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This mangrove-fringed river flows into the Glanvilla Swamp, which is prime...

This mangrove-fringed river flows into the Glanvilla Swamp, which is prime birdwatching territory.

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A nice tour with a bit of movie trivia, wildlife, and botanical gardens

Oddly enough, one of my favorite pics from our trip is from this tour (see attached). All in all we really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was friendly and fun and knew quite a bit... read more

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Indian River is a winding river up to a shack at the top that you can get a cold beer or some rum punch. It is a great tour as the guides will give you a look into the Flora and fauna of Dominica. From the crazy trees with amazing roots systems to the flowers and the Witches shack... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oddly enough, one of my favorite pics from our trip is from this tour (see attached). All in all we really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was friendly and fun and knew quite a bit about the vegetation. It was cool to see Calypso's hut and the botanical garden at the end was nice too. The rum punch there was... More 

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Larvik, Norway
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

The Indian river is a national park, and you need to find a good guide with some good rowing skills! We went with Alexis. If you come sea way he is one of the nice guys welcome you and offer you a bow. He has a lot of knowledge from his Island Dominica and a very good tour guide! The... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

The 2 of us went early in the day (before 9 AM) when it was still quiet, so we didn't have to share a rowing boat. That made this tour enjoyable. James (from Cobra Tours) was rowing us up the Indian river and showing and explaining a lot about the various trees and plants in this mangrove area (including the... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

My guidebook listed this as one of the top attractions in Dominica but it's really just an excursion for cruise ship passengers to which it is easy to bus people and where there is a predictable time frame associated. The excursion consists of about a 60 minute rowing boat trip with about 20 minutes at a bar and gardens half... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

We drove to the nearby town and went with one of the main companies (opposite the service station). Nothing amazing in terms of wildlife but a nice little trip and it's definitely worth spending some time at the bar in the jungle. The guide was lovely and even made a little present for our 4 year old.

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Triesenberg, Liechtenstein
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

The Indian River is situated in a stunning natural landscape in the northern part of Domenica. Locals offer rowing boat trips along the crystal clear river for a few east caribbean dollars. The ideal way to experience the quiet beauty of the river and the surrounding forest whereparts of the movie pirates of the caribbean : dead man's chest were... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

4 of us had a really enjoyable time with Gregory Augustine as our (licensed) guide. He was knowledgeable, professional and really funny! Had delicious strong rum punch in the river bar! Yum! We would highly recommend Gregory he is so fun, friendly and interesting!

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Haguenau, France
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We had one day to visit the inland of Dominica. They are many sights and we had to make a choice. Eventually, we were a bit disapointed by the river compare with the other places we visited or the one we could have visited. It could have been ok if the price is not so expensive. Anyway, it remains a... More 

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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were the first people of the day and could enjoy the nature. Nice trip by boat that brings you deep up the river. After 30 min you stop at an idealic bar in the middle of the forrest with freshly made local juices. The guide explains about the history of the river and the nature. We even got to... More 

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