Award winning tour operator Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
Award winning tour operator Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
No saddle, just you and the horse

Your Experience

The Swimming Ride is only open to experienced riders as we take the horse for a ride into the ocean, where both horse and rider can enjoy the beautiful waters of Rainbow Beach. This is an amazing and unique experience which is not matched anywhere else in the world. Our guests constantly tell us it was the best experience of their lives.

You will be photographed throughout the ride as our team members carry a waterproof camera, and photos are then made available to our guests free of charge, so you will have a reminder of your incredible day.

This ride is only available to experienced riders, as it is conducted bareback (no saddles).


Guests from 12 years (unless experienced riders) and over.

Weight Limits

We strictly follow the industry standard of 95 kg weight limit for our horse safety and guest comfort. If you are over this weight and an experienced rider, please contact us prior to booking. Guests will not be able to ride and no refunds can be issued for guests over this weight limit if you have not been in touch with our team prior to riding.  Thank you for your understanding.

Duration and Meeting Time

Approximately 90 minutes actual ride time.

Please arrive at Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach, 30 minutes before your scheduled start time for fitting of helmets, adjusting of stirrups and completing an insurance form, then we will run through a safety demonstration before enjoying an hour and a half of beach riding.  The start time of this ride does vary according to the time of year.

What to Bring

A big smile (and some sunscreen for exposed shoulders and noses) We don’t recommend sunscreen on legs as this will make it very slippery. Photos are also taken throughout the ride and we can load them directly onto your own USB, we do have USB’s available for sale if you don’t have your own.

What to Wear

Whatever you feel most comfortable wearing, any swim wear or sports clothing is perfect, as you will be getting wet. No footwear is necessary.


$500 per person. Rainbow Beach Horse Rides require a minimum of 2 people to conduct this ride.


Please call us on 0412 174 337 or you can book online. You can read reviews on Google Places, Facebook and Trip Advisor. Please note last minute changes and cancellations may occur due to weather and tide conditions.


PHONE: 0412 174 337

MONDAY – SUNDAY: 8:00AM – 6:00PM