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The Boiling Lake / Valley of Desolation

Boiling Lake

Come and experience Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be amazed by a hike that should satisfy even the most adventurous spirit. There will be opportunities to traverse Ti Tou Gorge (a location for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean), walk through the Valley of Desolation (a place as harsh as its name suggests) and soak in hot water pools, before arriving at a true wonder of the world, the Boiling Lake – one of only two such lakes on Earth.

6 hours / Difficulty: Hard / US$ 75 (groups of 4 and above: US$60)

Trafalgar Falls

Trafalgar Falls

Those twin falls most famous on Island and a must see on visiting the valley. Climb the rocks to discover the amazing basins of a purify water from the falls. Search for the hot mineral bath if you are looking for adventure.

35 minutes / Moderate / US$ 35


Emerald Pool

Emerald Pool

Walk through Dominica rain forest in the heart of the Island to reach the beautiful Emerald pool. Segment 5 crosses through the Emerald Pool onto Castle Bruce. Good opportunity to take a refreshing bath in Emerald.

40 minutes / Easy / US$ 55



Mayan Springs

Mayan Springs

Renovation being done - Hailed as a real-life 'Fountain of Youth', this bluish hot bath soothes the muscles and purifies the body (check out the video below for a preview of what awaits you). Guests will be given the opportunity to take a dip in the Mayan Springs and see their restorative potential first-hand. The walk to the baths includes a journey through the undergrowth of an old lime estate, during which participants will hear the history of the lime industry and how it impacts Soufriere today.

15 minutes / Easy / US$ 20  - US$ 10 for in-house guests


Heritage Tour

Bubble Beach

Take a look around the old lime estate of L. Rose & Co. Ltd. and then on to Glo Gayak, where ruins of the first estate house are located. The tour will continue to the information centre, where guests will be briefed on the geology, flora and fauna of the area. From there, head down to the village and the last remaining water mill on island. Finally, guests will be taken to the historic 19th century Roman Catholic Church and be given the opportunity to take a mineral bath in the Bubble Beach Spa.

3 hours / Easy / US$ 30 - US$ 15 for in-house guests

Water Tour

Jako Fall

Your guide will drive you to the Jako falls via Warner village. First you enjoy breathtaking views of the West coast and Rodney's Rock, a small pebbly beach can be seen in the background. And After, let's enjoy Jako falls, named after our parrot. Breathtaking, take some pics, try the itals and leave a contribution. The drive to Emerald pool maybe the most refreshing drive on Island. The walk is easy and relaxing. Take a dip in Emerald, refreshingly cold. After experienced two waterfalls in one day, what about a soothing mineral bath to end the day at Ti Kwen Glo Sho ?

5 hours /  Easy /  US$ 65 (5 persons and above: US$ 50)

Splash Tour

Playing Cricket at Mero Beach

Ti Kwen Glo ShoBe prepard to get wet all day. Sea, rivers, waterfalls, pools and mineral baths. Drive through villages along the West Coast, your guide will point out places of interest as you drive along Rodney's Rock in Jimmit. Head to Mero for a game of Cricket and a swim then a snack before we head to Saltan Waterfalls and carry on enjoying as we head back to the city, and on to Walton Waven. At Ti Kwen glo Sho, you will be rewarded with scents, sights, fell. The baths are set in a Botanic Garden and Mini Zoo; fruits abound in this piece of Paradise !

5 hours / Easy /  US$ 100

Grand Soufriere & Snorkeling at Gallette

Soufriere Sulfur Deposit

Soufriere Sulfur SpringsAccompanied by the sounds of birds and the scents of tropical fruits, cross the Gayak Stream and discover the Soufriere Sulphur Springs. Continue on through the former cocoa and nutmeg groves to the first segment of the Waitukubuli National Trail. From the main road, we enter Morne Patate Estate, and then head to the village of Gallion, walk through the sulphur deposits of Gallion and mingle with the villagers going to their holdings before trekking to Gallette on the Soufriere Bay. Here, there will be the perfect opportunity for swimming or snorkeling.

90 minutes /  Moderate /  US$ 40



Freshwater Lake

Ti Kwen Glo ShoWe drive through the charming Botanic Garden, where you will get a pick of Dominica's floral beauty and continue to the Valley heading for the village of Laudat. Panoramic view of the outlying communities of Trafalgar, Morne Prosper and Roseau, on the West Coast. The Fresh Waterlake welcomes you with that fresh, clean air as it embraces you. You may try a swim or go Kayaking in the pristine waters of the lake. A short drive to the trail head of the Middleham falls. the 45 minutes hike will embrace you with all the natural scenes of the nature Isle. A dip in the pool below the fall will surely energize you. Maybe the tallest waterfall on Island. Back on the road to Watten waven, home of Ti Kwen Glo Sho. The botanic garden setting is ideal for your last wet.

5 hours / Moderate / US$ 75 (more than 5 pax: US$ 50)

Waikutubuli National Trail - Segment 1

On the road to the first segment

Explore the deep forest of the south west as you hike the first part of the Caribbean's only long-distance trail. Pass through centuries-old settlements, including the Soufriere and Morne Patate Estates, as well as Ravine Crabier, the first settlement of French immigrants from Martinique. Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents, and take in the southernmost tip of the island from high above. Perhaps, later in your trip, you will conquer more of this famous trail, but this introductory section is the best place to start.

