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Black River
The Black River is one of the longest rivers in Jamaica, flowing west for 33 miles (53 kilometers) until emptying into the Caribbean Sea near Negril. Travelers explore the river and its energetic YS Falls on inflatable tubes, canoes, or kayaks surrounded by lush green jungle and mangroves.

The Basics
Adventure travelers visit the Black River and its natural swamp environment, which boasts the greatest biodiversity in the Caribbean, by tube, canoe, or kayak. Upriver at the YS Falls, one of the largest and prettiest waterfalls in Jamaica, water rushes over three levels of rocks landing in pools perfect for a refreshing dip.

A range of operators is available at the mouth of the river to set up a river tour or a crocodile safari to spot one of the hundreds of these large creatures who inhabit the mangroves. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Black River is suitable for solo travelers, couples, families with children, and nature lovers of all kinds.
  • Most boats can only travel a few miles upstream due to a low bridge obstructing the way, but some boats are able to pass under the bridge for deeper exploration. Ask your captain before you set off.
  • The river gets its name from its dark peat riverbed; the water is clear and clean and only appears black. 
  • Remember sun protection and swimwear.
 
How to Get There
The Black River is easily accessible from Negril by both taxi and rental car. Ask your hotel about the best transport to the mouth of the river where the tour operators are stationed. 

When to Get There
Any time during the year is a good time to enjoy the river; however, there are some things to take into consideration when planning: July and August are the hottest months, and the rainiest months are typically May, June, September, and October.

The Historical Town of Black River
Don’t miss the seaport town of Black River, one of the island’s oldest. Declared a Protected National Heritage District, the town has lavish wooden and stone houses of Victorian, Georgian, British colonial, and Jamaican vernacular architectural styles that flourished during the island’s lucrative logwood trade and rum and pimento booms. The Invercauld Great House, now a hotel, is just one of the fantastic buildings on High Street.
Address: Negril, Jamaica
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Black River

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Private Customizable Waterfalls, Crocodiles, Rum Tasting, or Pelican Bar Tour

Private Customizable Waterfalls, Crocodiles, Rum Tasting, or Pelican Bar Tour

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Explore the natural beauty of Jamaica's scenic South Coast during this private tour with a local guide. Stop at your choice of three local attractions: Appleton Estate, YS Falls, a pontoon boat cruise down the Black River, and Floyd's Pelican Bar. Enjoy the flexibility and personalized attention that comes with booking a private tour. Round-trip transportation in a private vehicle is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.95
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$122.95
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YS Falls, Black River Safari, Floyd’s Pelican Bar

YS Falls, Black River Safari, Floyd’s Pelican Bar

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Welcome to Jamaica!!! Ready to experience the REAL Jamaica? Catch A Cab N Tours is here with an experienced, local guide to provide transit and show you picturesque scenery in comfort and security. Whatever is on your bucket list, we are are here to help you cross it off!!! Lush waterfalls, secluded beaches, fresh local cuisine, 7 mile beach, hidden natural pools and more. Catch A Cab N Tours is keeping you safe and secure so you can focus on having the time of your life! Let us show you our language, food and genuine spirit. You’ll be part of the family before you know it! Your journey will start with transportation ready for you at the airport and/or your hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
Price varies by group size
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$128.21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Floyd's Pelican Bar

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Floyd's Pelican Bar

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Our tours are designed to Suite your need so you can do these tours in any order, spend as much time as needed stop anywhere for site seeing or have lunch. NB: This is only for the transportation to and from the attraction, once you’re on site there will be a entrance fee of $20 per person for each tour.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.34
Price varies by group size
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$133.34
Price varies by group size
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Black River Safari, Y.S Falls and Pelican Bar Tour from Negril Hotels

Black River Safari, Y.S Falls and Pelican Bar Tour from Negril Hotels

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Fun at the falls, then play with the crocs and enjoy the sunset at pelican bar and have a lovely swim in the ocean.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$261.54
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$261.54
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Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Estate

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Estate

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Our tours are designed to Suite your need so you can do these tours in any order, spend as much time as needed stop anywhere for site seeing or have lunch. NB: This is only for the transportation to and from the attraction, once you’re on site there will be a entrance fee of $20 per person for each tour.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.47
Price varies by group size
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$138.47
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Appleton Rum Factory, Ys Falls, Black River Safari, Floyd’s Pelican Bar

Appleton Rum Factory, Ys Falls, Black River Safari, Floyd’s Pelican Bar

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Welcome to Jamaica!!! Ready to experience the REAL Jamaica? Catch A Cab N Tours is here with an experienced, local guide to provide transit and show you picturesque scenery in comfort and security. Whatever is on your bucket list, we are are here to help you cross it off!!! Lush waterfalls, secluded beaches, fresh local cuisine, 7 mile beach, hidden natural pools and more. Catch A Cab N Tours is keeping you safe and secure so you can focus on having the time of your life! Let us show you our language, food and genuine spirit. You’ll be part of the family before you know it! Your journey will start with transportation ready for you at the airport and/or your hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.85
Price varies by group size
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$153.85
Price varies by group size
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Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril

Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril

Get personalized attention for your private group during this tour to Jamaica's south coast from Negril. Ride a safari boat down the Black River and visit the impressive YS Falls with your dedicated guide, which means plenty of time to ask questions. Round-trip transportation from Negril hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Black River Safari and YS Falls

Black River Safari and YS Falls

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Our tours are designed to Suite your need so you can do these tours in any order, spend as much time as needed stop anywhere for site seeing or have lunch. NB: This is only for the transportation to and from the attraction, once you’re on site there will be a entrance fee of $20 per person for each tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.85
per group
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$193.85
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YS Falls plus Black River Safari from Negril

YS Falls plus Black River Safari from Negril

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Check off two of Jamaica’s most impressive natural wonders on this full-day tour from Negril. Trek through the rainforest and cool off with a swim beneath the YS Falls, tuck into a typical Jamaican lunch, then spot wildlife such as crocodiles and egrets as you cruise along the Black River. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.73
From
$130.73
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Black River Safari and YS Falls Tour from Negril

Black River Safari and YS Falls Tour from Negril

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Combine two of the top natural attractions outside Negril—the Black River and YS Falls—on this multi-stop tour. Swim at the multi-tiered YS Falls, surrounded by lush jungle waiting to be explored. Hop on a riverboat for a cruise down Jamaica's largest river, keeping watch for crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks. Along the way, listen to commentary on the natural environment and local wildlife from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.75
Price varies by group size
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$189.75
Price varies by group size
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The south coast experience

The south coast experience

This is a unique experience for you and yours it allows you to customize your experience. It’s also allows you to have a more local experience because along with the tour your book that’s us
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.18
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$287.18

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