The nutrient-rich overflow from the Guyana current
and the Orinoco River has resulted in waters
so alive with sub-sea flora and fauna that you
are unlikely to find such a magnificent marine
eco system elsewhere. The reef systems are varied,
boasting a multitude of over 500 species. The
shallow lagoons at Buccoo Reef are home to tropical
fish, nurse sharks, moray eels, large barracuda
and tarpon while the
coral encrusted offshore underwater pinnacles
(Sisters Rocks) encourage the large pelagic
fish turtles and sharks Tobago is also one of
the best places in the world to see Manta Rays.
Every Spring during the nesting season from
March into the Summer, the giant Leatherback
turtles come to Tobagos North shore beaches
to lay their eggs. (The baby turtle emerges
55 to 70 days later). The Leatherback is an
endangered species and visitors are kindly requested
to make the minimum noise and speak softly in
order that these magnificent turtles are not
Visitors are also asked to keep at a distance
of 15 meters from the turtles and as they emerge
from the sea no flash lights from cameras/videos
to disturb them.
Visitors are also asked to refrain from handling
the turtle eggs or to attempt to ride on their
backs. You will be rewarded with the most unforgettable
and wonderful act of nature.
Turtle Beach, Back Bay and Grafton Beach are
locations for turtle watching
We would highly recommend you to the services
of a guide. Free Turtle tours are organised
by the local forest rangers for the Charity
SOS Tobago (Save Our Seaturtles Tobago).
Underwater adventures can be enjoyed by glass-bottomed
boat or for the more energetic there is snorkelling
and scuba-diving where visibility regularly
reaches 120 feet or more.
Tobago boasts one of the finest diving locations
in the world.
visit our What to do Diving
and Watersports area for more details.
We would certainly recommend our nature lovers
to arrange a personally guided tour with an
experienced guide. Tobagoisland.com. will be
happy to assist you with recommendations and
if we can help you further in this exciting
and unique adventure.
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