Black River, Black River

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Gently meander through cane fields, navigate around rapids, and drift near the mangrove swamps of Black River. The 53.5 km (33.2 mi) river supports over 100 species of bird, including the locally nicknamed "Jesus bird"--known for its technique of wading that creates the illusion of walking on water. The river's name comes from the dark, glimmering hue of the murky water, a result of thick layers of decomposing vegetation on the riverbed. Take a boat tour along the winding route and keep an eye out for crocodiles gliding through the swampy depths. Don't forget your sunscreen. To visit Black River on your trip to Black River, use our Black River trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 2, 2017
    We had a very cool tour with crocodile sightings but we went in the city went to the port there and we hired a "Captain" he took us on his boat for about $20 per person and showed us everything :) In this way and wise this tour is absolutely recommended
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  • August 1, 2017
    Arriving at the departure of the barge that will take us to navigate the River Black River, one would expect, a few dozen meters from us, the "mascot" of the Park, Terrorist, a respectable-sized crocodile that at first glance looks like a plaster statue, unmoving with his mighty JAWS open in order to breathe. But no, it moves, it inspires no small fear. Between us and him just a sign bearing the inscription: "prohibited beyond this point." (and what about?). The local guide minimizes, advisable to walk slowly and not to worry because the crocodiles eat the night ... So lets start navigation. The sky is leaden and don't bode well, many Thunder and some lightning in the distance, but we are continuing smooth as silk on a water that seems to fuel, but in fact is crystal clear, among the mangroves, in an enchanted atmosphere, accompanied by various birds and a single crocodile who at one point appeared from the waters. Suddenly ... the storm breaks loose. Back to base at full speed, soaked, but happy for the unforgettable experience of living. Highly recommended!
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  • July 17, 2017
    We had a fun time in the swamp looking at wildlife. The boat ride was very peaceful and worthwhile. Out admission of 35 included the boat ride and also admission to YS Falls. Just keep your feet and h...  more »

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