Titou Gorge

Titou Gorge, Dominica: Address, Titou Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

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A natural water-ride created by two hot springs, a rock pool and a river.
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Lexington, SC45 contributions
Couples
We visited Titou Gorge on an excursion through Holland America that was paired with a stop at the hot springs. When reading the description we thought it sounded like a great relaxing day. The drive there was gorgeous.
What we weren’t told upon our arrival was they had been getting A Lot of rain. We were given life preservers that went around our waist. The water was FREEZING cold. There were about 30 in our group. 1/2 chose not to go in. The water was also very deep when we were there. Before we even got to the entrance it was over our heads.
Upon entering it is magnificent! We noticed a pretty good current we would have to swim against. My husband and I are in our 50’s and adventurous. We were with our guide and a younger guy, mid 30’s ish. The further we got, the stronger the current. About 3/4 of the way in I didn’t know if we were going to make it. We had to work together but made it to the end. The rest of our group who tried only made it 1/2 way.
The ‘waterfall’ was a massive torrent of water.
I’ve looked at the other pictures shared in other reviews and the water level we experienced was way higher.
My advice, ask about recent rainfall and the water level. If it happens to be like it was when we were there and you aren’t a strong swimmer, don’t shy away. At least go through the entrance. The views just in there are incredible. If the water levels are low most definitely go further in but use caution and stay with your guide.
I would consider going again and hope to find it during the dry season!
I’m sharing some pictures, 2 I’m comparing 2 other pictures with ones I took.
Written April 8, 2022
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I'm in a Hawaii State of Mind
Syracuse, UT252 contributions
All of our stops on the Bumpiing Tours - Wet Tour were nothing less than amazing! Others on our cruise complained that they didn't like Dominica because they didn't have great beaches and we quickly exclaiming how much we LOVED the island and told them all the things we did. The Gorge was "refreshingly" cold but bearable. It definitely requires some swimming skills and strength to navigate easily. But it was totally worth the experience!

There is a spot to cliff jump, a waterfall at the end to stand under and an amazing slot canyon to swim through!
Written January 10, 2020
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Lora Avalon
Frankfurt, Germany153 contributions
Solo
Beautiful gorge with very cold clear waters. I was brought there by my guide Chadi Symes, we swam into the gorge until the end where you can see a beautiful waterfall. Incredible site, a definitely must- see and must swim in it.
Written September 23, 2021
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA1,822 contributions
Solo
Our brave guide jumped from 15 feet into the gorge, but the rest of us swam a short distance into the narrow channel. The water was opaque with an unpleasant greenish tone, but not very cold.

At the end there was a small but very strong waterfall. One has to be determined to get all the way into it.

Floating on your back you get a nice view of the gorge and the vegetation around it.
Written February 7, 2020
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debwales
Wrexham, UK133 contributions
We booked a trip to do the Gorge and then Hot springs and we were not disappointed. When you arrive you get a lifevest on then you enter the water and swim through the cave until you come to a mighty powerful waterfall. The water is very cold at first but once you start swimming it soon warms up. When you get to the waterfall it is amazing but very powerful. I was helped up by someone and could not stay there very long because of the power so came back through the Gorge to the exit. It is something I never planned to do but I am so glad I did, it was an incredible experience. One thing I would say and this goes for my whole two weeks cruising the Caribbean, I wish I had invested in a waterproof camera because so many beautiful photo opportunities were missed.
Written January 31, 2020
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mlmdaisy
Tampa, FL13,166 contributions
We visited as part of a cruise excursion and I was very pleasantly surprised. The gorge was one of the most beautiful experiences I've had in the Caribbean and I was so proud of myself for braving the chilly water!! It was well worth it. I only wish that I had been there with less people around and it might have been nice to do with a tube.
Written December 26, 2021
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WeBeTraveling
194 contributions
Family
Don’t let the frigid water keep you from experiencing Titou Gorge. It is absolutely gorgeous and where they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean 2. We booked a tour and our guide provided life jackets and went in with us all the way to the water fall. I jumped in from the edge rather than walking in. It was so much fun!
Written March 13, 2020
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shaz f
34 contributions
I was worried that the water would be too cold for me. Our guide brought a small life jacket and wet suit for me...it was too small the wet suit but i still ventured in...sooooo glad I did. It really wasn't that cold! The whole experience was amazing!
Written October 18, 2021
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Nick v
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands124 contributions
Couples
Normally it will be more crowded. We were at carnival there, so nobody's was there. Fully enjoyed the beauty of this place. Water is little chilly but you will adapt soon by seeing so much beauty. Very special place and more then recommended!
Written February 24, 2020
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feelliketraveling0n
Summerville, SC4 contributions
Family
We were in Roseau, Dominica for the day on a cruise stop. We met an independent taxi/tour operator named Kelvin at the port that offered to give 4 of us a tour for $60. We had a gorgeous drive up the mountain to Titou Gorge. The temperature dropped significantly as we went a short drive up the mountain. Our driver stopped at a few places along the way for us to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys with the vast ocean as a backdrop. He would stop for us to see the locally grown produce, etc. There are some narrow turns on the way up; we literally were inches from a construction truck on the mountain side (part of the adventure, I suppose).

Arriving at Titou Gorge, we crossed a narrow bridge to the gorge. The trees were so amazing. We felt almost like we were in a Dr. Suess story with these beautiful 'umbrella' looking trees. Then I heard a bird calling that sounded almost exactly like the 'mockingjay' from the Hunger Games Movies. I asked Kelvin what was that beautiful sounding bird, to which he told me a mountain whistler. I felt I was truly in a unique location. (Pirates 2 even filmed a scene here.)

We stepped into the water, which is mountain cool, but extremely refreshing!! We swam through and really enjoyed every moment. The guys climbed up the smaller waterfall at the end to walk up to the larger waterfall. The water in the gorge was completely clear, and can't stress enough how refreshing it made us feel from head to toe. Our guide watched our items for us, told us to stay as long as we like, took pictures for me of us while we were swimming.

I will say that while we were enjoying the gorge, another group arrived that were with an excursion...they had their large group all in at the same time and rushed right back out. I was so glad that the cruise line was booked. It would have cost us over $320 for the 4 of us, and they did not have time to enjoy the gorge. We were only charged $60 and had such a personable experience.

People of all ages were able to enjoy this. Life jackets are available to rent for $2 at the gorge by locals if you would prefer to use one. The water is maybe 8 ft in some places. We wore our water shoes.

We made a few more stops before heading back to the port area. Would love to go back to this beautiful place!!
Written October 9, 2014
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