River Rafting on the Martha Brae

OCJ-645 | Ocho Rios, Jamaica | See Special Notes

Min. age (years): 3 |

from $79.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Adventure

You will see:

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.5 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:

Martha Brae River
This gentle river ride is reminiscent of a time when the sugar trade was king and rafts transported the sweet cargo to the merchant ships that waited in the harbor. An untouched paradise, the Martha Brae River was named for an Arawak Indian girl, a member of the tribe of Indians who are considered Jamaica's first inhabitants. Legend has it that the young girl refused to reveal the location of a gold mine to a group of Spanish soldiers. Pretending to comply with their demands, she led them instead to a cave along the banks of the river. The Indian girl mysteriously vanished, and the frightened soldiers ran out of the cave only to be swallowed up by the rushing waters that had miraculously changed direction. The river continues to flow down this new path, and the legend lives on.

What you will see along the way:
A two-person 30-foot bamboo raft travels a tranquil three-mile journey down the winding Martha Brae River. Along the way, your captain will point out any birds and animals that may be seen and share the mythical story and history of the area.

Shopping:
A brief shopping stop will be made at the conclusion of the tour before returning to the ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The minimum age required to participate is 3 years old. There are five steps to get to the river to board the raft. Bring your camera on the raft at your own risk.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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