Canyoning in Dominica Nahjie Rapelling into the river
     

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ABOUT US

Extreme Dominica is located in the Roseau Valley ten minutes from the capital city of Roseau, and 15 minutes from Morne Trois Piton National Park.

We offer Canyoning tours, guided hikes to Boiling Lake and hikes off the beaten path, and turtle watching tours during nesting season.

For those who are really adventurous, we also offer an overnight experience under the stars. We can customize any tour to your interests, time frame and physical ability.

Our goal is to introduce you to the diversity and beauty of the rain forest, the mountains, the island’s friendly and hospitable people, and Dominica just as nature intended it. There are many trails to choose from, covering a wide variety of terrain and habitat.

Natural Formations

We are a small group of local guides certified and instructed by TI Mountaineering, a well-known company in American climbing circles.

We have completed Canyon Rescue Training with the Gendarmerie in Martinique.

Richard is also certified by NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute as Wilderness First Responder.
NOLS

We have taken over 4,000 people into the canyon, from ages 6-75, from all walks of life, many with a fear of water and many with a fear of heights. Safety is our main priority and we all have a great respect for Mother Nature.

Richard & Jeffrey
Richard & Jeffrey

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Nahjie
Nahjie
Liz
Liz

Richard and Jeffrey, brothers from different mothers, began exploring Dominica’s many canyons about 8 years ago, when Richard became curious about what was above Titou Gorge. Richard has lived in the Caribbean half his life, while Jeffrey grew up in the Dominican village known for its hot sulphur pools, Wotten Waven. They both have a way of making sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times. Jeffrey also likes to sing.

Nahjie was born and raised in the mountain village of Laudat. Known for doing the most trips to Boiling Lake in one day, he has boundless energy and a charisma for Canyoning that is contagious. His nickname: Super Sexy.

Although Liz is a recent transplant from the concrete jungle of Los Angeles to Dominica, she is quickly learning all the island has to offer as well as honing her Canyoning skills along the way.

Enjoy a video featuring canyoning with Extreme Dominica:

 

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ABOUT DOMINICA

Beautiful DominicaDominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is a tropical rain forest island in the Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe and Martinique. It is approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles wide, has 7 active volcanoes, over 350 sources of water, hot sulphur pools, waterfalls around every bend, and plenty of mountains.  It is home to the world's second-largest Boiling Lake and is also home to the last remaining Carib Indians in all of the Caribbean.  Some plants and animals thought to be extinct on surrounding islands can still be found in Dominica's forests.  Dominica

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, in the center of the island, was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1995, a distinction it shares with only four other Caribbean islands.  The highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 4,747 ft.  Dominica has an estimated population of 72,500, the two primary population centers being Portsmouth in the North and Roseau (the capital) in the South.

It is said that when his royal sponsors asked Christopher Columbus to describe this island in the "New World", he crumpled a piece of parchment roughly and threw it on the table. "This", Columbus explained, "is what Dominica looks like—completely covered with mountains with nary a flat spot."  Its pre-Columbian name was "Wai'tu kubuli", which means "Tall is her body".  The official language is English, though French Creole is spoken by many, especially people of older generations.

Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its seemingly unspoiled natural beauty, as it possesses the most pristine wilderness in the Caribbean.  Originally, it was protected by sheer mountains which led the European powers to build ports and agricultural settlements on other islands.  From the ocean, it appears impenetrable.  More recently, the citizens of this island have sought to preserve its spectacular natural beauty by discouraging the type of high-impact tourism which has damaged nature in most of the Caribbean.  It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the Boiling Lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species.  The Sisserou Parrot (also known as the Imperial Amazon), the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag and is indigenous to its mountain forests.  Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture.

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