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Private Heritage Beach Ride

Highlights
  • Private horseback riding adventure in the Jamaican countryside
  • Comprehensive narration and detailed information about the culture and history of the Taino Indians
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop off from Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay hotels
Private Heritage Beach Ride
From US$89.92
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Ocho Rios - MorningMost Popular
Private Heritage Beach Tour departing Ocho Rios - Morning Tour
US$89.92
Ocho Rios - Afternoon
Private Heritage Beach Tour departing Ocho Rios - Afternoon Tour
US$89.92
Runaway Bay - Morning
Private Heritage Beach Tour departing Runaway Bay - Morning Tour
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Overview
Canter through Caribbean waters on a private heritage horseback ride from Ocho Rios. Set out with other experienced riders among tree-shaded wetlands, learning about the area's indigenous Taino people and local archaeological sites from your guide as you go. Once at the beach it's time to hit the waves, literally riding through the sea upon your trusty steed. Afterward meander through mangroves, along deserted sands and past ruins of a former sugar mill as you make your way back. This nature and wildlife tour includes round-trip hotel transport. 
What to Expect

Hope on your horse and learn about the culture of the Taino Indians, their beliefs, habits and existence, before Columbus landed and the island was colonized under the Spanish flag. Ride through a natural wetland, shaded by almond and coconut trees, and see the excavations carried out by archaeologists, keen to uncover the deep rooted history of this area.

On arrival at the beach, sample a taste of local produce in a jungle beach hut, before you strip down to your bathing suit for a dash through the waves on horseback. For your safety, the saddles are left on, so you don't have to worry about staying on! Your return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other waterbirds fish in the shallow waters. You'll travel through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an eighteenth century warehouse and by an ancient waterwheel which powered the old sugar mill on this former sugar plantation.

This private tour has been customized for the more experienced rider so that they can ride at a faster pace. All riders on these rides are required to wear a safety helmet. Their riding ability will be assessed by the head grooms and the ride will be conducted according to riders ability. No galloping allowed.

Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Private Ride. One of the best experiences of our lives!

Me and my husband booked the private ride as we both have some riding experience and wanted more than a nose to tail walk. We were picked up promptly from our hotel in Ocho Rios in a nice air conditioned vehicle and driven about 15...More

Thank dollyxdimple
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

We are so happy that you found the time to write a wonderful review. Thank you so much. We work hard to make your experience a safe and fun one on our rescue horses. Happy trails.

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hooves. The horses are beautiful and well kept. Our guide, Nicholoe, was very knowledgable and told us about the history in the area. We would recommend this adventure. Thanks again, Bryon and Donna

Thank Bryon T
Reviewed 15 May 2018
An experience you can't miss!

This was amazing! The staff at Hooves are wonderful - great with people of all ages and abilities. The horses are well trained and there are steps you use to get on the horse - even if you don't think you can, you can. Riding...More

Thank MuffinandBunny
Reviewed 10 March 2018
Superior experience

The people who operate this horse business were all friendly, cheerful and very helpful in every way. The horses were well-trained and cared for. The site was gorgeous as well as the ride to and from the beach. I enjoyed it immensely.

Thank pollyanne1
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for your positive input as they are so important to our business. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on our tour and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Bucket List

My wife and I had a terrific experience riding with Derrick. He was a knowledgable guide and informed us of the fascinating history of the property. He made the ride both easy and an adventure for us as novices. It was a bucket list experience!

1  Thank David W
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Happy to have put another item in your bucket list and thanks for writing. All that’s good

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