Posted February 9th, 2013, 06:52 PM
We just returned a few days ago from the Emerald Princess 10 day visiting Dominica.
We booked Dominica's Most Captivating Tour with Nature Island Explorers
There were my husband and myself and our dear friends on this tour. Only four of us! It was the highlight of our excursions! Though we were to go into the main port, it was learned later that we would dock at the commerical port. Donaldson let me know and changed the meet time a little. I found his communication to be very prompt and courteous.
Our guides were driver Markley and guide Aly or Oly not sure of spelling.
We had a wonderful time with both guys.
Middleham Falls was a beautiful but strenuous hike. It took us close to two hours round trip but that included looking at the falls for a long time. We are all in our 50's. Our footwear ranged from open toe Tevas, to closed toe hiker sandals, to tennis shoes. We all did just fine. My calves were sore for a few days after the hike, though.
Here is a picture of the water we crossed:
Here is a picture of the top of the falls, which was so worth the hike.
The beauty in the hike itself were incredible.
Next we went to Titou Gorge which was incredible. Aly and another guide went in with us. My disposable underwater camera shots did not come out as it was too dark, so save yourself some bad pictures if that is all you have. We drove through the Botanical Gardens.
We really wanted to do Champagne Reef and we were running low on time, so we chose to bypass Trafalgar Falls. Maybe next year as I hope to use this tour group again.
Our friends rented snorkel masks and we brought our own. Another guide took us in to the water and pointed out interesting sites. It was very clear water and we saw two rays and many fish. Sadly, though the guide looked hard, we did not see the sea horses. Again, maybe next time.
We had a wonderful day and can't wait to get back to Dominica again.