Tobago is an island that is largely unspoilt by tourism, allowing visitors to experience the exciting culture and discover the stunning natural environment.
- Walk to Argyle Falls, the highest waterfall in Tobago at about 54m where visitors can swim in the natural pools. The series of stepped cascades are reached by a walk of 15-20 minutes and can be visited with a guide.
- Take a glass bottom boat tour to Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool, a shallow area within the reef which is said to have rejuvenating powers. Buccoo Reef is an easily accessible coral reef where visitors can snorkel and discover fascinating marine life.
- Scuba dive around some of the best sites in the Caribbean, where you can discover a diverse underwater world, explore shipwrecks, swim with pelagics and view some of the largest brain coral in the world.
- Visit some of the island’s stunning beaches including the famous Pigeon Point, the more secluded Englishman’s Bay and the private Canoe Bay.
- Enjoy a guided tour of Main Ridge Forest Reserve, a tropical rainforest which is remarkably untouched and is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
- Go birdwatching, one of the most popular activities in Tobago thanks to the vast number of species that are found on the island. The Adventure Farm & Nature Reserve, Grafton Caledonia Bird Sanctuary and the Hummingbird Gallery all allow visitors to spot many different birds.
- Visit Little Tobago, a small island off the northeastern coast of Tobago which can be reached by a boat trip taking approximately 15 minutes. Visitors can go on tours where a knowledgeable local guide will point out a variety birds and other wildlife including reptiles.
- Witness leatherback, hawksbill and green turtles nesting between March and August, particularly on the beaches of the south west coast. A few months later the eggs begin to hatch.
- Explore Tobago on horseback, riding past wetlands and mangroves, through rainforest and along the beach.
- Enjoy a range of watersports including stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, windsurfing and sea kayaking.
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- Scarborough, the capital of Tobago where highlights include the hillside botanical gardens, Fort King George with its prison and barracks, the Governor’s House and Tobago Museum.
- Charming fishing villages such as Castara and Charlotteville.
- Plymouth, the first European settlement in Tobago which is home to the 18th century Fort James and a mystery tombstone which has become a local landmark.