Boat trips in Tobago
You really cannot come to Tobago and not take a boat trip at some point, as one of your ‘things to do in Tobago’. The beautiful turquoise seas, little isolated beaches only accessible by boat an abundance of sea life are all part of Tobago’s beauty. The two most popular trips are either on a glass bottom boat out to Buccoo Reef and its Nylon pool or via a catamaran, where you can either join a group of people or take as a private charter. If you want to have some action whilst at sea, take a snorkeling boat trip on a private boat, or a fishing charter or even a trip that contains both the chance to go fishing and snorkeling.
Buccoo Reef and Nylon Pool - Glass Bottom Boat Trip
Trying to find the ‘fountain of youth’, then look no further than the Nylon Pool. They say if you swim in the waters of the Nylon Pool you will come out feeling 10 years younger ! It was given the name Nylon Pool by Princess Margaret in 1962 as she thought the waters were as transparent as a pair of her nylons, when she spent her honeymoon here in Tobago. It is a meter deep sand bar, out at sea, a sandy bottom and crystal clear water. The water, for the most part is calm in this area as it is protected by the Buccoo Reef.
The glass bottom boats pick up from an area called Store Bay, however if you book with me I can organise the company to come and pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the boat rather than having to find your way there. They take you out to the reef, watch the sea life and then to the Nylon Pool for a swim. Depending on which tour you book they will then either take you to No Man's’ Land, which feels like a deserted island, for a BBQ lunch and a swim or take you back to shore where you can spend the afternoon relaxing or going on another great adventure
Exploring Tobago by Catamaran
If you wish to explore the shores a bit more, then take a trip on the catamaran. They offer sunset cruises, overnight charters, romantic couple charters (great for honeymooners) open day charters, Nylon Pool special or for the more adventurous a sail around Tobago on a five day trip.
The open day charter is the most popular, the minimum number of guests will be 8 and the maximum is normally 15 guests plus crew. It is an all day tour (approximately 7 hours) so make sure you have plenty of sunscreen with you. They take you to one of the many beaches only accessible by boat where you can swim and snorkel or borrow the boats kayak and explore. A delicious local lunch is provided with soft drinks. Snorkeling as well as fishing gear is also provided for those feeling a little bit more active than just relaxing on one of the hammocks or ‘trampolines’ aboard the boat. .
Tobago Sunset Cruise
The other popular trip is the sunset cruise. Tobago is lucky enough to experience some truly majestic and colourful sunsets. What better way to end your day than being aboard a beautiful boat, with a drink in your hand, some snacks to enjoy, whilst watching the sun go down and see all the beautiful colours it produces. No need to worry about drinking and driving as the company will provide pick up and drop of at my accommodation.
Romance at Sea
If you are on your honeymoon or you wish to escape your family or friends and have a romantic trip for two at sea then this is the one for you. The trip is just 4 hours long - enough time to get the romance started. Sail up the Caribbean side of the island, visiting Mt Irvine and the Buccoo Reef. A light lunch will be served before heading to Pigeon Point for a quick dip in the calms waters of the protected Marine park before heading back to StoreBay for the end of your trip. But don’t let the romance end there, if you take the afternoon trip, when you get back to shore have an early romantic meal in one of the many local restaurants before heading back to your accommodation.
There are several boats that you can charter to go fishing. From the real ‘decked out’ sport fishing boats right down to the locale pirogue type boat. It all depends on what level of comfort you want whilst you are fishing! One of the most exciting fish you can catch in Tobago is the Blue Marlin, in May 2013 on weighing 1005.9 was caught in one of the fishing tournaments that are held here in Tobago.Other types of fish that can be caught are Sailfish, Swordfish, YellowFin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi not Flipper !!) and if you are really lucky White Marlin.
There are also a few good snorkeling tours that you can enjoy here in Tobago. They take you to some of the better areas to snorkel, that really cannot be reached by land. They provide you with snorkeling equipment, however if you wear glasses I recommend that you treat yourself to a prescription mask so that you will be able to see the fish and coral at its best and if you have extra large feet to bring some fins with you!! Some of the snorkeling trips will also include the chance to do a spot of fishing. One such trip
Being able to enjoy these boat trips you need to have a place to stay and I have three beautiful properties that are not only convenient for exploring from but are an absolute dream to stay in.
Chaconia Suite and Blue Marlin Suite are situated right on the beach, so you will have seen Tobago from the sea, now it is time to enjoy the sea from Tobago. Situated on (I think) one of the best beaches in Tobago, Grafton Beach, these two apartments have the most spectacular views. The sunsets can be some of the most colourful and dramatic sights you will see and it can all be done from the patio of the apartment with a cold beer, or a sparkling cocktail or a beautiful refreshing natural fruit juice in your hand.
Mahogany Villa is situated overlooking the wonderful golf course in Mt Irvine and has lush green gardens, bright tropical flowers and wafting palms trees to help ease the stress of ‘normal life’ which will disappear for a while. With its own jacuzzi in the garden and a hammock on the patio, the stress of work, traffic jams and crowds of people just fade into the background.
In all our properties you are supplied with beach towels which you can take with you on your boat trip, however if you do take them with you you must make sure you bring them back again at the end of the day!!!