Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae River
Located almost 3 miles (4.5 km) from the town of Falmouth and 20 miles (32 Km) from Montego Bay.
Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae river and lasts approximately one hour. It offers a fully appointed recreational facility which includes picnic grounds, a full service bar, two souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms, you can also visit Miss Martha’s Herb Garden, a presentation of Jamaica’s herbs famous for their medicinal purposes.
Telephone: +1 876-952-0889 or E-mail: email@example.com
Bamboo Rafting on the Rio Grande
Rio Grande River rafting provides some of the most beautiful views you will ever see and for about two to three hours you will be swallowed up by Jamaica’s natural beauty. Bamboo rafts where originally used to transport produce, especially bananas, from the interior of the island. The legendary Hollywood star, Errol Flynn, who made Port Antonio his home, introduced rafting for fun. Today Rio Grande Rafting is an established attraction enjoyed by visitors and Jamaican’s alike.
Telephone: +1 876-654-1893 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great River Rafting and Plantation Tours
This wonderful excursion takes you into the Jamaican countryside where you will experience the thrill of river rafting. The tour offers a breathtaking ride downstream under the direction of the captain who will make the trip as memorable as possible as he describes all the surrounding beauty through the valley and its awesome gorges. This is followed by a city tour of Montego Bay and an opportunity to do some shopping.
Telephone: +1 876 956 4920
Water Fun Facts
Jamaica has 26 watersheds. A watershed is the area of land around a river that drains in the river when the rain falls. This can occur through underground crevices as well.
Jamaica’s freshwater comes from rivers, streams, wells and springs as well as from harvested rainwater. The groundwater supplies about 80% Jamaica’s water.
Jamaica has about 120 rivers, most of which flow to coast from the central mountain ranges. Those on the north side tend to be shorter and swifter than those on the south side.
One of the first ever piped water supply systems in the Western Hemisphere originated in Jamaica, in the town of Falmouth, Trelawny. With the Martha Brae River as its source, in 1799 the Falmouth Water Works Company was established to supply the town of Falmouth and visiting ships.