River Safari

J. Charles Swaby's - Black River Safari

Discover the beauty of the South Coast with a 1/12 hour boat tour by motor launch up Jamaica's largest navigable river and through what is Jamaica's largest wetland area, the Black River lower morass. Our basic tour takes you six miles up the river and return, during which a running commentary is given by your captain/ tour guide on both the ecology and a little history of the area. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in the Black River morass and many are seen during your trip. The endangered American Crocodile (c.actus) inhabits the area and sightings are very very frequent.. The wetland vegetation is of special interest with three species of mangrove, Thatch palms, Royal palms and freshwater swamp forest dominating. A not-to-be-forgotten experience.

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Please call  +1 876-965-2513 or E-mail jcsafari@hotmail.com

Jake's Black River Tour

Your Kayak tour takes you along the White River starting at The Old Spanish Bridge built by the first European settlers in the seventeenth century. Paddle your way through the rapids and crystal clear pools under a canopy of lush tropical vegetation and huge bamboo groves. Your excursion will take you through breathtaking rapids and enchanting lagoons. The kayaking adventure ends in the serenity of the Bamboo Cathedral where giant Bamboo trees arch over the water. Disembark the river and enter the beautifully landscaped gardens of the White River Valley where you can browse our gift shop or indulge in Jamaican cuisine or be refreshed at the Parrot Bar.

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Please Call us Direct at +1 877-526-2428 or  +1 876-965-3000

Some Jamaica
Water Fun Facts

Jamaica has 26 watersheds. A watershed is the area of land around a river that drains in the river when the rain falls. This can occur through underground crevices as well.


Jamaica’s freshwater comes from rivers, streams, wells and springs as well as from harvested rainwater. The groundwater supplies about 80% Jamaica’s water.



Jamaica has about 120 rivers, most of which flow to coast from the central mountain ranges. Those on the north side tend to be shorter and swifter than those on the south side.



One of the first ever piped water supply systems in the Western Hemisphere originated in Jamaica, in the town of Falmouth, Trelawny. With the Martha Brae River as its source, in 1799 the Falmouth Water Works Company was established to supply the town of Falmouth and visiting ships.

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