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“Great day trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black River

Black River
Jamaica
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Ranked #51 of 222 attractions in Jamaica
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even the most stubborn of imaginations.
St. Albert
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The roads to the south of Whitehouse were very good. Had a pleasant day cruising up the Black River. Quite a few birds to see, but it was the crocodiles that stole the show.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Never smile at a crocodile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Well worth a visit, get up close to the crocs and watch the professionals feed them. Beautiful scenery great trip.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“What a great surprise in a beautiful country.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was part of tour that hit up Appleton's Estate and Y/S Falls. This is a hidden gem, the area was beautiful the mangroves were awesome. The boat ride up the river to see the crocs was surreal. I can only say it was a very pleasant surprise not just to see the crocodiles, but to see yet another stunning side of Jamaica. The tour guide was great, answering questions and telling us about the area, Its part in the history of the slave uprising and how the crocodiles are protected after being hunted for years. Although he couldn't answer how the crocs got there to start with. (If anyone can tell me please send me a note as I can't find the answer on the web). Well worth the stop if you can!

Visited July 2013
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Springboro, OH
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Nice little tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We did this as part of a tour also to YS Fall and Appleton. Overall a very nice tour and this boat ride was neat as it allowed you to see another side of Jamaica and see the crocodiles up close.

Visited July 2013
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Bath
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit; stunning scenery and crocs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Did an excursion here. Did the river cruise and saw a dozen or so crocs-largest one about 8 feet in length; and one mad spear fisherman swimming around in the mangrove with them-not sure how long he lasted! My other half loved it and got to touch one of the crocs which the skipper called up to the boat. Saw lots of wildlife and you are surrounded by beautiful scenery. All I would say is be prepared to get wet if it rains-the canopies on the boats do nothing!

Visited May 2013
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