Martha Brae River, Montego Bay

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  • Address: Martha Brae Rafting Village, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-8769520889
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, River, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
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About Martha Brae River, Montego Bay

 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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Martha Brae River, Montego Bay Reviews

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  • Too long drive to and from Ocho Rios. Waited 1/2 hour for a life jacket. Told ride would be 1 1/2 hours..really only 45 minutes. ..then long drive back. Raft part wad nice..but excursion description should be more accurate.

  • We had a great time! Blake was awesome! I encourage everyone to have thi experience. You won't regret it. Also, the restaurant at the end had great jerk chicken. Respect!

  • 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.

  • Wow !!!!......this is so cool, seeing this bamboo raft going down the river, u wouldn't believe that this would be so relaxing. Your raft captain at the control, u sipping a ice cold red stripe beer, this is o, I can't explain this. Doing the actual thing makes u want to go for a next ride , awesome , I think u should do it .

  • 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!

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