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Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even the most stubborn of imaginations.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, first, this area is NOT for the beginning traveller. It is off the beaten path. It is like going to Ecuador or Mexico and saying "I think I want to just hang out there". Sooooo - - - do it! While there, I meet...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice boat ride through parts of the Black River to appreciate history, education and nature. Nothing spectacular but a decent time.

Thank Ajit N
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience! „Black river safari J.Charles Swaby“ offers tours with a fixed schedule (and probably additional ones for bigger groups) for 10US$ per person. We joined the tour at 12:30. Before starting, they fed two crocodiles with chicken. Really nice! Then we drove for about...More

Thank NielkLexa
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We done this a long with YS falls and via our tour rep at hotel. We all enjoyed this trip, seen around 6 crocs and got a bit of local knowledge /info of the area.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Thought we were just going to see a river that looks Black . Got on a large safari boat and set off down a Black river . Trip over . No . After about 100 yards , entered mangrove swamps and came across our first...More

Thank nsperiam
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We combined this trip up the river with a trip to Y S falls, the journey took you up the river with a guide pointing out things of interest. There was a good selection of birds & plenty of chances for crocodile pictures.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A great trip very safe and informal. Lots of Crocodiles to see in the black river. A lovely journey around the lake SO peaceful likes scenes from a movie so pretty and peaceful ! The trip ended with us being able to see some crocs...More

Thank FineFoodieDani
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Nice, quiet ride down Black River learning about the history of this area in Jamaica. Our captain was very knowledgeable and we got to see a couple of crocodile as well as some locals who scuba dive fish in the infested waters. One of the...More

Thank bmickmac
Reviewed 29 April 2018

It is a nice relaxing trip. nothing special but when is hot and your on the boat the breeze is nice and cooling down, a lot of birds around and crocodiles- you should enjoy.

Thank Pawel_Tar
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I did a tour to black river with captain Allan, a local guide from treasure beach. He took us with his boat from Frenchman’s beach to the river, and on our way we saw dolphins which was really amazing. Then we were...More

1  Thank Larissa V
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