Trip Planner:   Caribbean  /  Jamaica  /  Saint Elizabeth Parish  /  Black River  /  Nature  /  Black River

Black River, Black River

(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Black River itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Black River

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • we had a couple of hours on the black river through Thomson holiday on our way to YS falls, we saw at least 7 crocs and guide was extremely informative  more »
  • Have booked the tour through our tour operator. Thus in total 6 man. Before there was to eat. Us it tasted 4 Germans. It gave us chicken, beef, rice, beans salad. The Dutch have let go everything back. Then off to BB´s boat. Already after a few metres, saw the first Croco. Then, it went on the Black River. In the background the "mountains" always herons and more Crocos. Beautiful landscape. and liked it. There was the tour ended after about 45 minutes.
    View original
  • It's worth visiting if you are in Jamaica. Walk up the river amid lush vegetation and a few crocodile in search of food. We were lucky enough to spot some rare bird!
    View original