🏨 Black River Safari & YS Falls Guided Tour with Lunch & Admission from Negril Activity - Travel Guide

Black River Safari & YS Falls Guided Tour with Lunch & Admission from Negril

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From $145.00

37 reviews   (4.51)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Negril, Negril

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a tour of Jamaica's South Coast on this full-day tour! This scenic tour will take you to the famous YS Falls and then to a safari boat on the Black River. A delicious local lunch is included.

What's Included

8-Hour Black River Safari & YS Falls Guided Tour from Negril

Admission to YS Falls and Black River Safari

Delicious Local Lunch Included

Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off from Negril

Professional driver/guide

Safari Boat Cruise on the Black River

Transport by air-conditioned minivan/bus

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Souvenir photos

Zipline Canopy & River Tubing (Additional Cost)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infant meals not included
  • Limited number of infant seats available
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • You MUST contact your local supplier by email, phone, text or whatsApp to reconfirm your tour at least 24 hours before the scheduled tour
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refu
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slig
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Limited number of wheelchair accessible transportation available
  • Minimum numbers apply (minimum 6 persons). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there’s not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note: entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Savanna La Mar
Savanna-la-Mar was originally established as a settlement in Spanish Jamaica. In 1780, the town was completely destroyed by a powerful hurricane known as Savanna-la-Mar hurricane. It was rebuilt, as the port was an important part of the Atlantic trade in sugar, slaves and other goods. After Great Britain abolished slavery in 1833 and before the abolition of slavery in the United States in 1865, its officials in the Caribbean colonies, at times ordered the examination of slaves on American ships that happened to come to its Caribbean ports, to see if they wanted to stay in the colony and gain freedom, or return with the ship to the United States and slavery. In the cases of the Enterprise at Bermuda in 1835 and the Creole at Nassau in 1841-1842, more than 200 slaves gained freedom. On 20 July 1855, Jamaicans boarded the United States Brig Young America, which had docked into Savanna-la-Mar.

• Admission Ticket Free

Black River
What a memorable day it has been so far! Now you are at the Riverside Dock where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will meet with your Safari Tour Guide who is very knowledgeable & well prepared - eager to take you on a wild journey up the Black River. There you will get all the information on the Black River and its wildlife, including endemic bird species, crabs, rare or endemic plants such as water lilies and others - North American crocodiles and Tarpons also occupy their space in the Black River. Get your cameras ready as your Safari Captain call the crocodiles, feed them chicken meat and pet them - no, your tour guide is not crazy but they have an excellent relationship with their friends from the Safari and are ready to share their experience and expertise with you! You might even see local fishers snorkeling the river collecting their crab traps or spear fishing right there among the crocodiles and other wildlife - and no, they're not crazy! It's just a way of life!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Come with us on a memorable journey to the lush, green south coast of Jamaica! This ride takes you through the small farming villages where a large number of the locals and happy fisher folks will wave at you as you go by. Ask your tour guide about the myriad of local fruits and peppered shrimp when you get in the town of Middle Quarters, otherwise known as "shrimp Country".

You arrive at YS Falls, get checked in and board the tractor jitney that will take you on a 10 minutes ride through the 2,600 acres property and up to the falls. The YS Falls property is home to horses, cattle, massive gwango and mango trees. You will be in awe as you make your way through the lush, green vegetation with crystal clear water streaming through the forest. At the YS Falls you can soak yourself in the 100% natural pools and cascades, swing on Tarzan Ropes, swim, etc. It is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Take advantage of the Zipline Canopy or Tubing while you are there (extra cost).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Family Fun
T4055GYchristinap, 29-06-2022
Although a very long drive from Negril, our driver Clyve (not sure how to spell) made it as entertaining as possible. YS falls and the property it sits on is absolutely stunning. Our guide at the falls took our camera without asking and took beautiful photos of our family. He refused to give it back until the end, he wanted and did capture each moment, it was so appreciated. Lunch at Black River was good, workers were very friendly. Our boat ride on the river was great, saw a huge well known croc and we had a great guide who educated us on the Black Rivers history. Highly recommend for families.
Just amazing
Becky H, 09-12-2022
Climbing the water fall was amazing! tour guide ryan was fantastic. The river was just indescribable!
Great time
Andia_J, 03-12-2022
Great and exciting our driver Howard aka Howie was awesome and very friendly and a very good driver.Enjoyed the food,the black river cruise was great,loved seeing all the birds and alligators.
Just do it !
HullMateus, 01-10-2022
Absolutely brilliant trip.
There was another couple on the trip and they were great.
Our driver Clyero was amazing. He was friendly, informative and was responsive to our needs and requests.
From Negril this is a long trip, but totally worth it.
The Falls are stunning. Guides lead you through the falls and take loads of pictures on your own phone. A tip is much appreciated for this.

Then a short drive on to Black River and lunch. This was very tasty and loads of it. Boarded the boat here for a ride on the river and to see the Crocodiles. Staff are very knowledgeable and I would think guaranteed to see a croc or 2!!!

Not sure the YS Falls bit would be suitable for younger children as they are deep.
Enjoyable Excursion.. Long Drive
Matt_T, 27-07-2022
My husband and I really enjoyed the beautiful sights and rope swinging in the waterfalls! Seeing all of the crocodiles on the safari was really cool too, however, we had to wait until afterward to each lunch and were very hungry during the boat ride. It was also a 1.5 hour drive each way, so you have to be willing to spend a large part of the day in the car.
Long drive from negril but very good
685raminr, 25-06-2022
Long drive from negril very bumpy drive but the two tours are really good once you get there. Lunch good too
Great tour, long drive from Negril
merpjr85, 29-04-2022
YSFalls is absolutely beautiful. We loved the pool, grounds, falls and lunch. The Safari was fun, pretty & very interesting. The only thing we didn't like was it was 2 hour ride from negril. Also since it rained day before the water was brown & current was rapid. I was scared to go in water. Alot of people were going in & the workers were extremely helpful & accommodating. We were still glad to visit there during our vacation.
Keith_E, 26-04-2022
Loved both the Black River boat trip and YS Falls, but I think the Falls were just about the best.
Driver friendly and knowledgeable as were guides at the different attractions. Only let down for me was the price - I thought it was a little expensive. But I would do it again.