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“Peaceful & Scenic”
Review of Martha Brae River

Martha Brae River
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Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Montego Bay
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Beautiful grounds and nice lazy trip down the river. Our tour guide Trevor was great. Was nice to hear about the history of the river and culture of the people surrounding that area.

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

This was a really relaxing excursion which we loved..however... we were eaten ALIVE by mosquitoes which made it a little unpleasant.

If we had been warned of this previously we would have definitely purchased repellant.

Otherwise, it's a beautiful (though rather pricey) way to amble away an afternoon.

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Reviewed 23 August 2011

This was a really nice way to spend the afternoon - chilling out on a bamboo raft, being guided down the Martha Brae river. The scenery is beautiful.
There were local craftsmen who followed us along the riverbank trying to encourage us to buy their goods, but there wasn't any pressure. Our raftsman also had products to show us, and we bought a fruit bowl from him as it was beautifully crafted.
Make sure you bring some cash with you - a tip is expected and there are no ATMs nearby!!

1  Thank Lianne44
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

The one hour trip down the river on the Bamboo raft was fantastic. Our guide Massam, was very kind and answered all of our questions. We went on a very calm day, the river flowed very smoothly, which was nice and allowed us to enjoy the scenery. There are a few independent contractors, as I like to refer to them (they're actually locals selling their goods), along the river selling some very nice items. One of the funniest things to remember about Jamaica in general, is that nothing is ever really free. When someone hands you something and says, "This is a nice gift for you beautiful lady", they really mean is, soon as you accept it, I'll tell you how much people usually pay me for it and hope you will too. Way too funny, I just give it back politely and keep it moving. There is a guy that throws a cute little hand-made duplicate raft and tell you it's a souvenir, than the next guy will ask you for $5. The place is beautiful and the people are extremely nice. I'd recommend it as a nice calm afternoon excursion.

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Reviewed 25 May 2011

A wonderful, relaxing trip, we found our river captain was just perfect for us! we were lucky to have captain number 95, E Sewell, who only went at dead slow. We had a very informative trip about the country, river, wildlife, plants with him answering our many questions. We were joined half way down by another couple of rafts who all joined in together to sing to their passengers. It was a great experience which i would repeat. At the end he asked if he could show us his craftwork, but there was no pressure to buy anything. The stalls along the bank were full of friendly people where there was no problem if you didnt want to stop, they just waved you on by.

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