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Black River and Y.S Falls Sightseeing Adventure from Montego Bay

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Cruise down the Black River and swim in the YS Falls on this full-day tour from Montego Bay. With your local guide, explore the mangrove swamps during a trip down the longest river in Jamaica; keep your eyes open for native crocodiles in their natural habitat. Feast on a traditional Jamaican lunch, then take a rejuvenating dip in the YS Falls. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Montego Bay hotel.
  • 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
Safari boat tour
Visit to YS Falls
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact Jamaica Tours at least 24 hours before the Tour date.

Departure Time

8:15 AM
After pickup from your hotel in Montego Bay, board a bus for a ride down the island's scenic south coast. Watch out the windows as your bus passes small towns and charming fishing villages. Your guide will offer commentary about the region and its points of interest. 

Arrive at the Black River, the island's longest river, and step aboard your boat. Cruise down the winding waterway through scenes of the 'real' Jamaica, far from the hubs of tourist activity. Pass local fisherman trolling for river shrimp in their dugout canoes and watch for native wildlife like crocodiles in the mangrove swamps.

After the cruise has concluded, climb ashore for a traditional Jamaican lunch. 

When you've had your fill of delicious local food, continue to YS Falls, considered one of the most gorgeous spots on the island. Relax at the edge of the falls or dive in for a rejuvenating swim under the falling water. 

At the conclusion of your 9-hour adventure in the region, board your bus for transportation back to your Montego Bay hotel.
Stop At:  
Black River
Trading coastlines is always an adventure! This Cross-Island visit will Educate and Exhilarate lovers of Nature and Culture! A wild Mangrove Crocodile Safari. Cruise down Jamaica’s largest navigable river and see crocodiles of all sizes
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
YS Falls
An Amazing Triple Tiered Waterfall complete with a Tarzan like swing, natural swimming pool and a Picnic Area, wraps up this Picture Perfect Postcard Location.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Black River and Y.S Falls Sightseeing Adventure from Montego Bay?
This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "DO NOT forget your water shoes bc you will get cut up on those falls." See review
  • "Although the road trip was a bit long it was well worth it." See review


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Its a long way to YS falls
Robert F
, May 2019
The ride to the river and falls is a long and at times twisty road . the river cruise was good wih plenty of crocks . the falls looked nice by if you seen waterfalls before then nothig special , apart fro good access and some cold pools to jump in.
Great service and activities
, May 2019
Our guide, Mama D was great, warm and full of information about jamaican life. Our driver, Warren was very good and we trusted him even though the roads were not easy. Pick up was on time Black river tour was amazing, crocodiles and other wildlife is basically guranteed. YS falls was ok - hard to do your own thing without guides breathing down your neck but the falls were beautiful and cooling. Only issue was with JTL booking through viator - i originally booked for a Friday as it was an option on viator website, however when i rang up to get my pick up time, i was told they only run the tours on thursday and Saturday. I had to lose out on one night hotel stay because of this and go to mobay a day early.
Had a great time! I really appreciated...
Valeria T
, Oct 2018
Had a great time! I really appreciated this trip because our guide was so charismatic and funny. She was very knowledgeable and talkative with made the 2ish hour car ride to Black River feel so short. Loved driving through the villages and provinces of the Jamaican country side, the vegetation was gorgeous. The Black River was a chill time, we saw different wild life and crocodiles which was fun. The food given to us was delicious and then after a short ride to the falls was the perfect rush to end the day. DO NOT forget your water shoes bc you will get cut up on those falls. The guides there do a great job of walking you through the falls and taking epic photos.
This trip was amazing. Our guide...
Lacey K
, Mar 2018
This trip was amazing. Our guide Cheree and our driver Anthony were top notch. They pointed out things along the way and gave a great history over. The country is absolutely beautiful. The Black River Safari was nice, we saw plenty of crocodiles and the guide was very good. The included lunch was amazing, of course it was jerk chicken with rice and peas, but it was the best I had during my whole trip. YS Falls was beautiful. We had plenty of time to explore, swim and relax before heading back to the bus. I would definitely recommend this tour. Amazing
Very nice trip and a good...
, Jan 2018
Very nice trip and a good opportunity to see also real Giamaican villages far away from the touristic location! Very well organized!
Although the road trip was a bit...
Duncan I
, Jan 2018
Although the road trip was a bit long it was well worth it. The bus had to navigate Montego Bay traffic jams both ways from our hotel Rose Hall Beaches and getting south for part of the journey was on a twisting, hilly road. The boat trip at Black River was very scenic and we saw crocodiles and many birds. Lunch there was tasty and served promptly. YS Falls was beautiful and dips in the pools were very refreshing. The trip was 'good bang for the buck'. Duncan, London, ON.
Excellent nice to see...
Andrew w
, Jan 2018
Excellent nice to see crocodiles.close up.on the black river and Y S falls.his a lovely place...highly recommended....
Lovely and Enjoyable! Mamade our...
Valerie T
, Jan 2018
Lovely and Enjoyable! Mamade our tour guide was very knowledgeable fun and entertaining. I liked the fact that our group was small 7 including myself and we all connected. The lunch to was quite delicious. The falls was breathtaking the river cruise I thoroughly enjoyed with all It's wild life.
My husband and I just recently took...
Nita B
, Sep 2017
My husband and I just recently took this tour and we really enjoyed the sights and the guide was very informative. The lunch after the trip was authentic Jamaican food and very delicious. We recommend taking this tour. YS falls absolutely beautiful. The entire area was just paradise. A must do tour!!
Incredible trip. Long ride made. So...
Mark B
, Sep 2017
Incredible trip. Long ride made. So much fun with MaMa D, our guide whose combination of interesting facts with great humor had us there before we knew it. The Black River is a must for nature lovers with several up close encounters with crocodiles and many types of birds. The guide was really knowledgebable and courteous. The short ride to US falls led to an incredible view of the many tiered falls, complete with a Garden swing and several pools to bath in as well as two swimming pools. The ride home was so much fun with our guide and our driver, Norris keeping us amused and happy. This trip was worth the price.

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