Beach Horseback and White Water Rafting
After meeting and greeting your driver/tour guide, you will be transported to a private beach where your Beach Horseback Ride and Swim adventure will begin. You will be greeted by the eager staff of Sand and Saddle, the Horseback Ride facility, who will be waiting to show you a good time. You will receive a safety briefing before setting out on your ride. Helmets are provided and are mandatory to be worn. The ride will be a single file ride. Your ride will be slow along the trail as most riders are not experienced. There will be places along the way where the horses will be able to trot a little. Your guide will point out the variety of local vegetables grown by farmers on the rural trail, which will lead you onto a stretch of white sandy beach, where you will experience the tranquil beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Next is a trail that takes you back to the private beach. On arrival at the beach the guides will assist you to dismount your horse so that you can get ready for the swim before you strip down to your bathing suits, for a dash through the waves on horseback. We do not keep the saddles on for the swim. We take them off, but we use a bareback pad.
Enjoy this once in a Lifetime experience of swimming on your horse in paradise. With this experience you will enjoy riding the horse for approximately 45 minutes, which includes the swim section of approximately 5 minutes.
Please remember to wear swimwear water shoes/sneakers and to bring towel (swimsuit can be worn under your clothes). Proper attire long pants /shorts just below the knees, water shoes/ sneakers, remember to bring a towel. Bare legs are not recommended, however if you do wish to ride in shorts above the knee then the guides will put your towel over the saddle for you to sit on so that your legs will not rub or get pinched by the saddle. Strick weight limit of 230 pounds. General weight checks are done and anyone over 230 pounds will NOT be able to do the ride and your cost is nonrefundable.
Sandals are not recommended. Big bags like backpacks are not allowed on the ride. No are lockers are available to store your belongings. We suggest a fanny pack or small bag that can go across your shoulder in front of you (nothing bulky), in case you would like to carry cash and your phone/camera.
Your adventure begins with a short walk through the rain forest to meet your raft at the starting point. After some instructions from your guide, you and the rest of your co-captains board your raft and enter the fast flowing water. With your tour guide steering the raft from the rear, you use teamwork to paddle through the twists and turns of rushing white-water rapids. As you enter the deeper sections of the river, you can jump into the refreshing water for a chance to swim and admire the natural beauty of your surroundings. The river currents carry your raft over one final cascade as you pass under an old colonial stone bridge and head towards the Caribbean Sea where your ride will end. Once at sea your guide leads you to the private beach. Guests should consider their fitness level and medical history before planning participation in this tour. Due to the physical nature of this tour, guests with cardiac conditions, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions, physical injuries, or any other medical condition are cautioned against participation in activities such as white water rafting. If there is a concern, guests should consult their physician before choosing any tours which require high levels of physical activity.
Participants must be at least 6 years old. River rapids are rated class 1 and class 2 (easy to moderate) . White Water RaftingTour is a Soft Adventure Rating. Not recommended for pregnant women. Not recommended for persons with back problems.