Corbin Local Wildlife
Corbin Local Wildlife
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Surrounded by gentle hills and valleys overlooking the sea at Hope Bay, and situated in 20 acres of beautiful forest, Corbin Local Wildlife is a hidden gem. Plentiful fruit trees and flowers attract all kinds of native wildlife - plantain, sugarcane, mango trees and wild heliconia are abundant, to name but a few. Wild caiman sunbathe on the banks of the park's lily ponds, sally painters dash along the many trails and agoutis hop through the bushes. The park is a treasure-trove for birdwatchers - attracting hummingbirds, manakins, herons, mot-mots and jacamars. In addition to the wild animals, the park houses many rescued and threatened species. It provides a protected area, with diverse habitats, essential for the preservation of Tobago's native creatures. This safe environment, away from hunters, allows animals to breed and babies to be released into the forest when they are ready - protecting the natural wildlife which is under threat on the island. Come and explore the forest trails and learn about Tobago's wildlife. Call Roy Corbin to arrange a visit 00 1 (868) 327-4182. APPOINTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL. If you don't ring to let us know you are coming there might be no-one there to show you around.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • DavidM1234567
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience, inspiring ambition
    An absolute must-do when visiting Tobago. Our tour guide, Michael, gave us a tour of the enclosures and was extremely passionate and knowledgeable. The conservation efforts of Corbin Local Wildlife are inspiring and much needed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone visiting Tobago.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Daniëlle
    Willemstad, Curaçao8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful project!
    What a wonderful initiative to protect wildlife and educate. With much love and passion they take care of the animals and they try to release them (back) into the wild as much as possible. We also saw many hummingbirds. When you arrive, call the phone number on the fence and you'll get a fantastic tour. Definitely a must do if you are on Tobago!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Nienke
    Curaçao9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do on Tobago
    Ian was a great guide and it is really a special project: Corbin Local Wildlife. A breading center and helping animals that where damaged - to improve the local wildlife. This is really a must do on Tobago. One of our highlights. They need a marketeer to help them with their project so if you feel like voluntering - they could really use the help. Nature - local wildlife and a great guide!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Karen
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day Out
    Wow, this place is amazing and very clear both Roy and his son Michael are passionate about the protection of wildlife on Tobago. They have a rescue/release policy for most of the animals but some are permanent residents, but the park still provides a natural habitat for them in the best possible way. There are some interesting wildlife many of which have a story to tell on how they arrived at the park. Michael gave us a tour and new background of every animal we saw. We all fell in love with Joe a Capuchin Monkey and a permanent resident. It was very clear Joe had a special bond with Michael. We were also very lucky to be able to participate and watch the release of a Boa Constrictor, something I never imagined I would be involved in. Thank you Roy, Michael and the rest of the team for,looking after us so well and all the hard work you do for these animals 😊😊😊
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • ols1983
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience
    We were recommended a tour by our hotel and we’re so glad we squeezed it in! We’ve got a one year old and four year old so weren’t sure but it was a lovely family experience. Ian was so knowledgeable and passionate and it was a lovely addition to our time in Tobago. In having to deal with a few big downpours, Ian was flexible and really wanted to give us the best experience possible.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Sam G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant, must see on island
    Brilliant tour, well worth doing. Ian was very knowledgable and whilst I didn’t meet Ray, sounds like he’s brilliant too (even better according to Ian). Did both the rainforest walk and the enclosures and it’s very interesting and they clearly care a lot. Couldn’t recommend more and very reasonable price, left a tip as they deserve it for their work. Only thing worth noting is that it can be muddy and some bits are steep, only a problem if you are not able.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Toni_London123
    Addlestone, United Kingdom130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reserve your spot in this unique animal conservation and reserve
    Wow, amazing conservation work going on here to protect Tobago’s wildlife. Corbin’s son, Michael, gave us a personal tour and it was out of this world. His unique knowledge and clear excitement for their work shows. His knowledge and clear care and consideration for the wildlife is well worth the tour - an absolute must for visitors in Tobago. My son was so grateful to stroke a Python, shake hands with a rescued monkey and see wildlife thriving with the hope to return to the wild - a great lesson for many other reserves and parks. Thanks for an amazing unique experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Francesca Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Phenomenal
    This place was AMAZING. Michael, Ray's son, showed our family (two adults, two under sixes) round for two hours on our own and he was hands down the most informed and nicest guide we've ever had. He answered a million questions from all of us and we saw local animals we'd never seen before kept in such a caring, thoughtful environment. We were so so impressed, cannot recommend this place highly enough.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Lars D
    Denmark1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    This is by far the best Nature experience on Tobago. The animals are fantastic and the co-owner Ian tells fascinating tales about the park's work to rescue and preserve the local animals and educate children to appreciate their wildlife instead of eating it. The whole things is great.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 10, 2024
  • IaninNotts
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place to visit.
    A must visit family run wildlife park specialising in threatened species on the island. We visited whilst on a cruise taking a taxi from the port, it is only a 20 minute drive. The owner took the 2 hour tour which was fascinating and enlightening. If in Tobago on a cruise I would strongly recommend a visit. It is recommended you call to let them know you are going, the tourist information in port called for us.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2024
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Jill L
Maidstone, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you travel to Tobago you SHOULD plan in a visit to the Corbin Local Wildlife Centre. Ian conducted our tour and his passion and enthusiasm for the flora, fauna and animal life shone through. They are trying SO hard to educate the local population about animal life - their hard work should be recognised and enjoyed. Ian sells his sculptures to enable the wildlife centre to continue ... so admirable! Thank you Ian - we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and appreciate the philosophy and ideology behind the project.
Written January 23, 2020
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Tammi D
Pukekohe, New Zealand7 contributions
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Dec 2021 • Family
Corbin Wildlife was a great experience for all ages. My son really enjoyed seeing the animals and getting to touch some of them. My brother got to hold a boa constrictor and my sister-in-law got to hold a turtle. Even my mother who hates walking, enjoyed the experience.

