Staff was very friendly and up beat! Van ride from cruise port to entry point on the rive, approximately 20 minutes. After receiving paddles, life vests, and helmets, we were given a brief introduction to kayaking and then loaded the kayaks. This was fine for us because we have experience with canoeing and know a bit about paddling, but others struggled a bit more. There were at least 5 staff members, so help was never far away. The river flowed gently, but did have a few faster, rougher parts which were fun. The view of the forest on the banks of the river was pretty, but there was also lots of excavating which was not as nice to look at. The transition from river to ocean was fun and the short stop on the black sand beach was enjoyable.
Dominica is not as economically prosperous as some of the other ports. The port is right in town, so there is lots to see, but we did not feel as comfortable walking far form the pier.
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