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YS Falls, Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour or Pelican Bar (Choose Up to 3)

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the natural beauty of Jamaica's scenic South Coast during this private tour with a local guide. Stop at your choice of three local attractions: Appleton Estate, YS Falls, a pontoon boat cruise down the Black River, and Floyd's Pelican Bar. Enjoy the flexibility and personalized attention that comes with booking a private tour. Round-trip transportation in a private vehicle is included.
  • Get up close and personal with native wildlife during a cruse down the Black River
  • Visit the spectacular YS Falls for hiking and swimming
  • Tour the Appleton Estate distillery and taste local rums
  • Enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Private tour
Round-trip private transfer to attractions
Entrance fees USD - Ys Falls - $20, Black River Safari $22, Appleton Rum Tour $39, Pelican Bar $25
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8:00 AM
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Price of tour varies based on your pickup location. Make sure to select the correct pickup location from the tour options
  • Please Note: YS Falls is closed on Mondays, Appleton Rum Tour is closed on Sunday
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • The rates are for your private transportation and guide and DO NOT include entrance fees
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Your Jamaican Tour Guide
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during YS Falls, Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour or Pelican Bar (Choose Up to 3)?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during YS Falls, Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour or Pelican Bar (Choose Up to 3)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "Also, eat at the local food stop he offers for lunch, the food is phenomenal." See review

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star-4
Great experience but long time travelling
Paul_R
, Jul 2022
Good trip although maybe a little too much travelling in one day on dodgy roads. Our guide Dale was excellent. He provided a fascinating insight into the island and the people and pointed out some interesting points and facts along the way. The Black River experience was really good, we saw 3 crocodiles and got to hold a baby one in the nursery. The YS falls were spectacular and we got some great pictures under the waterfall, although we would have liked more time here. The Rum making experience was also great.. really informative, funny guide who talked us through the whole rum process and we got to sample a few at the end. The journey home was 2 and a half hours around windy, pot holed roads that cast a shadow over the event as my wife isn’t the best traveller, it would have been nice to have been told it was this far away in advance. On the whole though a good trip made better by Dale’s input 😀
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hey Paul! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review of your South Coast tour with Dale. Yes, going to the three destinations from Montego Bay is a long day, but many times the benefits outweigh the distance :-) We look forward to your return visit and we can explore some areas closer to your location. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER
Grace_N
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Charles (Charlito to us) was EVERYTHING, he was kind, funny, considerate, and ensured that our tour was the best! We did the YS Falls and Appleton Rum Estates (supposed to do Black River Safari but there was a storm and we were not upset at all). He provided knowledge of the island and the people of the island. We had street food (from the side of the road) and it was the BEST food ever! He took us to the Harley Davidson store and that meant a lot to me because of my dad (that was not on the tour) but was happy to oblige and take pics for us throughout...I would choose them over and over again! Great start to our vacation. Thanks Charles
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your south coast tour to YS Falls and Appleton Rum Tour. We are glad you had a memorable experience from start to finish and everything in between. Looking forward to your return visit! Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Great experience
Jennifer_N
, Jun 2022
Husband & I had a great experience with YJTG. We stayed in Negril, and we had originally booked a tour to ochos ríos/dunn’s falls. The company contacted us well in advance to let us know that that travel was 3 hours one way, and gave us the option of booking this trip instead if we preferred something closer. We really appreciated this, and took them up on their offer. We chose to go to YS falls, Appleton rum estate, and pelican bar. Our driver Adrian was early picking us up from our hotel and made sure we got around safely, giving us some background along the way. We stopped for a local spot for lunch that he recommended, which was both cheap and delicious (we got stewed pork and curry chicken). Ar was well-air conditioned, spacious, and spotless. Adrian even cleaned the floors while we were