Dominica Emerald Pool Excursion Reviews

A perfect choice for hot days, Emerald Pool sits in the rainforest on the road to Castle Bruce. Wear your bathing suit but beware: the water can be chilly!
The description didn't match the itinerary.
Sail Date: March 2019
The description didn't match the itinerary. For example, we didn't see any parrots, and the garden was just two trees. Some of this was because of Hurricane Irma; however, the description in the excursion booklet mentioned ... Read More
The description didn't match the itinerary. For example, we didn't see any parrots, and the garden was just two trees. Some of this was because of Hurricane Irma; however, the description in the excursion booklet mentioned that, so it should be updated to reflect accuracy. Our guide spent at least 75% of the time talking about the hurricane, and while I can sympathize with her, I wanted to learn about the island and the people, over and above the hurricane. Which is sad, true, but before Irma, what did guides talk about? The Emerald Pool was beautiful and well worth the steps to get down to it (there are a little over 100 steps to get down). At the pool, there are 4 and they are slippery and there's nothing to hold on to. But once you get inside the water, all you have to do is relax. And don't worry about looking classy (or not!) trying to get out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
This excursion is a good choice in this poor island.
Sail Date: January 2019
This excursion is a good choice in this poor island. The bus goes around the island and the views are very beautiful.
This excursion is a good choice in this poor island. The bus goes around the island and the views are very beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Booked through Celebrity the excursion called "Dominica's Favorites" -- the tour guide, Crisca, was ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Booked through Celebrity the excursion called "Dominica's Favorites" -- the tour guide, Crisca, was outstanding, and really gave us a great sense of the island and it's culture, plus guidance on how to catch Mountain ... Read More
Booked through Celebrity the excursion called "Dominica's Favorites" -- the tour guide, Crisca, was outstanding, and really gave us a great sense of the island and it's culture, plus guidance on how to catch Mountain Chickens (but don't, because they are endangered). The Emerald Pool is underwhelming and the water is either "cold" or "refreshing," depending on your attitude. Many people swam, and were photographed in, around, or behind the waterfall. The walk down to the pool is well-paved steps through a beautiful rain forest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Emerald pool is a pond not a pool
Sail Date: December 2018
Emerald pool is a pond not a pool
Emerald pool is a pond not a pool Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The bus was terrible.
Sail Date: September 2018
The bus was terrible. We were crammed into a small bus with not enough seating, the AC broke down mid way through the tour and the bus stalled out. Definitely scary! Also, the guide was jumping between two buses, so much of the time we ... Read More
The bus was terrible. We were crammed into a small bus with not enough seating, the AC broke down mid way through the tour and the bus stalled out. Definitely scary! Also, the guide was jumping between two buses, so much of the time we were not getting commentary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Contracted with reynotours@gmail.com to do a Dominica tour to cover all or most of the major points ...
Sail Date: March 2017
Contracted with reynotours@gmail.com to do a Dominica tour to cover all or most of the major points of interest on the island. The tour guide, Wendell, was great and extremely informative. Allowed us to visit the various locations at our ... Read More
Contracted with reynotours@gmail.com to do a Dominica tour to cover all or most of the major points of interest on the island. The tour guide, Wendell, was great and extremely informative. Allowed us to visit the various locations at our leisure so we could fully experience the sites and sounds of Dominica, which proved to be our favorite of all the islands. Very beautiful. The Emerald Pool was a very interesting place. Required a very long walk to reach the pool. But the beauty of the spot made the walk worthwhile. However, going back up the many many steps was tiring and could be strenuous for some individuals. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
All in one tour to see both Emerald Pool and Trfalgar Falls.
