Northern Explorer

Northern Explorer

Explore the north's remote beaches, mangroves and jungle pools

Northern Explorer

Lounge on a beach to Caribbean rhythms. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride up the Indian River and visit Calypso’s Voodoo House, from iconic scenes in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Jump into a refreshing pool beneath a calm waterfall. Wind down to setting sun at the auburn cliffs of Red Rock. 

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Duration

6 – 10 Hours

Challenge level

Easy

Northern Explorer

Physical Requirements
Northern Explorer

  • Fitness Level 30% 30%
  • Endurance 30% 30%

Itinerary

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Pickup

Pick up from Roseau at 8:00 am. (Or from your hotel on request) 

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Beach Lime

Drive along the west coast to Mero Beach. Stroll the rhythm filled beach or swim the bay.  

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River Boat Ride

Drive through bustling coastal villages to the north. Take a chill boat ride up the Indian River. Stop off at Calypso’s Voodoo House (from Pirate’s of the Caribbean) and share the river with the many wild animals that inhabit it. 

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Swim

Drive winding island roads to Chaudiere Pool in Bense. Take a short hike to a remarkable swimming hole and mini waterfall. Jump in from cliffside or dive in from river bank. Enjoy a refreshing swim in this beautiful, jungle swimming hole. 

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Beach Lounge

Continue alongside the plunging cliffside and tumbling breezes of the north to Red Rock, Calibishie. Lounge on this intimate, auburn beach, take a quick swim or explore the glowing red rocks and caves along the shoreline. Have a Caribbean concoction at a rustic, island bar and lounge in a hammock to sea breezes. 

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Drop Off

Drop off at Roseau. (Or at your hotel on request) 

What You Need

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimsuit 
  • Bath towels 
  • Change of clothes 

Any other personal items

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 trained in administering First Aid and CPR by the Dominica Red Cross.

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Background information

Named after the Kalinago Indians who inhabited the river banks, Indian River is the largest of Dominica’s many rivers. From above, you can see this still beauty winding between the villlages of Glanvillia and Portsmouth, down to the sea. The river’s shoreline is populated by buttressed Bwa Mang Trees whose roots clutch away at the bank.

The wet mangrove is home to a myriad of wildlife – crabs, egrets, and many other birds which grace the land.

A soothing boat ride by experienced locals is the best way to traverse the river, and any visit should involve a stop at Cobra’s beach bar for a stab at the bar’s special ‘dynamite’ rum punch.

Indian River is famous for its scene in Pirates of the Caribbean, where the Calypso Voodoo house was built and still stands today. This eerie, whimsical structure, preceded by a shaky wooden staircase creeping up from the river is a site to behold.

An Indian River Tour is a great way to experience Dominica, while being transported by stories of legend and past, on a soothing journey through the coastal forest of the island.

Chaudiere is a beautiful, natural pool carved out of grey rock, fed by a calmly cascading downpour from the river above. This refreshing swimming hole emanates from the Hampstead River in the picturesque community of Bense. The pool is the perfect way to escape from the surrounding heat and be embraced by nature. Thick forest hovers above and fresh river millets can be seen jumping up the tumbling waterfall. Jump in from cliffside and be caressed by calm river torrents in yet another one of Dominica’s fresh water wonders.
Shaped by ocean and rugged Caribbean weather is the unique formation of reddish, clay earth known as Red Rocks. This uncommon rock formation lies on the north eastern coast in Calibishie, Dominica and is indeed visually orgasmic. During sunrise and set, the rocks seem to glow beneath the sun’s rays, as white waves tumble violently along their edge. At dusk, the sun descends behind the mountains, shedding a soft backlight for the rocks, which blaze red beneath its glow.

Not only are the rocks a site to behold, but a great place for quick exploration. Short rocky trails lead to hidden rock formations, a cozy cave and an intimate black sand beach. Red Rock is just another of the many unique natural phenomena that defines the magic that is Dominica and is a definite must-see for anyone wishing to explore the northern end of the island.

Get Set, Wet!

Challenge Level Moderate

Duration 6-8 hours

Hike-A-Thon

Challenge Level Moderate

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Boiling Lake Experience

Challenge Level Challenging

Duration 6-10 hours

Victoria Falls Excursion

Challenge Level Moderate

Duration 6-8 hours

Day Tour

Hike-A-Thon

Hike lush forests in Dominica’s mountain peeks. Embark on a hiker’s adventure through steep, winding trails to some of the most spectacular jungle locations of the Caribbean. Be engulfed by mountain to shoreline views, swim pristine rivers and lakes lounge beneath tumbling waterfalls and transcend into the clouds on a full day of island trekking. 

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