Welcome to Black River

The capital of St Elizabeth, Black River is a busy little place that was the most prosperous port in Jamaica in the late 19th century. The namesake river is a slow-moving slick of moldering tannins patrolled by crocodiles and boats full of curious tourists. Most visitors opt to stay in nearby Treasure Beach, but Black River makes a good jumping-off point for visiting attractions like YS Falls and the Appleton Rum... Read More

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$135 Outdoor Activities

Guachipelin Adventure Zipline Horseback River Tubing Combo

You will be picked up at 6:30 AM from your hotel from the following areas: Ocotal, Coco, Hermosa,Tamarindo, Langosta, Conchal, Flamingo, and Grande for a 2 hour drive up to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. You will get strapped in your harness and start the ziplining. The canopy tour takes you into a steep canyon over a turbulent river, where you will zip line, rappel and rock climb, cross hanging bridges and ride Tarzan swings. You will go down 12 zip line cables, 24 platforms, 2 climbing walls, a hanging bridge, “via ferrata” (cable) rappel, and a tarzan swing!You will stop by the tour office again to prepare for a 45-minute horseback ride through the forest, and arrive at the changing rooms to get ready for your river tubing adventure. There will be a short briefing about safety on the river. Then it’s just a short walk to the foot of the Victoria Waterfall where the tubing adventure begins. You will have the time of your life bouncing down Rio Negro’s crystal clear and fun rapids in your individual rafting “tube” for over 5 kilometers. The guides will be riding down with you to ensure your safety. You will then be driven back to have a full buffet lunch. After lunch you will driven to the Hot Springs. Surrounded by tropical dry forest, the Río Negro (Black River) Hot Springs feature six pools with thermal waters heated naturally by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. The soothing mineral waters are crystal clear and all natural, and the river flows through the pools constantly refilling them with water. Relax and enjoy luxuriating in our healing waters. You can also try our volcanic mud “bath”, where you smooth volcanic clay mud all over yourself like a spa “masque,” then after it dries, wash it off with a cool river water shower. The hot springs water will feel great afterwards!

$84.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Black River and YS Falls Sightseeing Cruise from Montego Bay

Your Black River cruise begins with a bus ride from Montego Bay along Jamaica's beautiful south coast, past quaint fishing villages and small towns. En route, your knowledgeable guide will highlight all the points of interest with humorous anecdotes and commentary.Upon arriving at the Black River, board your boat for an exciting nature expedition along Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll catch glimpses of real Jamaica, from native wildlife to the local fishermen in their dugout canoes fishing for river shrimp. Next, you'll enjoy a delicious Jamaican lunch before continuing on to YS Falls. Considered the most beautiful spot in Jamaica, the falls are a relaxing, majestic sight. Swim and play in the cool, refreshing waters or just relax at the falls’ edge. At the end of the day, you'll be transported back to your hotel.

$97 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Jamaican South Coast Sightseeing Tour

On your private tour you can customize tour itinerary to include 3 out of the 4 attractions below. An additional stop for lunch is optional. YS Falls Appleton Estates (closed until October 2017) Black River Safari The Pelican Bar YS FallsYS Falls is a lush tropical location featuring several attractions built into a lush landscape. There are seven waterfalls, with several cascading into natural pools that you can swim in. There is also a man-made river pool where you can swim in cool spring water or find a lounge chair to relax in. If you are adventurous try the zipline where you will soar 40 feet above the YS falls below, or, for a more mellow experience wonder the gardens and view the natural plants and flowers. (Entrance fees and activity fees are an additional cost). Please Note: YS Falls is closed on Mondays Appleton EstatesTake in the lush green landscape as you enjoy the Appleton Estate Rum Tour (additional cost) where you will learn about the history of rum and how Appleton Estate Rum is made. You will also get to view rum in oak barrels and taste samples of the famous rum. Before you leave you will be able to purchase rum or other souvenirs. PLEASE NOTE: The Appleton Rum Estate is currently undergoing renovations and is closed for all tours. The estate is scheduled to reopen in October 2017Black River SafariTake a safari boat ride down the Black River, Jamaica's longest navigable river, and view crocodiles and other native species in a tropical habitat.Floyd's Pelican BarVisit this unique and tiny bar built out of driftwood and palms sitting on stilts on top of a sandbar a quarter of a mile out in the sea!

