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. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, go to this page.


Indigo Art Gallery

If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might enjoy exploring some of the area's 10 retail shops. Visit this article if you'd like to read more about shopping in Portsmouth and nearby.


Fort Shirley Welcome Center and Museum

Plan on also spending some time enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Portsmouth. The area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to visitors Assuming you enjoy the natural environment frequently enjoy visiting the area's waterfalls and outdoor parks. Make your way to this article about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to discover additional specifics.

Information concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found in the following chart:

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 0.2 mi. West of Central Portsmouth
Syndicate Falls & Dublanc River Tour Nature Tourism Service (767) 245-0959 4.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Portsmouth


If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Portsmouth. To read a more detailed discussion of snorkeling, navigate to this guide, which discusses possibilities for snorkeling.

Other Activities

The chart directly below summarizes a few details concerning other activities.

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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