Located within the Canoe Valley National Nature Reserve, Alligator Hole is a small mangrove-lined river famous for the three beloved manatees who call it home. Once in captivity, the manatees were thankfully released into Alligator Hole where they continue to dwell.
Although it is not guaranteed that you will encounter one of the manatees, they usually surface near a man made dam around 5 p.m. to be fed. However, if they are not there, a local attendant will be happy to take you by boat to see them up close, and you should tip them for this generous service.
Alligator Hole can be found northwest of Round Hill, a neighborhood in Manchester Parish; it is to the southeast of Mandeville.
Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this river. The closest place to eat to Alligator Hole is Murray's Fish & Jerk Hut and Little Ochie are a couple other dining options close-by. At Little Ochie you and your party will be able to eat some Jamaican dishes and experience the Jamaica culture., which serves Italian dishes.
If you'd like to find out more about seeing two rivers, make a trip to Bloomfield Great House, which is within traveling distance in Mandeville. You might want to also consider visiting , which is another attraction in the area., situated within driving distance. You'll find at least one or two other attractions nearby, including
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|Bloomfield Great House||Historic Site||14.0 mi. (1.5 km)||NW||Mandeville|
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|Other Activities/Excursions||14.3 mi. (0.6 km)||NW||Mandeville|
|--||14.4 mi. (0 km)||NW||Mandeville|
Location: Manchester Parish, Jamaica
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