Caroni Lagoon National Park

Caroni Lagoon National Park, Trinidad: Address, Caroni Lagoon National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Caroni Lagoon National Park

Caroni Lagoon National Park
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This new national park was recently commissioned to help preserve Trinidad's wildlife.
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V-Yeates
Charlotteville, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago49 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Everyone on the trip were wowed. We couldn't believe right here in Trinidad was such a beautiful site to behold. We felt like we were in another place. We were so happy we took the tour. At the beginning we were wondering if we made a mistake but then at the end was a climax. The scarlet ibis were so beautiful against the serene nature which surrounded us on the cloudy evening we visited.

Must try!
Written June 27, 2020
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Nell1954
Glasgow, UK22 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
For nature lovers, this is a must. A couple of hours through the mangrove swamps with an expert guide, watching scarlet ibis, blue herons, flamingos, tree boas - what an experience!
Written January 24, 2019
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astere2000@aol.com
New Haven, CT27 contributions
Jan 2018
Do not be afraid to climb in the boat, with little help everybody feels comfortable and the unforgettable journey begins!
Written May 9, 2018
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Christine M
Haverhill, MA94 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
We took a guided boat tour through the swamp and saw herons, egrets, flamingos, shorebirds and a large Cook's Tree Boa. The grand finale at dusk was watching the flocks of Scarlet Ibis flying in to roost. Spectacular!
Written May 10, 2017
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Warwick C
Brisbane, Australia235 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
The West coast of Trinidad is deeply indented to form the Gulf of Paria, and the coast of this for 40 km. is a huge mangrove swamp 5 to 10 km. wide that is now a national park. We were driven to the Caroni Bird Park where we boarded broad flat bottom boats and slowly cruised the channels of the swamp to see birds (egrets mainly), snakes and even a tiny ant eater.
Eventually we reached a large mudflat with a thickly forested island in the centre into which vast numbers of crimson ibis were descending. This was the particular attraction of the park, and it was very impressive. The ibis live up to their name and are the most brilliant crimson imaginable, and as they flocked in their hundreds overhead the setting sun caught their colour beautifully, and after roosting in the trees it appeared that there were huge crimson flowers in the forest.
Written April 29, 2017
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Scott M
Loughborough, UK19 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
Worth the trip just to see the scarlet ibis come in to roost. Basic facilities but the colour of the ibis is stunning.
Written April 7, 2017
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Christine L
Massachusetts89 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
The number of Scarlet Ibises was amazing! We also saw mudskippers, herons, egrets, bats, and caiman.
Written March 4, 2017
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jsm317
Ocala, FL139 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is mostly about birds, although other wildlife is certainly present. We were here for birds and especially the scarlet ibis. Its a glorious sight, watching thousands of bright red ibis coming in to roost accompanied by many others, mostly snowy egrets. Our guide was Lester, and he is excellent at spotting things and helping you find them. I would recommend carrying even a small pair of binoculars to get the most out of this visit.
Written November 25, 2016
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Lisey
Chelsea, Canada603 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
I was with a group of 20 birders and we all really enjoyed our leisurely boat ride along the waterways. Our guides were excellent at spotting birds and wildlife. This included many bird species including a Potoo, Tropical Screech-Owl as well as a Tree Boa. The climax was the Scarlet Ibis "show" as they arrived by the 100's coming into roost along with some Tri-colored Herons. There was a total of approx 1700 Scarlet Ibises. Really enjoyable tour with excellent guides.
Written June 6, 2015
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Charles Z
Pocatello, ID472 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
One goes to the Caroni Lagoon to see the Scarlett Ibises plus other varieties of birds and wild life. Best to go just before sunset as the Ibises are returning to roost for the night. Your guide should have cold drinks, but be sure beverages are available. Insect repellant is advisable.
Written June 2, 2015
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