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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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  • 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 »
  • To see the boat. Changes colors every few metres. Many crocodiles and fish as a corollary. Beautiful mangroves and the tunnels they create on the water. Many birds of different kinds. Very strong smell when the sun beats down
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  • Lovely cruise down the black river croc spotting. Lots of wildlife to be seen. Really nice excursion for half a day.  more »

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