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Private Transport to Martha Brae Rafting from Montego Bay
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Private Transport to Martha Brae Rafting from Montego Bay

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We will transport you safely and comfortably to the Martha Brae Rafting experience. Here you can raft the enchanting Martha Brae River (at your expense) an experience not to be missed.<br><br>Established forty years ago, Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of eighty five licensed and experienced raft captains. Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. <br><br>The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae river and lasts approximately one hour. Once on the raft, guests can learn about “The Legend of Martha Brae” or enjoy an exhilarating swim. The attraction has over the years played host to a number of celebrities including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, heavy weight champion Lennox Lewis, Chuck Norris, Dionne Warwick, Spike Lee, former NBA star Patrick Ewing, Jane Seymour of “Doctor Quinn- Medicine Woman” fame, Kenny Rodgers, the late Johnny cash and world 100 meter champion Usain Bolt.
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John Smith wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
A devoted and highly informed guide takes you through both a well-preserved masterpiece of colonial architecture and a slice of Jamaican history. Wonderful view of Falmouth and the sea beyond.
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Date of experience: February 2020
CyndyandByron wrote a review Feb 2020
Bridgeton, New Jersey910 contributions409 helpful votes
Jamaica's huge sugar plantations of the past were owned by wealthy families who lived in "Great Houses" and served by slaves until slavery was abolished in 1838. Many of the slaves remained as employees, but emancipation began the decline of this lifestyle. This Great House was founded by the wealthy Barrett family. They spared no expense in establishing a home with all of the comforts including exquisite art, a variety of musical instruments, fine furnishings, and a view of Montego Bay without rival. We were given a wonderful tour by Jenny who has celebrated her 42nd year sharing the history of this family and their home. We asked her more than once if there were "duppies", the Jamaican name for ghosts, and she assured us everything we saw and felt was real!
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Date of experience: February 2020
GarethD176 wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada16 contributions8 helpful votes
Very interesting tour of a historic house. Many antiques, some dating back to the 1700's. This great house was unique in that it was spared from damage during the countrywide slave revolts of the mid-1800's. It did not have the feel of a "tourist destination"; it felt quite authentic. We visited on a day when there were no cruise ships in Montego Bay, so we had the entire estate to ourselves. The tour guide was knowlegeable and gave a good tour. Super views of the coastline below.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tammyhowlett wrote a review Jan 2020
Belleville, Canada59 contributions50 helpful votes
this was a very cool and interesting place to visit.really enjoyed seeing all of the musical instruments. the architecture is amazing. was neat to learn about all of the history and culture of the Jamaica of the past.even though it was raining and cold the day of our visit wednesday jan 22 we had a great time and took lots of pictures. would definitely recommend a visit to this great house for anyone interested in learning about the rich history of the island and its people. thanks again for your hospitality. tammy stephanie and darlene.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Paminthegower wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
Husband, daughter (young adult) and I love history and architecture and the tour of Greenwood Great House was a fascinating glimpse of colonial Jamaica. Thora is a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable and gracious. Beautiful rooms and historical items but also items and stories from the darker side of the slave era. The road up to the house sets the scene and the view is magnificent. A must see!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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