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  • Location:Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Duration:12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Rum Factory Tour from Ocho Rios

Set out from Ocho Rios to explore the pristine south coast of Jamaica on this exhilarating nature tour that includes visits to the Black River and YS Falls. Travel through stunning countryside en route to the Black River, then take a boat cruise with a knowledgeable guide who shares informative commentary about plant and animal life on the river. Cool off at YS Falls before touring the Appleton Estate Rum Factory and sampling their tasty rums!


  • Full-day tour to the Black River, YS Falls and Appleton Estate Rum Factory, from Ocho Rios
  • Spot wildlife on a boat cruise along Black River, one of the longest rivers in Jamaica
  • Enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch (included)
  • Take a dip in the cascading waterfall and wading pool at gorgeous YS Falls
  • Learn about Jamaica’s native plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide
  • Sample Jamaican rums after a tour of the Appleton Estate Rum Factory
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Rum Factory Tour from Ocho Rios

Enjoy a trip on the Black River in Jamaica!

After pickup from your Ocho Rios hotel, travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach along scenic country roads on your way to the Black River. At the river, board your boat and look for native wildlife, including more than 100 species of birds, a variety of fish and the ever-entrancing crocodiles. As you glide downriver, your knowledgeable guide shares interesting facts about the flora and fauna that flourishes along the Black River, one of Jamaica’s longest waterways.

After the cruise, relax and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch. Once you have finished your tasty meal, head to the lovely wilderness park at YS Falls. Have time to splash around in the cool waters, take a short walk along the river, or simply kick back on the banks while taking in the natural beauty of the 7-tiered cascading waterfall and its surroundings.

Refreshed by your dip at YS Falls, continue your journey to the day’s final destination, the Appleton Estate Rum Factory. Your informative guide takes you around the beautiful property and shows you the rum-making process, from harvesting the sugar cane to aging the liquor in oak barrels. Learn about time-honored methods used to extract the juice from sugar cane and see historic artifacts from the estate. Then taste the results with a rum sampling at the end of the tour! If you’d like to take a bottle home, you can shop at the estate’s tasting room.

When you wrap up at the rum factory, relax back on board your coach as you are returned to your hotel in the evening to end your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was spectacular. The tour guide was the best! I learned so much about Jamaica from him. I would definitely recommend this tour package.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2015

If you're travelling from Ocho rios don't bother!! It was a 14 hour day with a pick up at 6:20.No time for breakfast and none offered. The places themselves were great. YS falls was beautiful but only had 45 mins there. Always being herded like sheep. No time to explore. The driver was dangerous.

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