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Treks, theme park, awards for Dominica

Dominica is beginning 2006 with the introduction of jungle trekking, a new theme park and awards from Scuba Diving magazine.  JTAS owners Michael and Daria Eugene have developed The JTAS Experience, a brand offering seven fun-filled land tours with half day and full day options ranging from easy experience levels for families with children to medium difficulty level for the more outgoing.

JTAS half day excursions, including the Mill and Masquerade Experience, lead visitors to a nineteenth century sugar cane plantation and a traditional masquerade presentation; and Cuisine a la Dominique instructs visitors how to produce and present traditional Caribbean dishes.  With the help of two of Dominica’s hottest chefs, visitors learn how to prepare kitchen desserts and delicacies utilizing Caribbean flavors.

Bonfire Tyme, is an easy level tour designed for families with children and takes place in the evening.  Activities include a sunset tour of Roseau, storytelling, ring games, traditional singing with live drums around a bonfire and a traditional village dinner.

JTAS also offers full day, easy level excursions including the Discover Flora, Fauna and Culture tour that features a scenic drive to a west coast village, a boat tour to a bat cave, lunch with live entertainment, community exchanges and a tour of Milton Falls. 

The Fort & River Boating tour includes a tour of a rum distillery, boat ride up the Indian River, lunch with live entertainment and a scenic walk through the Cabrits heritage site.


The Kalinago Pride Experience is an authentic Carib Indian experience providing home visits and exchanges with the local community, local lunch with live entertainment and a river bathing experience at Touna Village.

Additionally, JTAS offers the Slave Plantation Walk, a full day excursion that includes a hike to Denye Falls, river bathing, lunch with live entertainment, exchanges with the local community and a scenic tour of Rosalie slave plantation estate. 

JTAS also offers the Kid’s Fun’n Frolic tour, which is a fun filled day designed for children to learn all things Dominican.

Also debuting in Dominica this past year is Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, an eco-tourism theme park featuring rope bridges and trails laid out in the natural environment, kayak tours, river tubing and jeep tours open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Lastly, Dominica has been ranked as the #3 Top Dive Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic category in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2006 Reader’s Choice Awards appearing in the January/February 2006 issue. 

The island earned a total of 6 awards, having also been voted #1 for Healthiest Marine Environment, for Top Small Animals and for Top Marine Life as well as #5 for Snorkeling and for Wall Diving, all in the Caribbean/Atlantic category.

Located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-eek-a”) is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. 

Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true island-based rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes, and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique.

Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean - The Carib Indians. A place where man and nature live in harmony, adventurers and nature lovers alike will revel in the Island’s eco-tourism options which include scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking/trekking, whale, dolphin and bird watching, sailing and fishing.