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Old December 21st, 2003, 02:30 PM
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Default What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

Hi,

Any reccomendations on excursions or tours for Dominica? We're especially interested in watersports (jet skis/wave runners) and seeing exotic or historical sites, but are open to any good ideas...

Thanks!
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Old December 22nd, 2003, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

If you're first time here, I would definitely recommend the Champagne Reef snorkel excursion.

At the port, you board a boat that takes you to a reef that's just off-shore. What makes it so spectacular of an exursion is there is an active volcano on the very edge of the island right at the reef. In essence, oxygen from beneath the sea floor keeps being pushed up through the earth and millions of little tiny bubbles percolate to the surface all around you. It really does have a somewhat of a perception that you are swimming in a giant glass of champagne.

On top of that, the oxygen is warm from the earthen heat, so it is almost hot-tub like.

The icing on the cake is that the reef is home to an incredible amount of brillantly colored tropical fish ranging in size from an inch to two feet. Stunningly beautiful.

There are very helpful guides that get in the water with you and point out interesting fish and formations; after awhile most people break off from the guide(s) and explore the reef on their own.

On the way back to the port, they serve the quintessential rum punch to help you bask in the delight of the perfect day you just had.

I highly recommend it.

Enjoy your cruise!

steve
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

Hey Jenn why don't you try river tubing, here's a site with a pic of it:

http://www.tropical-adventure.com/cg...tivity&what=84

and here's a description: http://adventuredominica.com/Tubing.html

It's run by Wacky Rollers Tours. Try not to spill yer rum punch!
-Bob
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 04:35 PM
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We went on a Pools and Falls tour. Saw the two major sights of Dominica, Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pools. They are simply beautiful, no other word would do it justice. Dominica is a tropical rainforest so everything is very green and lush. Our tablemates did the champagne springs snorkeling and loved it, if we go back at any point we will be doing that.
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?



Are there tours that will take you to the Indian Carib Territory?
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Old December 24th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

Yes , some of the island tours stop in the Carib Village.

Funny story:
After doing the tour mentioned above that takes in many sights including Trafalger Falls and Emerald pool, we got back on the ship and got in an elvator with two blue haired older women. One woman was complaining to the other, " I will have to get my hair redone now, NO ONE TOLD ME IT WAS GOING TO BE RAINING IN THE RAIN FOREST".
To which just about everyone in the elevator replied in one fashion or another " Lady,
RAIN FOREST what did you think it was going to do".
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Old December 24th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

No tours to the Carib Village are offered on Carnival Destiny. Do I book one with a local tour agency?
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Old December 26th, 2003, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Re: What to do in Roseau, Dominica?

The Wacky Rollers site describes their Jungafari tour through the Carib Territory, www.wackyrollers.com and I've seen other operators list the same thing, with pics of the natives, might have been AdventureDominica.com or www.kenshinterlandtours.com
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