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Soufriere Snorkel & Sulphur Springs

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Snorkel in the beautiful waters of Dominica at Champagne Reef in the geothermal bubbles that create an experience unlike any other.

Begin your tour at the cruise ship pier where you will be met by your driver and travel a scenic 15-minutes to the water sports facility passing by the quaint village of Pointe Michel.

Meet your PADI certified Dive Master who will be your snorkel guide for the snorkel portion of this combination excursion. You will be provided with comfortably fitting snorkel gear, a brief safety orientation and tips on how to use the gear and get the most out of your snorkeling in the Dominica. Your snorkeling gear includes mask, snorkel, fins and snorkel vest.

Your snorkeling experience begins directly from the shore, your guide will walk with you down the beach and assist you with your gear and then lead you into the water. The reef starts only 3 yards leading out 100 yards to the main reef, see how the underwater geothermal springs vent gasses in the form of thousands of warm bubbles, creating a feeling of swimming through a giant glass of Caribbean Sea champagne. This phenomenon was created after molten lava solidified on entering the sea and gases where trapped during the volcanic era when this island was formed.

The reef provides vibrantly colored corals and sponges as well as tropical fish, lobster and is a permanent habitat for Hawksbill turtles, you may even spot seahorses.

After snorkeling, travel a short 15-minutes to discover another example of Dominica's rich volcanic history at the Soufriere Sulphur Springs. Hidden in this rich volcanic region you will find the area is devoid of vegetation due to the fumes and hot water. There is a network of trails you can explore or simply soak in the relaxing, warm and rejuvenating Sulphur water in one of the pools fed from the volcanic activity in the Soufriere hills. The springs are renowned for their reported ability to reduce stress, cure rheumatism, and other ailments. More importantly, they just feel good! You will have approximately one hour to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding in nature's hot tub.

For your comfort and convenience, the dive and snorkel center at Champagne Reef provides showers, changing rooms, refreshments, and a sundeck overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

You will be driven back to the cruise ship pier after your day of exploration and relaxation has ended.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water and fresh fruit juice or rum punch is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and walking shoes or water shoes. Bio-degradable sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a beach towel is suggested.
Restrictions
Guests are not permitted to stand up on the reef, and should have basic swimming skills. Bio-degradable sunscreen is required to swim at the reef.
5 Stars5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent excusrsionMay 05, 2017

Reviewer: Denis Beauchamp
The access to the snorkling site may be a bit difficult for some persons. The driver/guide we had for the excursion was very pleasant and informative.

5 StarsExcursionFebruary 26, 2017

Reviewer: Marilyn
We had a wonderful day and all of the guides were great.

5 StarsSoutrie was greatFebruary 15, 2017

Reviewer: Brian Gold
We really enjoyed this. Our guide was great and the overall tour was wonderful.

5 StarsGreat time, nice people!February 15, 2017

Reviewer: julie forbush
We enjoyed our time at the sulphur springs and our snorkle adventure. our driver was so nice and communicated everything well. The guys who took us snorkling was very informative about the area and what we saw in the water. Great group of people.

5 Starsgreat tripFebruary 12, 2017

Reviewer: Anna Bondi
this being first cruise, this was one excursion I really enjoyed. The snorkel part was great, guides were very helpful and showed us everything. Our driver from the ship was wonderful and let us know all about the area. We are going on the same cruise in 2017 and plant on booking another excursion!

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