Martha Brae River, Montego Bay
About Martha Brae River, Montego Bay
Martha Brae River, Montego Bay - Address, Phone Number
Address: Martha Brae Rafting Village, Montego Bay
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
Added 7.7K times in trip plans
Outdoors, River, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
Try TripHobo to create your itinerary
Are you associated with this business? Get in touch
A mere 20 miles from Montego Bay is the Martha Brae River. One of the top activities in Jamaica is to go rafting on this river. There are over 80 licensed and well-informed raft captains to guide you on bamboo rafts through picturesque sights along the banks.
Trips begin at the Martha Brae Village and end three miles downstream at Martha's Rest. Martha Brae village is a 6-acre horseshoe-shaped island. The village has been set up as the entrance to the Martha Brae rafting experience and features a bar, two gift shops, pool, gardens, picnic area and a herb garden named "Martha's Herb Garden". “Martha’s Rest” also offers a souvenir shop, bar, lounge area and restrooms.
There is adequate parking for buses waiting to pick up rafters at the end of their trip. The tour includes round trip transportation from your hotel.
Martha Brae River Information
- The raft captains expect you to buy their crafted items or a tip. It is not very expensive so have a look.
- Carry a Bathing suit.
- Dress in comfortable clothing.
- The river is only 4 feet deep except in the monsoons so don’t worry about it being dangerous.
How To reach Martha Brae River by Public Transport
- Most raft bookings include transfers from your hotel. You can also rent a car and drive up to the river village, as it is only 30 minutes from Montego Bay.
Restaurants Near Martha Brae River
- There are bars and restaurants at both ends of the journey.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Montego Bay before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Montego Bay and book an accommodation of your choice.
Martha Brae River, Montego Bay Reviews - Write a Review
This is a beautiful float down a picturesque river. You float on a bamboo raft down a lazy river through a tunnel of greenery. Very romantic as the raft only holds you and a companion. A few small children could accompany you but the rafts work best for 2 passengers. Take a few beers and enjoy your river captains knowledge of the river.
A fantastic, chilled out journey along a peaceful and picturesque river, punted along by very friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining guides. The rafts are cosy but well made. Recommend buying a couple of beers at the top to drink as you float down stream - your Captain will have a bottle opener!
This was an excursion organized by our cruise line Royal Caribbean. Very relaxing ride down the river with an excellent and knowledgeable guide Mr. Claude Johnson. Would recommend this excursion if Falmouth, Jamaica is your port of call.
This 3 mile rafting trip down river is incredibly relaxing and chilled out, a definite winner after a busy day. The guides are interesting and have some good facts about the area and plants, plus they won't push conversation on you. If they can see that you just want to relax and enjoy the trip in peace, they are happy to let you. The river is calm even after heavy rain with lots of plants and jungle all around. The raft guides have the standard sell near the end where they show you some craft goods you can buy, but you don't have to buy anything and they won't force anything on you, they're very friendly and relaxed. A tip is generally acceptable at the end, US$5 is fine depending on how you enjoyed the rafting trip
Arrived on a day where it had rained hard the night before, water muddy and fast near the start but the amazing J.K the raft captain (the best guy there hands down, all the other people we jealous and told us so on the bus afterwards) he was skillful, funny and entertaining. We drifted along and we stopped at a vendor by the side of the river and I bought J.K some beer. He sang to us, entertained us and made feel like family. To the person who said the raft captains should not be allowed to try to sell you stuff is an arrogant a$$. Give them your money you rich oaf. If you can afford to go to Jamaica on vacation you are rich compared to them, you can buy them a drink, buy their merchandise. They are trying to earn a living, it is a hard life for them compared to your 1st world comfort. They were not pushy they want a life just like we do.
- Nearby Attractions
- Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall - Adults Only - All Inclusive
- Montego Bay Day-wise Trips
- What to See in 24 Hours in Montego Bay
- What to See in 48 Hours in Montego Bay
- What to See in 72 Hours in Montego Bay
- How to Spend 5 Days in Montego Bay
- How to Spend 6 Days in Montego Bay
- How to Spend 7 Days in Montego Bay