While you’re in port in Roseau, combine a brief city tour with beach time on this 3.5-hour shore excursion. With a local guide, tour central Roseau in an air-conditioned bus, checking out its historical French Colonial architecture ... More info ›
While you’re in port in Roseau, combine a brief city tour with beach time on this 3.5-hour shore excursion. With a local guide, tour central Roseau in an air-conditioned bus, checking out its historical French Colonial architecture. Then visit the Dominica Botanic Gardens and the Morne Bruce viewing point before arriving at Mero Beach for two hours of relaxation in the sun. Beach chair and umbrella rental plus a tropical drink are included, as is pickup and drop-off at the Roseau port.
When your cruise ship arrives in Roseau, meet your local guide at the Roseau bay front, and board your air-conditioned bus to start your shore excursion.
Tour the city with your guide for about half an hour, passing by its main sights. The capital and largest city of Dominica, Roseau is home to lovely French Colonial architecture, particularly along King George V Street. Pass by St George’s Anglican Church and the Gothic-style catholic cathedral, and then visit the Dominica Botanic Gardens.
The Botanic Gardens boast a variety of Caribbean and international trees, flowers and other plant life — from banyan trees to orchids to African tulips — across its 40 acres (16 hectares) of land in Roseau. You can also see rare parrots in the aviary and visit the unusual memorial to Hurricane David — an old school bus that was squashed below a tree.
Next, head up to Morne Bruce, a lookout point that offers spectacular views of Roseau, the port and the coastline. Snap a few photos before continuing north to Mero Beach! The drive takes you along the west coast of the island, through fishing villages and across the Layou River.
When you arrive at the black-sand beach (most of Dominica’s beaches have black or gray sand due to the island’s volcanic origins), settle into your beach chair and umbrella (rental price included). Sip on a glass of rum punch or tropical juice, go for a swim, work on your tan — the two hours here are yours to spend however you wish.
If you get hungry or thirsty, snacks and additional drinks are available for purchase at your own expense. Your shore excursion ends with the 30-minute drive back to the Roseau bay front, located near the port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Roseau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.