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Address: #37 Bamboo Settlement #1 Uriah Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: (868) 737-2069
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A very good trip made truly memorable by Shaun Madoo, the guide/owner

All the pros and cons about this trip are adequately covered in the traveller reviews preceeding this one. What struck us and made this trip so enjoyable amd memorable was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Biarritz, France
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Biarritz, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

All the pros and cons about this trip are adequately covered in the traveller reviews preceeding this one. What struck us and made this trip so enjoyable amd memorable was the guide/owner Shaun whose knowledge is vast and enthusiasm truly palpable (the only negative is that he is so enthused about the sights/birds that sometimes he speaks too fast for... More 

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DC
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Really enjoyed the smaller, faster boat over the big wide-beamed barges of the other tour operators. The guide was funny and personable, and also incredibly knowledgeable about the swamp, the wildlife, and the country at large. And wow did he have an eagle eye! He could spot a tiny hummingbird... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

An unforgettable experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and adept at spotting wildlife, so in addition to the many birds seen, we were also treated to two(!) silky anteaters and a Cook's tree boa. The guide frequently stopped the engine so we could have a good look, and disturb the birds less. The boats are wide in the beam and... More 

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Tunapuna, Trinidad
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are interested in natural history and in the beauty of the swamp, Madoo's offers a much more intimate tour (less chance of noisy boat-mates who can disturb the wildlife and the serenity) than the other operator (Nanan's) and is definitely worth the slightly higher cost. Having tried both several times over the last few years I now always... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Seeing the flocks of scarlet ibis as they return to their roosting island is thrilling. We were very happy with the service provided by Madoo's. We arranged our transportation from Port of Spain with them. The driver, Chris, was courteous and punctual. Cost, return for transport was $300TT. Our guide, Darren, was pleasant and professional. Madoo's say that they keep... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Small company .... big tour Took this tour last year with Shawn and he was not available to tour this time, but assured me his brother is just as good. Darren it was wonderful touring with you, and Shawn thanks for stopping by to visit. Once again, you really know how to make my the best out of my adventure.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you've been in mangroves and swamps and have done this sort of tour before, this one can be skipped, unless your interest is seeing the Ibis'. Those moments are quite good. As a lifelong snake keeper and having a taxidermist friend, I can say for certain that the snakeskin in the tree was placed there, and I'm very, very... More 

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Trinidad
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Experience the flora and fauna of one of Trinidad's protected wildlife sites in a comfortable setting with excellent tour guides. There are other operators of bird tours at this reserve but Madoo's had a smaller boat with very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide which lent to a more intimate and satisfied tour. Take the advise of a local and... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Going with the flow while visiting friends in Trinidad, I had the most wonderful tour of the Caroni swamp, seeing several species of birds, and other wildlife. Sean was the an excellent tour guide and was able to point out things that were so camouflaged that I wondered how he could spot them! He was very talented and knowledgeable and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Did a specific trip with Sean Madoo to photograph migrant shorebirds at the mouth of the Caroni River. This was a fruitful trip with a pleasant and amiable Sean. He is a good spotter and tries to ensure that the goals you have set for your trip are realized. He, himself, is quite knowledgeable but what immediately struck me, is... More 

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