Begin your vacation from the best anchorage and popular starting point for luxury yacht charters in Dominica — Prince Rupert Bay. From here a local guide can paddle you up the magical Indian River where the huge swamp bloodwood trees overhang the channel and their roots twist through the banks.
Look out for fish, crabs and surprisingly tame herons as the canopy meets to create a natural cathedral. Later explore the now abandoned Fort Shirley in Portsmouth; this 18th century British garrison is now picturesque ruins with lovely views over the Bay. As the daylight begins to fade, head up the hillside at The Champs Bar to watch the sunset across Prince Rupert Bay.
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