The Voyage Up the Indian River
Indian River, Portsmouth, Dominica
The Voyage Up the Indian RiverA boating excursion up the mangrove-lined Indian River—which is a serene, sun-dappled journey by row boat (no motors allowed)—reveals Dominica’s diverse flora and fauna, as well as remnants from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, which filmed here. Your destination? Dominica’s Bush Bar, an up-river outpost that has been satisfying travelers with local rum punches, beer, fresh fruit juices, bush rum, and bush teas for more than three decades. Its signature rum drink, the “Dynamite,” is a concoction of native juices, cinnamon, and local cask rum. Pair it with the Dominican smoked fish plate for lunch.