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Spirit of the West

#3 of 26 Outdoor Activities in West Bay Features Animals
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488
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Riding horses in the ocean

We drove to a restaurant and met with our guides. They took us two minutes down the road to where... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seth H
Horseback riding on the beach

One of the most relaxing horseback rides I've ever had. Paul was an awesome guide! Patient and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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!
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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“sea swim” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 18:15
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488

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Reviewed yesterday

We drove to a restaurant and met with our guides. They took us two minutes down the road to where the path to the beach started. Once on the beach we were given a horse, told basic riding tips and once everyone was up, we...More

Thank Seth H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most relaxing horseback rides I've ever had. Paul was an awesome guide! Patient and willing to take lots of pictures for us! Our driver Donovan was also amazing! He recommended Papagallos restaurant to us for after our ride and even stopped on...More

Thank StacyBFr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experiences from start to finish. Got what I wanted and kids couldn't be happier and will have lifetime of memories. Tanner the guide was outstanding and went above and beyond. Will do it again for sure and highly highly recommend!!

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this for our last adventure in Grand Cayman on our trip, and we loved it. We had Jordan as our group guide and he was very knowledgeable of the area, places to eat, etc. (He even gave us recommendations...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time out with Spirit of the West for the Caribbean swim ride. I cannot say enough about this experience- we had a friendly, informative and really personable guide named Tanner. He was very attentive and watchful to make sure that everyone...More

Thank MelissaAckDVM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 8 of us did this excursion. I haven't ridden a horse in years and loved it. The bare back in the ocean is a workout, between bareback and the tide you need to hold on tight. The guide explained to us that...More

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We have gone on many horseback rides in many locations, but this was the first time we have ever been able to swim with a horse and it was amazing! We met the company at the parking lot of Ristorante Pappagallo (not open for lunch)...More

Thank CM_Charleston
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Riding with Spirit of the West exceeding all my expectations. I had never ridden bareback and certainly not in the ocean. Jordan, who is an excellent source for Grand Cayman history and the best spots to eat, made the experience even more enjoyable. The horses...More

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My mother in law and I went out with Jordan, who was super friendly, a native of the island, and very knowledgeable. I am an experienced rider, and my MIL had never ridden, and we both had a great time. She sat on the beach...More

1  Thank coatesamyj
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had a wonderful evening ride during our Spring Break in Grand Cayman. My kids (age 10 and 12) loved it! We did the private ride which was very nice. Paul was our guide and he was great. We liked that transportation from our condo...More

Thank AmyS1025
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linda e
How long is the swim ride
26 March 2017|
Response from SOTW | Property representative |
The swim ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on the # of riders on that particular tour.
We will be in port from a cruise on Monday June 5. The ship comes into port at 9am and departs at 6pm. We are a honeymooning couple interested in a group ride on that day. Will we have enough time and is there pick up and drop off from the pier? Also, approximately how many people usually make up a group ? Do the horses go into the water and swim or is this ride just on the beach? Thank you ?
3 March 2017|
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Response from kykla616 | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at the hotel at no extra charge. Definitely enough time to do the ride. We did private group ride because it was 8 of us. They actually accommodated us on a day that were not even open. Make a reservation... More
Do you need to be an experienced rider to take this tour?
2 November 2016|
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Response from johnfamily2016 | Reviewed this property |
No experience the horses are well trained.