Nestled between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, Dominica is often called the "Nature Isle". She boasts a rich history shaped by indigenous Kalinago inhabitants, European exploration, and colonial influence. Gaining independence in 1978, the island's lush, volcanic landscape is renowned for misty peaks, rainforests, waterfalls, and marine wonders. Its vibrant culture blends African, English, French and indigenous heritage, showcased through our creole music, dance, and diverse festivals. Dominica's eco-friendly ethos fosters responsible tourism, inviting visitors to hike the iconic Waitukubuli trails, explore underwater treasures, and get to know our people for an authentic Caribbean experience immersed in stunning nature and warm hospitality.
Language: English, Creole
Size: 750 km2 (184th)/290 sq mi
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Current weather conditions in Dominica: Dominica Met Office
Learn more about Dominica at: Discover Dominica Authority
The Portsmouth Association of Yacht Services (PAYS) is a non-profit organization providing security and yacht services to boat cruisers anchored in Prince Rupert’s Bay.
We welcome you to our beautiful island! You can rest assured that we will give you the highest degree of service to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.
We offer a new 100 foot jetty with a 20 foot side step for ease of access by cruisers.
Moorings are available at: 15.58318 degrees North and 61.46216 degrees West.
Learn about our 24h Security Patrol and view our full list of services.
Discover our annual festival, beach BBQs, and volunteering.
Get the answers to your burning questions about our organization and activities!
We love our yachters, so feel free to visit during office hours.
Schedule an appointment during closed hours.
Contact us 24h via VHF: Ch 16 and mobile
09:00 am – 02:00 pm
On call during closed hours.
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