Point Guinard Caves Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Dominica.

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Southwest of Soufriere on southwestern coast of Dominica, the snorkeling at Point Guinard Caves is known for its shallow reefs and marine life. This shore-accessed dive is popular for spotting sea horses, frogfish, lobsters and octopi. The water depths range from 15 to 30 feet deep. It is located about 1.5 miles south of Pointe Michel. After a long day of snorkeling at Point Guinard Caves on Dominica, try grabbing a cool drink at Chez La Doudou Beach Bar in Salisbury Beach, Papillote Rainforest Restaurant near Wotten Waven or Rogers Bar in Scotts Head.

To reach the snorkeling on Dominica by air, fly into Melville Hall International Airport (DOM), which is located east of Portsmouth and northeast of the, capital Roseau River.

In addition, there is a ferry called L'Express de Iles that interconnects Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia. While snorkeling on Dominica, there are over 200 fish species including batfish, squid, frogfish, seahorses, flying gurnards, moray eels, stingrays, sea turtles and whales among the hard and soft corals with plenty of sea fans. The best snorkeling in Dominica is from May to July for high water clarity and calm surf. If you are looking for a good snorkeling tour or snorkel gear, you can try checking out either Cabrits Dive Centre in Portsmouth or Dive Dominica in Rosseau. As a side note, keep in mind that none of the Dominica snorkeling dive sites are particularly good for beginners or young children.

Overall, Point Guinard Caves is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Dominica.


Local Contact(s):  Dominica Tourism (767) 448-2045; Dive Dominica (767) 448-2188; Anchorage Dive Center (767) 448-2638; Nature Island Dive, Soufriere (767) 449-8181; Cabrits Dive Center, Portsmouth (767) 445-3010; Buddy Dive Dominica, Rouseau +599 717 5080.

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Dominica" from Michael Lawrence

Recommended Map:  "Dominica Travel Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  Feb. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Papillote Inn; Hotel Casa Laguna; Castle Comfort Dive Lodge; Tias Bamboo Cottages; Hibiscus Valley Inn; Picard Beach Cottages, Portsmouth

Luxury Loding:  Secret Bay Resort; Rosalie Bay Resort; Jungle Bay Resort; Hotel Paraiso de Sol; Secrets Excellence Punta Cana (809) 685-9880.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sugars Coffee House, Portsmouth; Champs,Portsmouth

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dominica.dm/

Article Source:   Best Point Guinard Caves Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23431

GPS:  15.240931, -61.372923

Date Published:  12/29/2011

Date Updated:  3/23/2017

ID:  23431

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