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Ocho Rios River Tubing Safari Thoughts?


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HI, although we did not book this through Carnival, we did participate in a float down the White River in Ocho Rios. It was a LOT of fun. THe river is relatively smooth and you will have no "rapids" to deal with. The river is shallow in spots so you need to raise your bum to keep from bottoming out. You've probably read the reviews here. If so, you'll see that this is a highly rated activity.


As many reviewers stated, the trip to the start of the rafting excursion takes you through some of the "real" Jamaica. It was very pretty but definitely an eye-opener.


The outfit we did this with used large truck innertubes as the floats. I got a bit too close to the shore at one point and a stick punctured my tube. The hole was just the right size that I was able to jam my finger in it and stop the leakage. I floated the last half of the trip with my finger plugging this hole. :eek:


Overall, the experience, scenery, staff are all positive.



I think you'll enjoy this excursion.



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We loved it when we did it last year. Its like a lazy river ride through the rain-forest. The scenery was amazing. The guide were fun. Everything was professional. The drive up was eye-opening and a good look at "real Jamaica". I would do it again, easily.


Just FYI - unlike the previous poster, we did use carnival. Out tubes were the durable kind with handles and a back support.

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