 and only about 70 pounds. She was able to do the ride and swim with no problem; although Jordan did help lead her horse out to the swim so she could hold on better.

I highly recommend it his tour.
Written July 20, 2022
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KevinR
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great experience, especially as a first time horse rider. Very fun and unique way to experience the island and the Caribbean Sea. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave great information about the horses, the island, and the seas. Definitely would recommend for couples or families looking experience Cayman beaches and waters in a unique way!
Written September 8, 2022
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Kelly B
8 contributions
Apr 2022
My daughter and I booked a private horseback tour on the beach in Grand Cayman while on a cruise stop in Grand Cayman. We had a lot of fun and it was very relaxing! Spirit of the West is a very professional tour group and we highly recommend them. Jordan picked us up right on time and drove us safely to the ride location. He and his dad are both very personable and friendly. They allowed us to ride at our level and gave us instruction when we asked to canter the horses at the end of the ride. We only wish we had specified a water ride too, which would have been refreshing and fun on a hot day! (Our mistake... not theirs!) Jordan even recommended Peppers for conch fritters and Peppers Punch (which were both excellent)! Great guys... thanks for a memorable day!
Written April 22, 2022
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Clare M
Grand Cayman10 contributions
Apr 2022
My family and I had such an amazing time on our private beach ride! Our guide, Jordan, was friendly and knowledgeable. The horses were beautiful, with fantastic, calm temperaments, and were really well cared for. The scenery is breathtaking - the best and most secluded spot on the island. My 7 year old son was able to ride his own horse without being led, which was particularly special for him! I have ridden with a few companies in Cayman and I would 100% recommend Spirit of the West over all of the others from my experience. Definitely a must-do, whether you are visiting the island or whether you are a local!
Written April 17, 2022
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Wayne
2 contributions
May 2021
The whole family had an incredible time on this gorgeous secluded beach ride. We all fell in love with our horses - they all have their own personalities, but great temperaments. Jordan was super friendly, knowledgeable and we all felt very safe with him leading us. We would recommend this to families looking for a unique, memorable experience. Thank you Lady, Cayman Time, Diamond, Mischief, Aurora and Jordan!
Written June 1, 2021
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Valerie G
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was hands down the best experience for my husband and I. We took a cruise to Cayman Island and chatted with locals on doing horseback riding. At first they were taken back that we knew about Barkers beach because usually the cruise offers the excursions. They made a phone call to Paul and he had an opening! We took a cab which is probably 25-30 min from port, and met with Jordan. He is such a great guy and easy to talk too! We learned so much about the island from him and he made the riding such a great experience! Swimming with the horses was the coolest thing I’ve ever done! The horses are well taken care of and they seemed to enjoy the dip in the ocean on a hot day. Afterwards Jordan took us back to port and suggested a great local spot with fresh seafood, Cabana, it was delicious!
For future cruisers I would suggest booking beforehand since usually they book up as we got lucky!
You won’t be disappointed!
Written September 2, 2022
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Paola S
1 contribution
Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I booked the Caribbean Sea Swim, I was a first time rider and he had previous experience and we both enjoyed our time! Jordan was our guide, he made the experience very comfortable and was a great conversationalist, it felt like we were riding with our friends instead of strangers/tourists. He gave us great recommendations for food, drinks, and where to visit on the island. The water was perfect for the swimming portion and the horses were great and calm/ easy to ride. Would definitely book again with this company 15/10 experience. Very chill and exceeded my expectations.
Written August 23, 2022
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