3 hours / Moderate / US$ 55


Victoria Falls (Delices East)

Victoria Falls

Walk through the scenic White River, three river crossing, climb boulders up to the falls and swim in the therapeutic pool under the thunderous waterfall.

1 hour / Moderate / US$ 85


Glasse Trail (Boetica - East) / Ravine Cirique

Ravine Cirique

Ravine CiriqueHike along a traditional fisherman`s pass to volcanic craters on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery along the trail and get the chance to wade in ocean pools. On return from the trail, we drive along the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean to the village of Riviere Cirique, where we repel to one of the Nature Island's gem. A waterfall splashing into the back, sandy beach of the Atlantique Ocean. Get massaged by the waves, get under the waterfall, on a rock in the sea, before we repel back to the top for a drink of coconut water.

 3 hours / Difficult / US$ 75

Kayak & Snorkel


Come diving and snorkelling at Champagne Beach

Champagne Beach (Snorkelling/Diving)Put on your mask and fins and dive into the water. Look out for the rare Sea Horse. Champagne was created after molten lava solidified on entering the Caribbean sea, during the volcanic era while the Nature Isle was formed. Abundant sea life is found on the sea surface, including seahorses. Imagine swimming in a sea of mineral bubbles! Put on your mask and fins and dive into the water. Look out for the rare Sea Horse. 

90 min. / Easy / US$ 20


Snorkelling at Champagne Beach & Soufriere Sulphur Springs

Champagne Beach (Snorkelling/Diving)Get Ready for a Fun Day of Swimming & Snorkeling in Champagne Waters Followed by a Mineral Bath in the Sulphur Springs! We will stop at Champagne for swimming and snorkeling and then continue our drive to the Soufriere Sulphur Springs for a soothing mineral bath. It’s a 15 minute moderate hike from the van to the Sulphur Springs. Finally we will drive to CarRod`s Gardens for a garden walk and fruit tasting before we return to the ship.

5 hours / Easy / US$ 59



Go Kayaking

Kayak the pristine Soufriere bay for a sunset experience.

1 hour / Easy / US$ 25 




Creole Cooking Class

Creole Cooking ClassLearning preparation of local cuisine, using green seasoning grown in the garden, harverest by you and eaten by you. This class is conducted in the setting of a botanic garden, Carrod's Gradens.

2.5 hours / US$100 per person (groups of 5 and above: US$75) / US$ 50 for in-house guests


"Bevin was a wonderful tour guide and driver. After the drive with stories of his homeland, history of the Island, arrived at the Rodney's Wellness Retreat. We were greeted by his sister, along with the chef and his girlfriend. We were treated like family participating in the making of the wonderful meal. Every ingredient was fresh from the region. It was fantastic experience that cruise ships don't offer. For people who like unique and unforgettable this is the excursion for you!"  Robert & Michelle

"Great way to experience Dominica. This was our first cooking school participation ever - and it was great. Such a nice experience and such a different way to get in touch with the country and the locals. Great! " Kay, 2015

Roseau Market / Mero Beach

Roseau city

Mingle in the colours of the Roseau Market (a melting pot of culture and tradition).Get a feel of Dominica, and then get loose on the Mero Beach on the west coast.

3 hours / US$ 45


Mero Beach / West Coast

Mero Beach

Drive along the scenic west coastal villages of Massacre, Mahaut, St Joseph. Take a splash in the pristine Caribbean Sea accompanied by local music

2'5 hours (45 minutes driving)US$ 40


Night out

Karaoke night

Lime at Club in the South west (Roseau to Scott’s head area)
US$ 10


See more Hikes & Tours and read reviews from our guests

Shorefox "Jungle Trek & Mineral Bath Visit" 
Shorefox "Thermal Baths Experience"

Shorefox "Waitukubuli National Trail Adventure Hike"


" Off the beaten path, well worth it. Our 3 hr hike and personal tour of the SE coast of Dominica was excellent. Our guide met us right at the ship. He was personable and taught us about the culture, history and plants of the island.The rainforest was beautiful. On our hike we saw beautiful views, ate fruit off trees, heard people speak in the original dialect of Dominica. We had 2 in our group and got personal attention. Part of the hike was up a steep 800 ft elevation. On the steep part of the hike,we took it slow, sweated a bit but it only took maybe a half hour. The rest of the hike was mostly flat and easy. If you walk regularly or are young you can do it. I am 64 yrs. Seeing the village where our guide lived, his home, his quaint church and his elementary school all added to the true feel of visiting this island. Our guide was very trustworthy and we felt safe. I would recommend this hike. " Linda, 2016, talking about the Waitukubuli National Trail

" Truly a personalized experience. We would definitely recommend this experience. Our guide was wonderful and we especially enjoyed the fact that he is the owner & developer of the gardens we visited. Such personal stories he shared and we learned a lot about the natural fruits of this country " Curtis, 2014, talking about the Thermal Bath Tour

Contact us

BEVIN LEWIS / Soufriere, Dominica
Tel: +1 (767) 440-8222 / +1 (767) 612 2400 / +1 (767) 613-3417

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