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Address: Black River, Jamaica
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Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even...

Enough mangrove trees, wild crocodiles and tropical plants to excite even the most stubborn of imaginations.

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If u've seen crocodiles before ur want be missing much the tour guide was friendly and gave us a lot of information. After the boat ride we went to what they referred as a baby... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I booked a day trip to Blackriver, YS falls and the Appleton Rum Estates. This was the first stop on our tour. It started with a boat tour of the river. Our captain was friendly and had a wonderful dry sense of humour. He did a good job explaining the inbound and outbound water currents, where the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If u've seen crocodiles before ur want be missing much the tour guide was friendly and gave us a lot of information. After the boat ride we went to what they referred as a baby crocodile nursery where we held a 1yrs old baby crocodile which was amazing!! And saw a 2 & 3 year old the others wear older... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boat tour goes down black River and then finishes at crocodile nursery where crocs are kept before they can reinhabit the wild. Captain Roger was fantastic, funny and informative. He got the biggest crocodile to come right up to the boat right next to where we were sitting, so we got some great shots. This was a unforgettable experience, very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a villa in Treasure Beach and the staff recommended a boat ride on the Black River. We were in a small fishing boat which made the trip very exciting. The river itself was strangely quiet and we didn't see any other boats. We saw lots of wildlife and a whole bunch of crocodiles - wow! It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lots to learn in this excursion!! My kids loved the wildlife seen here.. The meals they put on after the trip up and dow the river is great as well.. Must see!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was a very educational and enlightening trip down the Black River. The vegetation, flowers were beautiful. The wildlife was the best, many different egrets, gonga birds and the headliner the Crocodiles. We saw 5 different crocs along our travels. Our guide brought food and was able to have the crocs come up to the side of the boat. Having... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We all had a lovely trip down the river watching the wildlife and just generally relaxing while taking in the beautiful views.

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

WE booked a local boat and took a ride down the river, stopped for a great local snack at a little shack called Mothers. Fantastic experience. Way off the beaten path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a private tour of the black river. Our tour guide was very informative of the area. We love the areas beauty. The mangroves are beautiful. When the tour guide would come up on a crocodile he would call it to the boat. My husband held the arm of one of the crocodiles. From the mangroves, the birds and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I would say, after scuba diving, it was the most beautiful attraction at the Jamaica. The Black Ruver is famous for its rare flora and fauna, including mangroves and American crocodiles. We have a great tour guide who told us about ecology, history and knowledge of the species of birds and wildlife in the area. He was looking for crocodiles... More 

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