The Appleton Estate Rum and Black River Safari Private Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Jamaica

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Appleton Estate Rum Tour plus Black River Safari Tour is a great package. After completing the walking tour at Appleton, enjoy a comfortable cruise on the Black River to visit the "friendly crocodiles" and interact with mother nature. Lunch stop available. 
Appleton Estate is a sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica that has been hand crafting rums since 1749. They produce a wide variety of aged rum, as well as standard gold and white rums. Located in the heart of the country's sugar cane belt, it is the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica. The estate's sugar cane is harvested by machine as well as the old-fashioned way by men wielding machetes.A visit to this plantation takes you back in time to see the old way of milling the cane for the juice and the old fashioned way of producing rum and sugar, to the modern way of milling cane and producing rums. Visitors get a chance to watch the entire process on a 10-minutes video before embarking on the tour. Sample all the by-products of the sugar cane - the juice, molasses, wet sugar and the many flavors of rums which is the high point for many visitors to the estate. You will have approximately 2 hours at the estate.One could easily say this is the only river where you can find friendly crocodiles! Enjoy the tour in a comfortable open air safari motor boat up Jamaica's longest navigable river through Jamaica's largest wetland area the Black River lower morass. Enjoy the ecology and history told by an experienced and well trained captain/guide. See many of the over 100 birds recorded in the morass, meet and greet a few of the "friendly" crocodiles as your boat captain call them by names, have them swim up to your boat, pet them and feed them. See the wet lands vegetation, different species of mangrove, thatch palms among other things.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (Appleton US $30 per person, Black River US $20 per person)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Excellent value for money