doing activities so it would be clean again when we got back. We would happily book with YJTG and Adrian again. As far as the excursion items: - YS falls: very organized set up and the falls are beautiful. the individual guides for each group (in this case, husband and I had our own) led us through the swimming areas, showing us where to step on the submerged rocks and how to use the rope swings, and taking plenty of photos for us without us even asking. We weren’t able to swim at the last set of falls due to the currents being too strong from recent rains, but we still enjoyed ourselves regardless. Of note, some of the waterfall areas are not recommended for non-swimmers, but there are other shallow swimming areas for children/non-swimmers. - Appleton rum estate: to our surprise, this was actually our favorite of the 3. We knew absolutely nothing about rum and Appleton does a great job of walking you through the entire process, and you get to taste/participate in the steps. We enjoyed the rum to the point that we bought some Appleton rum at duty free later on, something we never do. - Pelican bar: the only way to get there is by boat, which picked us up from Adrian and took us back later (after asking us for an approximate pick up time). we would’ve probably enjoyed pelican bar more if the weather was sunnier, as it’s a cool little bar in the middle of the water. There are drinks/food for sale, and the water around the bar is shallow enough to stand in. Overall, we enjoyed this set of excursions and would recommend it to others!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Jennifer! Wow, thanks for leaving such a great, detailed review! I am sure others will benefit from sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful and memorable experience with our team from the beginning to the end. We look forward to your return visit so we can show you even more of our beautiful island. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-4
My first and not my last trip to Jamaica
Angela_C
, Jun 2022
I enjoyed the whole experience our driver Wayne was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and I love history. The guides were informative and kept everyone entertained. It has made my first trip very memorable 💖
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Angela - Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your South Coast Tour with Wayne. We look forward to your return visit and sharing even more of the beauty and history of the island. See you soon! Many blessings, Alrick & Team
star-1
Book Elsewhere
Aaron_P
, May 2022
The tour itself cannot even be offered on Mondays (when we booked) as two of the four attractions are closed. The company also won't offer an appropriate refund - I strongly do not recommend booking as they are unable to deliver the product that they advertise.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
For this tour, you can choose 3 out of 4 attractions. Unfortunately, upon arrival, one of the attractions was closed. Of course, we were unaware of the closure and would never take a client to a location that we knew was closed. Because one location was closed, and two attractions were visited, we issued a 70% refund. Again, this was an unintentional error, and we did our best to rectify the situation. Our goal is to always provide the best service to our guests and ensure they have an amazing experience. Safe travels, and we hope you come back soon. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Wow ! Go for this it's well worth it !!!
Karmon_S
, Apr 2022
We just got back a few days ago and we highly recommend the tour. The Appleton Estate tour was very informative. Our tour guide lead us through from start to finish the process of making rum. At the end of the tour we then were given three samples of rum we learned what to look for for instance color, legs it leaves on the glass and the aging process. It also has a great gift shop. The safari was so much fun and interesting. Again the tour guide was top notch he was very informative and we had a couple alligators come to visit. On our third stop we went to Floyd's bar. WOW !! That was so much fun and we are in our 60's ! Very interesting. Even had our names carved on a wooden plank. We will always be at Floyd's bar. Lastly our drive was the best. He was very informative and went over and beyond what we expected.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed and great review for your South Coast Tour to Appleton Estates Rum Tour, Black River Safari, and the Pelican Bar. All three are great, fun locations. Since you carved your name at the Pelican Bar, that means you have to come back to see it! :-) Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Jerry is the man!!!
Hannah_M
, Mar 2022
Jerry! He was the best driver. He made our day so unforgettable! The falls, crocs, and Appleton distillery were great choices. It felt like a dream! I cant wait to see Jerry and explore more!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Hannah! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you had a great tour to Ys Falls, Appleton, and Black River Safari with Jerry! Looking forward to your next visit so you can explore even more! Many blessings, Alrick and Team
star-5
YS Falls are a fantastic...
