Indian River
Indian River
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This mangrove-fringed river flows into the Glanvilla Swamp, which is prime birdwatching territory.
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Julie C
23 contributions
Jan 2020
The "rowboat" we took ended up having an outboard motor to get the thing started up stream. That's fine. The problem was, after the motor conked out, the poor fellow "rowing" only had one row (more like a pole) and 8 of us in his boat. He toiled the whole way and I felt really bad for him. The scenery is very much like what we had seen on other islands, no outstanding differences. The guide was so busy trying to get us upstream he didn't narrate much. There were a couple iguanas and a couple red crabs. The Bush Bar was cute, but eh. Overall I would not do it again. It was ok.
Written February 6, 2020
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Andrew Z
8 contributions
Nov 2022
The Indian river itself is short. The tour would take you a maximum of an hour and a half. You need to buy a sightseeing pass (around 5 USD) at the gas station next to the river, and the tour itself was around 20 USD per person. We had 4 in the boat.
There is an ATM and a bank right next to this gas station as well so you can withdraw or exchange your money for local EC dollars.

Our tour guide was Aza! Very friendly and entertaining. We also went to Syndicate Falls and Nature Trail. Highly recommend. Ask around for Paul "The Nature Boy". He will give you a great and informative tour. We were docked in Portsmouth.

Enjoy Dominica!
Written December 9, 2022
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Steve K
Fort Collins, CO2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Exceeded expectations. Highly recommend this trip to experience the natural beauty of this wonderful island. 007 James Bond provided a knowledgeable narration which made our time especially memorable. His passion and appreciation for the river made for a fabulous experience. Thanks to Miguel at M-Vision Transportation for arranging our visit. 767-617-7806.
Written December 27, 2021
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elmhurstcrnk
Elmhurst, IL11 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a nice guided nature trip that takes about 90 minutes. They row you upriver and explain all the birds, flora and fauna and if your lucky you can get a drink at the riverside bar at the halfway point (it was closed for us). No complaints, but given the many incredible things to do on the island this was kind of average.
Written March 14, 2022
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jeannine20657
Pershore, UK342 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We went with a guide called Azah. He was knowledgeable about the environment and we saw lots of different birds, fish and crabs, all of which he easily identified. He gave an on-going commentary about the plants and environment on the banks. We were privileged to see an iguana warming up in the morning sun - a special moment. The river was busy with other tourists, but since the boats have to be rowed by hand there was no noise or disruption. The bush bar which marks the end of the navigable stretch is fun and you are welcome to walk in their beautiful garden.
Written February 16, 2023
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Anneroos
Leiden, The Netherlands10 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We booked on viatours.com, had a great experience with them. The local tourguide knows the Indian river area very well and has been giving tours since he was 15, his boat is also made by a local craftsman. There is always something to watch on the Indian river, we saw like 8 different bird species and several crabs and different fish.
The guide that gave us a tour by van and recommended food for us was also great and very funny. All in all a fun/ romantic and very relaxed experience!
Written January 17, 2022
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Passenger50702379394
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Mr Gregory took my wife and I on a boat ride up the Indian River in Dominica. He is a fantastic tour guide, Naturalist, Biologist, Arborist, and Historian. He pointed out 4’ Iguanas, rare birds, chicklets and fish. He talked about the history of the railroad abutments laying on their sides in the jungle. He told us about the trees with the giant roots that retain the soil along the River banks. He provided excellent value for the money.
Written March 25, 2023
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osimajorusaf
Ruston, LA566 contributions
Jan 2022
The rowboat ride was relaxing with lovely flora, but no fauna. Our guide provided interesting commentary during the ride. It was interesting to view a prop/shack used in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean and of course the rum punch served was refreshing. While I rated this excursion as "average", I enjoyed it and the drive to the river via countryside and small towns.
Written February 10, 2022
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Gary
United States7 contributions
Mar 2023
Incredible plants and birds. Trip itself is only a 4 but the knowledge and professionalism of the guide made all of the difference. I learned so much about plants, birds, culture and history from Aza (767.616.4821) that I could not begin to capture on my own. I had no idea there were so many different fruits and nuts grown anywhere in the world and we also saw parrots. I highly recommend the tour, and especially Aza. Even though the tour is short, you will learn and experience so much more.
Written March 16, 2023
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,108 contributions
Mar 2023
Went on trip from cruise ship - took 75 minutes to get there. Lovely peaceful trip. Only sound was that of the oars. Our guide did not give any commentary. When you get off at the small bar to have rum punch make sure you go for a walk in the forest.
Written July 25, 2023
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