Top 10 Nature & Wildlife Areas in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

May 15, 2022 Janette Largent

The smaller half of Trinidad and Tobago, the 116-square mile island is a top eco-tourism destination. Its rainforest has been protected since 1776. Kayak through mangrove swamps, mountain bike testing trails in the island's northeast, drift dive with manta rays and sharks, hike the Rainforest Reserve or take in the distinctive Tobago pursuits of goat and crab racing. Cars, taxis and "maxi taxi" minibuses make it easy to get around the island. Carnival sees this exuberant island at its most extroverted.
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1. Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve

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5.0 based on 26 reviews

Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve

This mountainous rainforest covers the length of the island and is home to an incredible amount of biological diversity.

Reviewed By onlybahydeawackroads

If you're going to hit any of the trails on the Main Ridge and want an excellent guide give Darlington Chance a call. He's the President of the Tobago Tour Guide's Association and up on all recent efforts regarding conservation and effects of climate change in Tobago. Whether it's flora, fauna or Tobago's history he's the man. They call him Tortoise (tor-toyz) - he moves slowly, sees everything and knows the history. Reach him at 1 868 318 8034

2. Corbin Local Wildlife

Belmont Farm Road 68, Mason Hall Tobago +1 868-327-4182 http://tobagowildlife.com
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Corbin Local Wildlife

Surrounded by gentle hills and valleys overlooking the sea at Hope Bay, and situated in 20 acres of beautiful forest, Corbin Local Wildlife is a hidden gem. Plentiful fruit trees and flowers attract all kinds of native wildlife - plantain, sugarcane, mango trees and wild heliconia are abundant, to name but a few. Wild caiman sunbathe on the banks of the park's lily ponds, sally painters dash along the many trails and agoutis hop through the bushes. The park is a treasure-trove for birdwatchers - attracting hummingbirds, manakins, herons, mot-mots and jacamars. In addition to the wild animals, the park houses many rescued and threatened species. It provides a protected area, with diverse habitats, essential for the preservation of Tobago's native creatures. This safe environment, away from hunters, allows animals to breed and babies to be released into the forest when they are ready - protecting the natural wildlife which is under threat on the island. Come and explore the forest trails and learn about Tobago's wildlife. Call Roy Corbin to arrange a visit 00 1 (868) 327-4182. APPOINTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL. If you don't ring to let us know you are coming there might be no-one there to show you around.

Reviewed By SuzeJe - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We phoned on arrival after not realising a booking was required; rather than turn us away Mr Corbin left his lunch to personally show us around. We saw some amazing animals including Agouti, Tattoo (9 Banded Armadillo), Red Squirrels, Possum and the highlight for us an Ocelot. At the centre they are caring for injured and unwanted animals, some of which are released back into the wild once recovered from injuries or reaching maturity. They are also educating people on conservation. Definitely worth a visit to get up close to native wildlife & learn more about animals from T & T.

3. Shurland Nature Park

Bloody Bay Road Last house on the right when going from Bloody Bay to the Main Ridge Forest Tobago +1 868-294-3740
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Shurland Nature Park

Reviewed By KathrynT - Rotherham, United Kingdom

We stopped off here in our round the island trip and was greeted by a very lovely lady. We spent quite a while admiring the many hummingbirds visiting ...I got lots of photos and videos too! A lovely spot to take a break. She also showed us the resident snake in the little wooden cabin....up in the roof!

4. Little Tobago

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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Little Tobago

A tiny island off the coast of Tyrrel's Bay, also known as Bird of Paradise, that has been transformed into a wildlife reserve popular among birdwatchers.

Reviewed By Abbotsham - Devon, United Kingdom

We visited Little Tobago with Troy of Top Rankin from Blue Waters' jetty. After an interesting boat ride with closeup views of frigate birds, we landed and Randy took us up to the viewpoint overlooking the nesting boobies (2 species and their morphs) and tropic birds. He gave a good description and found the different morphs for us in the scope. Watching the frigate bird tactics was also an eye-opener. The highlight of the trip down was a miniature gecko who looked nothing until you took a picture and zoomed it up. All in all an excellent trip with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

5. St. Giles Islands

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St. Giles Islands

These tiny islands off the northern coast of Tobago are an important breeding area for several bird species and are also known for their spectacular underwater scenery for divers.

6. Tobago Forest Reserve

Tobago https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5646/
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Tobago Forest Reserve

Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.

Reviewed By 824catherine - Leintwardine, United Kingdom

We met Fitzroy at the Forest Reserve Centre. He took us in a brilliant walk through the forest . His enthusiasm was contagious.. his knowledge of the wildlife and birds in particular was incredible. A bird watchers delight. He also was informative about Tobago and the politics around the island. His passion and knowledge of cricket was fantastic. After the walk we went to his niece house for a lovely home cooked meal. Some of the best food this holiday. Throughly recommend Fitzroy Quamina.

7. Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve

Tobago 868-639-2839-868-797-2940 http://www.adventure-ecovillas.com
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Adventure Farm and Nature Reserve

Reviewed By TriniTobagonianUK

Lovely location to take the family for a nice walk in nature where you can see lovely flora and fauna in all it's glory. The hummingbirds, fish pond and local animals were lovely to see and discover as you walk around. My son particularly loved feeding the fish which are quite big. The eco-villas are also very charming for if you wanted to spend some time in Tobago where you could feel at one with nature. They are nestled in the heart of the nature reserve and are very nicely built and furnished to make anyone feel at home. The owners are also very friendly and welcoming, even the pet dog:) Very tranquil location to relax and de-stress in nature!

Windward Main Road Tobago +1 868-660-4668 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/genesisnaturepark
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Genesis Nature Park & Art Gallery

"Genesis Nature Park" is a home-based, family-owned and operated Petting Zoo set in a beautiful tropical garden with an in-house Art Gallery. Our focus is conservation and education related to nature and the environment. In existence for over 16 years, we have recently added five Guest Rooms to accommodate vacations and an Events Hall available for weddings, family events and other special occasions. Garden Weddings are a special feature.

Reviewed By Theocasionaltrveller

Genesis Nature Park beautifully captures the spirit and history of the island. We were given a tour by the owner and was able to feed and pet some of the animals (but not the caiman for obvious reasons). We enjoyed our visit, thank you.

9. Arnos Vale Waterwheel and Nature Park

Arnos Vale Hotel Tobago
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Arnos Vale Waterwheel and Nature Park

A park established on the grounds of an old sugar plantation to preserve Tobago's wildlife.

10. Grafton Caledonia Wildlife Sanctuary

Tobago
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3.5 based on 35 reviews

Grafton Caledonia Wildlife Sanctuary

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