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Address: Tobago
Phone Number: 868 635 2000
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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Glass Bottom Boat Cruise at Buccoo Reef

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Interesting Boat Trip - Buccoo Reef & Nylon Pool

At ferry dock in Scarborough you'll find many taxi drivers vying for your business. Some trying to rush you in to their taxi. Caution - most taxis offer to take you to Store Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
19 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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Arima, Trinidad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Highly recommended if you visit Tobago you have to visit the reef or your vacation is not complete. A must visit.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place has lots and lots of corals. Its good to scuber dive.You are picked up here to go to the Nylon Pool

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

At ferry dock in Scarborough you'll find many taxi drivers vying for your business. Some trying to rush you in to their taxi. Caution - most taxis offer to take you to Store Bay to catch a ride on a Glass Bottom boat for taxi price of 80TTD. The "real" taxi price for such a trip for locals is 7TTD... More 

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New Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was suggested by friends from Trinidad to take the glass bottom boat tour to the Buccoo Reef and the Nylon Pool and it was a great experience. Was unlucky with the weather as it started pouring while we were on the boat, but it was great nonetheless. We couldn't do any snorkelling at the Reef as the weather was... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Booked a day trip with Dexter from island man tours who we met on Pigeon Point beach. There were ten of us on a motorboat and it felt very private. Tour included guided tour of coastline from the boat, three lots of snorkelling where we did manage to see lots of fish; snorkelling equipment really good too. Only saw one... More 

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Brampton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Please stay away from this tour company! The owner is Ronny, we thought we got a deal for $75/person but they are very inexperienced and give little information about the reef, etc. Our boat had over 50 people and they had 7 life jackets! I'm upset that the government would allow this. The boat driver crashed into the pier at... More 

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Gavle, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Unfortunately the reef is not healthy. There is still some fish but the condition of the reef was a disappointment.

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Trinidad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visit Tobago and especially Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool. Tours can be easily arranged and are very affordable. See some beautiful fishes and breathtaking corals. Don't remove of damage the corals. Tours begin at Store Bay or Pigeon Point. It is indeed a wonder of the world. Of course local dishes are available at Store Bay before or after your... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Reef is amazing to see. Lots of fish and coral. However I think over the years the corals have died due to mishandling by people standing on them and breaking them off. I think the locals are more aware of the issue now and try to prevent people from doing such. The glass bottom boat tours take you here... More 

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