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Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

4.2 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Holiday Services

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Activity provider: Holiday Services

From US$ 120 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.

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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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  • 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)
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  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
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4.2 /5

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What a great excursion! The driver was right on time and very friendly. We turned out to be the only ones that day so unexpectedly got a private tour. The driver told us about the cities, local customs and nature along the way. Once we arrived at the black river, we turned out to have a private boat here too. The trip over the river is beautiful! You will get nice/instructive information and you will (almost certainly) spot crocodiles. Then we continued to the YS waterfalls. Lunch was also here. The lunch is good with quite a few choices (jerk chicken, hamburger, fish, etc.). The YS waterfalls are very beautiful and fun to visit. Together with a guide you will go to the different parts to swim and take pictures. After this you can still use the pools near the waterfalls which is very nice.

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April 11, 2022

The driver or tour guide was very friendly, thanks to Rolando. We had a nice day, the drive from Negril about 2 hours to the YS Falls. A beautiful experience and a particularly beautiful park. Can only recommend it to everyone. We had agreed a good 3 hours with the guide, including lunch. Then we continued for about 20 minutes in the direction of the Black River, the Safri in a picturesque natural paradise and crocodiles can also be admired. We had a nice day.

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April 6, 2022

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.

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March 6, 2019

Product ID: 48016