Rafting in Jamaica
Jamaica has over 100 rivers, many of which are unexplored. Bamboo rafting is synonymous with Jamaica, and white water rafting sites are being discovered all the time. The Great River outside of Montego Bay is beginning to attract white water activities.
The Great River
Tours can be arranged that raft the river about 10 miles outside of Montego Bay and include lunch and a plantation tour. Contact Mountain Valley Rafting, 876-952-0527.
Made famous by the movie star Errol Flynn, the river located near Port Antonio is the starting-point for bamboo rafting. For several hours a skilled Jamaican boatman/guide will carry two passengers down the river, which meanders through beautiful countryside offering views of rugged mountains, wildflowers, and glimpses of rustic Jamaican life not seen from hotels or roadside stops. Contact Rio Grande Rafters, 876-993-2778.
Martha Brae River
Located 23 miles from Montego Bay, this river also offers bamboo rafting. Contact The Rafting Village, 876-957-0155.
Diving is not one of Jamaica's top attractions. However, there are some good spots along the north coast. Some beautiful finds are yet to be developed at sites on the south coast. The waters off Kingston are dotted with many historical wrecks from over the centuries.
Diving Around Negril
Most divers would probably gravitate to the west coast. There are more than 40 dive sites off a 10 mile-long reef at Booby Cay.
Enjoy quality scuba diving in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park. This sanctuary offers ten square miles of coral reef diving just off the coast from Sangster International Airport.
The most abundant marine life and coral systems are found here. Canyon and wall diving are good in this area.