DOMINICA: WHALE WATCHING
Did you know that
Dominica is the only Caribbean island where sperm whales can be seen year-round?
This high rate of success spotting whales or dolphins during
whale-watching excursions is why Dominica has earned the title of
"Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean."
If you're the type of traveler who enjoys whale-watching excursions
you know that they can be elusive creatures. But not in Dominica. Here
you've got a 90 percent chance of spotting one of these magnificent
mammals and you can be sure it is an amazing sight to behold. That's
why Dominica is so popular with filmmakers and photographers, in
addition to travelers.
The waters off of Dominica are prime areas for whales to
feed, breed and play, making for excellent whale watching opportunities
– including spectacular sperm whale mother-calf pairs, whose spouts can
be seen from shore. In fact, six different whale species are regularly seen in
Dominican waters, while as many as 22 different species are often
spotted at various times. Sperm whales, pilot whales, pygmy whales,
Atlantic spinner dolphins and spotted dolphins are commonly found in
the waters surrounding the island.
Consider booking a trip to Dominica today and experience
the natural beauty and splendor of these magnificent creatures. It's
one experience you don't want to miss!
To learn more about tour operators and whale watching in
Dominica, visit http://www.dominica.dm/site/whalewatching.cfm.
MAKING THE "A LIST"
Dominica continues to
attract attention from some of the world's most respected travel
publications, helping to spread the word about the beauty and
excitement of the island.
Traveler recently named Dominica to its Best Trips of 2011 list. Destinations selected for the list were hand-picked
by editors who were asked where they would send travelers who were
seeking new experiences, different types
of travel and authentic travel experiences.
addition, Dominica is the only Caribbean island to make the list for
the Top 10 Fitness Vacations
by Shermans Travel.
One of the key reasons why the island makes the "A list" is
because it features healthy pursuits that let visitors reduce tensions
and get physically fit – all at the same time.
to the report, Dominica stands apart from other Caribbean islands
because a stay typically involves active pursuits like swimming in
natural thermal pools and hiking through lush rainforests. One of the
resorts cited as an example of Dominica's top fitness vacations is Jungle Bay Resort & Spa,
which offers organic gourmet meals, spa treatments, yoga classes and
active excursions like hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Next time you're
thinking about planning a getaway to a tropical paradise, consider
visiting Dominica, where you can experience it all: fun activities,
healthy pursuits and exciting adventures that will most likely keep you
from having to go on a crash diet when you return home.
Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic)
is a spectacular green island of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and
rushing rivers in the Eastern Caribbean. Lying south of Guadeloupe and
north of Martinique, Dominica offers adventure experiences for
travelers who are looking for a unique travel vacation.
Government of Dominica made significant improvements to the terminal
and runway at the island's main airport, Melville Hall Airport. Landing
after sunset is now a reality. Travelers can connect to Dominica on
LIAT, American Eagle or WinAir from the surrounding hubs of Puerto
Rico, Antigua, St. Maarten, Barbados and St. Lucia.
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