Getting Around Dominica

Getting around Dominica by Car

Renting a car generally is the best way to get around the island. Roads are well maintained although some roads in the hills and mountains can get slippery after rain. Most rental agencies are on the airport or in Roseau and both international and local agencies have cars. You have to be between 25 and 65 years of age, have at least 2 years driving experience and have an international driver’s license. You also need to buy a temporary local driving permit. Remember that driving is on the left side of the road on Dominica.

Travelling around Dominica by Bus

Local buses are cheap and run regularly along the coastal routes between Roseau and both Scotts Head and Portsmouth. Less buses run during the evening and almost none on Sundays.

Otherwise, you can also get almost anywhere with a taxi. Rates are fixed by law and no tips are expected as a result.

Getting around Dominica by Boat

Although there are no regular passenger services, there are many tours that go out on the sea to watch whales, go diving and snorkeling or sea fishing