Wednesday, March 23, 2011

River rafting in Jamaica

Jamaica provides plenty of opportunities for water activities with one being river rafting. Whether you are on a family trip or a honeymoon, this is one activity you can add to your itinerary. And just to add that if you are travelling to the island, you may also wish to consider staying in Jamaica rentals such as Silver Sands Villas that comprise private Jamaica villas and cottages located in beautiful settings facing the sea.

Coming back to river rafting, one option is to try out rafting tours available on the Black River, White River, Martha Brae and Rio Grande. You can just sit back, relax, enjoy the dramatic landscape that opens before your eyes and watch the wildlife. The rafts, which are approximately 30-feet are captained by experts who not only ensure you have a safe journey but also that you enjoy your experience by regaling you with interesting information about the island. If you are looking for something really romantic, you can also enjoy a moonlight river rafting tour.

You can also try out white water rafting as there are plenty of fast paced water locations in Montego Bay, Port Antonio and Ocho Rios. Should you wish, you can also hire the services of a local guide to help you navigate the rapids. White water rafting tours are also easily available and usually are three to five hours long.

Before booking a tour, do make sure to study what is included in it. Some tours include picnics and drinks while others do not. If they don’t, take care to carry along bottled water because it can get pretty hot out there on the river. Also, remember to take sunscreen and mosquito repellents for if you go unprepared, bugs and the sun can ruin a perfect rafting trip.

As a closing note, if you are on a family trip and are travelling with kids, you can consider staying in private rentals such as Silver Sands villas that not only provide childcare facilities but also have a separate play area for kids. So you can go out for rafting or any other activity meant for adults secure in the knowledge your kids are happy, occupied and well taken care of.

1 comment:

Villas In Jamaica said...

Hi all,

Jamaica is a pretty mountainous island and as a result, there are numerous streams and rivers. The packages allowing tourists to combine river rafting with climbing the famous Dunn's river falls. Thanks a lot for sharing with us...