When you go, you need to call in advance because you need to make an appointment so that they can make sure that the tour guide will greet you at the gate. We didn’t make an appointment, but they still took us for a tour. We also gave a donation for each person on the tour and it was reasonable.

The guide, Michael, was friendly and knowledgeable. He described all the animals for us and explained the challenges that each of the animals faced trying to survive on the island. He also explained how the Wildlife centre is also a rescue and rehabilitation centre and how they hope to release as many animals back into the wild once they recovered.
Written January 25, 2022
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PMHYork_England
York. England43 contributions
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Jan 2020
We diverted here because it was raining to hard for us to do a planned rainforest walk and I’m pleased we did as it was very interesting and enjoyable.
The enthusiasm and passion of Mr Corbin, a former hunter turned conservationist and Ian Wright is inspiring. The place is very low key but they are working hard to conserve and re introduce native species, I suspect with limited funds and resources.
The setting is lovely and the tour and information provided are fascinating and inspiring.
Highly recommended if you want to learn more about the creatures, flora and fauna of the island.
Written January 28, 2020
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Neil H
Guildford, UK6 contributions
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Feb 2020
We visited last month and oh it was the most fascinating two and a half hours imaginable. Roy was away in Trinidad but we were shown round by his business partner Ian Wright. Ian was such an interesting chap and very, very passioante about the work that he and Roy are undertaking to protect the local wildlife. They have done a tremendous amount in a relatively short amount of time - but there is so much more to do. Tobago should be very proud of the work they are doing.
Written March 7, 2020
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Vicki
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Had a wonderful morning here being shown around the animal enclosures. Ian was really informative about the current situation with Tobago's wildlife and was an amazing guide explaining all the conservation work which is done here. Loved holding the snake and tortoises and shaking hands with Joe, the monkey. Another favourite part was watching the hummingbirds feed.
We took a local taxi from Crown point for 100 TT each way, and arranged for the driver to collect when Michael called saying we were ready.
Our tour was 150TT each but I think it varies on what tour you have.
Definitely recommend a trip here when you want a change from the beach. You need to pre-book - I found an email address for Ian to book for the following day, and he replied really quickly.
Written September 15, 2022
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Zara B
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Hi,

Really loved this place. It was wonderful seeing the local wildlife. There aren't lots of animals as it is more like a rescue centre for local wildlife. The people there are passionate about the animals and about encouraging the local wildlife. In fact we saw as much wildlife outside the enclosures than inside. The highlight for us was seeing the owl butterfly which happened to land by us as we were going around.

If you want to know more about the flora and fauna of Tobago this is a good place to start.
Written September 2, 2022
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SuzeJe
Edinburgh, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We phoned on arrival after not realising a booking was required; rather than turn us away Mr Corbin left his lunch to personally show us around. We saw some amazing animals including Agouti, Tattoo (9 Banded Armadillo), Red Squirrels, Possum and the highlight for us an Ocelot. At the centre they are caring for injured and unwanted animals, some of which are released back into the wild once recovered from injuries or reaching maturity. They are also educating people on conservation. Definitely worth a visit to get up close to native wildlife & learn more about animals from T & T.
Written February 18, 2020
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madagascar2
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had an amazing time touring this little gem with Ian who is knowledgeable, funny and inspiring. Do not hesitate to visit them when in Tobago - their work is important and critically needed. You'll leave with better understanding and appreciation of the local wildlife. Both kids and grown ups will enjoy!
Written February 25, 2020
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23Diane
Dartmouth, Canada67 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Couples
Had a FABULOUS tour of the Corbin Wildlife Park today. The owner, Roy Corbin, is amazing. So knowledgeable and personable. I cannot recommend this tour enough. Roy tells you everything about each animal and patiently answers any and all questions. There is some interactive parts if you so choose. Very interesting time. We learned a lot about local wildlife. This is a not-for-profit enterprise and what Roy is doing is commendable beyond words. Please support the park by booking a visit!!
Written April 4, 2022
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Paul B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Without a doubt a must-do when visiting Tobago. Roy and Ian's enthusiasm for their work is infectious. Quite apart from their core work of breeding at-risk and rescued animals for release back into the wild, which alone makes their project worth supporting, the wide variety of birdlife, including blue-backed manakins performing their courtship displays which we saw on both of our visits, and other creatures make for an enthralling few hours.
Written November 8, 2022
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