Your transportation will pick you up
right at the cruise ship terminal where your friendly guide will greet you and
get your excursion started. As you are traveling through the countryside your informative
guide will be giving you information and entertaining stories about the area.
The transport will take you back to your cruise ship pier .
When you reach the rafting base, you will get on board your 30ft. bamboo raft and meet your Jamaican
captain who will pole the raft down the river Huck Finn style. The rafting trip down this 3-mile stretch of the well-known
Martha Brae is one of the most exhilarating in Jamaica. The journey takes about
90 minutes. The upper reaches tumble at a good pace before slowing farther down
river where you stop at "Tarzan's Corner" for a swing and a swim in a
Each raft only holds 2 passengers so overcrowding is never an issue. Bring your camera as the Martha Brae River has lots to see and to photograph as you pass through the rainforest.
After the relaxation of the Martha Brae River, return to your bus for the short ride to the famous Rose Hall Greathouse an outstanding relic of colonial times with a fascinating history of dark rumour and intrigue. The story of Annie Palmer, the mistress of Rose Hall Great House, is not easily forgotten! In the 1700s, a woman's route to wealth and power was usually via marriage, and Annie Palmer was no exception. Annie was feared by the slaves who lived on and worked the plantation. She ruled with an iron fist, and defiance or even perceived insolence was answered with public whippings, torture in the dungeon, or even death. According to local legend, following her untimely death at the hands of her slave lover, Annie’s restless spirit still roams the grounds. Accounts of her enduring presence have been featured on the TV programs “Ghost Hunters International” and World's Scariest Places. Departing the Rose Hall Great House, a stop will be made at the Shoppes at Rose Hall where local craft and duty-free items including watches, crystal, Italian handbags, Indian silks, Jamaican rum, liquors and liqueurs are sol