Roseau Valley Treasures

Roseau Valley Treasures in Dominica (Champagne Reef, Trafalgar Falls)
Price: $65.00
NOTE: If your ship is arriving at 7 AM and 8 AM, please select the 8:45 AM as your Tour Departure Time. If your ship is arriving at 9 AM, please select 9:15 AM as your Tour Departure Time.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours 15 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNone
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that may get wet. Sensible walking shoes / sneakers that will get wet are required. We also suggest a towel, sunscreen, dry pair of shoes and a waterproof camera. As you will be in the jungle, insect repellent is recommended.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, packed dirt and rock surfaces which may be wet / slippery and on an incline. Guests with special dietary needs may wish to bring a snack as there is no meal included on this trip. Snacks / beverages will be available for purchase at some sites. Fins are available in sizes 3 - 14. Guests requiring sizes outside of this range will be able to rent them upon arrival at the beach.

Roseau Valley Treasures

Plan to get wet and have tons of fun while at it - as you explore Dominica in this All-In-One snorkeling, swimming and hiking tour! Your first stop will be a visit to one of the island's Roseau Valley Treasures: Champagne Reef. It is one of the most unique snorkeling areas in the Eastern Caribbean. After a short five-minute walk to the end of the stony beach, you will gear up in the included snorkel gear. From the shore, walk in and begin a very different underwater experience. You will actually be swimming in bubbles, like you were in a giant aquarium or glass of champagne. The stop at Champagne is for approximately one hour.

Next, you will drive to a natural delight, where part of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 was filmed. You will have the chance to experience the warm (volcano-heated) water and swim in the cold water at Titou Gorge. To enjoy the gorge, you would have to take the short swim (about two minutes) up a cave-like area (you do not swim underwater). The swim is about 100 feet and the water is about 10 feet deep at its deepest point, but it's only about waist high at the middle. There is a small waterfall one can swim to, if the water is not flowing too heavily. You will also have the option to climb the waterfall (five feet) to get to another waterfall. Guests choosing to do this must be very athletic, as you have to jump about six feet out into the water on your way back down to avoid a ledge in the water. This part is not for everyone and is optional even if you can make the jump. There is a 5-7 minute walk to Titou Gorge. The trail is rocky and gets a little slippery when wet. We provide swim belts to all our guests. Time at Titou is approximately 45 minutes.

You will also visit Trafalgar Falls, which is actually two waterfalls in the same area. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the parking area and up a few steps. The walk is not too difficult but can be a bit challenging if one has any major problems with their backs, legs or hips, or if one may become short of breath due to a lung or heart condition. After the walk, you will reach a platform where you can view the waterfalls and take photos. Climbing to the base of the waterfall should be avoided because of the danger involved. Approximate time at Trafalgar is 45 minutes.

A drive will then take you through the Botanical Gardens, where you will see a glorious gallery of different plants, trees and flowers that are native to or grow on the island. Let your guide know if you want to take a quick detour/photo stop to Morne Bruce for a picture of Roseau from the top of a hill.

Please note: Crowds are to be expected. The order of your tour may change based on crowds or traffic flow the day of the tour. All tour times are approximate based on these factors.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  51 ReviewsReview This Tour
Awesome Excursion
April 16, 2020
First off, our guide was Levi and he made the trip something - knowledgeable, attentive, very safety conscious. The tour was a great cross section of the island - snorkeling, the swim in the gorge, driving around the countryside and and outlying communities. We highly recommend this tour, and ask for Levi!
Reviewer: John Addy
5 Stars
THE BEST
February 20, 2020
We really loved our Dominica adventure! Our three stops were simply beautiful, and our guides were very helpful and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Cindy
5 Stars
Amazing
February 16, 2020
I want to leave a very good review for Bumpiing Tours. They took us on an amazing tour of Dominica. They are very friendly and our driver was very knowledgeable about the island. We had a spectacular day snorkelling and swimming and being shown around the island. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone else who is thinking about it.
Reviewer: Terry Hayduk
5 Stars
Great tour and tour guide!
January 24, 2020
The experience of jumping into the gorge and then traversing up was exhilarating!
Reviewer: Paul hopke
5 Stars
Don't miss this!!
January 20, 2020
I can't recommend this excursion enough. Sadly I had not even heard of Dominica before this cruise, and subsequent excursion. The island is a gem of beauty. This excursion was really well put together, and included a great snorkeling opportunity, as well as many photo spots, a beautiful swim through a fresh water body and really friendly guides. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Reviewer: jonathan kukor
5 Stars
Highlight of our trip
April 22, 2019
We really enjoyed this excursion. It was informative, personal (with only 6 of us in the van ) not rushed at all and so fun. Both our guide and the driver were excellent. This island is a hidden gem. It needs to be explored to discover its beauty and these people did just that. Highly recommend this excursion and this company,
Reviewer: Pam Kelbough
5 Stars