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Black River

Jamaica
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Ranked #51 of 222 attractions in Jamaica
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even the most stubborn of imaginations.
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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We travelled up the river with an excellent guide he seemed to know every Croc by name we saw lots of wildlife and really enjoyed the trip.

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Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed this trip along the river to see the crocodiles. They feed the crocodiles and they come to the boat when they call them.

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uk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This trip is a great chance to see Jamaican crocodiles up close and personal. On the 45 min or so trip on the river, we saw up close 6 or more big crocs - the guide fed them from the boat, so they came right up alongside. The guides also pointed other natural interests such as the mangroves and local... More

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Tamworth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They guy who took us out was the crocodile expert who did know his stuff but to be fair petting a croc whilst he holds it is not really my thing. Everyone scrambles to one side of the boat to take photos so my only thought was we might all die if the boat capsizes due to the uneven distribution... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The main attractions on the tours on the black river are the birds, mangroves and crocodiles. The crocodiles are fed by the tour guides to get them to come close to the boats, which doesn't strike me as ecologically conscious. There was no mystery in where the crocodiles were, as they seemed to stay in expected locations, where boat after... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went to South Coast Safari across the iron bridge from the town. Very accomodating tour company, ended up on our own boat as we didn't fancy sharing with a bunch of school kids, who turned out to be the best behaved I have seen for a long time. The baot tour took us up the Black River to view... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is an amazing excursion and our captain Carl is a true crocodile whisperer! The trip along the Black River was breathtaking and our tour guide/captain Carl is extremely knowledgeable and kind. This is a "must" tour for all visitors!

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Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our Tour Guide was brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. The scenery is breath taking and I took way too many pictures. The diverse scenery and the mountain range makes it impossible to not snap away not to mention the alligators.

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Warsaw
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We traveled a private rented boat. We saw some crocodiles. One of them was so enormous that the captain was afraid to swim sky. During the ride we saw mangrove trees, beautiful bend in the river, vegetation, birds. After the middle of the tour we took a picnic at the marina. I recommend heartily

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Kansas, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Crocodiles and birds; massive photo-ops of mangrove swamps. Bus logistics, arranged by Island Tours of Sandals Whitehouse made it a very easy going day.

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