$100 Private & Custom Tours

Private Mauritius South Day Tour

Places visited: (a) Le port (ships model) (b)Trou aux cerfs (c)Grand bassin (d)Alexandra falls (e)Black river gorge (f)Chamarel 7 colour earth and waterfalls (entry fees apply) (g)View of benitierBenitier Island View point.Benitier Island is one of best kept secrets of the south coast . With the pace characteristic of a font , elongated shell, this little piece of earth hemmed splendid beaches that sink in translucent waters.Chamarel 7 colour Earth.Next to the National Park between Black River and the tip of Le Morne, Chamarel is one of the main natural attractions of Mauritius . Located in a private domain (entry fees apply) , the land of 7 colors of Chamarel is a clearing which has 7 variations of colors, ranging from ocher, brown, red and purple Alexandra Falls ViewpointAlexandra Falls Viewpoint is on the road through the Gorges National Park Black River. By their finesse and lush environment, these falls are an undeniable attraction of Mauritius. Trou Aux CerfsA Curepipe, Avenue George V , any winding leads to the crater of an ancient volcano, Trou Aux Cerfs is located 605 m above sea level. The crater is filled by a small lake and features lush vegetation consisting of tall pines and other species of tropical plants.Grand Bassin – Sacred PlaceAccess to Great Basin may seem disproportionate in this wooded and sparsely populated center of Mauritius. You should know that Grand Bassin is a sacred place , like the Ganges in India.

$139 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Black River Safari, YS Falls and Appleton Rum Factory Tour from Ocho Rios

After pickup from your Ocho Rios hotel, travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach along scenic country roads on your way to the Black River. At the river, board your boat and look for native wildlife, including more than 100 species of birds, a variety of fish and the ever-entrancing crocodiles. As you glide downriver, your knowledgeable guide shares interesting facts about the flora and fauna that flourishes along the Black River, one of Jamaica’s longest waterways. After the cruise, relax and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch. Once you have finished your tasty meal, head to the lovely wilderness park at YS Falls. Have time to splash around in the cool waters, take a short walk along the river, or simply kick back on the banks while taking in the natural beauty of the 7-tiered cascading waterfall and its surroundings. Refreshed by your dip at YS Falls, continue your journey to the day’s final destination, the Appleton Estate Rum Factory. Your informative guide takes you around the beautiful property and shows you the rum-making process, from harvesting the sugar cane to aging the liquor in oak barrels. Learn about time-honored methods used to extract the juice from sugar cane and see historic artifacts from the estate. Then taste the results with a rum sampling at the end of the tour! If you’d like to take a bottle home, you can shop at the estate’s tasting room. When you wrap up at the rum factory, relax back on board your coach as you are returned to your hotel in the evening to end your tour.

$113.98 Day Trips & Excursions

Appleton Rum Tour and Black River Safari Tour

Meet your guide in the main lobby of your Montego Bay or Grand Palladium hotel and get ready for an amazing day to the south coast. Driving through the mountains is a sight to behold as your driver make our way through the small farming villages that appears one after the other. Your guide will tell you about the areas you pass through and teach you about the rich Jamaican history. The drive to the south coast is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. On your first stop, explore the Appleton Rum Estate. Sugar and rum are the two main produce. However, because it is a rum tour, you will be taken to the bar for orientation and a few cups of the most refreshing rum punch the island has to offer, guaranteed. After a video lesson of how the cane juice is extracted, fermented, aged, blended and bottled - you will go on a guided 45-minute tour of the estate. Our next stop will be at the Riverside Dock on the Black River where you will have local lunch, meet your boat captain and board your pontoon boat. Cruise on the Black River for an hour and take in the beautiful wildlife (crocodiles, eagles, egrets nesting, giant fern and more.). When you return to the dock, you'll be transported back to your hotel.