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The Cabrits Historical and Marine Park

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Fort Shirley hike

Very nice park, some great hiking trails and the fort was really worth seeing, suffered some damage... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
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Wandering to kill the time.

In late October I was transitioning vacation from Roseau to Calibishie. I made it to Portsmouth by... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
San Jose, California
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4 Jul 2018
“Fort Shirley hike”
19 May 2017
“Wandering to kill the time.”
This reserve encompasses history and the natural environment, with an 800-acre marine reserve as well as a museum and ruins of colonial outposts.
| Portsmouth, Dominica
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice park, some great hiking trails and the fort was really worth seeing, suffered some damage to exhibits during the last hurricane, but very picturesque and not too difficult a climb. We purchased week long visitor passes so we could go again.

Thank lagree26
Reviewed 19 May 2017

In late October I was transitioning vacation from Roseau to Calibishie. I made it to Portsmouth by 9am. I still had 8 hrs to spend before I could check into my AirBnB, so decided to buy a day pass and hike thru the Caribts National...More

Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 28 March 2017

At first I thought Cabrits was only a place to go see some history of Dominica. However, after reading some reviews, we got to see that there were a couple of small hikes, roughly a hour total for each. You basically get to hike up...More

Thank B-from-R7
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this calming historic site while on vacation back home, it was simply epic. Scenery is relaxing, beautiful and calming. The upgrade is a must see. The short hike was big fun, we took picks along the way, bonding as a family happened instantly, when...More

Thank Helena Julie M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

There is an amazing view from Cabrits up on Fort Shirley. There is a lot of history up there but the views are fantastic, deep blue unending ocean. The place is clean and well kept. Great location for a wedding, picnic or just an evening...More

Thank FLORA_uno
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our ship docked at the foot of the short hill which leads up to the fort. Sensible walking shoes recommended. A brief and easy 10 minute climb took us to fantastic views across the bay, and a real sense of stepping back in time. There...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Well worth walking up to these beautifully preserved buildings and fantastic views of Prince Rupert Bay .Great sense of history .

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 days here running a workshop on marine protection. Wonderful location. Great space, lovely views, quiet and calm. We held or big celebration night here - perfect! Only challenge is limited phone signal. Highly recommend!! And if not have an event, still visit. Great...More

1  Thank SeanSouthey
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Fort Shirley is being very well restored and gives a wonderful view of Prince Rupert Bay. There is a small well done history museum of the area, cafe and a dive center. You can purchase day or week passes at the cafe. The trails are...More

Thank RICK B
Reviewed 3 February 2015

There are several trails in the Park to hike. The Fort has been renovated the view are fantastic. I was a bit disappointed that new materials were used for the renovations, Plastic gutters and electrical conduit are not appropriate. Hardware was of modern type, should...More

Thank AHC_Westbury
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