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“Birds on the nest!”
Review of Little Tobago

Little Tobago
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Owner description: 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.
Sandy, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Birds on the nest!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

It's a short trip from the Blue Waters Inn out to Little Tobago, the rep at our hotel had talked about the crossing being quite rough, but it was absolutely fine the day we went. There is some rough walking but it's really not that bad, you just need walking sandals as a minimum, otherwise trainers or walking shoes.

We visited with the wonderful guide Newton George, he used to be warden of the island so really knows it well, and can find so many tropicbirds on the nest as well as a nesting burrow for Audubon's shearwater! We are keen on bird watching but even if you're not - seeing chicks just off the path and the big seabird colony is really worth the visit. Bring water though as Little Tobago is a lot more humid than the Tobago mainland- Newton warned us about this in advance.

We had a good time snorkelling off the glass bottom boat on the way back - thoroughly lovely afternoon!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We went at the correct time of year for the red tailed tropic birds to be nesting.

Fabulous, you got so close to them and could clearly see the chicks, they were totally unafraid, just so beautiful to see them and also to see them flying.

Lots of other birds too and we were told there are other birds nesting all year round so you will see some.

But the tropic bird has long been a favorite of mine so loved seeing them so close.

Wear proper shoes /oots as the clif is steep and very slippy, the guides were very good ang gave me a hand.

We went with a glass bottomed boat trip and also got to snorkel and see the biggest brain coral in the western hemisphere, it certainly is big!

Grat value trip.

Visited January 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice little path, a lot of birds, a lot of stunning views”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

You go there by glass bottom boat and even get the opportunity to snorkel on the way, but we all felt that the current was too strong for snorkeling. The view down on the reefs by glassbottom boat was pretty awesome. On the island you can only get with a guide, ours was pretty good, and we saw some local nesting birds, learned of the history of the island and got some pretty stunning views of the bays around the island. The hike was not really hard, I love these small paths, but we went with an US family and the mother had to be supported by her son all the time. But I think she was one of the most unsporty women i ever saw ;) So, if you have difficulties walking on small paths on an uneven terrain you should probably not make this tour.

Visited December 2012
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Bohemia, New York
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Little Tobago Island”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great hike...lots of birds..Zee was an excellent guide....wonderful views. Really enjoyed the entire trip. Great views of Blue Waters Inn from the water

Visited December 2012
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Pune, India
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Little Tobago snorkelling boat trips”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Catch a boat from Tobago Island (private hire or shared) and ask the guide to take you out to the reefs between the main island and Little Tobago. They provide the snorkel and fins equipment. Jump off in the clear, crystal waters and have a great snorkelling experience. Then visit the bird sanctuary on Little Tobago, guides available

Visited January 2012
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