Scott's Head Peninsula

A Tale of Two Seas

Enjoy 360 views a-top the Scott’s Head peninsula, overlooking both Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a swim, snorkle or dive through a vibrant marine reserve on a sunny adventure at Scott’s Head. 

Scott’s Head Peninsula

Scott’s Head is a vibrant coastal village, known for its excellent dive sites, protected marine reserves and unique peninsula. More a toe at the southernmost tip of Dominica, Scott’s Head was named after Colonel George Scott who is deemed responsible for capturing the island from the French in 1761 and who also served as Lieutenant Governor during that period. Today, remnants of canons and slave trails faintly hint to the sites chaotic geopolitical past as visitors enjoy the fantastic views of Soufrière Bay below.

The peninsula is uniquely positioned between Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and is a rather remarkable site. A tiny strip of sand and stone mediates ferocious Atlantic Ocean waves to the east and calm Caribbean Sea to the west. The lookout point above, on a clear day, offers perfect views of Martinique in the distance and a steep 2000 foot cliff drop which progresses from Caribbean blue sea into dark abyss.

Soufrière Bay below is a bustling marine eco-system and is one of the top dive sites on island. The bay is populated by a myriad of underwater creatures including sperm whales which cruise our shores year round. If you are lucky, you can see them from shore just about fifty feet away.

For this reason the Soufrière Scott’s Head Marine Reserve (SSMR) was established by UNESCO to protect the many unique creatures which inhabit the area. The SSMR has been deemed one of the top dive sites in the world. Wether you hike the peninsula and be awed by panoramic coastal and mountain views, swim with whales in the marine reserve, or swim through bubbling sulphur vents on the shoreline, Scott’s head is definitely a place to visit on your trip to Dominica.

What You Need

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Bath towels
  • Change of clothes
  • Any other personal items

Snorkelling equipment is provided for groups less than six

 

           

We keep it local. Our solid team of guides are all Dominican and have years of experience sharing our home’s beauty with visitors. All our guides are tour guide certified by the Discover Dominica Authority and are trained in administering First Aid and CPR by the Dominica Red Cross.

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