Tobago’s life revolves around the Caribbean’s beautiful warm waters, and many sports and activities on the island make the most of it.
Navigation around Tobago can be both casual and difficult depending on wind conditions and the coast. While the north of the island has many bays protected for mooring, the chopped side is reserved for professionals. The best sailing conditions are from December to May, when the wind is strong and constant. The Buccoo-reef sanctuary of Pigeon Point and adjacent Bon Accord lagoon are good boating spots for all levels, especially those with little experience – 13ft Hobie Wave is available for rent and is perfect for beginners.
Another way to travel around the island is to follow a catamaran charter. With food, drinks and music provided, as well as stopping in some tropical bays, excursions are like “a party on catamaran” rather than a real trip.
The Pigeon Point Peninsula, southwest of Tobago, is a particularly windy beach, ideal for water sports that require wind. It also has shallow, shallow waters surrounded by Buccoo coral reefs and popular with kite types at every level. With friendly, safe guides and equipment available on the peninsula, you can take it at your own pace and wait for the wind that suits you.
Tobago is a popular diving destination with more than 60 dive sites established, some say it’s the best place in the Caribbean. Tobago’s waters include all levels of experience, offering shallow diving trips for beginners, as well as more technical diving trips, such as diving, wrecking and deep diving. The northern part of the island, especially around Speyside and Charlotteville, is home to Tobago’s most famous diving sites, as well as the island’s only regression chamber. Diving sites in the southern part of the island are also abundant, but visibility is not always good. Diving shops are located all over the island; The safest sense is the members of Tobago Diving Operators Association (ATDO).
You don’t need to go sailing to find good places to snorkel; There are many at the end of some famous beaches. However, the Buccoo Reef – a complex ecosystem consisting of 15 hectares of coral reefs perfect for cross-view – is easily accessible by glass-bottomed boat from the Store (or Pigeon Point). Glass bottom boat operator provides snorkel and tickets available on open access basis.
The island surfing center, once again, is the Pigeon Point peninsula. The wind is strongest between December and June and it is common to see surfers in the distance. This period is also ideal for windsurfing clinics, run by local operators and international companies specializing in windsurfing vacations. For the rest of the year, the conditions are ideal for beginners.