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Port Royal, Kingston Jamaica
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Martha Brae Rafting from Montego Bay
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Martha Brae Rafting from Montego Bay

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Established forty years ago, Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of eighty five licensed and experienced raft captains. Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. <br><br>The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae river and lasts approximately one hour. Once on the raft, guests can learn about “The Legend of Martha Brae” or enjoy an exhilarating swim. The attraction has over the years played host to a number of celebrities including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, heavy weight champion Lennox Lewis, Chuck Norris, Dionne Warwick, Spike Lee, former NBA star Patrick Ewing, Jane Seymour of “Doctor Quinn- Medicine Woman” fame, Kenny Rodgers, the late Johnny cash and world 100 meter champion Usain Bolt.
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Rob wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
the visit to port royal was so rewarding we started with a tour hosted by the university of the west indies marine department....we wre taken to the mangroves nearby and it showed how important these ecosystems are to the island they identified all the birds and the diverse sea animals,,we finished with a tour and a talk back at the compound.. next we visited Fort Charles..this was within walking distance..Met up with Peter Gordon..who was the perfect person to do this tour being a royalist ie. person born and grown in Port Poyal..he was so articulate,knowlegable with amusing anecdotes.Great tour ended the day at Gloria's great food ,slow service, cold red stripes Great time was had by all ages ranged from 10 to 70 years old
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Date of experience: June 2019
pobreiter wrote a review Jul 2019
Carstairs, Canada30 contributions6 helpful votes
I absolutely loved this place. The tour guide was amazing and was included in the reasonable price of admission. The history of this little gem is so unique and interesting. The ammunition’s store aka the Giddy House was definitely a highlight for me...I have never experienced anything like the feeling when inside it.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Des1963 wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1,705 contributions120 helpful votes
After an interesting history lesson by the knowledgeable curator of the museum at Fort Charles, a resident of Port Royal, we went to view the Giddy House on the premises. Fort Charles was built between 1650 and 1660, the first fort constructed in Port Royal. Giddy House was originally a Royal Artillery House meant to store weapons and gunpowder for the adjacent Victoria and Albert Battery. After Port Royal was struck by an earthquake in 1907, the Giddy House partially sank. Its nickname, Giddy House, comes from the feeling you have when trying to stand straight while inside. Some of us felt giddy even standing outside and looking into the building.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Adrian D wrote a review Apr 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom575 contributions234 helpful votes
I visited here recently with my parents. It was my second visit but their first. Fort Charles gives a good insight into Port Royal's past and is the oldest fort in Jamaica. We enjoyed the free tour provided by our tour guide with the highlight being the infamous Giddy House, a creation of the 1907 earthquake. It really messes with your head! We all really enjoyed our visit and would recommend it.
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Date of experience: February 2019
DjWillieJAX wrote a review Apr 2019
St. Johns, Florida23 contributions7 helpful votes
Fort Charles is a great place to go & learn about the history of Port Royal & the people of Port Royal. Its a great place for family & schools to visit & learn. The Tour guides are very knowledgeable & will tell you all there is to know about Port Royal. I give it a 10 out of 10.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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