Rio Grande Jamaica Rafting – Rio Grande Rafting Trips

Additional Info
  • Child age: 6 & under
  • Min Adults: 1
  • Max Group Size: 30
  • Dates Available: MON - SAT
  • Time: 9am - 4pm
  • Tour Location: Kingston
  • Vehicle: Car, Minivan or Bus
  • Starting Point: Islandwide
  • Entrance Fee: Included
  • Transfers: To & From Accommodation/Port

Rio Grande Rafting Trips – Rio Grande Jamaica Rafting Packages

Rio Grande Jamaica Rafting originated on the Rio Grande River in Port Antonio Jamaica. It is fed by torrential rains flowing down from the Blue Mountains, and flows from up in the foothills through lush tropical forests, beautiful valleys and towering hillsides.


Bamboo rafting originated as a means for the transportation of produce, such as bananas from the innermost parts of the island to the harbour in Port Antonio.


It was not until the iconic Hollywood movie star Errol Flynn, who had made Port Antonio his home, started rafting on the Rio Grande in Jamaica for fun that it became a recreational activity. He used to challenge guests to rafting races along the river. Rio Grande River rafting has now become one of Jamaica's top attractions, loved by both locals and visitors.


A licensed and skilled raft captain will pole your bamboo raft made for 2 passengers down-river. You will witness some of the most breath-taking views you will ever see. For approximately 2-3 hours you will be amazed at the natural beauty of Jamaica that you get to witness.


Rio Grande Jamaica Rafting Trip Details



Jamaica International Projects will transfer you to either Berrydale or Grants Level for your Rio Grande rafting Jamaica journey to begin down the river. We will pre-purchase your rafting ticket for you, so there is no time wasted.


Enjoy a slow, lazy crawl down the river and take in lush greenery while your boat man navigates through Lover’s Rock, beautiful groves covered in ferns and majestic bamboo arches.


There are a number of vendors along the route selling refreshments, and you can ask your boatman to stop along the path to buy a quick snack.


After you board your raft with your boatman and begin your journey down the river, our driver will depart to Rafter’s Rest, where the boat ride will terminate. He will await your arrival downstream. Afterwards you can continue to enjoy the river, have lunch for the day or depart for another tour.



Each raft can carry 2 adults, 1 child and the boatman



2-3 Hours (depends on point of entry, speed of the river and the strength of the boatman)


Activities To Do:

• Rafting
• Swimming in the river
• Picnics



Entrance fee: Free
Rafting ride: $30 usd


What To Bring:

There are a few items that would make your Rio Grande river trips more pleasant. No need to worry, as we will provide safe storage for your belongings while you have fun. These items include:

• Towels
• Sunscreen
• Mosquito repellent
• Bathing suit
• Camera


Services We Provide For Rio Grande River Tours


Payment Of All Fees

Your package price includes the rafter’s fee. We will pre-purchase your rafting ticket, to remove the hassle from your experience.


Option To Combine

We offer you the opportunity to combine this experience with other tours that we offer, to benefit from a package discount. Some popular tours that are often combined with this experience are the Portland Highlights Tour or the Blue Lagoon. You can indicate in your application or when you contact us that you would like to combine them, or to enquire a package price.


Tour Guide/Company Rep

We will provide a certified tour guide to accompany you on your trip, who is familiar with rafting the Rio Grande and knows Portland well. He/she will see to it that your experience goes well, and that you arrive on time.



As a part of our package, we provide pre-screened, licensed and fully insured transportation to all of our attractions. That means you will either be transported by trusted company reps or tour bus operators (for groups), who will take you from your accommodation or cruise ship port to the Rio Grande River Jamaica in Portland and return you to your accommodation, cruise ship port or to other scheduled activities at the end of your trip.


Lunch Arrangement

We can make arrangements for you to purchase lunch at a restaurant in Portland.

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