Black River Jamaica…what’s that you ask.
If you’re stuck for something to do on your Jamaica holiday after wearing the beaches thin and soaking up the sun – you might want to add one of these cruises to your list.
Black River in St Elizabeth is one of the longest rivers in Jamaica and very popular for close up crocodile sightings and feeding.
Just board the boat and have your camera ready!
Black River and the YS River are linked, so both can be visited easily on the same day – your hotel will probably offer an organised tour if you prefer to do it that way.
All crocodiles are tropical species that, unlike alligators, are very sensitive to cold. Source
Interesting things about crocodiles
Crocodiles are the biggest reptiles on earth.
Salt water is one of the many conditions they are able to live in.
Did you know that the saltwater crocodile has a bite nearly three times the force of a lion or tiger? Impressive, right? Source
Large crocodiles swallow stones, known as gastroliths. These act as ballast, helping them to balance their body underwater. Source
Crocodiles are the ultimate survivors; scientists believe they have been around for about 200 million years ago. Put it this way: they have outlived the dinosaurs by 65 million years. Source
It is common to mistake crocodiles and alligators. The easiest way to distinguish the two is to pay attention to their jaws as they are shut. Crocodiles will have their teeth visible, while alligators’ teeth are not visible when their jaws are shut.
Crocodiles also have a v-shape jaw, as opposed to the u-shape found in alligators. Crocodiles are also much larger, and have a beefier stance than alligators. Source
2 thoughts on “Black River Jamaica Safari Cruise: Crocodile Spotting in St Elizabeth”
I have looked into this safari cruise before, its something I would like to try if I go back to Jamaica. Good photos and a nice site Cherryl
Thank you for looking, I appreciate your feedback 😊The Black River – it’s a nice relaxing thing to do if you ever go back.