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Address: Tobago
Phone Number: 868 635 2000
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This 10-acre coral reef and the tropical fish that inhabit it have long...

This 10-acre coral reef and the tropical fish that inhabit it have long been popular among tourists, but have suffered in recent years from the many visitors.

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Glass Bottom Boat Cruise at Buccoo Reef
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clear waters, although can be choppy

We booked through sugar lips who gave us a good party...which wasn't quite what my family was looking for! The reef is lovely, with lots of coral, although the sea was choppy - I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Katie H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent reef for snorkelling. This is the best location we have experienced in the Caribbean for snorkelling. The sea was very calm and clear. Shallow so we were up close and personal to many species of fish.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked through sugar lips who gave us a good party...which wasn't quite what my family was looking for! The reef is lovely, with lots of coral, although the sea was choppy - I don't know if there's a calmer place, or if it was just luck of the draw, but it was too much for my brother's partner. Joel... More 

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Thank Katie H
Arouca, Trinidad
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I was not so cowardly and had snorkeled with my boyfriend. As is the plight of most coral reefs worldwide it was a much more spectacular site years ago but there is definitely still much to see and it is beautiful.

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Thank joellechase
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child, I grew up hearing from my parents about the infamous "Nylon Pool" and knew that I had to visit it. Now that I have, I want to go back every year! I went out on the Power 2 boat and really enjoyed my experience. Even though I don't swim, I felt comfortable scuba diving, because of the... More 

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Thank LadyDee T
Elstree, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go if sea looks rough. We were assured the conditions were fine at the reef for snorkelling but when we got there only the strongest experienced snorkelers were able to do it and see anything due to the rough waves. The boat trip including Nylon pool was sold as lasting two and a half hours but we were back... More 

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Thank 9Richard1236
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not impressed with the tour nor the Viator company. Because I travel without phone service, I sent an email to Viator a few days in advance asking where I was to meet the boat since I wasn't staying at a hotel. They replied saying to reference my voucher about contacting the local company the day before which I... More 

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Thank JustHelene
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We used Cool Runnings for 100TT each, and were not impressed with the boat or the reef. It was afternoon and the boat seemed dirty. Wet cheese puffs on the boat floor and on some seats, hair and debris on the glass bottom windows should've been cleaned out before each trip. The staff made a few jokes, but otherwise weren't... More 

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Thank WorldTraveler625
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Captain Jack was looking after us! His knowledge of the reef is second to none. You could snorkel from the boat, but the day we were there the sea was a little choppy, but we did see several species of fish and coral thanks to the glass bottom boat.

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Thank Stuart B
Trinidad
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We took the glass bottomed boat trip TT$100 Each in a somewhat rickety boat. The reef view was good and the snorkelling added to the trip. But the unexpected fun was the visit to Nylon Pool where three boats converged and everyone jumped in the water perhaps three feet deep. One boat blasted music whilst everyone frolicked around. Wicked fun.

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Thank RoyTheBoyDorking
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

great 2 hour trip from Pigeon Point with snorkelling 100$TT including Nylon Pool. We used Ellis from beach very helpful and does longer trips... well recommended if in Tobago

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