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

Black River, Black River

(4.2/5 based on 280+ 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 made the tour with Captain Teddy on the recommendation of our host. We were three older gentlemen from America on board the fishing boat, which started over the official cruise. There is plenty to see crocodiles, one left the captain with chicken feed and came quite close and photogenic on the boat. Except crocodiles can see birds egrets and White-Eagle of tailed and more., Teddy, who grew up on the Black River, well known with fauna and flora. He brought us over to a "floating sea rose garden"-* off the beaten path * "Rudies place" at the cheese rocks where we were able to refresh ourselves in the river and fill our drink before rate, too. On the trip, we were allowed to try anywhere else yet Crabcakes, unfortunately no one was hungry. The tour went further up on the sea to the Pelican bar, no secret any more, but you should have done. All in all 25 USD P.p.. is it well spent.
    View original
  • I thought that I would be bored but the boat guide was funny and informative. Loved seeing the vegetation, birds and crocs. I highly recommend this place.  more »
  • A nice way to spend a 1/2 day away from the resort. Lots of wildlife and crocodiles. It was a comfortable trip and the guides are very knowledgeable. Bring your camera, you won't be disappointed  more »