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Waitukubuli Sea Trail

Segment 1: Scott’s Head/Martinique Channel

15.215001°, -61.374371° 5km

Community Tourism Group: Scott’s Head Improvement Committee

The Sea Trail commences on breathtaking Marine Park of Scott’s Head Point, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. This is a popular diving and snorkeling spot where stunning marine life can be observed. Only a short paddle away from Segment Two, this is a wonderful day trip paddle, should one choose.

Take a hike up to the top and follow the interpretive signage to learn more about the area. If you like snorkeling, be sure to walk up the Caribbean side of Scotts Head to the beach and snorkel out to the point for some of the best reefs in Dominica.

Segment 2: Soufriere

15.232480°, -61.361686° 3.55km

Where the Soufriere Outdoor Center is located! Get outfitted for your paddle and stay at Soufriere Guesthouse or Jungle Bay. Enjoy the warm welcome from the village people and understand what Dominica truly is. Be sure to soak in the beautiful Bubble Beach after paddling Segment One. One of the few places in the world with a geothermal heated beach with warm baths.

Recommended Accommodation: Soufriere Guesthouse, Rosehill Heights, Jungle Bay, Rodney’s Wellness Retreat

Segment 3: Champagne Beach

15.245272°, -61.72853° 10.6km

Stop and see some incredible marine life. A wonderful spot to take a day trip or stop for a snorkel along the way. Snorkel to see the famous champagne bubbles rising from the sea floor.

Recommended Accommodation: Ocean’s Edge Hotel, Anchorage hotel, Sea World Guesthouse.

Community Tourism Groups: Newton Association of Yacht Security, Wotten Waven Development Committee, Morne Anglaise Community Tourism Group

Segment 4: Roseau

FY: 15.295434°, -61.387002°
SW: 15.288296°, -61.376736°

Things to do:

  • Botanical gardens
  • Old market square
  • Morne Bruce
  • Trafalgar Falls
  • Titou Gorge
  • Boiling Lake

Segment 5: Canefield/Donkey Beach

15.332757°, -61.3947804° 8.97km

A beautiful beach that was once a popular spot in the 90’s. While it still boast an incredible shoreline, the area is surrounded by an industrial park.

Possible hotel/accommodation options with transport in Canefield.

Segment 6: Mahaut

15.353149°, -61.393966° 8.22km

Mahaut is the know as the village that never sleeps. A lively village with lots of action on the main strip. There is a lovely beach on the northern end of the village near to the L&O Guesthouse.

Recent paddlers were able to land near a small dock ‘jetty’ and store their boats with the fishermen. It’s always a good practice to offer a drink in exchange for a service like that!

Recommended Accommodation: L&O Guesthouse

Community Tourism Groups: Layou Improvement Committee, DCTAI

Segment 7: St. Joseph/Layou

15.395386°, -61.425922° 8.32km

Where paddlers can have a bit of fun catching some waves. Stay at the beautiful Beach House in Layou, which is right off the beach and features a rooftop hot tub. All conveniently located right next door to Boyd’s famous bakes! Enjoy local activities such as bird watching with Dr. Birdie. Layou is a recommended two day stay! Groups can opt for a stay a Jennifer’s House, a popular AirBnB with transportation provided.

Recommended Accommodation: The Beach House, Jennifer’s House

Community Tourism Group: Salisbury Fisheries and Tourism Committee

Segment 8: Salisbury

15.433980°, -61.437257° 5.98km

A gorgeous beach that has been recently developed by the community. Excellent snorkeling to the North of the beach. A fun bar is open on the weekends towards the south of the beach.

Two paddlers found an AirBnB in the village and were able to secure their kayaks on the beach at one of the shops.

Recommended Accommodation: The Tamarind Tree

Segment 9: Batalie Beach

15.451227°, -61.447003° 8.79km

A secluded little beach with good ‘rock gardening’ along the cliffs. Be sure to bob and weave your kayak along the base of the cliff enjoying fun kayak maneuvers between the rock outcroppings. Be on the look-out for iguanas in the area. They are spotted frequently.

Recommended Accommodation: Sunset Bay Club

Segment 10: Colihaut

15.486308°, -61.464993° 7.19km

A friendly fishing village to experience a true Dominican welcome ashore. You will find local community tourism such as boat and snorkeling tours and a fabulous beach to kick back and relax at. Fun fact: back in 1828, Colihaut boasted 12 billiard tables and 16 taverns!

Recommended Accommodation: Sea and Sun Retreat (right on the beach), found on AirBnB and Facebook.

Segment 11: Dublanc

15.516606°, -61.470288° 10.3km

Home of one of the loveliest seaside playfields in Dominica. Make a quick stop to explore this quaint fishing village.

Community Tourism Groups: PAYS, NDETC

Segment 12: Portsmouth/Picard Beach

15.554145°, -61.402191° 9.82

Dominica’s second city! Lots of good restaurants and two very popular beaches. Be sure to stop at Secret Beach and paddle through the gorgeous arch at the beach.

Things to do:

  • The Cabrits National Park
  • Fort Shirley
  • Indian River
  • Syndicate
  • Secret Beach
  • Purple Turtle Restaurant

Recommended Accommodations: Picard Beach Cottages, Secret Bay, Kempinski, Fort Shirley

Community Tourism Groups: PAYS, NDETC

Segment 13: Toucari

15.609572°, -61.464282° 7.42km

Land on a beautiful sandy beach and fill your belly up with true Caribbean cuisine. Go for a sunset snorkel and finish the night off by falling asleep in a hammock listening to waves crash on the beach. A truly authentic Caribbean experience.

Recommended Accommodations: Keepin’ It Real

Community Tourism Group: Capuchin Community Tourism Group

Segment 14: Capuchin/Guadeloupe Channel

15.629432°, -61.463458° 8.93km

Finish the trail on the northernmost point of the island! You will paddle north to the most dramatic coastline in Dominica. After viewing the the mesmerizing Guadeloupe Channel, you will land at the most Northern Fishing beach at Capuchin next to the remains of a jetty. This quaint fishing beach is the perfect ending to an epic adventure. Walk down the road to Peter’s Bar and have a celebratory drink.

  • Celebrate at Peter’s Bar, Capuchin

Visit Canna Heritage Park.