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“Wet and wild!”
Review of White River

White River
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$90.00*
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Dunn's River Falls and White River Tubing Experience
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$50.00*
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Private Blue Hole Excursion From Ocho Rios
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$95.00*
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Ocho Rios Highlight Tour with River Tubing or Rafting
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Ocho Rios
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Owner description: Get up close and personal with the Chukka White River Valley location, offering stunning natural beauty and historic landmarks. The clarity of the water at White River Valley and the consistency of the river flow make it stand out above other locations on the island. The limestone bedrock filters the river’s water so it remains crystal clear even when there’s flooding. Located in St. Mary, Jamaica, this location is home to beautiful wildlife and an extensive history. With the exciting zipline adventure and thrilling river tubing journey this location is the perfect piece of paradise when paired with the Blue Hole experience!
Reviewed August 20, 2013

After a lot of rain the white river was flowing fast as we journeyed down it in a tube! It is another of those hidden away spots that not many tourists know about and I hope it remains that way. Thank you calypso rafting for a rugged and fun trip down the river-the photos you took are great. Thanks again Errol Bowen from Travel Jamaica Tours for finding us another perfect activity to do with our 3 teenage boys.

Thank Jo M M
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

There are a lot of things to like about this attraction. You float through a river, with clean refreshing water, surrounded by tropical lush, led by two guides who do their best to keep you all entertained. It is fun for all age groups, from kids to seniors.

I would not consider it a thrill ride, it is more of a lazy river with some "white water" sections that is sure to get you wet. Nothing wrong about that, and maybe that is why it is very appropriate for small kids. We did enjoy it, however, and my kids tend to point it as the highlight of their vacation (they are 7 and 10).

So what's to like. Well, the surroundings are delightful, and as several reviewers noted, very peaceful. Refreshing cold water, giving you a break from the heat. You actually want to be in the water. The "white water" sections are the nice part. They are not steep, but fast enough so you spin your tube and get wet. The guides are very entertaining and work hard to keep the group together. You will eventually drift apart and get "stuck" - your mobility in a tube is very limited - and the guides will do the best to put you back to course. It is a fair amount of time for the ride. And it is definitely fun.

Now, I guess I need to add my quibbles. Chukka tends to provide their own transportation, even if you book through another tour operator. They get you in a van, which was a bit overcrowded for my taste, and had no AC. No deal breaker, though. Also, the tube can be a bit uncomfortable at times, so I guess it is not a bad idea to dip in the water at times, to avoid some (minor) neck stiffness. And there were some reports of minor motion sickness as we go through some narrow winding road - small van without AC, got it?

Other than that, I think it was actually a nice experience, and given the excitement of the kids, I am averaging my rate to 4.

1  Thank wdl
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Everything about this excursion is so much fun! The tour companies give you helmets and life vests and a tube and send you on your way! There were 2 tour guides that went down the river with us, just in case, and they sang and did funny things. I really recommend this for everyone!

1  Thank tomegrl7101
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Loved tubing down the river. No need for a paddle...just plop down and relax. Guides were excellent!

Thank Kevin N
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very nice and worth going to . It is not far from ocho rios so you can do this in an hour or two if you do not want to travel a lot .

Thank Jo H
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