Rio Grande is the birthplace of river rafting in Jamaica. The original use of these rafts was to transport bananas from the inland plantations to the harbour at Port Antonio. The pursuit was popularised by Errol Flynn who used to challenge his guests to moonlight rafting races along the Rio Grande.
Rio Grande Tours run rafting trips on the Rio Grande. The slow trip down the Rio Grande starts at either Berrydale or Grants Level and ends at Rafters Rest on the coast.