4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

Take an unforgettable cruise through one of Jamaica’s most beautiful regions on this Black River and YS Falls sightseeing tour from Montego Bay. The longest river in Jamaica, the Black River is a great place to explore remote mangrove swamps and to catch a glimpse of native species like crocodiles living in their natural habitats. After your cruise down the river, enjoy a local Jamaican lunch before taking a refreshing swim in the YS Falls.


  • Sightseeing cruise of the Black River and YS Falls from Montego Bay
  • Sail down Jamaica's longest river and watch as crocodiles soak up the Caribbean sun
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the stunning YS Falls
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, English-speaking guide and a delicious lunch included

What You Can Expect

Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

YS Falls in Jamaica

Your Black River cruise begins with a bus ride from Montego Bay along Jamaica's beautiful south coast, past quaint fishing villages and small towns. En route, your knowledgeable guide will highlight all the points of interest with humorous anecdotes and commentary.

Upon arriving at the Black River, board your boat for an exciting nature expedition along Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll catch glimpses of real Jamaica, from native wildlife to the local fishermen in their dugout canoes fishing for river shrimp.

Next, you'll enjoy a delicious Jamaican lunch before continuing on to YS Falls. Considered the most beautiful spot in Jamaica, the falls are a relaxing, majestic sight. Swim and play in the cool, refreshing waters or just relax at the falls’ edge. At the end of the day, you'll be transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Did you ever shake hands with a crocodile? Our guide did. That's what I call getting up close and personal with nature. The river trip was educational. Lunch was simple and good. But the falls! Oh my, they are fabulous! If you love waterfalls, don't miss this trip. The falls are more beautiful than Dunn's River Falls. Our guide Desrine was delightful and informative -- always willing to answer questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was great, a must to see.
I enjoyed it very must

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very low-key tour, but so pleasant and relaxing! It's simply a pontoon boat or something like that ride up and down the river. The day I went was gorgeous for it and it was a great way to get close up to crocodiles and the birds. The guides throw food in the water to entice the crocodiles into action for your photo frenzy pleasure, but if they have already been fed, they aren't going to do much... but that's not a reflection of this tour and a matter of timing. All in all, a great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The bus tour provided us an excellent view of the real Jamaica.
The Black River cruise was very interesting with fantastic nature photo opportunities. The boat is a big pontoon boat... Sit in the front!
They focus a lot on the crocodiles, but there is so much more. The cruise takes
45 minutes followed by a lunch. The lunch was not a high point but edible.
Then an hour drive to get to the falls.
The entire YS Falls experience was a total pleasant surprise. You could spend an entire day at the falls alone with kids. In addition to the very picturesque falls, there are activities such as: rope swings, wading pond, 3 separate swimming pools-each a different temperature -all surrounding a bar, a restaurant and a gift shop.
There is also ample changing area.
Swimming shoes would be the best, but if this is not something you have, tennis
shoes would be the way to go.
Our tour guide was fun, but it would have been nicer to have history and culture
as a part of the long bus ride. Bring a couple hundred extra bucks for tips
(which they do not feel shy asking for) and drinks and or gift shop.
Would visit YS Falls again but would most likely make just a day trip of the
falls alone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

Great Tour! Well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Nice relaxing trip. Great Tour to see the countryside first hand. Lots to see. The water at the falls is great and the kids all had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Saw many crocodiles on the river trip. Lovely tour

Mark B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Great trip. The crocodile trip was really good. Longer at YS falls would have been better though, it was very rushed. This place is amazing, better than Dunns River Falls!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

Great tour! We saw a few crocodiles! A very relaxing tour, no hassle, noone will be after you for tips or trying to sell you things every five minutes. YS Falls was great, very enjoyable and the guides were fun, friendly and caring. Everyone tipped them because we wanted to, not because we were harrassed into doing it. Go for it, great tour.
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