New Short Route Available For Rafting On The Rio Grande

cropped-TPDCO-LOGO-NEWFINAL.pngThe Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo), the agency with responsibility for managing the Rio Grande Attraction in Portland, has implemented a new ninety-minute rafting trip on the world-famous Rio Grande River, in addition to the  legacy  trip of  two or three hours.

The new route, which becomes available September 18, is for individuals who wish to enjoy a shorter version of the sought after experience.

The new short route will begin at Rafter’s Rest and end at Shotover. This new starting point will eliminate the need for persons to be escorted from Rafter’s Rest to the previous starting point at Berrydale.

Rio Grande, which is known as the birthplace of rafting in Jamaica, has maintained its status as a premier rafting experience for visitors and locals to Portland. Located approximately 108 km or 2 hours and 15 minutes from either Ocho Rios or Kingston, an excursion of this nature offers a relaxing and tranquil contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.

The slow scenic tour of the Rio Grande is led by licensed raft captains who are trained in First Aid and CPR, and possess excellent swimming capabilities. Additionally, the River Rafting Authority and other Government agencies ensure that all laws and regulations are observed for a seamless and exhilarating experience.

Refreshments and Craft Items are also on sale at Rafter’s Rest.

For further information and bookings, visit the Rio Grande Attraction at Rafter’s Rest in St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland. Tel: (876) 993-5778 or Email