Activities in Portsmouth

Dominica's second largest city is Portsmouth, home to an old British fort and protected turtle habitats along the shore.  This town is fast becoming a top tourist destination on the island, and when a cruise ship is in port it can be a bit crowded.  To get away from the crowd, you'll find that a hike into Cabrits National Park is a favored activity, where you'll find tropical forest and boiling springs to explore and coral reef in the wetlands that can be seen by diving or snorkeling. 


Portsmouth Diving

The same volcanic acitivit that helped develop Dominica has also helped develop the dive sites around Portsmouth. Divers are invited to take the plunge and explore the unique geological features in the area.

You'll find 4 dive services and a small number of dive sites to choose from. To reach our guide to diving in this area, go to this article.


Indigo Art Gallery

If there are some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they can check out some of the area's 19 retail stores. Navigate here to see our page regarding shopping in Portsmouth and nearby.


Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum

You might want to set aside some time for exploring the sights and sounds of daily life in Portsmouth. Among other things, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Vacationers who like the open air will often enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Make your way to this page regarding area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find more information.

Take some time to look through the table just below to learn more about a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Portsmouth
Name Type Phone Location
Cobra Tours Nature Tourism Service (767) 245-6332 0.5 mi. South of Central Portsmouth
Dominica Untouchable Tours Travel and Tour Operators (767) 245-3089 Calibishie, 7.4 mi. East of Central Portsmouth
Early Bird Tours Travel and Tour Operators (767) 254-9159 Portsmouth
Eddison Tours and Yacht Services Travel and Tour Operators (767) 225-3626 Portsmouth
Syndicate Falls & Dublanc River Tour Nature Tourism Service (767) 245-0959 4.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Portsmouth


If you love snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Portsmouth. To read our guide to local snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Other Activities

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Other Activities In And Around Portsmouth
Name Type Phone Location
Arbeedee Cinema Movie Theater (767) 445-5253 0 mi. North of Central Portsmouth
JC Ocean Adventures Watersports Operator (767) 449-6957 8.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth

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