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Address: Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: 868) 645-1305
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Nanan’s Caroni Bird Sanctuary Tours, pioneers in the Caroni Bird Sanctuary,...

Nanan’s Caroni Bird Sanctuary Tours, pioneers in the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, conduct lectured boat tours daily into the Caroni Swamp by well trained guides. Tours leave the jetty at 4:00 p.m. and return by 6:30 p.m. Meeting time is at 3:40 p.m at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Visitors are met at the entrance and directed to the private car park by staff members.

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Caroni Swamp Tour

I have taken this tour 4 or 5 times over the past few years. It is a great tour. Nanan's is very helpful and accommodating. The guides are extremely knowledgable and good at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I have taken this tour 4 or 5 times over the past few years. It is a great tour. Nanan's is very helpful and accommodating. The guides are extremely knowledgable and good at spotting animals. It is very reasonably priced. I will definitely do it again on my next trip to Trinidad. I am still hoping to spot a silky... More 

Thank Heather A
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I lived in Trinidad for four years, some 30'odd years ago, but had never been on this fascinating two and a half hour + tour. Details of this have been covered by others on this site; but a couple of points: the "gubernator"/ guide was only visible and audible when necessary. Those of us in the boat were allowed, for... More 

Thank Sandy S
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Had a stopover in Port of Spain from 2.30 pm to 9.00 pm and decided to use their services. They booked me on the telephone. When I existed the arrivals area, there was a taxi waiting for me. He was real good and spoke English. He drove us to the Bird Sanctuary. We started the tour in the boat at... More 

Thank Sanjay R
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Excellent tour of the Caroni Swamp. The guide was very knowledgable and informative. He spoke loud and clear so all could here. Great experience.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We took the afternoon Caroni tour to see the ibises and herons return to their evening roost. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the trip to the main lake was enjoyable with many birds and water boas to see on the way. We even got good views of the Ibis in the mangroves. However this all paled into insignificance... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Wow! This tour takes visitors on a boat ride through the Caroni Swamp to an island containing its main attraction - The Scarlet Ibis. As tour guides line boats up for viewing, birds begin to arrive. White birds glide in just over the water, scarlet birds soar in from the sky above. In a matter of minutes, a lush green... More 

Thank HTL2013
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I took a couple of the tours with this company. I visited the Caroni Swamp, took a city tour, and went to the Maracas Bay swim tour. The tour guides Lester and Lisa were so kind, knowedgeable, and worked around my flight schedule. I learned so much from these tour guides. They made sure I had a great time. They... More 

Thank Lori B
Maxwell, Barbados
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Scarlet Ibis are amazing! Just a pity we couldn't have got closer to them without spooking them :(. Also saw Blue Herons, and a very large Cayman, Tree Snakes, Owls and various birds. Only US10 for ticket and tour was 2.5 hours so well worth it. Tour didn't start till 4 o'clock, so sun wasn't too hot

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went on Nanand's boat trip to the Caroni swamp one afternoon, really excited about seeing the scarlet ibis and also just to experience the peace and tranquility of the mangroves. However what I experienced was more like a rowdy party than a nature experience. There were several boats of Nanand tours departing, all full of people packed like sardines.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We used Nanan tours for 2 excursions- 1 to Caroni and one to Asa Wright's bird Sanctuary. The drivers are polite and knowledgeable. Both Lester and Andy were safe and courteous drivers and had fantstic knowledge of the areas, tours and the birds! Thanks Nanan tours for a great experience.

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