Martha Brae RiverCurrently Open
- Address: Martha Brae Rafting Village, Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-8769520889
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, River, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
Martha Brae River - Review
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.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Martha Brae River
95% of people who visit Montego Bay include Martha Brae River in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
39.15% of people start their Martha Brae River visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Martha Brae River
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Martha Brae River
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Martha Brae River, Montego Bay Reviews
If you were partying all night, then this is the place for you to visit the next day. Take a travel back in time and row down the river. It was a cool, calm and relaxing ride on the bamboo raft. The ride was about an hour and the Captain kept us entertained with stories of the river's history. The ride was completely safe and the river wasn't too deep. There were also no dangerous animals around the area. There was rain earlier in day so the water was a little murky but still a great attraction to escape the heat for a bit.
The rafting was very nice. It was relaxing as you float down the river. Just beware that all the way down the raft captain will prep you to buy crafts they say they carve...They Don't. These come from a wholesaler in Kingston and are sold at every shop and stall in Jamaica. They will beg for 10USD for items that are sold for 3 to 5 everywhere. Don't be fooled. This greatly diminishes the experience as they get very pissed if you don't buy.
Relaxing, calm and a peaceful experience. The journey is about 90 minutes and the raft captain is quite knowledgeable about the history behind the area. So it's also pretty informative. Nice experience and I would do it again
For a breath taking relaxing nature cruise down the river you wanna be on one of those bamboo rafts ,pausing to listen to nature.
I always wanted to do the Martha Brad River rafting we went there on a rainy day so the water was a little bit muddy but I did enjoy the rafting it didn't take the actual two to three hours as they said due to the Rain but it was fun. And I would have to say that it's very expensive it cost us $7500 to raft for 35 minutes.