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Address: Jamaica
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even...
Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even the most stubborn of imaginations.
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Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

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River trip

We really enjoyed seeing all the wild life especially the crocodiles. It was a beautiful way to see the trees and birds from a boat there was a gentle breeze which was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We really enjoyed seeing all the wild life especially the crocodiles. It was a beautiful way to see the trees and birds from a boat there was a gentle breeze which was very welcome. Just wished it could have lasted longer.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good boat trip which is normally part of a day that includes other attractions. You will get to see crocodiles, local bird and plant life. Our day include the YS Falls and the Appleton Rum Estate. Staying awake after rum sampling at lunch time was a challenge!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Did not feel this trip was worth the money short trip up the river lunch was extra more money needed for activities at the waterfall

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While on vacation in Montego Bay Ja. we went on a full day tour starting at the pick up at the hotel on the Hip Strip at 8:45 am. To Black River where the river tour on the large pontoon boat (large = smooth travels on the water) was awesome. I can only speak for the captain we had for... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

boat trip was ok, guide was knowledgeable, crocs were cool - we did this trip as a three stopper (black river, appletons, ys falls) none of the 'tours' were individually worth the travel time or cost, but together it made an ok day out

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Providence, Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Jamaican kids are very well behaved. My son threw a big tantrum in the outdoor market. I think the local vendors thought it was funny to see a kid so wild. There is really nothing to do in black river. The market is ok. There is an ATM or two if you need one. The town in pretty scraggly.

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Amarillo, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped at the Black river on the way to the Appleton Estate Rum Distillery. The "Black" is due to Peat moss that grows on the bottom. The water is actually clear. Their are many alligators and the boat drivers will stop and chant "COME COME COME" and several will swim up to the boat. Trained Alligators? Sure.. when you... More 

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were not sure about this Tropical Tour booked from Runaway Bay due to the long day we were warned about up front. 12 hours. First we headed out to the Appleton Rum Factory, quite a ride, but made one stop to stretch and grab a snack if needed. Then we headed for The Rum. Fun tour, informative, not a... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went on the boat trip down the river to see the crocodiles. It was very good with a fun 'captain' giving information and jokes in good measure. Lots of birdlife and the crocs were impressive. Only downside was the terrible state of the roads we used to get there which made for an uncomfortable ride in the small coach. However... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I loved everything except some store hours lol i wanted to be out early every morning but nothing really opened till about 10 ish but otherwise for that take the croc tour simply amazing

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