Jamaica: Black River Safari, YS Falls, and Appleton Rum Tour

Activity provider: TROPICAL TOURS LTD

Jamaica: Black River Safari, YS Falls, and Appleton Rum Tour

Activity provider: TROPICAL TOURS LTD

From US$ 134 per person

Journey by boat up the Black River, Jamaica’s longest river. You’ll see exotic plants and wildlife as you take a trip to Y.S. Falls where you can enjoy nature in its natural state. Afterwards, taste the world-famous Appleton Rum and tour the distillery.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is provided from all Hotels in Runaway Bay. Please provide the name of your Hotel with this booking.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel the longest navigable river in Jamaica
  • See exotic birds, plants, and wildlife
  • Enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch at a local restaurant
  • Explore amazing waterfalls, surrounded by lush botanical greenery and magnificent trees
  • Sample the world-famous Appleton's Rum
Full description
This trip takes you to the town of Black River, where you will board a boat before traveling the longest navigable river in Jamaica. The Black River was very essential in the past when the island was a major producer of sugarcane. You will sail through the interior of the rainforest, before traveling through rural villages dotted along the coastline. You will be able to observe as you travel past exotic birds, plants, and wildlife such as the endangered American Crocodiles. There are plenty of crocodiles, so prepare your cameras to take snapshots. Soon you will be able to take a short break and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch, before journeying into the western side of the island passing through the historic Bamboo Avenue, a true masterpiece of nature. You will then head over to a nature-based attraction, YS Falls, which will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing waterfalls which are engulfed by lush botanical greenery and magnificent trees. You can change into your swimwear and take a dive into the crisp waterfalls, enjoying the splendor of this 120-foot-high marvel. Next, you can fascinate yourself into the operations of the Appleton Distillery, which has been producing the world-renowned Appleton Rum for decades.
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • WiFi onboard
  • Entry fees
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children 3-11 must be accompanied by an adult
  • At least 6 people are required for this tour to operate (if this minimum is not met, you will be offered a substitute tour or a full refund)
  • The minimum drinking age for this tour is 18 years
  • Vehicles do not have wheelchair lifts, wheelchairs will have to be collapsible
  • You should bring comfortable clothing and shoes as this tour includes walking and water activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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the location is beautiful...but it's at least a 2hr drive, & depending on how many hotel pick ups there are, can be longer, they even stopped for gas after they picked us up, which I thought should have been done 1st

January 8, 2020

The tour guide was great. She was funny and very knowledgeable. As for the tour, if you get any motion sickness make sure you take medicine because the roads are very narrow and winding. The driver was navigated them very skillfully.

July 28, 2022

The bus and guide were excellent. Our guide was kind, helpful, funny, and informative. I really enjoyed hearing her perspective and thoughts! However, I wasn’t a huge fan of the black river ride and YS Falls. We didn’t have enough time at YS to swim, plus the attraction itself was kind of lackluster. The black river was kind of boring — we didn’t see much. Appleton was the most interesting part. However, I wouldn’t pay to revisit any of the places we saw. Also, if you get easily motion sick, do not book this tour. There are a lot of winding roads.

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 270477