Tobago Island Tours
Tobago has been voted one of the world's top eco-tourism destinations, by the World Travel Awards in 2003. The island was once part of the South American mainland, and has inherited a tremendous biodiversity within a small area, making your very own eco-adventure very accessible. Tobago is just 8 miles wide and 26 miles long, however winding roads and rainforests make it a breathtaking drive to the top. Whether you want to see secluded beaches, protected rainforests, watch turtles nesting, see fantastical birds, or just relax on a boat, Tobago offers a diverse paradise for all.
A full day's tour, giving you the chance to see the very best of this beautiful island. We include sightseeing along both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides of the island. From lush green rainforest to stunning secluded beaches, exhilarating waterfalls and historical sites, take in some of the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean, soak in the atmosphere, and experience unspoilt Tobago at its very best. Lunch is included at Jemma's Treehouse, the most famous restaurant on the island. (For some dates the restaurant may be substituted for similar when closed) Here you can experience traditional Tobagan recipes, which utilise the fruits and produce you have been shown on your island journey. Remember to bring your swimming clothes, and dive into the spectacular Argyle Waterfall to cool down.
Tobago Rainforest tour
An early start today, so we can catch the Rainforest and its inhabitants at their best. We drive along the Caribbean coast and explore Castara Bay with its traditional clay oven bakery (open certain days only), the secluded and picture postcard Englishman's Bay, and many other picturesque views along the way. We stop to try island fruits and produce, before driving into the oldest protected Rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. At the Main Ridge we can walk the trail to experience an incredible ecosystem at work. There is an abundance of flora and fauna, along with the magnificent birdsong, and the chance to spot many species of birds. Search for land crabs, snakes, iguanas and other animals on the way to the gold and silver falls. Make sure to spot the White tailed sabrewing hummingbird, plus many other species, including our national bird the Rufous Vented Chachalacha or Cocrico. We have lunch in Castara on the way back. Tour Duration: 7AM - 2PM
Engross yourself in the ancient nesting rituals of the sea turtles. The absolute MUST DO, once in a lifetime experience on Tobago. There are 5 species of marine turtle in Tobago, with the most common being giant leatherback, green and hawksbill. All of the turtles and their eggs are legally protected. Watch the turtles come ashore and lay their eggs, and if you are very lucky, their hatchlings emerge from the sands.Turtles return to nest on Tobago beaches from March until August only. Please note Turtles may not appear on your chosen evening as they are wild animals with a mind of their own. A telephone contact will be necessary in order for us to alert you to when turtles are on the beach, and you may be collected at short notice.
Tour Duration: 8PM - 12AM
LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND BIRD SANCTUARY
Drive along the windward side of Tobago admiring the Atlantic coastline and villages, until we reach Speyside. A glass bottom boat will be our transport to Little Tobago Island. View parrot fish and queen angels along the way. Little Tobago is a haven for rare birds including red-billed tropicbirds, magnificent frigate birds, shearwater and red footed boobies. We snorkel off Goat Island, considered the best reef in Tobago, and home to the largest brain coral known. With over 50 species of Reef fish, manta rays and turtles the island is sure to surprise everyone. We return to Speyside for a traditional Tobagan lunch at Jemma's treehouse.
Tour Duration: 8AM - 4PM
WEST COAST BEACHES & SNORKELING
Experience the 'Robinson Crusoe' feeling, on some of Tobago's most secluded beaches. We drive along the pretty Caribbean coastline to Castara. Here we see a traditional fishing village, stunning beach and clay oven bakery. A little further is Englishman's Bay, where you can spend time exploring, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the beautiful beach. (Snorkelling gear not provided) Lunch is at Eula's a traditional wooden building on the beach (may be substituted for similar). The dining room is upstairs and has stunning views over the bay. Experience a traditional lunch in an idyllic location. A gentle drive back down to your hotel or cruise ship.
Tour Duration: 9AM - 3PM
DEEP SEA FISHING TRIPS
Experience the adrenalin rush of Deep Sea fishing in the Caribbean. Take a trip out with experienced fishermen and see if you can land a spectacular catch. All equipment and refreshments will be provided. No experience necessary. Maximum of 4 persons. Peak fishing season is November to May, although fishing is good all year round.
Tour Duration: 8AM - 4PM
SUNDAY SCHOOL LIME
On a Sunday the only thing to do is 'Lime' with the locals at Sunday School. Buccoo is the place to be, for its famous Sunday School street party. Between 9pm and 11pm dance away to the steelpan music from the Buccaneers, enjoy a drink from the bar, and some local cuisine from the many barbecues and food stalls. There are craft and even gambling stalls at this lively gathering frequented by all the locals. After 11pm the music changes to DJ and the party continues until the crowd dies down. Make sure you have plenty of energy in reserve, a good 'Lime' can go on until 5am! Please note: This tour finishes at 12 midnight, should you wish to continue the party, then you will require a taxi home!
Tour Duration: 8PM - 12AM
BUCCOO REEF AND NYLON POOL
Daily trips to Buccoo Reef, Nylon Pool and Coral Garden by glass bottom boat. The Buccoo Reef and Bon Accord Lagoon Complex is a wetland of International importance, and has been a protected marine park since 1973. This glass bottom boat tour is suitable for all ages and is a fantastic way to see beneath the surface without getting wet! Coral Gardens has 40 species of coral, including staghorn and star coral, sea fans and other octocorals, a natural feeding ground for a huge variety of brilliantly coloured tropical fish. Bath in the metre deep Nylon pool in the middle of the ocean, and feel like you really are in paradise.
Tour Duration: 11AM - 2PM Daily
COCOA ESTATE & ARGYLE WATERFALL
Visit our thriving privately owned cocoa plantation, Tobago Cocoa. See how cocoa pods are grown, and the beans then dried from which some of the world's finest 'Gold Award' winning dark chocolate is made. Have your life sweetened with Tobago's dark and lovely chocolate, and then cool off with a swim in the Argyle Waterfalls. Keep a watch for Caymans and other local wildlife along the way. Light lunch included.
Tour Duration: 8AM - 2PM
ARNOS VALE ADVENTURE FARM BIRD WATCHNG
Enjoy a relaxing taste of Eden as we sit and observe nature at this stunning 12 acre privately owned organic estate. See 5 of the 6 species of hummingbirds found on Tobago, Tanagers, Chachalaca, Jacamars, Barred Antshrike, Banaquit, to name but a few. Experience the taste of local fruits from the organic orchards, as we walk the Tropical Gardens. Butterflies abound and if lucky the endangered Iguana may be spotted.
Tour Duration: 8AM - 12PM
BUCCOO REEF WITH BEACH BBQ & RUM PUNCH PARTY
The Buccoo Reef and Bon Accord Lagoon Complex is a wetland of International importance, and has been a protected marine park since 1973. This glass bottom boat tour is suitable for all ages and is a fantastic way to see beneath the surface without getting wet! Coral Gardens has 40 species of coral, a natural feeding ground for a huge variety of brilliantly coloured tropical fish. Bath in the metre deep Nylon pool in the middle of the ocean, and feel like you really are in paradise.After this exhilarating trip, enjoy a beach barbeque at No Man’s Land, a deserted, white-sand, palm-fringed beach located near the Bon Accord Lagoon. Plenty of delicious local food and tropical drinks will be available – the perfect end to a memorable day!
Tour Duration: 10AM - 4:30PM