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Phone Number: 868 635 2000
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: 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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The reef is not as attractive as it was when i first visited many years ago. It still remains a good experience for young ones, though. I regret not jumping into the water for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Trinidad
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The reef is not as attractive as it was when i first visited many years ago. It still remains a good experience for young ones, though. I regret not jumping into the water for a dip. Will be sure to do this next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Captain Jack and his crew were extremely knowledgeable about the reefs and corals. The 2 hour journey was epic - amazing species of fish and the water was absolutely beautiful. We especially loved the nylon pool. The water there was so warm and inviting and we were told that the sand has great exfoliating properties. And to top it all... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved Buccoo Reef, long white sand beach and turquiose waters. Nice, calm and perfect to stay and relax.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Second visit in 6 years and again like, Pigeon Point this reef is getting better and better with more colorful fish to see and extensive reef system.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you cannot swim, this is a wonderful experience to be outside the boat in "knee high water" and the sand is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved Buccoo reef, vibrant with miles and miles of coral reef to see. You can aslo go the Nylon Reef from here and that in itself was an awesome experience. We also went snorkelling in the ocean and wished we had a waterproof camera with us.

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Trinidad
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place is beautiful, mind-blowing, breath taking and simply awesome. The Tour guides are friendly and pleasant and certainly knowledgeable in their are areas. I enjoyed snorkeling the most. It was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. All I can say you MUST walk with is a #waterproof-camera. Videotaping the Beauty of the Reefs through the glass bottom boat #colourdiffers. I guarantee you will want... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The ferry took as through the Coral reef where some like to snokel Please be careful as this coral is sharp and will cut. Then we were taken out to the reef which is no more than 3 feet thereabout. in the middle of the ocean! The water is very healing. Also, the boat instructors will help persons in/out the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great place to visit,the tour guides are very knowledgeable.The boats used are glass bottomed and you can see all the different types of coral formation and the pretty fishes from the bottom of the boat.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The corals are mostly dead due to lack of conservation... The glass bottom boat was filthy and the glass dirty so you could not see things very well. The boat goes very near the corals which seems not very ecologically sound. I regret going on a trip, and hope the area becomes better protected in the future

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