Activities in Portsmouth

Photo credit: © Ed Schipul

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.

There are 5 dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. Navigate to this extended discussion about diving opportunities in this area if you want to learn more facts.


Indigo Art Gallery

If your group includes some shopping fanatics they can have some fun exploring a few of the area's 10 retail stores. Click this link to see our extended discussion of shopping in Portsmouth and nearby.


Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum

Another great activity is spending some time soaking in the sights and sounds of Portsmouth. Area sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Travelers who like spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Those needing to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking on this link.

View the chart below to find out more about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

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
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 exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Portsmouth. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, read this article.

Other Activities

Check out the chart below for information concerning other activities. to learn more. for more options.

Other Activities In Portsmouth
Name Type Phone Location
Arbeedee Cinema Movie Theater (767) 445-5253 0 mi. North of Central Portsmouth
Brandy Manor Equestrian Center Horseback Riding Site (767) 612-0978 1.6 mi. East of Central Portsmouth
JC Ocean Adventures Watersports Operator (767) 449-6957 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Portsmouth
Rainforest Riding Dominica Horseback Riding Site (767) 265-7386 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Portsmouth

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