Vanessa_P
, Feb 2022
YS Falls are a fantastic place.. very well organized and just beautiful nature. my husband enjoyed the Appelton State Rum Tour.. Thank you Viator
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Vanessa! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your South Coast tour. Yes, YS falls is one of natures most beautiful places and Appleton is a great place to learn about the process of making rum! We are glad you enjoyed your day. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Worth it
Tashifah_F
, Jan 2022
Would highly recommend this tour, locals or tourists. In the very beginning our tour guy, Mr. Dale was punctual and pleasant. Conversation was easy going and he’s very accommodating. Allowed my partner and I to have a few stops along the way and I think those also added more splahh to the events of the days. Dale also assisted with our tickets/check in at every location and I thought that was really nice. Overall it was a very good transport.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your trip to the South Coast with Dale. We are happy to hear that you had a great time and Dale was able to make the experience fun and stress-free! We look forward to your next trip. Many blessings, Alrick & Team
star-5
Great tour guide
Bonnie_H
, Jan 2022
Romaine was a great tour guide. Would most definitely recommend! We had a blast. Waterfalls were gorgeous.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Bonnie! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear Romain was a great guide on your South Coast Tour. Yes, YS Falls is beautiful! Looking forward to your return visit. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Great tour with nice variety of experiences
John_A
, Jan 2022
Driving through the countryside was really great, seeing Villages along the way. The rum tour was impressive, although I might suggest it's best to saved for later in the day rather than 9 a.m. 😁. The crocodiles were was also quite amazing, traversing an entirely different ecosystem. The Pelican bar is one of those things that is worth doing once, a cool experience but I don't think I'd become a regular. Cedric or driver was great. Informative, friendly, professional.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hey John! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review on your South Coast Tour to Appleton Rum, Black River Safari, and The Pelican Bar - all unique places in their own way. We are happy to hear that Cedric provided great service for you along the way. Looking forward to your next visit. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
An Amazing Tour with an Amazing Guide
Brian_H
, Jan 2022
We did the YS Falls, Appleton Estate, and Black River. Adrian was our guide, and he was exceptional. His knowledge of everything, especially all the history, plant life, food, and agricultural, was fascinating and made for great conversation during the long drive South. He was helpful in explaining all of the sites we were seeing, and the sites themselves were all fun and interesting. We even made an extra stop at one of his favorite roadside cookeries and had some of the best food of our whole vacation. I highly, highly recommend booking a tour with this company, and especially want to thank Adrian for an amazing day!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Brian! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear Adrian was able to make your trip to the south coast - Ys falls, Black River Safari and Appleton Estates a amazing and memorable trip. We strive to make sure the entire time from the drive, the attractions and the food is a true Jamaican experience. Looking forward to your next visit Many blessings Alrick & team
star-5
Outstanding, thanks to Alrick.
Tess_V
, Oct 2021
We went to YS falls, black river and the pelican bar. Our driver Alrick was so nice. He drove us to an ATM cause the one in our hotel wasn’t working, he gave us tips and guided us as we were driving around, explained history facts, culture of the people and so on. I genuinely feel like I learned so much, he made this experience so so special for us. The car is very comfortable and spacious, just what you need for a day with lots of driving around, we also stopped for local food. Can’t recommend more!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! I am glad I was able to show you a great time on your South Coast tour to YS Falls, Black River, and The Pelican Bar. Our team works hard to ensure we make the entire trip a memorable experience. We are looking forward to your return visit. Many blessings Alrick & Team
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star-5
Cedrick Made the Day! Appleton Estate, YS Falls, Pelican Bar.
Paul_W
, Oct 2021
We had a fantastic time with our excursion. This was very much in part to Cedrick our AWESOME guide. I do not know if you can request specific guides, but if you can, we cannot stress enough how Cedrick made this day wonderful. We wanted to try more food and experience more of the Jamaican foot and Cedrick made that happen. He helped us to try the non-resort side of Jamaica throughout the day. We tried great pattys, fruit, chicken, pork, and more! HIs outlook on life, great conversation, and general demeanor made everything top notch. We ended up doing the Appleton Rum Estate, Y.S. Falls, and the Pelican Bar on our day. All of the experiences were wonderful and there is not one that stands out above the rest. Driving around the southwest coast of Jamaica is something beautiful and lets you get a real feel for life on the island. Please understand that this is a full day trip and you will be driving for a couple of hours if you are coming from Negril or other areas. The vans were cozy and comfortable and as we cannot say enough, our guide Cedrick made the time fly by. All in all we would definitely use this service again the next time we are in Jamaica.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Wow! Thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable experience with Cedrick on your South Coast tour. Visiting Appleton Rum Estates, YS Falls and The Pelican Bar is a fun-filled day with lots to explore! We make sure that we provide a full experience and we are not just a "taxi" service. Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
An Experience of Southern Jamaica
M_J
, Jul 2021
Adrian was a great driver, tour guide, and guard! We loved the falls and have some amazing pictures from there. We ate some local food, which was awesome. The black river was a nice relaxing boat ride, we only saw a few crocodiles in the water, but we’re able to see more at the nursery after. The rum tour is closed on Sunday, so we went to Pelican Bar, which was a fun boat ride and a unique place! It was a great day and we had lots of memories made!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time with Adrian on your South Coast tour to Black River Safari, Pelican Bar, and the beautiful YS Falls! Our goal is to make sure you have a great time and make lasting memories! Seems like the mission was accomplished! Ya Mon! Looking forward to your next visit. Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Book with Dale!
