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 operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from. Click here to check out our page concerning diving opportunities in this area.


Indigo Art Gallery

If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 10 retailers operate in this area. To read our complete guide to shopping in and around Portsmouth, read this page.


Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum

Most visitors spend some time experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Portsmouth. Among other things, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Visitors who like spending time outdoors are likely to enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Those needing to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

Details concerning a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen here:

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 you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Portsmouth. To reach our guide to local snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Other Activities

Information about a few other activities are listed here:

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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