The Indian River
The Indian River is like a mini Amazon teeming with life – situated in the center of the town of Portsmouth to the North of Dominica.
The river was name Indian River after the settlements of the Kalinagos formally known as Carib Indians that existed on the upper banks of that river.
The Indian river gushes down the Morne aux Diables Mountain range and meanders to the gently lowlands of Portsmouth where it flows gracefully into the Caribbean sea. Due to its’ unique formation, being below the sea level the water at the lower areas of the rivers is brackish, contributing to its unique vegetative growth and life forms.
The Indian River showcases Flora and Fauna that are very unique to that area of Dominica , some of this variants including Herons , King fisher, iguanas , varieties of birds.
The trip up the river take about 1 – 1 ½ hours.
At the top of the river sits a bar that serves a really bizarre menus and dish up some of the hottest local rum. There are lots to see and much history to learn so its vital that you take along your camera. Some of scenes in Pirate of the Caribbean was shot there.