LALA
, May 2021
Dale was such an awesome tour guide. First of all, my partner and I were 30 minutes late. Dale was so pleasant about this and walked us through our entire agenda to make the most of our day. Our first stop was YS falls. Absolutely beautiful and well worth it! There are additional tour guides inside who capture all of your special moments! Next stop was Black Safari. The experience is calm but we were disappointed that we did not see many crocodiles. However, we were allowed to hold one at the baby nursery (just ask) and it really made the experience worth it. Last stop was Pelican bar. Bar in the middle of the ocean. So cool and positive vibes. In between YS and Black Safari, Dale took us to the locals for lunch. Well worth it and simply delish! I recommend this excursion and especially Dale! Depending on where you stay, the travel to these destinations were about an hour and a half! But Dale had amazing conversation and we learned so much. Never felt rushed! Can’t wait to book more excursions with this company. -LaLa
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi LaLa Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you had a great time on your South Coast Tour with Dale. YS Falls, Black River Safari, and the Pelican Bar are all such unique experiences. We pride ourselves in making sure that your private tour moves at your pace and you get to experience everything that you planned for and more. Looking forward to your return visit. Blessings Alrick & Team
star-4
Great Excursions but Do yourself a Favor and skip the Pelican bar!
Clint_T
, Apr 2021
My family and I did the YS Falls, Rum Tasting & Pelican Bar. Our driver was Adrian & he was amazing!! He was very patient, informative & made our excursions extremely fun. We completely enjoyed the Falls and Rum Tasting! These are a must do! However, the Pelican Bar should be removed as an option. Its NOT at all what we expected. It's a run down shack in the middle of the ocean. It seemed dirty & not suited for tourists. I wish we would have skipped it because it left a bad taste in our mouths since it was our final excursion.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad to hear that you had a great time on your tour with Adrian to the South Coast - YS Falls, Appleton Rum Tasting & the Pelican Bar. Regarding the Pelican Bar, it was created by a local fisherman for him and his friends. The unique concept of a bar in the ocean eventually turned into a tourist attraction. Although most people love it to hang out and have a drink, it is not for everyone. We do hope you return soon so we can show you even more of our beautiful island. Blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Excellent tour! Dale is great!
Geoffrey
, Jul 2020
My wife and I did this tour yesterday. The tour was excellent at all of the stops. Dale , our tour guide was fantastic. He was authentic Jamaican and very Knowledgeable and gave a lot of history during the tour. We felt very safe and secure and followed all of the COVID protocols at all the stops and during the trip. We would highly recommend this tour and make sure you request Dale!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks Geoffrey! Glad that you had a great time and Dale was able to show you a great time. We look forward to your return visit. Blessings, Alrick & Team
star-5
Amazing Day trip experience with Dayle
Torri
, Mar 2020
We had an amazing trip - our tour guide Dayle was absolutely amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable on the culture and history of Jamaica, as well as knowing the best places to eat, stay and fully experience the island. He made both our ride and our tour in general fun, enlightening and definitely a day to remember. Pelican bar was our favorite of the day, but we also really enjoyed the black river tour and the rum tasting also. 100% would recommend! Make sure you
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hey Torri Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time with Dale on your south coast tour to Black River Safari, Appleton Rum Tour and your favorite - Pelican Bar! We look forward to your return visit so we can show you even more of our beautiful island! Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
Must do Jamaican Tour
anniefoster
, Feb 2020
Dale was phenomenal, we had an amazing time with him and really had a great day. I would highly recommend this tour. Also, eat at the local food stop he offers for lunch, the food is phenomenal. The entire day was a true treat and Dale was a joy to get to know.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Annie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with Dale on your South Coast Tour. We look forward to your return visit. Many blessings, Alrick & Team

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