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.
There are several dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area. Click here to see our extended discussion of diving opportunities in this area.
If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy exploring some of the area's 19 retail stores. If you're interested in learning about shopping in and around Portsmouth, you can do so by visiting this page.
Also plan on spending some time soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Portsmouth. The area's sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Travelers who enjoy being outside will frequently enjoy the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. For more in formation concerning area sightseeing attractions, see this page.
Information concerning a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found directly below.
|Nature Tourism Service||(767) 445-3333||0 mi. North of Central Portsmouth|
|Travel and Tour Operators||--||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 are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Portsmouth. Follow this link to check out our page dedicated to local snorkeling opportunities.
Take a moment to look through the following table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information about other activities.
|Movie Theater||(767) 445-5253||0 mi. North of Central Portsmouth|
|Cabrits Dive Centre||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(767) 445-3011||1.3 mi. West of Central Portsmouth|
|JC Ocean Adventures||Watersports Operator||(767) 449-6957||8.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth|
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