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The Cabrits Historical and Marine Park

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Address: Dominica
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This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an...

This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an 800-acre marine reserve as well as a museum and ruins of colonial outposts.

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Welcoming historical site

Our ship docked at the foot of the short hill which leads up to the fort. Sensible walking shoes recommended. A brief and easy 10 minute climb took us to fantastic views across... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2016
Marion M
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Our ship docked at the foot of the short hill which leads up to the fort. Sensible walking shoes recommended. A brief and easy 10 minute climb took us to fantastic views across the bay, and a real sense of stepping back in time. There are some short walks around the fort, and blossom-laden trees buzzing with blizzards of humming... More 

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Roseau, Dominica
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Well worth walking up to these beautifully preserved buildings and fantastic views of Prince Rupert Bay .Great sense of history .

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Thank Kathy S
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 days here running a workshop on marine protection. Wonderful location. Great space, lovely views, quiet and calm. We held or big celebration night here - perfect! Only challenge is limited phone signal. Highly recommend!! And if not have an event, still visit. Great views of beautiful Dominica!

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BILLINGS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fort Shirley is being very well restored and gives a wonderful view of Prince Rupert Bay. There is a small well done history museum of the area, cafe and a dive center. You can purchase day or week passes at the cafe. The trails are very well maintained. We did the West and East hikes including the walk to the... More 

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Thank RICK B
Westbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There are several trails in the Park to hike. The Fort has been renovated the view are fantastic. I was a bit disappointed that new materials were used for the renovations, Plastic gutters and electrical conduit are not appropriate. Hardware was of modern type, should have be made on the island by local artisans. But al by al it was... More 

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Dominica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Have been here for a few events. The old fort is good place for dinner parties, banquets and such. It provides a good view fo the harbor in the evening and night. The older quarter and nice for smaller events. It can get hot, but there is often a nice breeze. As long as it does not rain, ladies you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This place is truly amazing. This was a site,( Fort Shirley) of 50 structures for the military back in the 1700's. there is a site to see cannons, mortars, and all kinds of cannonballs in the ordinance room, and the hikes to the ruins, were amazing. Along the hike to the ruins, you will see crabs, snakes, hermit crabs, all... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went here to hike early morning. The Museum wasn't open and nobody seemed to be in any hurry to open it. The lady who opens up came to work then proceeded to eat her breakfast or whatever it was before opening up. The views are beautiful but the things in the museum either didn`t work or weren't turned on.I could... More 

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Dominica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

it could use a water park for moor entertainment at cabrits 4 the kids an a special place for schools could visit 4 there social studies classes

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Thank Kimpossible C
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A wonderful blend of restored buildings in Fort Shirley and tree covered ruins. The climb is steady and I was relieved I began first thing in the morning - the estimate is 20 minutes one way for East Cabrits but I'd budget more for the climb if you want to stop for pictures - watch for the ubiquitous hermit crabs... More 

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