Martha Brae River

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

 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • There are bars and restaurants at both ends of the journey.

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  • Martha Brae River Address: Martha Brae Rafting Village, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Martha Brae River Contact Number: +1-8769520889
  • Martha Brae River Timing: 24-hrs
  • Martha Brae River Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Martha Brae River(preferred time): 12:30 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Martha Brae River: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 87% of people who visit Montego Bay include Martha Brae River in their plan

  • 43.02% of people start their Martha Brae River visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Martha Brae River

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Martha Brae River

People normally club together Greenwood Great House and Doctors Cave Beach Club while planning their visit to Martha Brae River.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • It’s extremely pricey, about $65 for 2 people. And as the others mentioned, they try to sell you stuff everywhere. The river was beautiful and the rafting itself relaxing.

  • A nice and relaxed excursion. Enjoyed our rafting operator. Have your camera ready.

  • Perfect excursion for someone who doesn't want something that is physically exhausting. At the same time you are doing something other than just sitting in a van doing a city tour. The option to cruise down the river at a lazy pace on a bamboo raft  captained by your very own raft poler. Highly recommend it.

  • What an experience for my wife and I. We went river rafting last September and we still talk about it. It was very relaxing and entertaining.

  • The most serene rafting experience of my life. I would do this again in a heartbeat

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