Recommendations: Best Things To Do in Roseau, Dominica?

Dominica is a haven for anyone interested in learning more about or experiencing unspoiled environments. Ya gotta love anyplace that has rainforests and whales in close proximity.

Rosseau, Dominica

Any suggestions for great things to do in Dominica? Add a comment below and help promote family harmony.
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Dominica is the seventh port of call on our holiday cruise. Despite quite a number of cruise ships stopping by, Dominica remains relatively unknown compared to some of its larger and more populous neighbors that also boast better funded tourism bureaus. Hopefully some of the more worldly readers of these posts will contribute some suggestions as comments.

Fortunately, we have been to Dominica a couple times. On past trips to Dominica, we have gone whale watching. Being in relatively close company to Sperm Whales and their calves, is an amazing and highly recommended experience. Having thought Humpback Whales were huge in Hawaii, the Sperm Whales are startlingly massive – often 30 to 50% larger than the Humpbacks.

This time, we are planning on turning our sites inland. One experience that caught our eye was the Extreme Dominica Canyoning Tour which fundamentally involves rappelling down rainforest waterfalls. This may result in a split experience for our family, but my younger daughter is considering it.

Family background – I like adventure and my wife likes the beach and shopping. Our two daughters are 13 and 20 years old respectively. A personal, yet admittedly unrealistic, goal is to partake of activities that would avoid interaction with teenage or twenty-something boys…

With that in mind, please let us know what you think are the best activities for our day in port.

Here are the resources I am using to research the best experiences for our day in port for Roseau, Dominica:

Of course, the ports are only one facet of a cruise experience – below is some information on the ship and itinerary:

Celebrity Cruises
Cruiseline: Website
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Itinerary: 10 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan, Puerto Rico | St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles | Castries, Saint Lucia | Bridgetown, Barbados | Saint George’s, Grenada | Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago | Roseau, Dominica | St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Videos: YouTube Page
Social Media: Facebook Page

Full disclosure: I am not being compensated in any way by Celebrity Cruises, its parent Royal Caribbean or any other party associated with the planning or experience of this trip. It is a 100% personally funded family holiday.

About Robert Cole

Robert Cole is the founder of RockCheetah, a hotel marketing strategy and travel technology consulting practice. He also authors the Views from a Corner Suite Blog and publishes the Travel Quote of the Day. Robert speaks regularly at major travel industry conferences, authors articles for leading travel industry publications, advises travel-related startups and the equity investment community. He is an evangelist for the global travel industry.