A 30-40-minute drive brings you to the launch site for a safety briefing and you receive a life vest, inner tube and paddle before entering the river. You will begin your journey, gently spinning and swirling in the current and encounter a few mild rapids along the way. Stop briefly to enjoy a popular Dominican pastime - river bathing, where you swim in the crystal waters for a few minutes before continuing down the scenic river until your exit point. Your professional guides will ensure your comfort and safety. Back on land again, at the Hillsborough Reception Center, refreshments are served, including the famous rum punch and fresh fruit before returning to your ship. Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as rainfall and river conditions, the tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the tour for your own safety.
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Review 1 for River Tubing Adventure
Location:Merrimack Valley, MA
I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:January
Favorite port:Barcelona, Spain - as a debark (Gem)
Our tour started out with boarding a bus and heading into the jungle areas of Dominica to the starting point of our tubing adventure. The whole river tubing experience was awesome! The guides make you wear a lifejacket and a helmet and there’s good reason. The current moves swiftly and there are rocks underwater and above and the current can make you spin in the tubes so you don’t see what is coming. It’s definitely a thrilling adventure tour and I loved it until when we got out of the river.
Upon exiting the river and returning to our tour bus, a lady who didn’t do the tour informed us that the bus’s transmission had blown just after we had taken off down the river. While they had limped to our meeting point further down the river, another bus had been called for us. After a period of about 25 minutes hanging out by the river and a local supplying some sugar cane samples, the second bus arrived. We boarded that bus and proceeded to take off up back into the mountains that we had just come from. Shortly into the second bus ride as we were climbing up a steep hill, the water line let go and the engine overheated. We were stuck in the road deeper into the Dominican jungle. Some of the guests evacuated the bus immediately and sought the shelter of a nearby home which had a porch. The bus driver summonsed a third bus and told us it was coming from Roseau and would take 25 minutes to get there. He lied and it took about 1 hour for it to show up. During this time fellow cruisers who remained on the bus were voicing serious displeasure with the excursion and it just made the whole experience negative for all involved. The bus driver did his best by carving sugar cane, papaya and coconut from fauna in the nearby area. At least he was trying to keep the people occupied. When the third bus arrived we boarded it and took off up the hill again and this time made it the rest of the way. A unanimous decision was made by the people onboard to not stop for the complimentary drink which was included in the tour but rather just head back to the ship as it was very late. We arrived back at the ship just before the all aboard time.