Spirit of the West
Spirit of the West
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Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
About
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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Paula R
    Grand Cayman20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the best
    I’m a local here I. Grand Cayman. I try and ride at least once a month. The beach ride has been the same for the 25 years I’ve lived her. There’s only 1 riding beach. So why go? The splashing as the horses know a canter is imminent, the sight of a stingray or baby shark, the elation of the cantering past waving trees, the sunsets…... the deliciousness of an ice cold beer when you dismount. Thisissi ply my favorite way to see life on horseback.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Marco G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for first timers
    First time horseback riding and it was a blast! Shea did a great job making sure everyone was comfortable with their horse. The water ride was an insanely cool experience. Highly recommend.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Margo W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!!
    Best excursion ever, Shay was our tour guide and he was the nicest most fun person ever to be around! We felt safe and in good hands the entire time. We went into the ocean for a little with the horses and rode the rest of the beach back! 110% recommend!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Integr1ty101
    123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended!! Amazing company and fun activity
    The BEST experience ever. Jordan the manager is incredibly professional with first-class customer service, very polite over the phone and kindly watched over my belongings during my ride. Shay, who leads the activity, made us feel comfortable, ensured the stirrups were correctly arranged, briefed us on how the horses would respond to us throughout the ride and was very positive. The conversations were great, the horses beautiful and the experience is not to be missed. This company was recommended by other tourists and it's honestly the best decision I made. You will not regret choosing this company or this activity.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Gloria K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique way to ride a horse
    Our private beach horse ride and Caribbean sea swim with Shay was so fun and amazing! Shay was really chill and made us feel comfortable on our horses Cayman Time and Diamond. They are well-trained with unique personalities. The length of the swim was just right, about 15 min, because it's bareback. We went out further than expected. Don't forget to buy a lot of apples and such that the horses might enjoy. We only brought 2 apples and had to split it among 3 horses and felt bad about that. Feeding them was a special experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Beth M
    Flowery Branch, Georgia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Ride We Will Remember
    We were picked up by Reuben and driven to the horses. He was very friendly and shared information about the island with us which we appreciated. Shea was our guide and he was fantastic! He knew the horses very well. His friendly personality and experience allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the ride. The horses were very well trained and confident. We definitely will stop there again if we visit The Cayman Islands.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Tabitha M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horseback riding on beautiful Cayman Islands
    Horseback riding along the most stunningly beautiful island with beautiful natural beaches and swimming in breathtaking tropical waters, what more could you possibly want? The horses were so gentle and beautiful for either a new rider or someone more experienced. Our guide Shea was wonderful with every single person and horse. The most magical part of our trip!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • thompsB
    Eloy, Arizona200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous beach ride
    Top notch. We weee picked up at the port by Rueben and dropped off in the remote national park on the island. Shay was a fantastic guide introduced us to Diamond and Cayman Time, our horses. We had a lovely ride along the beach for the next hour. Highly recommend it
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Claudia B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical
    This was THE most magical experience! My 12 year old son and I were booked on a private beach ride & swim but due to very windy conditions it wasn't safe to go into the water so we did a beach ride with Shea and Daniel (who were both very friendly and helpful) instead. After we were a little disappointed about missing out on the swim and getting in touch with Mike they arranged for us to for another session with Jordan. The weather was perfect and the whole experience of swimming through the turquoise water of the Caribbean on those gentle horses the most surreal. I truly can't put into words how amazing it was! One of the absolutely best experiences I have ever had. If we go back to Grand Cayman I will most certainly do this again! Thank you so much Jordan (you were fantastic and made us feel so at ease), Mike, Shea, Daniel and everyone at SOWT!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • HPMacy
    Omaha, Nebraska31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun & Frolic on the Beach
    My 20- and 25-year old daughters did the beach swim. They had a great time with a very small (5 total incl the guide) group. The guide was easygoing and funny and told great stories. They really enjoyed the morning ride.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
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Judy F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This experience was the highlight of my 11-night Caribbean cruise. The guide, Shea, was wonderful - attentive to each rider and to each horse, kind, positive, cautious, and fun. I was the only rider who opted in for the swim, and it was pure delight. The water was cool and calm, and riding bareback as the horse swam was heaven!!
Written 30 January 2024
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Christine M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
What an amazing experience. Our guide, Shay, was amaaaaazing. He worked so hard to make our ride the wonderful experience that it was.
Written 22 January 2024
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bart p
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Fun and beautiful. The horses were well behaved and well cared for. I rode Mischief, she wasn’t much for petting her, but she was a good girl. Swimming with the horses was really fun.
Written 15 January 2024
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Lynette H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Jan 3, 2024…2:00 ride. Our guides were fantastic and so helpful. They told some great stories and gave us information on the island. The horses were so well behaved and gentle. This swim is good for beginners and advanced riders. We will definitely be doing this swim/ride again!!!
Written 4 January 2024
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HPMacy
Omaha, NE31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My 20- and 25-year old daughters did the beach swim. They had a great time with a very small (5 total incl the guide) group. The guide was easygoing and funny and told great stories. They really enjoyed the morning ride.
Written 31 December 2023
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Andrea H
Burke, VA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Loved this excursion. I was a total beginner and my daughter a novice. Jordan was super friendly and engaging. He put me at ease and also pushed us just the right amount out of our comfort zone.
Written 23 December 2023
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wamaha
League City, TX158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had an absolute blast! Would definitely recommend and will for sure do it again when back on the island. My wife says it has been her favorite excursion out of all of our many adventures throughout the years. Jordyn was awesome! Had some great conversations with him and felt super comfortable the entire time. Thanks for helping us make some great memories in the Grand Caymans!
Written 5 December 2023
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Roxanne S
Falmouth, MA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was the highlight of our honeymoon!!! Amazing experience and our guides were exceptional! Shay and Ruben were so kind and made the experience for all guests, young and old a wonderful experience! All I can say is amazzzzing!!!! A must do!
Written 4 December 2023
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DeEtte S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Awesome experience! Need to do the Caribbean sea swim! That made the ride completely worth it! Jordan, Shea and Sam were great, fun guides.
Written 16 November 2023
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Claudia B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This was THE most magical experience! My 12 year old son and I were booked on a private beach ride & swim but due to very windy conditions it wasn't safe to go into the water so we did a beach ride with Shea and Daniel (who were both very friendly and helpful) instead. After we were a little disappointed about missing out on the swim and getting in touch with Mike they arranged for us to for another session with Jordan. The weather was perfect and the whole experience of swimming through the turquoise water of the Caribbean on those gentle horses the most surreal. I truly can't put into words how amazing it was! One of the absolutely best experiences I have ever had. If we go back to Grand Cayman I will most certainly do this again! Thank you so much Jordan (you were fantastic and made us feel so at ease), Mike, Shea, Daniel and everyone at SOWT!
Written 15 November 2023
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  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM


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