Private YS Falls and Black River Safari from Negril
Enjoy a private all-day tour of Jamaica's South Coast! This scenic tour will take you to the famous YS Falls and then to a safari boat on the Black River.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Savanna La Mar, Savanna La Mar, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
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 Jamaica
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 Tarpans 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!
After an amazing experience at YS Falls and Black River Safari it will be time to head back to your hotel/pickup point.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
YS Falls, Saint Elizabeth Parish,, Jamaica
As you set off from your hotel heading towards the south coast, you might be asking yourself - What is the drive going to be like going to the south coast of Jamaica- Well, it finally hits home as you start making your way up the mountains and through small farming villages where nearly all the locals live off the lands - very hardworking, humble, friendly villagers who you will wave at you as you go by. Don't forget to take your cameras! You will need them for your vacation photos, since you will be traveling through the hills and valleys - making your way through farming areas and little old towns that were developed during the plantation era mostly by the British. The ride to the south coast is approx.. 1hr 30mins. 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".
After an entertaining ride and an amazing local experience, 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 guango 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 or if you wish to break away from the hustle and bustle of the busy resort property. Please take advantage of the Zipline Canopy or Tubing while you are there (Zipline & tubing comes at an additional cost). Total time at the YS Falls will be approx.. 1hr 30mins after which time you will head down to Black River for a stop at the Riverside Dock where you will have local lunch buffet. Lunch includes steamed vegetables, rice & beans, fried chicken/stewed beef.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A maximum of 4 people per booking"
"Children must be accompanied by a paying adult"
"Please bring US$37 per person for entrance fee and lunch"
"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"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"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"
"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 can be prevented from participating in the activities if they are 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"
"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 slightly"
"There is a possibility that the pickup time might be changed base on the local traffic or inclement weather conditions"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most Negril Hotels. Customers must contact us at least 24 hours at the number provided or by email to re-confirm bookings or a central pickup location if you are staying a other accommodations.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.