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Cruise Down Martha Brae River on a Bamboo Raft

Take a break from the beach and raft down the Martha Brae River.

Most visitors spend most of their time on Jamaica's sunny, world-famous, white-sand beaches that kiss the amazing clear Caribbean Sea. But even the most ardent sun-worshiper gets a bit tired of the tanning routine and longs for some respite from the hot beaches. Jamaica has so much to offer. With a high mountain range fanning out across the centre of the island like a backbone, the island is home to many rivers which wind their way down to the Caribbean Sea; and on the Martha Brae River, there is an idyllic ride on a bamboo raft through lush vegetation with trees towering overhead.


Relax on a lazy cruise down the river!
couple on raft at the bend

Or, be like Tarzan and make it an adventure!
swinging like tarzan

Let us arrange your Rafting Experience.

What Is It

A three mile journey on a bamboo raft, cruising down the Martha Brae River.

What You Do

  • Relax and cruise.
  • Swing like Tarzan.
  • Take over the pole and be Captain for awhile.
  • Take a swim if the river is calm.

What to Wear and Bring

  • Water Shoes or Running Shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Mosquito Repellent

Where is it

The journey begins just about three miles inland from the town of Falmouth at the beautifully landscaped Rafter’s Village.

Other Things to Note

  • First Tour begins at 9:00 am.
  • Last Tour begins at 4:00 pm.
  • Tour lasts about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on the condition of the river.
  • Life jackets available for everyone
  • Complimentary Drink

Rafters Village is the staging point where you will be greeted with a complimentary cold beverage. There are restrooms and changing facilities, swimming pool, bar, shops, and the very interesting Miss Martha’s Herb Garden, showcasing an extraordinary assortment of plants renowned for their medicinal properties.

After selecting a life jacket, you will be introduced to your raft captain who will take you on the three mile journey down the river to the disembarkation point, Martha’s Rest.

2 rafts
Rafts are about thirty feet long and can accommodate two adults in addition to the captain. Each raft is made by its captain, entirely from bamboo. Standing at the front of the raft in his colourful uniform, the captain uses a long bamboo pole to propel the craft forward by pushing on the bottom and banks of the river. Your captain will give you a tour and tell you interesting facts about the river and Jamaica. Most of the ride is slow and calm but there are a couple of patches where rapids will wake you up if all this relaxation and water sounds begin to put you to sleep. And if that does not work, do not hesitate to take a swim in the river at Tarzan’s stop where there is a chain dangling invitingly from an overhanging tree. The water is cool and refreshing.

coconuts on the river bank
Apart from the bamboo, beautiful trees, and flowers that adorn the banks of the river, look out for birds, especially blue herons fishing for shrimps and small fishes, and picheries defending their nests from the crows. The sweet sounds of birds singing and calling can be heard throughout the ride.

While rafting on the Martha Brae River is an attraction that will be enjoyed by people of all ages, it is very appealing to couples, especially honeymooners as it is very romantic. It is also an activity that should not be rushed. It can be done in an hour but you are on vacation, so take your time - take lots of photographs, absorb nature’s beauty, have a swim, swing like Tarzan, quiz your raft captain, get some refreshments, and do a little shopping too. And just chill.

suitable for everyone
Martha Brae River rafting is very close to Silver Sands. Therefore it is  easily doable as a half-day tour. Book it at the Mysilversands Reception Desk on the Patio.

This tour is suitable for everyone!

NOTE: Mysilversands acts as a booking agent for the Tours and does not own or operate the Tours. 


For more information:
WhatsApp/Call: +1 876 383 8267
Phone: +1 876 381 9699 or +1 876 954 7606