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Concierge.com's insider take:
There's no Class IV whitewater here: Rafting in Jamaica, like so much else, is largely chill. You'll float serenely downstream on the same kind of 30-foot-long, bamboo-lashed rafts that plantation owners once used for transporting their sugarcane and bananas. Rio Grande Experience and Mountain Valley Rafting offer one- to two-hour trips down the Rio Grande; River Raft Ltd. in Trelawny runs romantic raft rides on the Martha Brae River. Ninety minutes east of Negril, the sleepy seaside town of Black River is the hub for boat tours of Jamaica's longest navigable waterway, which includes the Caribbean's largest freshwater wetland, the Black River Lower Morass, a haven for kingfishers, wading birds, and hundreds of American crocodiles. Several companies, including St. Elizabeth River Safaris, offer daily tours.