Activites can keep you as busy as you want to be. If you are feeling energetic there are a wide range of tours, boating, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, bird-watching, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, swimming and relaxing on the beach are just a few ways to spend your days. Deep sea fishing trips are also available for the more serious fishermen/women. A day-trip to Trinidad is real good fun!
SNORKELLING AND SCUBA DIVING
There’s fine snorkelling on the beach at your doorstep – a coral reef lies within 100 meters of the shore on Heavenly Bay. Scuba divers come to Tobago to get some high voltage drift dives at the East End near Speyside. The Orinoco River pours rich nutrients into Tobago’s waters creating an underwater landscape that’s healthy and vibrant with plankton. Spectacular fish, such as the giant manta ray, cruise the waters feasting on the nutrients. Depending on the season, visibility can vary from 30 feet to 100 feet and manta rays are around several months of the year.
Eco-tourists come to Tobago to see one of the oldest rainforests in the world, for the stunning birdlife and the leatherback turtles which nest on the beaches around March. You can join an overnight camping tour and enjoy the thrill of seeing the baby turtles emerge from the sand, making a mad dash for the sea.
FISHING AND BOAT-TRIPS
Don’t expect jet skis , big yellow bananas or water skiing in Castara – this is a fishing village. You can go on boat trips to fish, sightsee, or barbeque on isolated beaches… leave at dawn and come back with the setting sun. You can snorkel on the many reefs, see pelicans nesting on the off-shore rocks, catch a fish for lunch, and land on an idylic out-of-the-way beach for a barbeque and swim with manta rays. If you’re lucky you could even see dolphins!
Rent a car and do some sightseeing around the 26 mile long island over bumpy roads, which wind past palm groves, tiny hamlets and deserted beaches – a constant feast for the eyes! The road through the mountainous rainforest passes stands of towering, creaking bamboo and dense jungle growth before suddenly giving way to vistas of sparkling pal-fringed beach, or open pastures grazed by cattle and scruffy goats. any point on the island is reachable in a few hours’ drive and well worth the winding narrow roads you’ll encounter once leaving the more populated and developed low-land areas between the airport and Scarborough.