Alligator Hole / Canoe Valley Wetland - On the B12 (road connecting Milk River with Alligator Pond, very close to Milk River
Alligator Hole is a mangrove-lined river which runs in to the sea. The main attraction of Alligator Hole is a pod of three Manitees which have inhabited the area since XXXX. They were caught by local fishermen who handed them over to the wildlife authorities. They were kept in captivity until XXXX before being set free. After being set free the manitees decided to stay in Jamaica and have made Alligator Hole their home.
Manitees are naturally shy creatures and taking a trip to Alligator Hole does not guarantee that you will see them. The best time and place for spotting them is by a man made damm near the entrance where they are fed, they usually surface after 5pm. If they are not there one of the attendants will take you on a boat trip to find them, you should tip them for this service.
Alligators also inhabit Alligator Hole but (as the guides will assure you) they do not pose a threat as you take a boat trip around the mangroves.
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