Sail Date: January 2017
All in one tour to see both Emerald Pool and Trfalgar Falls. Doable for average fitness person. Both worth seeing. Walking time was maybe 15 to 20 minutes max at either location. They are not near each other so it takes 4 hours to see them ... Read More
All in one tour to see both Emerald Pool and Trfalgar Falls. Doable for average fitness person. Both worth seeing. Walking time was maybe 15 to 20 minutes max at either location. They are not near each other so it takes 4 hours to see them both. I'd recommend doing it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice short hike, steep, lots of steps, nice view of falls
Sail Date: January 2017
Nice short hike, steep, lots of steps, nice view of falls
Nice short hike, steep, lots of steps, nice view of falls Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
great tour through the island into the rainforest
Sail Date: January 2017
great tour through the island into the rainforest
great tour through the island into the rainforest Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Take a swim in a very cold pool at the base of a waterfall.
Sail Date: December 2016
Take a swim in a very cold pool at the base of a waterfall. The drive to Morne Trois Piton National Park is incredible itself.
Take a swim in a very cold pool at the base of a waterfall. The drive to Morne Trois Piton National Park is incredible itself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Got to emerald pool ahead of ship tours.
Sail Date: December 2016
Got to emerald pool ahead of ship tours. bring good walking shoes and be ready for steps.
Got to emerald pool ahead of ship tours. bring good walking shoes and be ready for steps. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A nice trek through a beautiful jungle and a good swim in the pool below the falls.
Sail Date: December 2016
A nice trek through a beautiful jungle and a good swim in the pool below the falls.
A nice trek through a beautiful jungle and a good swim in the pool below the falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There were overall four stops.
Sail Date: December 2016
There were overall four stops. The first hillside stop was picturesque and we saw rainbows reaching into the ground beneath our feet - pretty spectacular. The botanical gardens were great - guide very knowledgeable and kept the small group ... Read More
There were overall four stops. The first hillside stop was picturesque and we saw rainbows reaching into the ground beneath our feet - pretty spectacular. The botanical gardens were great - guide very knowledgeable and kept the small group to a comfortable pace. Feared too cold for me to enter the Emerald Pool but climbed the 140 plus steps - would have stayed warm on the climb back up! Then to the beach which being volcanic rock was disappointing- black sand and no visibility in the water. Could have skipped beach but at least it was short. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Time to reach waterfall and then time to reach beach was about double what they said it would be, ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Time to reach waterfall and then time to reach beach was about double what they said it would be, so more time on the bus than expected. Each location though was so very nice to see and experience.
Time to reach waterfall and then time to reach beach was about double what they said it would be, so more time on the bus than expected. Each location though was so very nice to see and experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Levi is great to book with, but the guide we had was aweful!!!
Sail Date: November 2016
Levi is great to book with, but the guide we had was aweful!!! I feel bad for saying this, as our tour really should not have technically gone with only 2 people, but Levi made it happen by adding another couple... however the driver who ... Read More
Levi is great to book with, but the guide we had was aweful!!! I feel bad for saying this, as our tour really should not have technically gone with only 2 people, but Levi made it happen by adding another couple... however the driver who called himself "sexy" (I am not kidding that was what he said his nickname was) would stop at every flippin flower and banana plant to show us the virus attacking them (and I LOVE flowers but this was too much)... then he would drive off before we could get a photo. It was 5 hours of stop/start on meaningless things then hurry up when we were at the places we were meant to see... But please note that others who took a Tour with Levi himself and did not have a specific place they wanted to see of personal interest absolutely raved about their tour.... so it is not a indication of Bumping Tours but rather the driver we had. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was beautiful but some people in our group were not able to make it down the numerous steps to ...
Sail Date: November 2016
It was beautiful but some people in our group were not able to make it down the numerous steps to the pool and then back up again.
It was beautiful but some people in our group were not able to make it down the numerous steps to the pool and then back up again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Trafalgar Falls and Emerald Pool were both enjoyable
Sail Date: November 2016
Trafalgar Falls and Emerald Pool were both enjoyable
Trafalgar Falls and Emerald Pool were both enjoyable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not enough time to do the Pool this time, and THAT was a disappointment, as we thoroughly enjoyed ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Not enough time to do the Pool this time, and THAT was a disappointment, as we thoroughly enjoyed it the first time. Beautiful and COLD swimming!
