Things to do in
Roseau

Our most recommended things to do in Roseau

Roseau: Guided Dolphin and Whale Watch Tour With Drinks

1. Roseau: Guided Dolphin and Whale Watch Tour With Drinks

Whale and Dolphin Watching in Dominica is by far one of the most exciting experiences for nature and animal lovers. Dominica is a wild and enchanting paradise in the Caribbean, so together with hiking and exploring its rich interior, discovering the life of its resident marine mammals is a must for everyone’s adventure plan. See our resident whales that call Dominica waters home for many years. Dominica has been the center of whale research and the mecca of Whale Watching in the Caribbean. At a sighting rate of 80%, your odds are great to sea Whales year round.

Shoreside Fun-Day with Titou Gorge, Hot Springs & Champagne

2. Shoreside Fun-Day with Titou Gorge, Hot Springs & Champagne

All new activities have been added for your Dominica experience. This shore-side fun-filled itinerary is designed with the cruise ship passenger in mind, but all are invited to explore the island in a fun and wild time. You get to experience the most of Dominica within your short stay on the island. Start your day off with a swim at the Champagne Reef before heading off to the world-famous Ti-Tou Gorge where Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner swam to escape the natives in Pirates of the Caribbean. After the gorge, we drive off to Trafalgar Falls and visit the most famous twin waterfalls in the Caribbean. Soon after, we head to Tia Hot Springs in Watten Waven for a relaxing Hot Sulphur Spa natural pool experience, which is just after the volcanic vents. After Tia, we head off to the Botanical Gardens and Morne Bruce garrison before returning to your ship or hotel in Roseau.

Roseau: Waitukubuli Volcano Snorkeling Boat Trip

3. Roseau: Waitukubuli Volcano Snorkeling Boat Trip

Snorkeling in our waters is a must for snorkeling lovers. Snorkel the World famous Champagne Reef Volcano just off the coast of Pointe Mitchel in the pristine clean and clear waters of the Caribbean. Swim in venting thermal bubbles and experience the amazing volcano bathes of Soufriere. Experience the underwater world of Dominica as you embark on a fun snorkeling tour to Champagne Reef. Join a small group and don your mask for your journey to the colorful reef that is teeming with marine life. The reef gets its name from the volcanic thermal springs on the ocean floor that create bubbles. Some animals you may see include octopus, parrotfish, seahorses, eels, and even sea snakes.

Roseau: Indian River and Fort Shirley Tour with Lunch

4. Roseau: Indian River and Fort Shirley Tour with Lunch

On this half-day tour from Roseau, enjoy the rich contrast of an outdoor excursion and the cultural immersion of a historical tour to Fort Shirley. Learn about the important role of the Indian River as you sail inland. Along the way, pass by Pirates of the Caribbean film locations and enjoy lunch. Begin your tour in Roseau or in Portsmouth, where you'll meet your guide and head towards the Indian River. After a short, scenic drive, embark on a river cruise up the Indian River. Feel the enchanting atmosphere of the coastal wetlands as you cruise past the spectacular buttresses of the Bwa Mang trees. Continue your tour in the hand-oared riverboat and soak up the sights and sounds of the riverbank. Keep an eye out for wildlife in this swampy area and enjoy views of filming locations for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Then, head towards the volcanic formation of Cold Soufriere. Once you've visited the famed Devil's Peak, or Morne aux Diables volcano, venture onwards to the historical site of Fort Shirley. Here, in the Cabrits National Park, discover the story of the famous 8th West Indies Regiment revolt. Hear about the French occupation from 1778 to 1784. Next, go upriver to the Bush Bar. Try a taste of the signature rum drink and nibble on smoked fish. While you sample local cuisine, enjoy the opportunity for cultural immersion before you return to Roseau.

Roseau: Guided Day Trip to Popular Waterfalls

5. Roseau: Guided Day Trip to Popular Waterfalls

Tour the Trafalgar Falls, Ti-tou Gorge, and the Emerald Pool. A visit to a group of our most popular waterfall treasures is an experience to refresh body and soul. These waterfalls are the most popular gems of Dominica and they are a great way of seeing some of Dominica in a short space of time. Be prepared to swim in fresh mountain water. Enjoy a hike into the tropical rainforest of the island's UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Trois Piton National Park. The Trafalgar Falls is a 15-minute hike each way and the home of the island's twin waterfall sensation. With a guide in the lead, navigating familiar territory will be a breeze and you'll also listen to in-depth commentary on the area's history, geology, and ecosystem.

