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RAFTING ON THE MARTHA BRAE RIVER
Depart the Ocho Rios pier for a scenic drive to the town of Martha Brae. On the ride to Martha Brae in Falmouth you will travel along the coast passing through towns and villages. Here you will board a two-seater bamboo raft, which your experienced Raft Captain will guide over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae River. On your relaxing ride, you’ll be surrounded by lush forests and tropical plants and learn about “The Legend of Martha Brae”.
Named after Martha Brae, an Arawak girl, legend has it that she had supernatural powers. She was captured and tortured by Spanish soldiers to reveal the location of the secret gold mine. Eventually, she promised to lead the soldiers to the mine. However, on reaching the river she called up her powers and changes its course, drowning the soldiers and herself. it is said that her ghost still guards the entrance to the mine.
Ponder on the legend while you glide downstream by a local captain. The is a feast for the senses as you float along the serene waters and lush vegetation. The age-old chrome of the river and the coolness of the shade provides an enchanting and memorable atmosphere. Afterwards, drive through the town of Falmouth for an historical tour, before heading back to your ship.
Days Available: Daily
Adult: USD $75.00 per adult
Children 3 – 12 years old: US$60 per child
Minimum: 2 pax