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Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril

Negril, Caribbean
Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Get personalized attention for your private group during this tour to Jamaica's south coast from Negril. Ride a safari boat down the Black River and visit the impressive YS Falls with your dedicated guide, which means plenty of time to ask questions. Round-trip transportation from Negril hotels is included.
  • Private tour to Jamaica's southern coast from Negril
  • Small group of up to 4 people
  • Visit YS Falls to swim and explore
  • Pontoon boat ride down the Black River
  • Round-trip private transportation
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Transport by private vehicle
Professional guide
Lunch & drinks
Refreshment & chips
Zipline and Jungle River Tubing (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most Negril Hotels. Customers are required to contact us at the information provided at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour to re-confirm bookings or arrange a central pickup location.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your dedicated guide will collect you and your group of up to 4 people in a private vehicle and embark on the 1.5-hour ride to Jamaica's southern coast. On the ride, listen to your guide's commentary on Jamaican history and the areas you travel through. 

Arrive at YS Falls and transfer to a tractor-hauled jitney for a 10-minute ride through the jungle to the falls. Spend time exploring the area around the falls, including two swimming holes. Sign up for a turn on the zip line or the Tarzan swig at additional cost.

Head for the Riverside Dock, where you'll sit down for a Jamaican lunch (own expense) before meeting your boat captain and stepping aboard the pontoon boat. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip down the Black River, looking out for local flora and fauna such as egrets, eagles, crocodiles, and other animals. Take advantage of your private tour guide by asking as many questions as you like. 

Your tour comes to an end after the drive back to Negril for drop-off at your hotel.
Pass By:  
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, a total of more than 200 slaves gained freedom. In at least one case, residents intervened to help others gain freedom. On 20 July 1855, Jamaicans boarded the United States Brig Young America, which had docked into Savanna-la-Mar. They had learned that the cook, a man named Anderson (alias Nettles), was a fugitive slave, and took him to shore, where he gained freedom. (He had boarded the ship with free papers in the name of Nettles.) The Jamaican magistrates did not interfere. The United States consul, R. Monroe Harrison (1768-1858), complained to the British colonial government about the incident. He also published a letter in The New York Times a few days later warning shipmasters against having blacks as part of their crew on ships putting into Jamaica, at the risk of losing them.
Stop At:  
Black River
What a memorable day it has been so far! Now you are at the Riverside Dock. After lunch, you will meet your Safari Tour Guide, hop into a safari boat and float along the Black River. Along the way, watch for crocodiles, eagles, and more wildlife in their natural environment. 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!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
YS Falls
Explore the South Coast of Jamaica on this private, full-day tour. Driving the countryside, going across the mountains, through small farming villages where nearly all the locals live off the land? The ride to the south coast is approx.. 1hr 30mins. At YS Falls, tractor jitney 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 guango and mango trees. At the Falls you can soak yourself in the 100% natural pools, swing on Tarzan Ropes, swim, etc. It is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or if you wish to break away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort property. The YS Falls is an attraction highlighted by a cascading, 7-tiered waterfall. There is also an expansive wading pool, exciting canopy ride which careen down the alley high above the falls, and river tube rides — all with spectacular views of the surrounding area Total time at the YS Falls will be approx.. 1hr 30mins.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby/pickup point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Dress code: Casual. Please wear comfortable clothing
  • Things to take: Cash, Camera, Towels, Water Shoes
  • Please present either a printed or electronic voucher at pickup just for verification
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the customer may be prevented from participating in the activities if found to be intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
  • There is a possibility that the pickup time might be changed base on the local traffic or inclement weather conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY SNL Jamaican Tours
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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