Rafting on the Martha Brae, the islandâ€™s #1 rafting attraction is located approximately three miles inland from the town of Falmouth, birthplace of one of Jamaicaâ€™s former Prime Minister, Hugh Shearer. The attraction is a mere twenty miles from Montego Bay and forty miles from Ocho Rios. The embarkation area, â€œRafterâ€™s Villageâ€, encompasses six acres of beautifully manicured lawns situated on a natural horseshoe island. It offers a fully appointed recreational facility which includes picnic grounds, a full service bar, two souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms. Before embarking on the tour, guests can also take a stroll through â€œMiss Marthaâ€™s Herb Gardenâ€, a presentation of Jamaicaâ€™s herbs famous for their medicinal and healing properties. Established more than forty years ago, Rafting on the Martha Brae boasts a complement of eighty five licensed and experienced raft captains. Thirty-foot long bamboo rafts are boarded from a concrete pier, under the supervision of a licensed dispatcher. The raft ride is operated over a three mile stretch of the beautiful Martha Brae River and lasts approximately one hour. Once on the raft, guests can learn about â€œThe Legend of Martha Braeâ€ or enjoy an exhilarating swim. The attraction has over the years played host to a number of celebrities including HRH Queen Elizabeth II, heavy weight champion Lennox Lewis, Chuck Norris, Dionne Warwick, Spike Lee, former NBA star Patrick Ewing, Jane Seymour of â€œDoctor Quinn- Medicine Womanâ€ fame, Kenny Rodgers, the late Johnny Cash and world 100 meter champion Usain Bolt. The disembarkation area Known as â€œMarthaâ€™s Restâ€ houses a souvenir shop, bar, lounge area and restrooms.