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Family Activities in Tobago

Turtles!

Nature attractions are also a big draw on Tobago. Of special interest are the leatherback turtles who come to nest on the leeward side of the island between March and August. Come out after sunset between 7pm and 5am for the best chance of viewing these large marine turtles when they come ashore to lay between 80 and 125 eggs in the sand. The tiny offspring make their run for the sea about two months later.

In the Water

Cruising Tobago’s calm waters is a fun a way to look at the island’s beautiful coast. Cruises depart from Buccoo Reef, the most popular beach on the island for all day cruises as well as sunset sails and full moon dinners. All-day cruises include a swim at the Nylon Pool, a calm, shallow area in the sea formed by a sandbar close to the surface where guests of all swimming levels enjoy a swim.

Divers often head straight to Speyside, located on the northern tip of the island. Here they might have the opportunity to swim with giant manta rays; dolphins, turtles, whale sharks and porpoises are sometimes spotted. This area is especially rich, with a profusion of coral growth and marine life, because of Venezuela’s Orinoco River. The river’s nutrients flow through the Guyana current that brushes Tobago and provides the island with some of the Caribbean’s best diving.

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