Black River, Saint Elizabeth Parish

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Gently meander through cane fields, navigate around rapids, and drift near the mangrove swamps of Black River. The 53.5 km (33.2 mi) river supports over 100 species of bird, including the locally nicknamed "Jesus bird"--known for its technique of wading that creates the illusion of walking on water. The river's name comes from the dark, glimmering hue of the murky water, a result of thick layers of decomposing vegetation on the riverbed. Take a boat tour along the winding route and keep an eye out for crocodiles gliding through the swampy depths. Don't forget your sunscreen. With our online itinerary creator, Saint Elizabeth Parish attractions like Black River can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited the Black River for a morning cruise as a full day of visiting attractions in the area. The Black River is absolutely beautiful and the cruise was a highlight of the day. We saw quite a... 
    We visited the Black River for a morning cruise as a full day of visiting attractions in the area. The Black River is absolutely beautiful and the cruise was a highlight of the day. We saw quite a...  more »
  • Wasn't really expecting much from this as it was tagged onto a 3 tour excursion. Absolutely loved it!! Our guide was brilliant, informative and beady eyed lookout for the crocodiles. Overall we... 
    Wasn't really expecting much from this as it was tagged onto a 3 tour excursion. Absolutely loved it!! Our guide was brilliant, informative and beady eyed lookout for the crocodiles. Overall we...  more »

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