Open-Air Scenic Southern Highlights

  • Port

    Roseau, Dominica

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Come discover the picturesque and natural beauty of Dominica's southern villages in an open-air ex-army Mercedes Unimog.

You will be captivated by the breathtaking vistas as you travel from the capital, Roseau, through the villages of Newtown, Loubiere, Pointe-Michel and Soufriere then onward to the extreme southern tip of the island. One of the many exciting photo opportunities to be discovered along the way is the Soufriere/Scotts Head Bay Marine Reserve which is a submerged volcano, with drop-offs, wrecks and an abundance of coral in pristine condition. Also visible is the point where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean at Scotts Head, locally referred to as the 'toe' of the island. To the south, from any vantage point, the French island of Martinique can be clearly seen across the channel (weather permitting).

Head back north into the village of Soufriere to explore one of the oldest and architecturally best-kept churches in Dominica. You will learn about the history of the church as well as the grotto or cave where the faithful go to worship.

Dip your toes in along the seashore to feel the unbelievably warm water fed by geothermal vents in the seabed.

Drive a few more minutes to a garden retreat, nestled in the foothills of two dormant volcanoes -- Morne Plat Pays and Morne Patat. This lush garden sprawls over an 18th-century former lime estate and offers a place for relaxation, reflective thinking, bird watching and outdoor enjoyment. A refreshing beverage (coconut water or local herbal tea) is served here, before you return to the ship.

Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations or for guests using a wheelchair.