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Spirit of the West

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Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488
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We did a private ride as we have horses and wanted more then a walk on beach followed by swim. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pastabean
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Lifelong dream of riding along the beach and swimming in the ocean on horseback

I've owned horses my whole life and it has always been a dream to ride while in Cayman. I finally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny S
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One of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim.The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away!Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget!
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private ride” (52 reviews)
“sea swim” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
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+1 345-916-6488
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"grand cayman"
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"wonderful guide"
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"swim ride"
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"experienced riders"
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"beautiful horses"
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"amazing ride"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did a private ride as we have horses and wanted more then a walk on beach followed by swim. We really enjoyed cantering down the beach on way to swim portion and was fun to swim the horses. Jordan was great at keeping us...More

Thank pastabean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've owned horses my whole life and it has always been a dream to ride while in Cayman. I finally decided this was the year and my friends agreed. There were 4 of us and we opted for the private beach ride with the swim....More

Thank Penny S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been on many horseback rides but nothing like this!! Starts with a beautiful ride along the beach and then a neck deep ride into the Caribbean. Really awesome experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were extremely happy with our Spirit of the West experience. The owner Paul picked us up right from our hotel and drove us back after our tour. His son Jordan led the tour on horseback, and was extremely friendly and helpful....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 6 years ago and again this trip. Staff was great. Horses well mannered. It was great for a small group with personal service.

Thank Mario B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed this excursion thoroughly! Paul and his son Jordan were great hosts. I wish everyone will give this a try. Paul was on time picking us up and Jordan got us back to the pier right on time. The horses were great.

Thank Sin Min Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have a private group ride with the swimming horses. Our guide was Jordan and he made it unforgettable. He was very informative and engaging. Would love to do this again. Great company. Horses were sweet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So our cruise docked at Grand Cayman. My wife was adamant about riding horses. I went on TripAdvisor and found this place. Let me tell you, it’s first class and top notch. But it’s not a tourist trap. There are no cheesy t-shirts in a...More

Thank billsH6789LI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, our three kids and I had a wonderful sunset ride along the beach. The company is family owned and they clearly take pride in ensuring their guests have a good experience. Our guide was also a wealth of information about lots of topics,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great company, the first time I tried they had to cancel due to thunderstorms, my money was refunded right away, the second time I tried to do this I had a broken foot and I had to cancel, I got my full...More

Thank Jane B
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cassandra w
4 September 2017|
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Response from fitmodelallyg | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is an all inclusive resort on Grand Cayman. However any hotel concierge can book this excursion for you or you can book them directly online.
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Renae_morehead
8 July 2017|
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Response from coopsquilts | Reviewed this property |
I'm 61 and my husband is 80. Neither one of us have experience. Our guide was very patient with us!
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linda e
26 March 2017|
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Response from SOTW | Property representative |
The swim ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on the # of riders on that particular tour.
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