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Spirit of the West

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Great Time for an Evening Excursion!

Never thought I would be riding a horse on the beach. Especially, on an island, but Spirit of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fredcoman
Great Beach Ride

Paul was a great guide for our ride today on the beach on Patrick and Lady. I’d certainly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never thought I would be riding a horse on the beach. Especially, on an island, but Spirit of the West gives you that opportunity! It was a great experience! Quiet and intimate moment, riding horses along the beach with my cousin, a great friend of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Paul was a great guide for our ride today on the beach on Patrick and Lady. I’d certainly recommend Spirit of the West to anyone I know who’s visiting the island. Sent from my iPhone

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First of I will say I'm so glad we found this. Jordan took care of us and his horses like I haven't seen before. The venue was a total surprise. The water looked like a flat lake instead of the open sea - which is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing excursion!! From the moment we met our driver, we were made to feel comfortable. I was extremely stressed because I was delayed on our tender over from our ship but she was understanding. I enjoyed the horses and the knowledge each person had to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 13 year old on a cruise for his Birthday. When communicating with Spirit of the west, about 5 months earlier, i mentioned the occasion, To my surprise and defiantly my son's, they brought him cupcakes and sang him "Happy Birthday" right before riding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rod M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend (actual rider) and I (just adequate enough) like to go riding on beaches when we vacation. It's always a good time. This one, though, was above and beyond the others we have done. Jordan was our guide and knew all about the island....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went on a ride hosted by Jordan. Unfortunately, Jordan quickly began a romantic relationship w/ my girlfriend that continued throughout the course of our week long trip. Just a heads-up for guys who want to avoid a less-than-ideal experience while vacationing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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SOTW, Owner at Spirit of the West, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Please provide more information about this experience, including the date you rode and the circumstances surrounding this incident. You may email us at info@seahorses.ky - as we never received a written complaint against Jordan for inappropriate behavior and would be extremely surprised to hear that...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

My sister-in-law and I had the opportunity to ride with Paul from Spirit of the West today, and it was one of the most amazing adventures! The horses were beautiful and fun to ride, and the views were spectacular. We highly recommend checking them out....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I booked the Horseback Swim Ride for myself and my mum and it was an amazing experience and really enjoyable tour. We were driven by a lady called Jacinta to where we were due to begin our horse ride. She was very friendly, knowledgeable of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

I have done horseback riding on beaches in many places, and this was one of the best experiences I have ever had! The horses were well cared for, well trained, and very responsive. The owner took us out for the ride, and he was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nic P
September 17, 2018|
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Response from mjhenderson1323 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly walking, out to water deep enough to swim, then a brief time swimming, then walking back to shore. We were in the water 10 - 15 minutes. It was very nice.
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CharlesG1424
July 21, 2018|
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Response from billsH6789LI | Reviewed this property |
And yes the water was awesome
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521vickia
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
I think they'll pick you up, but we met them at the ride site. It is not a far drive from 7 mile beach.
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jesslynn064
Florida Keys, Florida
Activities (2 Replies)
We are interested in Dolphin cove, stingray city, and spirit of the west.... I'd really like to know if dolphin cove is if dolphin cove is all it cracked up to be? I have checked into this experience with other companies in different locations and usually you spend the majority of your time learning about the dolphins and very little time doing the hands on stuff. I want something more hands on... As far as stingray city, we'd like to go with a small company as we don't like being on a...More
February 15, 2011|
Response fromjesslynn064|
I forgot to mention we are renting a car so we have the freedom to do what we want...need recommendations on where good snorkeling is too....
aoshi0514
aoshi0514
Please critique our itinerary (18 Replies)
Hi everyone. Planning our trip in June and here’s a draft of our itinerary. Wanted to get some of your comments. We are staying in Seven Mile Beach. I am still thinking if we need a rental car, I think we will, as taxi rates are expensive. Thursday - Arrive at noon, check in - Pick up groceries - Spend afternoon walking around/under an umbrella on SMB - Dinner at Al Fresco in West Bay Friday - Plan a trip to Stingray City. Is this doable in the morning? - Maybe visit...More
May 07, 2012|
Response fromaoshi0514|
Thank you. We have a limited schedule, but we can always come back.
momsmums
kansas
Anyone have info on Spirit of the West horseback riding? (2 Replies)
We are going to Cayman in November and would love to go horseback riding on the beach. Have read about Spirit of the West and been on the website. Interested to know if anyone has used this company and is it worth paying the additional money to go out into the ocean with the horses. Decision between the horses or the dolphins.
March 24, 2012|
Response fromRetrip|
I have done both. I didn't realize you had to pay more to go into the sea. We rode down along the water for quiet a while, looped out into the water (it was shallow but absolutely lovely) and then back along the beach to the stable. Between to the two the experience with the dolphins had much more impact on me personally. I went to Dolphin Cove and did the package with the most interation. It was phenomenal -- off the charts. The horses were fun but not in the same league. That said I have...More