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The Cabrits Historical and Marine Park

| Portsmouth, Dominica
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This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an 800-acre marine reserve as well as a museum and ruins of colonial outposts.
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| Portsmouth, Dominica
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

In late October I was transitioning vacation from Roseau to Calibishie. I made it to Portsmouth by 9am. I still had 8 hrs to spend before I could check into my AirBnB, so decided to buy a day pass and hike thru the Caribts National...More

Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 29 March 2017

At first I thought Cabrits was only a place to go see some history of Dominica. However, after reading some reviews, we got to see that there were a couple of small hikes, roughly a hour total for each. You basically get to hike up...More

Thank B-from-R7
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this calming historic site while on vacation back home, it was simply epic. Scenery is relaxing, beautiful and calming. The upgrade is a must see. The short hike was big fun, we took picks along the way, bonding as a family happened instantly, when...More

Thank Helena Julie M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

There is an amazing view from Cabrits up on Fort Shirley. There is a lot of history up there but the views are fantastic, deep blue unending ocean. The place is clean and well kept. Great location for a wedding, picnic or just an evening...More

Thank FLORA_uno
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our ship docked at the foot of the short hill which leads up to the fort. Sensible walking shoes recommended. A brief and easy 10 minute climb took us to fantastic views across the bay, and a real sense of stepping back in time. There...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Well worth walking up to these beautifully preserved buildings and fantastic views of Prince Rupert Bay .Great sense of history .

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 days here running a workshop on marine protection. Wonderful location. Great space, lovely views, quiet and calm. We held or big celebration night here - perfect! Only challenge is limited phone signal. Highly recommend!! And if not have an event, still visit. Great...More

1  Thank SeanSouthey
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Fort Shirley is being very well restored and gives a wonderful view of Prince Rupert Bay. There is a small well done history museum of the area, cafe and a dive center. You can purchase day or week passes at the cafe. The trails are...More

Thank RICK B
Reviewed 3 February 2015

There are several trails in the Park to hike. The Fort has been renovated the view are fantastic. I was a bit disappointed that new materials were used for the renovations, Plastic gutters and electrical conduit are not appropriate. Hardware was of modern type, should...More

Thank AHC_Westbury
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Have been here for a few events. The old fort is good place for dinner parties, banquets and such. It provides a good view fo the harbor in the evening and night. The older quarter and nice for smaller events. It can get hot, but...More

1  Thank tangerinegirl
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