Roseau: Boiling Lake Challenge Hiking Tour with Local Guide

6. Roseau: Boiling Lake Challenge Hiking Tour with Local Guide

The trail to Dominica’s Boiling Lake is challenging and designed for the hardiest, most experienced hikers. Instead of going it alone, tackle the trail with a local guide to help you find your way around Roseau's Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Trek up Morne Nicholls, a mountain with an altitude of 3,168 feet, for magical views of the Valley of Desolation, then descend into the Valley of Desolation for a swim in the hot pools deep within. Along the way, admire Boiling Lake (entry tickets included) and visit Titou Gorge, a picture-perfect watering oasis. Refuel in between with energy-focused snacks and beverages, including bottled water.

City Tour with Botanical Gardens, T Falls, & Morne Bruce

7. City Tour with Botanical Gardens, T Falls, & Morne Bruce

Get a comprehensive introduction to Roseau and its top attractions with a guided tour. Travel by coach or minivan, taking in the rustic Caribbean island atmosphere and Victorian and Caribbean architecture. Stroll through the picturesque Dominica Botanic Gardens and visit the iconic Trafalgar Falls. Meet your guide in Roseau before climbing aboard the coach or minivan to begin your tour of the city's key landmarks. Snap photos of the old slave market and the town's striking Victorian and Caribbean architecture. Venture into the local food and fruit market to see how locals live and shop. Then, head to the historic Morne Bruce to view the entire city from above before taking a stroll through the Dominica Botanic Gardens. Take in the lush greenery and Caribbean and West African flora and perhaps catch sight of the national bird of Dominica, the vibrant Sisserou parrot. Finally, marvel at the photogenic twin waterfalls of Trafalgar Falls from the viewing point before heading back to the meeting point in Roseau.

Dominica Adventure Tour

8. Dominica Adventure Tour

Nature has the most amazing effect for wellness and overall mental health. Dominica's rich biodiversity will give you a compelling reason to visit. While there you will get the opportunity to walk/hike through forest floors. See cascading waterfalls and swim in pristine beaches. We also have many lakes and have the second largest boiling lake in the world. You will also savor local dishes and drinks and immerse in our volcanic sulfur spas. Don't Just Vacation, Experience Dominica with your personal guide

Roseau: Middleham Falls and Titou Gorge Half-Day Hiking Trip

9. Roseau: Middleham Falls and Titou Gorge Half-Day Hiking Trip

Explore the interior of Dominica on a half-day hiking trip from Roseau to the tallest waterfall in the Eastern Caribbean. Splash in the rushing Middleham Falls and see the famous Titou Gorge. Explore the Morne Trois Piton National Park safely with a guide who is familiar with the landscape.  Listen to in-depth commentary on the area's history, geology, and ecosystem as you start the journey from Roseau to the lush landscapes of Morne Trois Piton National Park. With a guide in the lead, navigating the territory will be a breeze. After a splurge in the pool of the Middleham Falls, zoom over to Titou Gorge to test your might and strength while swimming upstream through the canyon to the hidden falls of Captain Jack Sparrow. During these activities, your guide will be by your side so that even beginners will feel at ease.

Roseau: Discover Scuba Diving Experience

10. Roseau: Discover Scuba Diving Experience

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) is a short try-diving experience for adults and children aged 10+. This course introduces you to the basics of scuba diving without certifying you as a diver. The DSD program is a single-day activity, so is ideal for those interested in trying scuba, but lacking spare time. The PADI DSD program typically involves a detailed briefing on the effects of water pressure, underwater communication, equipment use, and diving safety. Then, you’re ready to go! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Diver programs will teach you how to be safe and have fun while you do it! Whether scuba diving is your life-long dream, or you’re curious to see what it’s all about, there’s an option here for you.

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What people are saying about Roseau

Although we only saw one whale, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Our pilot was knowledgeable and entertaining, and really worked hard to get us a glimpse of a whale. After getting off our cruise ship, it was easy to find them by going straight to the Dominica visitor center, where someone came to pick us up. After a short walk, we were on board and on our way. They were very conscientious about getting us back to our cruise ship before departure.

Our tour guide Colbert was punctual, Have a pleasant nature, knowledge of Dominica and is a great listener as well. My grandson of nearly 9 got along great with him and vice versa. He took time to explain every little detail to us. he managed to persuade our grandson to go into the Titou Gorge when failed!!! Will recommend Colbert anytime. Tour was GR8

It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with Tiffany. We learned so much about Dominica from her endless knowledge and experiences. It felt like we got a bit of everything on this tour going from the mountain tops at cold soufriere to the countless surprises and spectacles through Indian River. Would highly recommend!

An incredible hike, with a guide who knows the biodiversity of the island and who transmits it to us. This hike is still aimed at people who are in good physical condition.

We really enjoyed the day and the different excursions. It gave us the chance to see almost all of the Island of Dominica.