FAQ

The frequently asked questions about Dominica's Boiling Lake, these questions include information about the trail, hike, tour guides, directions, who Boiling Lake is for and more
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The average time duration is 3-3 1/2 Hours one way, a total of 6-7 Hours.

Inexperienced hikers may take 7-8 hours and hikers in poor physical condition may take 8-9 hours hiking in total

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Children age 5 and over, who are physically active, are able to do the Boiling Lake hike.  Our Tour Guides are more than happy to offer help to children, and likewise adults.

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Yes, Cruise Ship Travelers have booked this tour many times with no no issues, provided your ship is in port for a minimum of 8 hours.

question ?: Cancellations
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We only cancel if the weather conditions are too bad and therefore jeopardise tour safety.  The cancellation could occur either the day before the hike or on the morning of the hike.  An alternative tour will always be offered in replacement, as the inclement weather is often localised in the central region of the island.

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Yes, we offer guided tours to the Boiling Lake on a daily basis, where weather conditions allow.   For the upcoming schedule of departures see Boiling Lake Tour Daily Departure Schedule for availability to join a group or Contact Us to reserve a place on a tour or make a private booking.

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The minimum number of persons per guide is 2, although solo hikers can take a personal guide for the price of  2 people.

The maximum number of persons per guide is 8. Bookings of more than 8 persons will have the services of 2 of our trusted Tour Guides.

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9.30am is the latest time for departure from the trailhead.  However, we aim to start earlier, in order to have more time to enjoy the route.

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You will need hiking or running shoes, 1 litre of drinking water per person (container can be refilled with clean river water at one place along the route), packed lunch and snacks, swim wear, camera in a waterproof casing, hiking sticks (optional), raincoat (optional) and extra clothing for the ride back (optional).

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We accept the following:

Cash: $ USD, Euro & E.C. (Eastern Caribbean Dollars)!

We also accept PayPal and Credit Card Payments through the website.

 

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The Boiling Lake Tour is for anyone in a good physical condition who can hike for 7 hours.

Ages ranging from 5-78 year old have completed the hike to the Boiling Lake. The Boiling Lake Hike certainly puts one's muscle endurance to the test and this requires some level of fitness or strength.