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Little Tobago

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Frigate birds swoop over us

The island is a paradise of ocean vistas and frigatebirds stealing fish from the graceful white... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston, Canada
Nice few hours

The island is very interesting for birders and even the enthusiastic get a lot out of it. There are... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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A tiny island off the coast of Tyrrel's Bay, also known as Bird of Paradise, that has been transformed into a wildlife reserve popular among birdwatchers.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is a paradise of ocean vistas and frigatebirds stealing fish from the graceful white long tailed Tropicbirds. Go with birderguide Newton George and you will see tropicbird nests on land in season. Snorkel on the way back, and enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macderma
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The island is very interesting for birders and even the enthusiastic get a lot out of it. There are many interesting plants especially the Large Ground Anthurium which is also an epiphyte. There are also fruit bats and trap door spiders and hermit crabs to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank spuddybike
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We spent a very good 3+ hours visiting Little Tobago and then snorkelling off Goat Island. Randy of Top Ranking was very knowledgeable about the bird and marine life. He took us to some great viewing spots on Little Tobago where we saw many birds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lothome
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Avoid Top Ranking Tours at all costs. We made the mistake of driving to Blue Water Inn in a rental car and hiring a tour there thinking this would be the cheaper option. We were wrong, we were approached by the captain (Paul) and promised...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vilija M
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Lovely Island ,a great place to spot seabirds ,Red -Billed Tropicbirds.We were incredible lucky to see one on the nest from a few feed away.Jemma’s See View Kitchen is a perfect stop for lunch .The food is delicious. We enjoy it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank radka636
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Go with a good guide, can recommend Troy with "Top Ranking". Great views of Red-billed Tropicbirds wheeling below you. A challenge for photographers. Often a nest near the view point, At end of April Bridled and Sooty Terns will have arrived. The island is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank E Paul R
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Boat departed from the Blue Waters Inn in Speyside. Ride over was a bit choppy that day and one person got seasick. Walk up the hill is a moderate hike, but is uphill for 15-30 minutes. Once near the top, we saw hundreds of red-billed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Jack D
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Went with Frank's tours, and just walked up and were able to get a boat with no reservation. Cost between $180 and $200 TT per person (depending on who you were talking to). Went with a group of mostly birders who wanted to spend more...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank Rorinho
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We were guided by Randy on a tour of Little Tobago Island from the Blue Waters Inn in Speyside. We chose the Top Ranking tour as they were able to give us an almost exclusive tour as we were a party of 5. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Claire W
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Whatever you want to see or know about Tobago, go to Bluewaters and ask for Zolani! He is the most greatest tour guide you could aks for. Been here the third time, and everytime he impressed us with a new tour and his knowledge about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank marum88
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January 22, 2018|
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Response from PETRA001 | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge there is no shop on the island
September 17, 2016|
Response from Zwheeler11 | Reviewed this property |
We went with Peter Cox tours and he arranged the boat to Little Tobago. You may also try contacting one of the hotels in Speyside.
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Private boat trips to Little Tobago (1 Replies)
During an recent visit my friend and I decided to find a local fisherman to take us over to Little Tobago from Speyside. We were approached by a local thin guy who called himself Manuel. We entered a deal with him to be taken to the island and back for 200 TT. This was "promise" all inclusive for the two of us - with lots of "respect". Agreed to pay him 35 TT in advance and the rest on arrival back. A friend of his then took us there and brought us back again. However, on arriving Manuel...More
December 03, 2006|
Response fromLittleredsister1|
It's always recommended to use a Government licensed boat. I do believe one can check this by the numbers on the boat. Can't remember what the recommended number is......can check out easily enough. Alot of fishermen licensed this way. Also there used to be a boat leaving the Blue Waters Inn daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to Little Tobago.
Tours (6 Replies)
Hi... we (two of us) are going to Tobago in August and would like to book some tours. We have narrowed it down to Alibaba Tours, Kennedy Tours (Wayne) and Peter Cox. We probably want to do a hike in the rainforest on one day and a trip to Little Tobago on another and are especially interested in wildlife. We would like a small group/private tour and would like to know the pros and cons of each. All advice gratefully received. Thank you.
March 18, 2014|
Response fromjne2647563|
Thank you ..indeed. Lots of useful information. Difficult to make choices!!
Little Tobago and Canoe Bay (2 Replies)
We go to Tobago quite often but haven't done Little Tobago or Canoe Bay for years. Can you tell me the options for getting to Little Tobago now? Also does Canoe Bay still have a fee to enter? Thankyou.
May 18, 2015|
Response fromgalaxycow|
We were up to Blue Waters in March and made the same enquiry regarding transport to Little Tobago and were told there are licensed government glass bottom boats and pirang type boats that will take you over. We have not attempted Canoe Bay for years so sorry, can't help you there.