Dominica: Exploring the Indian River

Through the jungle, in a traditional Dominican rowing boat, we ventured down the Indian River, made famous by “Pirates of the Caribbean.” This river, the widest of Dominica’s 365, meanders slowly from the mountains to the Caribbean Sea, nestled between Portsmouth and Cabrits National Park.

What catapulted the Indian River to world fame wasn’t just its beauty, but the eerie witch’s house from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” which was constructed in these tranquil waters. Several iconic scenes from the film were shot here, adding a touch of Hollywood magic to this already enchanting place.

However, the true magic of the river lies in its natural wonders. The awe-inspiring Bwa Mang trees that line the riverbanks create an almost otherworldly atmosphere, making you feel like you’ve stepped into a scene from a fantasy film.

The journey was a mesmerizing blend of cinematic nostalgia and the timeless allure of nature, leaving us spellbound by the river’s unique charm.