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St. James Parish

Birdwatching

Our most recommended St. James Parish Birdwatching

Montego Bay: Yaaman Adventure Park ATV Tour with Lunch

1. Montego Bay: Yaaman Adventure Park ATV Tour with Lunch

Begin your fun-filled day with your pick-up from your hotel lobby by our friendly guide and driver and after a scenic drive, you will arrive at the Yaaman Adventure Park. Explore the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops and as you can wander through the land, be witness to the breathtaking bird aviary, where exotic and local birds fly overhead. After a brief orientation and helmet fitting, the tour will get rolling as you start your engines and get ready to get dirty! Enjoy a 45-minute experience of a lifetime as you truly take these machines off-road through magnificent tropical scenery with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from 1100 feet above. After your ATV experience, you will have some time to sightsee the property and enjoy lunch from the buffet area. At the end of your day, enjoy a comfortable drive back to your hotel with a heart filled with Jamaica.

From Montego Bay: Dunn’s River Falls Experience

2. From Montego Bay: Dunn’s River Falls Experience

Dunn’s River Fall’s is renowned worldwide. Located on Jamaica’s north coast in the garden parish of St. Ann, the falls is 600ft tall. The falls is continuously regenerating itself from deposits of travertine rocks. A stone’s throw away from the town of Ocho Rios the falls empties into the warm Caribbean Sea. Go picnicking in the Tranquility Garden by the river or spend the day in Central Gardens by the splash pad or the water slide. Be adventurous and climb the 600ft cascading falls. Relax under the falls for an invigorating massage. Climb the falls with the help of tour guides. Take short breaks for photographs & video recordings. Try zip lining over the falls (at your expense) before cooling down at the beach. Have fun lazing on the powdery white sand while gazing at the aquamarine waters of the warm Caribbean Sea. Enjoy mother nature’s gift of bursting tropical foliage – ginger lilies, crotons, ferns, bamboos, orchids, a variety of palms and breadfruit trees. Visit the Adventure Depot or craft market and buy your official Dunn’s River Falls memorabilia. Take a piece of the falls with you.

Rockland Bird Sanctuary

3. Rockland Bird Sanctuary

During this tour you will have the chance to see typical birds living in Jamaica. At the Rockland Bird Sanctuary you will see bananaquits, hummingbirds including the black billed streamertail and the red-billed streamertail (also known as the Doctor Bird - national bird of Jamaica). If you wait long enough, a hummingbird may land on your finger and feed from a bottle containing an elixer that they love! Enjoy the sound of nature as you take in the beauty and fresh air that surrounds you while you respect the lcoal nature and birds. You will definitely enjoy this moment in the fabulous island of Jamaica.

St Elizabeth: River Safari and Y.S. Falls with Lunch

4. St Elizabeth: River Safari and Y.S. Falls with Lunch

This trip takes you to the town of Black River, where you will board a boat and travel the longest navigable river in Jamaica, the Black River. This river was very essential in the past when the island was a major producer of sugarcane. You will sail through the interior of the rain forest then through rural villages dotted along the coastline. As you travel, you will be free to observe exotic birds, plants, and wildlife ,such as the endangered American Crocodile. There are plenty of crocodiles along this river, so prepare your cameras to take snapshots. You will later take a break, during which you will enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch. Following lunch, you will journey into the western side of the island passing through the historic Bamboo Avenue, a true masterpiece of nature. After this, you will head over to a nature-based attraction, YS Falls, where you will have the opportunity to explore the amazing waterfalls which are engulfed by lush botanical greenery and magnificent trees. It will be here that you can change into your swimwear before taking a dive into the crisp waterfalls and enjoying the splendor of this 120-foot wonder.

Konoko Falls and Garden Tour

5. Konoko Falls and Garden Tour

Wander through the tropical flora of the gardens, listening to the chirping of exotic birds and admiring beautiful orchids. Stroll beside the river as it flows into serene ponds filled with bright koi, and then make your way up to the waterfall terrace to enter the falls and start your climb. On your guided tour you will clamber up the water-soaked rocks as the falls tumble down around you, and stop at the Maja swimming pool along the way for a quick dip. Keep climbing up until you reach the very top of the falls, where you can take in a sweeping panorama over Ocho Rios and kick back at the Nana natural pool before beginning your descent down the stairs. Grab a bite to eat at the Jerk Pit or a refreshing drink at the bar before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Ah Ras Natango Gallery, Bird Watch and Botanical Garden Tour

6. Ah Ras Natango Gallery, Bird Watch and Botanical Garden Tour

Welcome to Ahh... Ras Natanga Art Gallery, Bird Watching and Botanical Garden Tours, home of the most tranquil experience in Jamaica, come take a scenic drive to this most breath-taking experience, after orienation and a brief history about the Gallery and Garden the adventure starts. Be captivated by the beautiful flowers, numerous species to learn about, learn about native plants and their purposes, check out some of the many fruit trees located in the Garden. Explore the Garden, there are artifacts depicting historic moments in time, check out the man-made mini waterfalls and natural stone structures. Are you a bird lover? See humming birds in their natural state, nesting, feeding or just flying by, this is one of the most tranquil places in Jamaica, once you go you will not want to leave. After the garden experience you can check out the art works, Ras Natanga is known world wide as one of the best artist in Jamaica, you will be able to view and buy marvelous paintings and crafts, be amazed by an amazing type of art known as Moz-Eggs, using egg shells to create artwork, this is a must-see.

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What people are saying about St. James Parish

Fritz was a great host. Very knowledgeable about all the birds that visit his feeders. Loved every minute of it. This is a must visit for serious birders who come to Jamaica. You should advertise this place to the birding community. I'm researching all the birds I photographed to properly identify. Many of them are endemic to Jamaica.

Fantastic visit and a once in a lifetime experience. You have to go!