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.
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 operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. To get more information about diving in this area go to this article.
If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they might want to know that at least 19 retailers are located in this area. Navigate here to check out our discussion of shopping in and around Portsmouth.
Plan on also spending some time exploring the culture, sounds and sights of Portsmouth. The area's sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Tourists who like the open air might have fun visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. For a better look at this topic, go to this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
Review the following table to read more about a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.
|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|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(767) 254-9159||Portsmouth|
|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 enjoy sightseeing underwater you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Portsmouth. Navigate to this article about snorkeling if you want to get additional facts.
Take a look at the table below for information about other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.
|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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