Dominica Kayaking

Josh Bechtel running the first drop below Victoria Falls on the White River while Brad Ludden looks on in. (Grayson Schaffer)
Kayaking Dominica

Josh Bechtel running the first drop below Victoria Falls on the White River while Brad Ludden looks on in.

Ben Stookesberry on Dominica's black sand beach.

Dominica's black sand beach
(Grayson Schaffer)


Ben Stookesberry gets a rare look at Victoria Falls during a flash flood. In order to reach the falls, you have to cross the White River three times.

Victoria Falls
(Grayson Schaffer)


Josh Bechtel drops into one of Dominica's many swimming holes.

Kayaking Dominica
(Grayson Schaffer)


Josh Bechtel deep in the Layou Gorge. The Layou is Dominica's largest drainage.

Layou Gorge
(Grayson Schaffer)


The Layou Gorge would be Dominica's classic run if only it ran consistently.

Layou Gorge
(Grayson Schaffer)


Brad Ludden in Titou Gorge. At the lip, it's only two or three feet wide in places.

Titou Gorge
(Grayson Schaffer)


Alex Nicks at the mouth of the White River, several hundred yards from Jungle Bay Resort.

White River
(Grayson Schaffer)


Alex Nicks and Jungle Bay Resort owner Sam Raphael paddling along Dominica's southeast coast.

Dominica's southeast coast
(Grayson Schaffer)


Ben Stookesberry and Josh Bechtel in the slot canyon of Titou Gorge.

Titou Gorge
(Grayson Schaffer)


A Dominican man on the road to the Layou Gorge.

Dominican man
(Grayson Schaffer)

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