Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Great seeing the crocodiles on the river tour - otherwise very relaxing trip. I enjoyed the spicy lunch. YS falls were beautiful unfortunately we couldn't swim in pools due to exceptional weather thunder and lightening and were instructed to get out of pool. Managed to get a couple of photos though from guide who helped us in and out of falls. He didn't ask for a tip but hovered expectantly. We obliged
We had a great time! It was a low-key tour, with the added bonus that we were the only ones picked up that day so had the nice guide and bus to ourselves. (End of the high season)
Black River and the crocks were picturesque and interesting, yet falls was nice, though a bit crowded for my taste.
The Black river is nice with beautiful landscape just saw about 3 crocodiles. and the lunch was just ok 3
YS Falls is much better so beautiful! but only 1hour to spend there so hurry up!
The only big issue I got is less than 24h before my trip the local agency call me to notify me for a change in my trip. She ask me 24 more to make the Appleton estate tour with my package and the obligation to do it and to pay!!! So be careful your trip could change bring extra cash!
I enjoyed the river trip. I was just disappointed at how short it was. All of our guides were knowledgable and we had a good time.
The river tour was good and we did get to see crocodiles. Even though it was cloudy, some of the crocs were out nd swam close enough for good photo ops. The trip to the WS Falls was gorgeous without all the hype of Dunn River and guides there take photos with visitors own cameras. The swimming pool was beautiful and relaxing. Lunch was marginal - but our objective was the tour and not the lunch. Definitely would recommed this tour.
A fabulous day out with a highly informative guide on the river trip. The falls were breathtakingly gorgeous and it was apparent that all people involved in this trip, from the driver to the guides, were rightly proud of their beautiful country. Just check the dates as ours got moved forward a day as not enough people booked in!
This was our first experience visiting swampland and we enjoyed seeing the crocodiles. The scenery was beautiful. Totally deferent from what we imagined. I thought that the YS Falls is a must do and would have liked to have a bit more time there. My husband does not swim but the locals, for a tip of course, have it set up so that they will safely guide you into the falls. They will take pictures for you with your own camera. We had a fellow that just kept snapping away. It was great. On the down side, I felt that our tour bus guide could have been a little livelier, but we all have an off day. The traveling time is very long to get from point A to B. The lunch that was provided was a hot meal and was good.