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Indian River

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Indian River

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Emerald Pool & Trafalgar Falls Water Adventure
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Emerald Pool & Trafalgar Falls Water Adventure

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Guests will depart from Roseau to the Emerald Pool driving through Canefield arriving at the Emerald Pool. This wonderful waterfall grotto is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Morne Trois Piton National Park. An easy 30-minute hike takes the guests through magnificent overhanging trees and lush vegetation to the pool, which appears green in the tree-filtered sunlight. Guests will be able to go for a dip, and swim right up to the waterfall!<br><br>On the way back there are two view points where the Atlantic Coast and Morne Laurent can be seen to the left, rising to an elevation of 2,248 ft. Breathtaking! <br><br>Following the visit of the Emerald Pool, guests will go to the Trafalgar Falls. It is a short 10 to 15 minute walk along a well-maintained path from the Visitor Reception centre, where you can photograph both falls from a viewing platform. The more daring can continue on to swim in the refreshing waters of the smaller waterfall or find the hot springs at the tallest falls.
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Thorkild R wrote a review Feb 2020
Dominica6 contributions1 helpful vote
Portsmouth Superb, BarbWire Guides @ Indian River. 5stars, valur 4 money. Syndicate water falls, Scots head, red rocka.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Greg Reedman wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois4,229 contributions507 helpful votes
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It's been completely different than what I expected but at the same time I loved it - don't expect action, fast paced entertainment etc. (I think most of us hear about the scene from the move and automatically associate with that). This is a very relaxing boat ride where you get to enjoy the sun, beautiful lush jungle views while listening to some info from time to time from your tour guide; and ours said it best by saying that he will stop talking at times exactly to make people appreciate the silence and peacefulness of this river! I was curious about how to organize this tour but in reality it's pretty straight forward; 1. You park the car either at the bank across the street or simply at the parking lot for the Indian River; this place after all is park of the national parks system in Dominica and the weekly pass is accepted. 2. From here you can use the restroom and organize your tour with many tour guides on the spot, or very likely you will have one already in advance as most people recommend someone (we drove all the way from Marigot/North East and as soon as we arrived our tour called us out by the name of hotel we stayed out - yep there are not that many tourists in Dominica, especially who drive their own cars) - the tour is I believe less than $20 per person and considering your guide will do the physical workout on your behalf be nice and tip accordingly afterwards! 3. The boat ride is serene and peaceful; motors aren't allowed so that makes this experience even more relaxing - you will bump into other boats going back or into the jungle but that's about it, no noise. The water color is very specific too, like a "milky green" at times and the overgrown banks and rich vegetation (in particular old big trees with huge long roots) are astounding! 4. You make it to the Bush Bar for a short stop - the drinks were decent, definitely try the Dynamite for its unique flavor. Pretty cool dock and decor - the barman, as others mentioned here on TripAdvisor already, could cheer up a bit as he made us feel a bit unwelcome.... but that has nothing to do with the tour - I review the tour and our guide experience and not the Bush Bar 5. On the way back you visit the Calypso Hut :) also serene and calm time, don't expect the snakes and voodoo dolls here - it's just an old hut on the river that was used in the move, still super cool! All in all the tour is very easy to organize and I say a must while in Dominica; it's very unique for the island as I don't recall anything like this in any other Caribbean country/islands and we have been to over 15+ already - there are of course river tours but not one like this, and that's exactly what made it so unique and took me by surprise as mentioned at the very beginning. TIP: our hotel recommend James Bond and Lawrence of Arabia (they work together and we met both); James took us on the tour and I would highly recommend him same as others did here already (by the way I was impressed with his multi language skills! and of course his sense of humor and personally add up to the experience!)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Julie C wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Eli wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Knowledgable guide up a river that was not all that interesting. A conveniently located bar at the end of the trip.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Patricia S wrote a review Jan 2020
Roseau, Dominica37 contributions12 helpful votes
This is something that is good for elderly people or those with young children that are too young for much walking. It's pretty, relaxing and relatively interesting to hear about some of the local flora.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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