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Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

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Address: # 5 61 Windsor Road, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
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+1 876-972-0905
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Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years,...

Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years, committed to offering our guests a unique experience on horseback. Members of our staff have been with us for more than fourteen years, and are very experienced, and able to give you the best of care. Many of our horses are rescued and brought back to good health, happy to take you into the sea.

We are located in St Ann's Bay on the north coast of Jamaica near to Ocho Rios hotels and cruise ship pier. Guests also come on special tours from the cruise shop pier in Falmouth which provides an opportunity to see other attractions au route.

Located on a World Heritage Site and sanctioned by The Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Jamaica Tourist Board we are humbled by the task we have to provide our guests with accurate information on well trained horses with modern equipment for a safe and wonderful experience.

Hooves has many return guests, some who have come on our Honeymoon ride, returning years later with their children. Often we have guests asking for particular horses and guides and when asked if they had been with us before, they reply "Oh a friend recommended you"

Trip Advisor has been a wonderful help to us with the many kind comments made, so please remember to add to those. We are continually striving to improve our service and you comments are taken seriously.

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Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

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An Excellent excursion

Pulling up to Hooves, we were wondering about the upcoming experience. Don't let it fool you. Though the welcome area is a few benches under a tree, and no building, the place is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pulling up to Hooves, we were wondering about the upcoming experience. Don't let it fool you. Though the welcome area is a few benches under a tree, and no building, the place is well staffed, the horses are well cared for and well trained. The area is beautiful and although it is by the main highway, it manages to be... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Oh wow! Thank you so much for your review. We always try our hardest to make sure you have an interesting, safe and good time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went horseback riding on the beach and in the ocean. Led by Barry, we had a great time. He held the lead on my 8 year old daughter's horse and although she was a little nervous, she had a blast. She really enjoyed listening to the history that Barry told her about Jamaica.There are some vendors... More 

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Thank talbre1
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Barry has been with us from the beginning 23 years ago. We are so happy you took the time to write your review and had a great time. All that's good. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lois (aged 11) - Unlike most riding experiences, at Hooves you are provided with the opportunity to swiftly gallop in the warm waters of the north side of Jamaica.However, the majority of the trip is all about: the history of Jamaica; the different vegetation grown there and the ancient structures you pass on your journey. On my journey, I smelt... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Oh my goodness! I do believe you are our youngest reviewer and what a lovely story. Thank you very much for taking the time to write and we are so happy you had a good time and learned a few things in the process. Hope to see you again. More 

Smithtown, New York
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was really a very nice event my wife and I planned. It was well organized, we were picked up at our hotel, given instructions and lead off on a trail ride to the beach. we had bathing suits on under our clothes and was ready to go out and swim in the water. The guides did a great job... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves on our rescue horses. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The tour was good except for the fact that you spend most of the time through the trails and a few minutes in the water. The guides were very friendly and patient with a beginner like me :) The price quoted from our resort (who set up the tour) didn't include taxes so be prepared to shed a hefty $160... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and taking the time to write a review. We do have life jackets for non swimmers but they are optional on request. All that's good More 

Hillsdale, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Don't be afraid to go, even if you've never ridden a horse before in your life. Our guide, Mario, was super and gave us an educational tour on the way to the beach. The ride was great, short - but a lot of fun! Taking the horses swimming in the ocean was definitely our favorite part of the ride, but... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

May you have many happy years together. Mario says One Love. Hope to see you again. All that's good More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing day!!!! They treated us like royalty. This was the highlight of our entire trip. Very friendly guides and knowledgable. Your in very good hands!! Don't let inexperience stop you. These horses know what they are doing and so do the guides! We had some home made food and great rum! Even brought home a few souvenirs. I would do... More 

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Thank Andrea D
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Well Your Majesty what more could you ask? Seriously I am happy you had a great time,we do try our best being the little guys in the business. Thanks for the great review. All that's good. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The guides are very sweet. I went with my boyfriend, though I chickened out and ended up getting off of the horse before we got on the trail, my boyfriend had a great time. The guides allowed me to get in the car with them and trail by car in whihc i still got the historical information. Got to see... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Oh well at least you tried. Thanks for writing your review they mean a lot to us. Hope you come again. All that's good. More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I like to book excursions on my own while on cruises. This was no different. The communication through email was fantastic. Our taxi driver was great and gave us a tour on the way out to the horses. When we arrived everyone was very nice and helpful with explaining everything. My mother and I booked a private ride. Derrick was... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review, they mean so much to us. I am so happy you had a good time. Derrick says Irie Man. All that's good. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was the only person on this particular ride and the staff were wonderful. The horses are in good condition and very safe and experieiced trail horses with experienced riders as well. The beach was beautiful and they offered lunch and a beverage. Overall a good experience.

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Aren't you the lucky one. All by yourself. A very private ride. So happy you enjoyed yourself. Do come again. More 

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