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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  • This was another tour which we were hoping would help us see the wild crocodiles in the black river we arrived early before the boats started so we were the first group to travel up the river sadly... 
    This was another tour which we were hoping would help us see the wild crocodiles in the black river we arrived early before the boats started so we were the first group to travel up the river sadly...  more »
  • We visited the Black River as part of a 3 part excursion. Wasn't really expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. The Black River is really beautiful and our guide was was excellent, informative.....  more
    We visited the Black River as part of a 3 part excursion. Wasn't really expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. The Black River is really beautiful and our guide was was excellent, informative.....  more »

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