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Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

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St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
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About Hooves - Guided tours on horseback
Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years, committed to offering our guests a unique experience on horseback. Members of our staff have been with us for more than fourteen years, and are very experienced, and able to give you the best of care. Many of our horses are rescued and brought back to good health, happy to take you into the sea. We are located in St Ann's Bay on the north coast of Jamaica near to Ocho Rios hotels and cruise ship pier. Guests also come on special tours from the cruise shop pier in Falmouth which provides an opportunity to see other attractions au route. Located on a World Heritage Site and sanctioned by The Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Jamaica Tourist Board we are humbled by the task we have to provide our guests with accurate information on well trained horses with modern equipment for a safe and wonderful experience. Hooves has many return guests, some who have come on our Honeymoon ride, returning years later with their children. Often we have guests asking for particular horses and guides and when asked if they had been with us before, they reply "Oh a friend recommended you" Trip Advisor has been a wonderful help to us with the many kind comments made, so please remember to add to those. We are continually striving to improve our service and you comments are taken seriously.
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Heritage Beach Horse Ride

Experience Jamaica's countryside and beaches on horseback. Beginning and advanced riders are both welcome on this adventure that takes you on horseback through the Jamaican countryside, past sugar cane plantations and other historic sites. The trail leads to a white sandy beach where you can disembark or ride your horse right into the surf. Hotel pickup and drop-off from either Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay is included for ease.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $77.13

Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

When your cruise ship docks in Ocho Rios why not explore the Jamaican countryside on an informative horseback riding tour. Mosey through tree-shaded wetland and across deserted beach, learning about the culture of the island's indigenous Taino people as you go. You'll see some archaeological excavation sites and the ruins of an old sugar mill along the way, and even get to ride your saddle-free horse right through the Caribbean waters. This shore excursion also includes round-trip port of call transport.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $71.99

Private Heritage Beach Ride

Canter through Caribbean waters on a private heritage horseback ride from Ocho Rios. Set out with other experienced riders among tree-shaded wetlands, learning about the area's indigenous Taino people and local archaeological sites from your guide as you go. Once at the beach it's time to hit the waves, literally riding through the sea upon your trusty steed. Afterward meander through mangroves, along deserted sands and past ruins of a former sugar mill as you make your way back. This nature and wildlife tour includes round-trip hotel transport.
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2 hours
from $89.92
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Carrie wrote a review Sep 9
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We did the Hooves tour on our honeymoon and had an amazing time! The guides took extra precautions like hand sanitizing and wearing masks when we couldn’t social distance. We had a private tour with Marcel and he told us so many interesting things about Jamaican history and culture. We loved riding in the ocean and smelling different local leaves/spices that Marcel found among the path like allspice. Also Marcel was a great photographer and helped us pose for cute photos!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Eponymist13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bloomfield, New Jersey71 contributions23 helpful votes
I had gone on a private ride with a guide prior to this time, but I must admit Niccolo really took the time to give me more information about the fauna, and the history on the location. Niccolo is also a very good rider and very personable, and I think once he realized I knew how to ride he relaxed a bit. Hooves is not top heavy with personnel, and they follow all of the protocols in keeping their riders safe. I always get a little nervous when I get on a horse I have not ridden, however their horse was well trained , and responded immediately. We rode through the forest, and then on the beach where we took a rest. If you are an experienced rider, you will be able to go at a different pace from the other guests, and cold bottled water is offered .The driver that came to pick me up at the hotel was on time, and was there waiting when I finished my ride.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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karimuj wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
I've gone horseback riding in every place I've traveled and this is the best ride I've ever had. The guides, Nicoloe and Marcel, were informative and watchful. The horses were healthy, strong and well-behaved. The route through an old plantation offered history and beauty. Finally, the ride in the ocean was a "first of its kind" experience for me. My horse seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. Try Hooves and ask for Nicoloe and Marcel. Bonus: Not only will those two keep you engaged, informed and safe - they are both charming and awfully good looking!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback
Responded Mar 27, 2020
What a wonderful review of our little company. Thank you so much. Happy trails
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Bev B. wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Paul, MN10 contributions1 helpful vote
The 3 of us had an amazing time. Rode through the trees, on the beach and even in the ocean! Stopped for a break for us and the horses, learned about the area. Best guide ever!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed our experience. All that’s good
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Rosie wrote a review Mar 2020
Wales, United Kingdom6 contributions9 helpful votes
Spent a great afternoon here, the team are really helpful and they match you up to a horse I met "Diamond" we set off through the shady forest.. The guides showed us different plants and herbs as we passed by old sites and relics from the sugarcane days. At the shore the horses get rested and its a opportunity to get some souvenirs at a better price than the shops.. That's why they call him "cheap Charlie". I still can't believe we rode into the ocean, the horses all seemed to love it. At some point I was concerned that we were going out too deep but the horses instinctively knew the route and stuck to the plan. We had a time we'll never forget and the guides are all so happy to meet guests and help them enjoy the day. The horses all appear in good condition and well groomed.. 🇯🇲. Remember to take Jamaican dollars for a souvineer or two... And tips for the guides... Put your phone in a plastic pocket the guides will take pics to help you remember a fab day out.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thanks for you commentary. We always try our best as a small company. Happy trails
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