Martha Brae River Rafting is just outside of Falmouth and is about an easy 15-20 minute drive from Mais Oui Villa in Discovery Bay. We stopped by in July 2015.
There is an herb garden as well as a flower garden. The lobster claws (heliconias) and red ginger lilies were blooming and were magnificent. That is the advantage of having the perfect setting for these types of plants to grow.
There isn’t a very wide variety of flowers there but that is fine considering that this is not really a garden tour.The experience of gliding down a 3-mile stretch of the Martha Brae River on a 30 ft long, hand-made bamboo raft, guided by a “captain” with a long bamboo pole, surrounded by nature, is the attraction.
As you can see from the photo below, this is not white water rafting by any means. If you are looking for an attraction to get your adrenalin going, this isn’t it. Try the Bengal/Rio Bueno River Rafting instead. The Martha Brae experience is a gentle glide down a “usually” lazy river. Think of Katherine Hepburn in the movie “The African Queen”. If there has been recent and heavy rainfall, the river can be very quick, fast flowing.
Just so you know …
The Martha Brae River Rafting Experience is just a short drive from Mais Oui. This trip is can easily be combined with many other excursions especially since it is relatively short. This is not expected to take even half day. You could stop by Swamp Safari to check out the crocodiles. This is an interesting educational opportunity for kids to learn about the life cycle of crocodiles in a fun and interesting manner. They can even hold a baby crocodile, under adult supervision of course. You could venture further afield towards Montego Bay with a stop at Greenwood Great House, if you like history. They have several old musical instruments that are still working. You’re not that far from Scotchies so you could go have some of the best jerk anything ever. Again, the options all depend on your interests. we can help you with that! Contact us now to book your Mais Oui Villa vacation.
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Til next time,
Sherry & Darrell
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