Emerald Pool, Titou Gorge & Champagne Reef Snorkel

8 hours | Dominica | D O M - 8 2 0
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$ 199.95
Min. age: 12 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  • Emerald Pool
  • Waterfalls
  • Titou Gorge
  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Soufriere/Scott's Head Marine Reserve/Champagne Reef
Champagne Reef is aptly named, as underwater volcanic vents emit continuous streams of tiny bubbles from the seabed. Exploration of this shallow reef area reveals an endless variety of tropical marine life. Look for graceful spotted drums, seahorses and frogfish as well as flying gurnards over the shallow sandy areas. Squid can often be seen on shore not far from the bubbles. The nutrient-rich water also nurtures star, brain and finger corals as well as yellow tube, vase and giant barrel sponges, along with orange crinoids. Snorkeling equipment, a snorkel vest and professional instruction are provided.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Together with your guide, you'll trek among ginger plants and vanilla orchids to the Emerald Pool formed by a waterfall cascading over a fern-covered cliff. You're welcome to stand behind the 40-foot waterfall and cool off with a dip or simply admire the surroundings of this breathtaking tropical rainforest.

Trafalgar Falls
At one of Dominica's most fascinating and picturesque areas in the south central section of the island, a walk through dense foliage takes you to Trafalgar Falls, where you'll marvel at the twin falls cascading into a deep pool, surrounded by forest, lush ferns, and tropical flowers.

Titou Gorge
Titou Gorge translates to "Little Throat, " a descriptive representation of the deep natural cave created when volcanic lava cooled and split open. A cascading waterfall fills it with cool, sparkling waters and light shines through a leafy canopy above. There is also s natural hot spring that flows into the crystalline pool. So cinematic is the Titou Gorge, that it was the filming site of the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." The entrance to the cave is quite rocky, water shoes are strongly recommended.

What you will see along the way:
A 90-minute motorcoach ride deep into the interior of Dominica is an opportunity to gaze upon some of its finest natural scenery. Dominica's reputation as the "natural isle" is well deserved, and on your Rainforest Scenic Drive, you'll want to keep a lookout for the beautiful blooming plant life and the colorful birds that make their home in the tropical vegetation.

Lunch:
A complimentary buffet lunch is provided at the Springfield Guest House Hillsborough Reception Center. Additionally, complimentary fresh local fruit and a beverage are offered before you board your transportation back to the pier.

Special Notes:

Time spent in transportation is approximately 3 hours en route to the venues. The minimum age required to participate is 12 years old. Snorkeling equipment including snorkel vest are provided and must be worn. This active excursion is suitable only for guests in good physical condition. The rustic paths at the Emerald Pool are steep and may be slippery. To reach the pool itself requires negotiating many steep steps and the walk takes about 20 minutes. Jumping from the falls is not permitted. Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel and adequate sun protection. Water shoes are recommended. An alternate snorkel site may be used if sea or weather conditions are unfavorable. Tour sequence may vary. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart your ship and board your transportation for Champagne Snorkel

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
60

Outfitting of snorkel and safety gear, safety briefing and instruction

Transport Capacity:
60
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Champagne Snorkel escorted by your PADI certified Guides.

Transport Capacity:
60
Travel time:
00:05
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes

Travel to Emerald Pool in Morne Trois Piton National Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
100
Restroom available:
Yes

Buffet lunch served at the Hillsborough Reception Center

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour of Trafalgar Falls, viewing and photos

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
700
Steps:
75
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop at Roseau Valley view point

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:05
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Swimming and exploring at the Titou Gorge - filming site for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," fresh fruit and reshment served

Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:50
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
500
Steps:
20

Depart Titou Gorge for return to your Ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:25