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Take a gentle eco-cruise down the Black River by pontoon boat to enjoy Jamaica’s natural wildlife and tropical setting. Follow it up with a swim at the foot of YS Falls and top off the day with a rum distillery tour and tastings.

A scenic, 50-mile (80-km) drive southeast on the south coast delivers you to the parish of St. Elizabeth where you board a pontoon boat for a glide down the Black River towards the Caribbean Sea. Cruise through swamp and lush vegetation. While exploring remote mangroves, keep your ears open for native birds such as graceful egrets and herons and watch for the river’s most notorious inhabitants—crocodiles.

Once back on land, enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch before taking a short drive to YS Waterfalls. The 120-foot (37-m) waterfall is stunning as it pours down 7 tiers of cliffs, beckoning you for a refreshing swim. Use the onsite changing rooms to slip into your swimsuit, then enjoy a relaxing swim in the cool waters, walk along the river pathway, or take a seat on the riverbank to enjoy the natural wonders.

Your final stop is the Appleton Rum Estate; established over 250 years ago, it is one of Jamaica’s oldest distilleries. A tour reveals their copper pot stills and a look at the oak barrels where some of the premium rums age for up to 30 years. Learn about their special fermentation process that produces the rum’s distinctive flavor. Then enjoy a tasting of a few different types of rum before heading back to your hotel.

Take a gentle eco-cruise down the Black River by pontoon boat to enjoy Jamaica’s natural wildlife and tropical setting. Follow it up with a swim at the foot of YS Falls and top off the day with a rum distillery tour and tastings.

A scenic, 50-mile (80-km) drive southeast on the south coast delivers you to the parish of St. Elizabeth where you board a pontoon boat for a glide down the Black River towards the Caribbean Sea. Cruise through swamp and lush vegetation. While exploring remote mangroves, keep your ears open for native birds such as graceful egrets and herons and watch for the river’s most notorious inhabitants—crocodiles.

Once back on land, enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch before taking a short drive to YS Waterfalls. The 120-foot (37-m) waterfall is stunning as it pours down 7 tiers of cliffs, beckoning you for a refreshing swim. Use the onsite changing rooms to slip into your swimsuit, then enjoy a relaxing swim in the cool waters, walk along the river pathway, or take a seat on the riverbank to enjoy the natural wonders.

Your final stop is the Appleton Rum Estate; established over 250 years ago, it is one of Jamaica’s oldest distilleries. A tour reveals their copper pot stills and a look at the oak barrels where some of the premium rums age for up to 30 years. Learn about their special fermentation process that produces the rum’s distinctive flavor. Then enjoy a tasting of a few different types of rum before heading back to your hotel.

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Full-day Black River & Appleton Tour from Melia Braco/Royalton White Sands

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Full-day Black River & Appleton Tour from Negril

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Full-day Black River & Appleton Tour from Grand Palladium

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Black River, YS Falls & Appleton Rum Tour

Activity/Location

Appleton Rum Estate

St Elizabeth

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Negril


Highlights

  • Cruise one of Jamaica’s longest rivers aboard a pontoon boat

  • Behind-the-scenes tour & rum tasting at Appleton Estate

  • Glimpse of wildlife such as crocodiles, egrets & herons

  • Picturesque drive enjoying lush tropical greenery

  • Refreshing swim in a stunning waterfall


Inclusions

  • Guided bus & boat tour

  • Admission to the Appleton Estate

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 8 or older to participate.

  • You must be 18 or older for rum tasting.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Appleton Rum Estate, St Elizabeth, Jamaica