Black River, Caribbean
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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
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.

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V
, 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.

L
, 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

m
, Jan 2018

Very nice trip and a good opportunity to see also real Giamaican villages far away from the touristic location! Very well organized!

D
, 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.

A
, Jan 2018

Excellent nice to see crocodiles.close up.on the black river and Y S falls.his a lovely place...highly recommended....

V
, 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.

N
, 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!!

M
, 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.

T
, Mar 2017

The tour was excellent, the falls were beautiful and you got to jump into the water. Tour guides were excellent and the driver. Grounds were beautiful. Recommend this trip

B
, Mar 2017

This is a nice tour, but should be done if you were at a resort on the south side of the island. The bus ride is long and takes up the major part of your day. We did like the tour though. it was a nice cruise down the river and we saw many crocodiles and birds. The falls are fun to play in, if the day is hot. The water is colder than you would expect for Jamaica.


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