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“Romantic beach ride”
Review of Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
BC
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Romantic beach ride”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Paul and his crew were very patient and friendly. Amazing location to ride along a sun set facing beach in the warm ocean. The horses seemed well cared for but thin. They responded well to commands, or followed the leader if you were inexperienced...

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Saskatoon, Canada
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“Off to a rough start, but with happy endings”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Our initial contact with Spirit of the West was a little discouraging -- no sign in the restaurant parking lot, no one else at the site, no warning about a late arrival (the cruise passengers were delayed). The trip was about a half hour late. The rest of the journey was wonderful -- a great beach walk and a marvelous swim with the horses. Paul was attentive and helpful -- and very cautious, a good thing given the wide range of talents in our group.

Note to Trip Advisor writers. It appears that tour operators pay a lot of attention to these entries. A while back, a couple of reviewers complained about the lack of photo-taking. Paul and his colleague were over-the-top concerned about making sure everyone got the pictures that they wanted.

Lovely man, great trip, a little costly, but a wonderful afternoon trip to the ocean.

Visited August 2012
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“AWESOME”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I ride horses daily and by far this was the most fun i have every had on horseback. i went with my mom (who rarely rides) and she had an amazing time too. the guid was great and we had a great trip!! Would recommend this to everyone. we are actually going to book another ride before we leave. LOVE THIS

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Park, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Six of us were in our party....three children and three adults. The owner, Paul Rivers, did a fabulous job of matching each of our riding skills to the perfect horse. One of our grandchildren had not had a good experience her first time on a horse and so was very scared. Mr. Rivers was very gentle and kind explaining the horse he picked for her. Our time on the beach and ride was a beautiful memory! We would highly recommend this adventure!!!

Visited July 2012
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Geneva, Illinois
1 review
“LOVED IT!!!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Absolutely a MUST DO! We had the greatest morning with Paul and David. Gorgeous scenery, lovely ride, gentle horses, great conversation. Swimming with the horses is beyond awesome, we have never done anything like this and was worth every penny! I wanted pictures of our family in the water, we forgot, Paul ordered us all back in the ocean and took about 30 pictures of us! Then when the ride was over we asked where we should go to eat lunch, he said "Follow me"!! We did and had an absolutely PERFECT day. LOVED LOVED LOVED this!!!

Visited June 2012
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