Black River, located on Jamaica’s southwestern coast, is one of the island’s longest rivers, stretching over 33 miles. A boat ride along the river takes you through lush mangroves, overhanging trees, and past wildlife such as crocodiles, herons, and egrets.
The Black River Safari is a popular excursion where you can enjoy the scenery while learning about the history, culture, and ecology of the area from a knowledgeable guide. You can also take a dip in the cool and refreshing YS Falls, located nearby.
Black River is not just about nature, it is also home to the historic town of Black River, which was a hub of commerce in the 19th century due to the thriving sugar industry. Today, you can visit the town to see some of the preserved Georgian architecture, including the Black River Parish Church, which was built in 1834.