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

What You Can Expect

Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

YS Falls in Jamaica

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.

Customer Reviews

Lacey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Duncan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Andrew w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Valerie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Tammy Lynn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

Bruce I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great tour! The roads from Montego Bay across to Black River are a little windy and narrow, particularly on a bus. It provided a little more fun on the ride over. It was great to see the scenery and small villages of Jamaica as we crossed the mountains to Black River.
The ride along the Black River was fascinating! Our boat guide was very knowledgeable and provided insight to the crocodiles habits and habitat as well as the local fishing customs and other wildlife in the area.
YS falls is amazing and lots of fun. I haven't been to the Dunn's River falls so can't compare, but from info that I have read, this is much less commercial and not nearly as crowded. It made a great afternoon stop before the return trip across the hills.

Karen M J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was amazing and we got to see a lot of crocodiles. Our tour guide Nicola and driver Anthony were simple the best. They were right on time and even picked us up at our Villa, which was unexpected. We loved seeing the mountains and the people of Jamaica. The food was authentic and delicious. The YS Falls were breathe taking and beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful time.

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fantastic tour. I even got to pet a croc. I would recommend this tour to everyone. The YS falls are a lot less crowded than Dunns River Falls and no tourist trap like Dunns River. No one doing the hard sell here.
Although, Viator messed up on the tour date and I had to get it fixed when I was in Jamaica. Good thing I called to confirm like it said to on the paper. This tour was not offered on March 10.

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