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Charles - Answered a Question by brawn (20 Oct 07 13:06)

Done it at Costa Rica. Never done it before and was terrified but it was great. Don't go with first choice though, they are rubbish. Choose a decent tour operator or book independently.

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Robertson - Answered a Question by brawn (20 Oct 07 02:29)

When are you going? As we are onteh same Cruise starting 4th December adn also want to now if the rafting is good. On reading up I think it will be better in Costa Rica but can you let me know the answer.

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Lakin - Answered a Question by brawn (21 Oct 07 00:11)

We booked on the Princess ship 'Caribbean Princess' - it cost on the ship around $80 (40) but you still had to run the gauntlet of the raft's 'captain' pleading poverty throughout the journey, and how his only income was what his two passengers per day gave him as he was not paid for the job - virtually begging for a tip as his wages - and then doing the hard sell on some incredibly tacky bowls that he said he carved. But when he carved his name on one it was so amateurish it was evident that he himself had not done the carving. We gave the bowl to our catsitter who was duly under whelmed at receiving it. The raft trip would have been good but the hard sell and blatant begging for extra payment, after we had paid $80 for the trip itself, ruined a good day. We heard afterwards from a couple in their eighties that their 'captain' charged then $60(30) for a bowl and then got a $40(20) tip! - I could have cried for them.

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Connolly - Answered a Question by brawn (21 Oct 07 07:55)

We went gentle Water rafting on The Rio Grande in Jamaica . There was an accident when 2 of our party were tipped in the River. At no stage were we offered Life Vests. So please Check safety rules before booking and make sure they are carried out. Have a good holiday.

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Beveridge - Answered a Question by brawn (21 Oct 07 23:04)

Hi Its hardly white water rafting, the one that we went on was very sedate and a lovely ride, we booked on the ship and went from Ochos Rios it took about 1h:20m on the coach to get there and was a nice day out, the raft trip was better value than the Duns River Falls trip which was only about a mile down the road road.

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