"Hire a fisherman to take you up the river" Negril Off The Beaten Path Tip by iolanthe108
Negril Off The Beaten Path: 21 reviews and 43 photos
The best time that we had in Negril, other than the incredibly gorgeous water and the excellent food, was hiring a young fisherman to take us up the river a ways. There's no formal stand for this, but we found that in mid day, most of the fisherman would be just standing around the bridge (if you're heading into town, on your left side, before the bridge, go into the thicket there). I think we paid like $30 for a two hour tour up the river -- and then tipped another $10. This was beautiful, private, very authentic, felt totally safe, and we had the best conversation with the young guys who we hired there. They were willing to take us up all the way to the park but unfortunately, it started to rain so we had to go back.
This is the best of Negril, I think. Irie at its best.
Don't be put off by the boats looking rickety or the occasional crocodiles (if you're lucky). These guys do this every day, all day long.