Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Dominica by visiting magnificent Trafalgar Falls and then snorkeling along colorful Champagne Reef.
Starting off from the pier, you will drive inland to Trafalgar Falls. A 10-minute walk brings you to an observation platform where you are treated to amazing views of these twin falls, which are often referred to as "mother" and "father." The latter originates high in the mountains and eventually cascades into a hot mineral spring. You may notice that the rocks around the springs have been colored by the sulfur-infused water, which boasts healing properties that have attracted visitors for centuries.
Your tour then continues with a drive to the Irie Safari water sports facility at Champagne for a snorkeling adventure. One of Dominica's premier snorkeling and diving reefs, Champagne is named for the countless columns of bubbles rising from the ocean floor, which are formed by underwater geothermal springs. It's like snorkeling through a glass of bubbly champagne. The reef teems with marine life, including Hawksbill turtles, sponges, lobster, parrot fish, sea horses and squid. There's also a 17th-century Spanish shipwreck complete with cannons lying in about 18 feet of water. Before getting started, you will receive an orientation and be outfitted with your high quality snorkeling gear. Once in the water, your PADI certified "Dive Master" will lead you along the reef where you will delight in the myriad of sea life that makes its home here.
After approximately 90-minutes in the water, you will return to shore where you will have some free time to enjoy a beverage, browse the gift shop and relax on the sun deck overlooking the sea before transferring back to the ship.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking; however, participants must be physically fit enough to participate in the snorkeling portion of the tour and should be good swimmers. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable, loose clothing worn over swimwear; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a towel and flat walking shoes are recommended. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.