Río Grande Rafting departs 5.5 mi. (9 km) w. on Rte. A4. Guests climb aboard a bamboo raft for a 2.5- to 3-hour meandering journey down the slow-moving Rio Grande River, a route popular for transporting bananas from Jamaica's interior. The captain gradually guides the vessel downriver toward sea level, pointing out interesting sites along the way—one feature includes Lovers Rock, a narrow passage wide enough to accommodate the raft. Passengers view the lush valley from the river gorge sandwiched between the Blue and John Crow mountains, encountering banana groves and fluttering swallow tail butterflies, and have the option to swim or enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank.
Maximum capacity is two adults and one small child under 10 years per raft. Return transportation is available.