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Martha Brae Rafting

Negril / Ocho Rios / Lucea / Runaway Bay / Trelawny / Montego Bay


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Martha Brae River Rafting Jamaica is a jungle experience for nature lovers and romantics. This excursion invites you to sit back, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the Caribbean jungle on a slow river ride. Renowned for its rafting, this area is all about getting personal with nature at a chilled pace. Your experienced guide will navigate your very own 30-foot bamboo raft through the jade-green waters of the Martha Brae River. Not a fast and furious ride, it's more of a romantic meander through some of Jamaica's most beautiful natural spots.
  • Sail 3 miles down the Martha Brae River on a 30-foot bamboo raft
  • Visit the six-acre Rafter’s Village and experience tropical flora and fauna
  • Take a dip in the cool and refreshing river
  • Activity duration: 2.5 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included


Romantic River rafting in Jamaica: Let the river flow and take you on a slow ride

Rafting in Jamaica’s Martha Brae River is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll want to share with someone you love. This easy-going outing begins with a pickup at your hotel and an air-conditioned vehicle whisks you off to the Martha Brae River Jamaica “Rafter’s Village”. Get back to nature in the stunning natural setting’ and meet your guide, who will steer you in the right direction for the duration.

Martha Brae is a river in Jamaica that originates in the hills of Trelawny and weaves 32 km through the rainforest. The river has a history as a route for transporting sugar and other crops to the Port of Falmouth on bamboo rafts. It sits about 32 km or 40 minutes drive from Montego Bay and 67 km or an hour drive from Ocho Rios. Rafting the Martha Brae River is one of the most popular things to do in Jamaica.

What’s the best experience for couples in Jamaica? A romantic river excursion to a jungle oasis on the Martha Brae

Couples can come cuddle up and keep the pace slow. This picture-perfect setting is just waiting to be photographed, so remember your camera. Sit back and relax on the cushioned seats of your raft and let nature serenade you or take a dip in the refreshing waters.

Once you’re comfortable on your bamboo raft, you can soak in the sensations, the lush green flora and the emerald river, the aroma of the fresh clean air and a little taste of coconut water on your lips, sometimes there’s people selling fresh coconut water along the river. Your guide takes you drifting through these slow flowing waters with fascinating tales of history, culture and even some local legends. Rafting at the Martha Brae River is the perfect way to unwind and learn a little more about Jamaica’s amazing natural beauty and pops of folklore and culture. Stop at one of the riverside artisan shops as you float by for a great souvenir of Jamaica.

Bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River: A Jamaica eco-tour in nature for a VIP feel

You’ll be knocked out by the many wildlife species and native plants surrounding the river. Keep an ear and an eye out for the woodpeckers and the various exotic birds flying through the sky. Trace your hand through the cooling current and really feel like you’re part of this incredible scenery. Your expert guide will point out the important species that make the lush rainforest such an important ecosystem to preserve.

This jungle waterway has seen a host of famous faces taking a rafting excursion here, so you’ll be in the company of people like action movie actor Chuck Norris and country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. Fun fact, the expedition takes place in the parish of Trelawny, the birthplace of Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. When your encounter with history and nature wraps up at Martha Brae River, your private vehicle will be on standby to take you back to your resort. Martha Brae River Rafting excursion in Jamaica, nature, history, culture and romance, reserve today!


  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to Martha Brae
  • Raft ride

Practical Information

  • Only two adults per raft
  • Bring insect repellent, towel, sunscreen and swimsuit
  • Bring extra money for shopping, beverages and/or souvenirs
  • This excursion is not recommended for people with physical disabilities such as back/neck problems, arm/hand surgery, motion sickness, heart/respiratory illnesses, or other similar conditions

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Trelawny
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 5 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No

Excursion Options

Martha Brae Rafting Single
  • One 1-passenger boat for $88

  • Martha Brae Rafting Double
  • One 2-passenger boat for $140

  • Martha Brae Rafting Children Supplement
  • One accompanying child passenger for $34
  • From $72 USD
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