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Spirit of the West

#3 of 27 Outdoor Activities in West Bay Features Animals
Barkers Beach, West Bay KY1-1302, Grand Cayman
+1 345-916-6488
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So fun

An amazing experience. We had so much fun! Jordan and Paul were really helpful and attentive. As a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
George Town, Grand Cayman
Absolutely amazing

What an amazing experience! The whole staff at Spirit are very friendly and organized. My daughter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stamford, Connecticut
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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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“sea swim” (18 reviews)
“beach ride” (38 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 4 days ago

An amazing experience. We had so much fun! Jordan and Paul were really helpful and attentive. As a group of three we were all pretty much first time riders but its easy to get the hang of it with the expert help of Jordan and...More

Thank caymanbobo
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience! The whole staff at Spirit are very friendly and organized. My daughter and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Paul led our group and was an exceptional guide. so glad we picked this group!

Thank judyklym
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding with Paul and Jordan was an great experience. It was only my second time riding a horse but the horses had good temperaments and Paul and Jordan gave great advice!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time riding horses on the beach and then having the unique opportunity to swim with them in the Caribbean Sea! We decided to purchase the private guide and it was definitely worth it! What an incredible experience! Our Spirit of The...More

Thank Renee4045
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of seven did a 4:30 afternoon ride. We rode about 2 miles up the beach where the guides removed the saddles. After that we swam the horses for about 20 minutes and then re-saddled and rode back. Total tour lasted about 2 hours....More

Thank DTand I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horseback riding with Spirit of the West is absolutely nothing like you have ever experienced before. Jordan, our guide, for the beach and sea swim for my son, Joshua and I, truly made the experience a ride of a lifetime. Jordan, thank you very sincerely...More

Thank Anthony T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the private Beach and Swim Ride with Tanner and Jordan as our guides. They were spectacular guides, always making us feel comfortable and safe on our horses, especially considering all 6 of us were first time riders. They even offered to take a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! From the hassle free pick up and return to our hotel, to the friendly tour guides, to the picturesque and secluded side of Grand Cayman (Barker's Beach), to the bareback ride on the horses in the ocean....the tour was wonderful! We...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The experience was even better than we imagined! The horses are beautiful, loved and very well taken care of - it is easy to see they are truly part of the family. I cannot say enough positive things about our guide Jordan. His family owns...More

Thank brady3194
SOTW, Owner at Spirit of the West, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! You are hired as our PR rep! Yes we are extremely proud of Jordan - he has certainly settled into his role...like a horse to water! ;p We are delighted you enjoyed it so much and appreciate your kind words. We hope you make...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful beach ride and swim. Our guide was highly experienced and we felt safe the entire time. Totally recommend Spirt of the West and special thanks to thier staff for going above and beyond helping us schedule our ride.

Thank Frank D
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9 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!
linda e
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.
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