Top 10 things to do in Dominica for adventure lovers 

By Hannah Barnard on 20th June, 2023

Although Dominica is known for its mountains, rainforest and waterfalls, it also has a number of fine beaches and picturesque coastal formations. Explore the beauty of Dominica by taking advantage of its many outdoor activities! Take a tour around the island and visit the island’s natural attractions.

Boiling Lake

If you’re looking for an adventure, then you should definitely visit the Boiling Lake. The Boiling Lake is a flooded fumarole located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a World Heritage Site on the island of Dominica.

Boiling Lake Dominica

You can see the steam rising from the surface of the water, which makes it look like there’s a giant pot of soup bubbling away. Hike to the to the Boiling Lake, where you can walk around the edge of the crater and watch the steam rise from the water. You’ll also be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Trafalgar Falls

If you love waterfalls, then you’ll definitely enjoy visiting Trafalgar Falls. The famous twin waterfalls are only a 20-minute drive from Roseau and a 10-minute walk on a well-maintained path away. You’ll arrive at a fantastic viewing platform with panoramic views of the twin waterfalls.

Trafalgar Falls Dominca

Waitukubuli National Trail

This national park has many trails that visitors can hike through and will allow you to see some amazing sights. The Waitukubuli National Trail is not for the faint hearted, it meanders 185km over mountains and through dense Dominican rainforest and the whole route takes an average of two weeks to complete.

Waitukubuli National Trail Dominica

Soufriere-Scotts Head Marine Reserve

The Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve is located on the south-western tip of the island of Dominica, an area of protected marine habitat. The marine reserve is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean. You can snorkel at the site, swim with turtles, and even go diving.

Soufriere-Scotts Head Marine Reserve

Indian River

The Indian River is a mangrove-fringed river that flows into the Glanvilla Swamp and is home to many different species of birds and animals. Visitors can take a boat ride along the river and watch the wildlife from the water.

Indian River

Champagne Reef

The Champagne Reef offers visitors a unique opportunity to see some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean. The reef is home to many species of fish, sea turtles, and corals. In addition, the area is known for its crystal clear waters. Visitors can snorkel here and explore the underwater world.

Champagne Reef dominica

Titou Gorge

The falls are located near the town of Roseau. The falls are very beautiful because there are two large rocks that come together and form a waterfall. The narrow, scenic gorge attracts many people who go to the falls to swim in the cool waters.

Titou Gorge

Emerald Pool

Located in Morne Trois Piton National Park, Emerald Pool is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and are fed by a small waterfall. It’s the perfect escape for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Emerald Pool

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

If you love nature, then you should definitely visit the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, where you can hike through the rainforest and enjoy the views. The park is home to several waterfalls, caves, and other natural features.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Whale watching

Dominica is one of the best destinations in the world to see whales in their natural habitat. Dominica is the only country in the world where the sperm whale reside all year long. The best time to spot a whale is between November and March.

Whale watching in Dominica