Not enough time to do the Pool this time, and THAT was a disappointment, as we thoroughly enjoyed it the first time. Beautiful and COLD swimming! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Island Windjammers
What a great way to see 2 really beautiful spots on an incredible island.
Sail Date: March 2016
What a great way to see 2 really beautiful spots on an incredible island.
What a great way to see 2 really beautiful spots on an incredible island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful tour of Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool; enjoyed walking through the rainforest to ...
Sail Date: March 2016
Beautiful tour of Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool; enjoyed walking through the rainforest to see these natural wonders.
Beautiful tour of Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool; enjoyed walking through the rainforest to see these natural wonders. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful falls and nice, short hike through a rainforest to get there.
Sail Date: October 2015
Beautiful falls and nice, short hike through a rainforest to get there. Although beware, the pool is frigid (but nice after the climb that leaves you sweaty)
Beautiful falls and nice, short hike through a rainforest to get there. Although beware, the pool is frigid (but nice after the climb that leaves you sweaty) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A great day spent hiking through the rain forest with time to swim in the Emerald Pool and take a ...
Sail Date: April 2015
A great day spent hiking through the rain forest with time to swim in the Emerald Pool and take a dip in the sulfur springs as well. Comes with a complimentary beverage. Very accommodating tour guide and good driver (considering the ... Read More
A great day spent hiking through the rain forest with time to swim in the Emerald Pool and take a dip in the sulfur springs as well. Comes with a complimentary beverage. Very accommodating tour guide and good driver (considering the terrain). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excursion was interesting but too much driving.
Sail Date: April 2015
Excursion was interesting but too much driving. The tour guide did not stop talking the entire time. There was a lot of combing on slippery steps. It was drizzling but very pretty.
Excursion was interesting but too much driving. The tour guide did not stop talking the entire time. There was a lot of combing on slippery steps. It was drizzling but very pretty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was part of the excursion the "City Highlights and Emerald Pool" through Celebrity.
Sail Date: April 2015
This was part of the excursion the "City Highlights and Emerald Pool" through Celebrity. The tickets stated it was operated by Nature Island Taxi Association. I strongly suggest taking Bonine or some other type of motion sickness ... Read More
This was part of the excursion the "City Highlights and Emerald Pool" through Celebrity. The tickets stated it was operated by Nature Island Taxi Association. I strongly suggest taking Bonine or some other type of motion sickness precautions because the ride is very steep and winding. We took a small tour bus (about 20 people) and drove up the mountain to the Emerald Pool. The walk to the Emerald Pool takes about 20 minutes on a well beaten path through the rainforest. It is not a difficult walk, but there are some small inclines. It rained on and off through the whole excursion, which is typical there, so you need to watch your footing on the mud, and your photos will not look as impressive as it does being there in person. The water is mostly waist-deep and they said it was 71 degrees. It was fun to take a dip under the waterfall, but most people stayed out of the water. The tour also stopped at the botanical garden, which was more like a park with some tropical trees. The last stop was Morne Bruce, which is a lookout that gives you a nice view of the ship from atop a hill. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The pool is in the rainforest so you hike through the forest and pass the double waterfalls where ...
Sail Date: March 2015
The pool is in the rainforest so you hike through the forest and pass the double waterfalls where you can stop and take pictures, then hike further to the pool. The pool is a creek than has several areas where you can sit and enjoy the ... Read More
The pool is in the rainforest so you hike through the forest and pass the double waterfalls where you can stop and take pictures, then hike further to the pool. The pool is a creek than has several areas where you can sit and enjoy the warm mineral water, it makes your skin very soft and is very warm, but not that warm. If you are adventurous you can hike all the way down to the bottom pool but you have to fit through a hole in a boulder and as I am a bit claustrophobic I just stayed in the third pool down with about six other people. The people that went through the hole in the boulder said it wasn't that bad. They went to the bottom and circled their way back around via a path in the rainforest to where we were. We hiked back the way we came. On the hike in we noticed a crab under a tree among the ferns. I honestly have never seen a crab in the woods before… it was most interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises