Rafting on the Martha Brae River – US$60. per raft (raft seats 2 adults + 1 small child.
Transportation – US$12.00 per person.
Minimum 5 adults
Children 2 to 11 years old – half price.
Children under 2 yrs – FREE
One of the most tranquil experiences in Trelawny Parish is taking a bamboo rafting trip down the Martha Brae River. Slow trips down a three mile stretch of the Martha Brae River depart all day. There are around 80 qualified rafting guides working at Martha Brae so there is always a guide ready and waiting for you whenever you are ready for your trip.
Trips begin at the village of Martha Brae and end three miles downstream at Martha’s Rest, the trips are generally run at a very relaxed pace and take about 1 hour to ninety minutes. On your way you’ll pass through dense jungle with trees bearing famous Jamaican fruits such as ackee, breadfruit and calabash. Most of the rafters are also skilled craftsmen and will offer to sell you carvings from their backpack as a souvenir of your trip.
Martha Brae village is a 6 acre horseshoe-shaped island. The village has been set up as the entrance to the Martha Brae rafting experience and features a bar, two gift shops, pool, gardens, picnic area and a herb garden named “Martha’s Herb Garden” which displays local Jamaican herbs and gives information about the healing properties. This is a relaxing environment and a great place to stop and unwind before your rafting trip. The trip ends at Martha’s Rest where the trucks are waiting to carry the bamboo rafts back up to Martha Brae. If you leave your car at Martha Brae then the truck drivers can give you a lift back to collect it.