Welcome to Portsmouth


North of downtown, in an area called Lagoon, the road parallels a wide yellow-sand beach whose funky restaurant-bars get busy on weekends. Ahead awaits the colonial-era Fort Shirley at Cabrits National Park.

Prince Rupert Bay, by the way, was the site of the Battle of the Saints, one of the major battles in Caribbean history, that saw the British navy give the French fleet a drubbing in 1792.


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Dominica SUP Paddle Boarding Rental

Paddle boarding is hitting the Caribbean and here in Dominica, there is no exception. Dominica has some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving grounds in the Caribbean and adding paddle boarding to your itinerary will be an amazing experience. Rent a stand-up paddle board and go boarding off the city of Roseau or in the Soufriere Bay area near Champagne Reef that lies directly above an underwater volcano as the geothermal bubbles vent to the surface of the water. You can try paddling through historic Indian River or up the sleepy river in Portsmouth. Paddle boarding in Dominica is like no other destination.You can use your SUP paddle board rental for a few hours or the full day to your preference. It must be returned before the end of the business day. See Hours of Operation in Important Info tab.

$1366.61 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Premium Guadeloupe 8 days catamaran cruise, inc. food

Day 1: Boarding at Marina Bas du Fort. Departure to Ilet Gosier (about 30 min). Night on board, at anchor.Day 2: Breakfast and we set sail to Anse Canot at Marie-Galante, the island of a hundred mills (about 2 hours of sailing). Lunch on board. Option*: Bus tour of the island (about 3 hours). Dinner and night on board.Day 3: After breakfast, departure to Dominica (about 4 hours of navigation): "The Nature Island of the Caribbean". Arrival in Portsmouth (customs and immigration formalities). Lunch on board. Option*: Rowing boat trip on the Indian River, then a lovely walk back through the fruit plantations and Portsmouth village. Dinner and night on board.Day 4: Breakfast. Option *: Island tour by bus with a driver-guide: North Road, Amerindian Reserve, stop in the National Park, "Emerald Pool", crossing of the island to the south and the west coast. Lunch in a restaurant in the rainforest. Trafalgar waterfalls (60m high) with a guide. Return to the boat through the capital, Roseau, and by the west coast. Dinner and night on board.Day 5: After breakfast we will navigate to the west coast of Guadeloupe (about 3 hours). Lunch at anchor nearby under the wind of the island. After lunch sailing to the Cousteau Reserve facing Ilet Pigeon (about 3 hours). Dinner and night on board.Day 6: After breakfast, relaxation, water activities from the boat, snorkelling; for amateurs there's a possibility you may be able to go scuba diving at one of the local clubs. Lunch on board. In the afternoon we will sail to the archipelago of Saintes (about 3 hours). Mooring at Pain de Sucre. Dinner and night on board.Day 7: After breakfast we will be on our way to the Terre de Haut Bay. Anchorage in the bay. Option*: Village tour and walk to the Fort Napoleon. Lunch on board. You will have some free time to explore the area. We set sail later that day to Îlet Gosier (about 4 hours). Dinner and night on board.Day 8: Disembarkation at 10:00 at Bas du Fort marina.When the time comes for the final goodbyes the crew will remind you of trips highlights, exchange emails and photos and might even give you a big hug before sending you off!