Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Coincides with your ship's arrival time
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from the cruise ship port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Whats more breathtaking while in port in Ocho Rios than horseback riding on the beach? Depart your cruise ship for a Jamaican adventure on horseback. Youll learn some Jamaican history as you ride your horse through wooded areas where Taino Indians used to hunt. Then youll head to the beach where you'll enjoy local snacks before riding through the warm Caribbean waves.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

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Spend your time in port in Ocho Rios admiring the beautiful countryside and coast on horseback.

Follow your guide and learn about the culture of the Taino Indians before Columbus landed and the island was colonized under the Spanish flag. Ride through a natural wetland, shaded by almond and coconut trees, and see the excavations carried out by archaeologists, keen to uncover the history of this area.

Then it’s time to head to the beach for the real fun. Sample some local produce in a shady beach hut before stripping down to your bathing suit and riding through the Caribbean waves on horseback. It’s an experience you’ll never forget – splashing through the water on a beautiful horse. For your safety, the saddles are left on the horses, so you don't have to worry about falling off.

Your return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other waterbirds fish in the shallow waters. You'll travel through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an eighteenth century warehouse and by an ancient waterwheel which powered the old sugar mill on this former sugar plantation.

No experience is required – the ride is suitable for all skill levels. You’ll be returned to the cruise ship port in time to catch your ship and head out to your next port of call.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to Ocho Rios for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Port pickup and drop off

Professional guide




Refreshments available for sale

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Weight Limit: Passengers must not exceed 240lbs to participate in this tour

There is no age limit on this tour, however, all children must be able to handle their own horse which will be led my an experienced guide. Children are NOT permitted to ride on the same horse as their parents. All passengers must be at least 3 ft tall to participate.

Please note: the Seville Great House will be closed from April 28th until September 1, 2011. You will spend extra time on the beach during the renovation period.

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Jan-2020

    This was a wonderful adventure of a life time. They took really good care of everyone. I highly suggest doing this. I never rode a horse before so it was a first for me. They take you into the ocean on your horse. Everyone was friendly. The horses are well trained and in great shape.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    Great time. Was cruising on the Norwegian Epic on an 11 day cruise from Port Canaveral. Helmets and snacks were provided with a couple small souvenir shops on the beach. This is a not to be missed adventure. The price included pick up and return to the ship. One guy was selling CDs of photos he took of us. Unfortunately my CD was blank. I did email him and he sent me two almost identical pictures of me on the horse. There were no pictures of me in the water so I asked him to please send me at least one picture of somebody in the water so he did. So just be careful when you’re buying pictures make sure that you see the pictures before you buy the CD

  • 29-Feb-2016

    horses were nice and sweet scenery was great too

  • 26-Nov-2014

    Picked up and dropped off at the pier no extra cost. The staff at Hooves were great. Yes they have current helmets and the horses nice and healthy. Lots of history while walking on the trails. Derrick was very informative.
    The best part was riding in the water and walking along the beach.
    Thanks for a great time.

  • 29-Apr-2014

    We had a good time riding through the jungle and then riding my horse in the ocean, that was a different experience. The refreshments provided on the beach wasn't great and selling of souveniers on the beach were not a great deal compared to the same items in town. Our guide was very informative and friendly. The employees on the beach took our pictures with our camera and also had pics on a cd that were available for $10. Overall I would recommend this horse ride and if you plan and schedule it yourself you save money over what the cruise line charged.

  • 23-Dec-2013

    The horse riding was nice and relaxing, horses were well trained. John Wayne was a delightful guide. Ride is mostly in shaded areas and goes to small private beach. Book your excursion on line and have smaller groups, we had four total people on our excursion. Horses are healthy and well taken care of, tour was nice.

  • 14-May-2012

    Never rode a horse in the sea before, lots of fun.

  • 14-May-2012

    Enjoyed the galloping in the water alot.

  • 10-Apr-2012

    Fantastic, could not have been better. We were picked up at the port and driven to our excursion. Small group, just us and another family. Both guides were informed and very nice. they stopped many times along our trip to take photos of us with our camera and answer questions. Riding in the surf was amazing. Wish I could do it again today. Highly recommend.