Day trip

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

4.1 / 5

13 reviews

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 110 per person

Visit the magnificent YS Falls, where you’ll have time to swim and relax. Enjoy lunch and take a boat ride on the Black River, home to the Jamaican crocodile.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 9 - 12 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide


  • Drive through the scenic landscape of Jamaica
  • Enjoy a swim in the natural pools at YS Falls
  • Head down the Black River in search of the Jamaican Crocodile
Full description
Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/bus/coach
  • Admission to YS Falls
  • Black River boat ride
  • Local Jamaican lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Bootstour am Black River: Man sieht frei lebende Krokodile im Fluss, Mittagessen war gut und viel direkt am Black River, danach geht es zu den YS Falls. Die Fahrt ist generell sehr ruckelig mit dem kleinen Bus. Bei den YS Falls wird man mit einem Bus oder Traktor abgeholt und zu den Wasserfällen geführt. Dort gibt es Guides, die einen die schönen Plätze zeigen und Fotos von einem machen. Sie passen auch auf die Sachen auf. Im Großen und Ganzen eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour.

Read more

March 6, 2019

Jamaica; no problem!

We had originally booked the combo with Appleton Estates, but this was not available- instead we were offered a very small group with a wonderful guide Julian who was multilingual and switched back and forth from French to English with ease, and and incredible driver Michael, (Jamaican roads are craaasy!) My partner was talking to them a bit about traditional Jamaican food and they pulled over twice for us to experience different aspects ('bad akee mon'- wasn't ripe, so is poisonous; and crayfish!) We went 1st to Ys, which is an amazing set of falls, this is a great place for people of all abilities and we had a guide up the falls and to use the rope swings for just the two of us, who catered to our abilities to get the best out of the experience! Then we headed to the Black River delta, where we had a traditional lunch of Jerk chicken, rice with beans, and beef in brown sauce. Out onto the river, we were told about the Croc reserve- only 300 left wild, and we saw three that day!

Read more

December 18, 2018

Wat een top excursie! De chauffeur was netjes op tijd en erg vriendelijk. We bleken de enige die dag dus kregen onverwachts een privétour. De chauffeur vertelde onderweg over de steden, lokale gebruiken en de natuur. Eenmaal aangekomen bij de black river bleken wij ook hier een privé boot te hebben. De tocht over de rivier is prachtig! Je krijgt leuke/leerzame informatie en je spot (vrijwel zeker) krokodillen. Daarna gingen we door naar de YS watervallen. Hier was ook de lunch. De lunch is goed met best wat keuzes (jerk chicken, hamburger, vis, etc.). De YS watervallen zijn erg mooi en leuk om te bezoeken. Samen met een gids ga je naar de verschillende delen om te zwemmen en foto's te maken. Hierna kan je nog gebruik maken van de zwembaden vlakbij de watervallen wat erg lekker is.

Read more

April 11, 2022


Product ID: 48016