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Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: 18684694076
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

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Great for the ibis, pot luck as to what else is there to see

This is worth going to visit purely for the magnificent sight of the scarlet ibis coming into roost in the fading light - literally many hundreds, possibly thousands of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is worth going to visit purely for the magnificent sight of the scarlet ibis coming into roost in the fading light - literally many hundreds, possibly thousands of them. The rest of the 2.5 hour tour is a matter of luck as to what you do or don't see - we saw tree snakes, and a few birds, but... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm not a birdwatcher, but this tour looked interesting to me. Went with a friend to take it in, and it's a pleasant boat ride through the mangrove, with beautiful views of the distant landscape at certain points. We saw snakes, hummingbirds, a cayman and of course the Scarlet Ibis. Just being out in nature on a nice afternoon was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

the arrivals of the national birt of the island was spectacular to say the least! guided tours were $50TT each and lasted approximatley 2.5-3.5 hours. the tour boat goes throught he swamp and passages on a voyage of discovery, look out for snakes and bats! pack a small cooler with some rum punch and snacks for the voyage, bring your... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was such a fanatsic trip thorugh mangrove swamps by boat saw a boa curled up in one of the mangroves, so many different brds but the sight of so many scarlet ibis coming into roost will stay imprinted on my mind forever heaven. visited 2006 2008

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the most wonderful sights I have ever seen was here when the Scarlet Ibis flocked to roost in the mangrove trees at sunset. I've seen many wonderful things in my years of travelling but this rates in the top 5. Unbelievable especially when accompanied by a rum punch!

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Saint Andrews, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I thought this was a really nice boat tour through the mangroves. Saw lots of birds some snakes different fish and crabs. Watching the scarlet ibis fly into the trees at sunset was quite something. It almost looked like the trees were on fire as we were sailing away. For the price (60tt) it's well worth a visit.

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Welcome to Trinidad. This is one of the main Tourist attraction in the Island of Trinidad. I been here about 3 times. Always new and cheerful bird lookers, Friendly staff with an indepth explanation as to everything while you pass by on a boat. I saw roots grow above water and learnt the history on the birds. What a lovely... More 

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Umberleigh, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A very interesting boat trip through mangrove swamps. Very knowledgeable boatman. Wonderful sunset flights of Scarlet Ibis coming in to roost

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A positive attitude by the guides with regard to service. polite, helpful and well mannered. Liked every bit of the trip.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the place to see Scarlet Ibis come in at dusk to roost. There are thousands! Cruising the swamp itself was OK, but nothing special.

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