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A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoning With Fort Young

Discover the natural splendor of Dominica with an exciting canyoning adventure during your stay at the Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a family looking to explore the great outdoors, this extraordinary journey promises an unforgettable experience for those craving adventure. Let us guide you through the heart of the island, where the magic of canyoning unfolds, revealing breathtaking landscapes and hidden treasures that will leave the whole family in awe.

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is a thrilling activity that takes you on a captivating journey through canyons, where you’ll navigate various techniques such as walking, climbing, jumping, swimming, and rappelling. Experienced guides, will lead you through Dominica’s hidden waterways, inviting you to slide down natural water slides, swim in crystal-clear pools, and rappel down picturesque waterfalls.

The Experience

Your journey begins with a hike through the lush rainforest, where you can soak in the enchanting sights and sounds of nature. The trail leads to a secret waterfall, gracefully cascading into a hidden canyon beneath the sunlit forest canopy. It’s here that your canyoning experience truly comes alive. Don’t worry if you’re new to canyoning – this adventure is open to all, with no prior experience or rappelling skills required. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to marvel at the stunning beauty of Dominica’s untamed landscapes.

Terrain and Wildlife

As you explore hidden pools and descend into deep gorges, be prepared to be amazed by the breathtaking terrain shaped over thousands of years by the power of rainfall. Each step reveals new wonders, surrounded by an abundance of native plants and wildlife that call this magnificent rainforest their home. Canyoning provides an immersive experience, allowing the whole family to connect with the soul of the island and experience a sense of tranquility and wonder together.

Guidance and Safety

Expert canyoners will be your trusted companions, ensuring your adventure is not only thrilling but also safe. They follow American Canyoning Association standards and use a 3-way safety rappelling system to ensure your safety. Their intimate knowledge of the island and canyoning expertise will enhance your adventure, making it both exciting and secure. 

What To Bring and What To Expect

Prepare for your adventure by packing a swimsuit, closed-toe water shoes, a towel, and, of course, your sense of adventure. Secret Bay and our excursion partners will provide all necessary equipment and transportation. You’ll start with a brief training session on an 8-foot wall at their headquarters, after which you’ll embark on a short drive to the canyon. The adventure concludes with a heartening cup of hot cocoa tea and fresh local fruit, the perfect end to an exciting day.

Canyoning in Dominica is more than just an outdoor activity – it’s an invitation to unlock the island’s wonders with your loved ones. Every moment, from sliding down natural water slides to rappelling down majestic waterfalls, is filled with excitement and wonder. 

Unleash your family’s adventurous spirit and embark on a journey of a canyoning experience of a lifetime that will create memories to cherish for years to come.

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