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Buccoo Reef

Tobago
868 635 2000
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Ranked #21 of 63 attractions in Tobago
Type: Reefs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stopped here for some time to snorkel during a day out with Alibaba. Lots of things to see and for the first time ever we saw a family of cuttle fish all floating around together which was enchanting. The big ones were in a group and it was like the youngsters were all in a nursery! Lots of other fish... More

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Lot et Garonne
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Check out Sunday evenings at Buccoo Reef. Great street food, party atmosphere, limbo dancers, steel pan and socca music, till late. Don't take valuables and a lot of cash but otherwise safe and great fun.

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Milwaukee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

WellTraveled101 review was very helpful for where and how to purchase tickets. We went to the Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Authority booth at Store Bay. We paid $60TT (around $10US) each after being stopped by another guide quoting the cost of $120TT each. So glad I had read about the official booth! We got the Miss Ayana boat with Chile... More

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Connecticut, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This internationally known reef is a must see on a visit to Tobago. Glass bottom boats glide over various types of coral and aquatic life; a true paradise and a relaxing trip. The tours typically start from one of several locations on the island of Tobago: Store Bay (nearest beach to ANR Robinson Airport) and Pigeon Point (privately owned beach)... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My girlfriend and I went to buccoo reef for the snorkling and shallow water exertion. We boarded a boat with Captain Christian. The name of the boat was sole (something else). The desk is right near the El Pescador restaurant. As we were getting into the water Captian Christian was yelling at us to grab the rope. My snorkel broke... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Situated a short transit off Bon Accord, this reef has seen better days. When snorkeling, you're given the chance to dive down about 10 feet to see the reef, but it's not in the best shape presently. While there were some very interesting fish to see you can see alot of dead coral as well. The tour boats do try... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We went here for a meet up to catch a maxi taxi for a glass bottom boat tour. There are a couple of vendors here selling little trinkets of souvenirs. Not much else was going on. I didn't go to the beach, don't really know of there was a beach. I sat in the park area. There were a lot... More

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Trinidad
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Aka Coral Garden. We had back luck as in the weather was very windy that day and the sea quite rough. Only strong and confident swimmers were allowed to go snorkelling - even if I wasn't part of the ones who went, people came back quite disappointed as there was not much to see. A few fish here and there... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A small village, peaceful by day as the locals fish, lime outside the bars and get on with everyday life. But come, Sunday night - the village comes to life! Park up one of the small side roads and wonder into town for about 8 for some authentic Caribbean food sold on the side of the road, buy your beers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The reef has obviously been victim to climate change and pollution with it's almost bleached appearance and diminutive amount of wildlife but is definitely worth a visit if, if you can get a snorkeling experience definitely do, you'll see a reasonable amount of fish (not loads) and a variety of different coral species and the occasional Lobster or Ray if... More

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