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Find yourself in Tobago Author: Ray Sloper SELTAB Executive TOURS & Transfers. On a visit to Tobago one might think that there is not much to do or see on the island as most of us would tend to stay and "lime" down the southern end of the island, and although this is the busiest end of the island it is by no means the only place on the island to visit. As a tour operator based on the island who has in the past actively tried to encouraged more of our "Local" tourist to "re-discover" the island with us and what they, (the ones who have dared to be different) have found has totally astonished them as most of what they learned on one of our island tours, they would not normally have known about. This list of tours and things to see and do while in Tobago can keep you busy for the better part of a week and will cover most of the sights on the island. These can include Tobago's rich & captivating history, its colorful & vibrant culture, its abundant flora & fauna, its magnificent main ridge rain forest, which proudly carries the title "The oldest protected reserve in the Western Hemisphere" visit one of the museums on the island and for those a little more daring, exploring the many reefs around the island through one of the many certified Dive Operators on the island, or you may decide to go all in and experience the luxury and excellence of the only "Live aboard all inclusive Dive boat " on the island where your every need is catered for. For those who enjoy water sports, but prefer to be on the surface, then Tobago is definitely your one stop shop, wind surfing, kite surfing, wake boarding, Para sailing, jet skiing just to name a few can be done on the island. Adventurous "Land lovers" can also partake in trail bike riding, off road ATV. Riding as well as, off road 4 x 4 wheel experiences, or even visit the Little Tobago Bird Sanctuary where a host of marine birds can be seen from the lookout, these can all be arranged for you on request.

An example of our Island tour follows approx 6 hrs: An Island tour which can easily be done in a day, approx. 6 hrs; circum-navigates approx two thirds of the island, and has been specially designed for seeing the best of Tobago in one day. This tour can starts from Crown Point or the Speyside area and makes its way around the island. This tour includes on-board refreshments, lunch with a soft drink; this is where you can enjoy the mouth watering delights of a locally prepared meal. Stops include the Argyle Waterfall, where, water conditions permitting we have a short swim in the cool refreshing Argyle fall. We will also visit some of the many forts on the island where the powder bunker (visible remains at fort George, James, Bennett & Milford) with either 6 and or 8 pound British made canons still standing watch over the waters around Tobago, or even the magnificent 18 pound mortar only visible at fort George. We also visit the Arnos Vale water wheel & Historic park where you will see one of the more unique sites in Tobago's ...a 200 year old sugar mill which is still fully in-tact and is a must see if you have the time. We also drive through the oldest Rain forest in the western hemisphere, established since the 16th century and as such carries the title "The oldest protected reserve in the Western Hemisphere" We follow the North-side road stopping along the way for the various photo stops. Along the narrow winding roads of the Caribbean coast we will have ample opportunity of seeing some of the most picture perfect beaches on the Island Parlatuvie, Castara Bay and Englishman's Bay where local craft is available for sale. We also get to stop off at the Speyside lookout overlooking the village of Speyside and Little Tobago, this is also where we can have lunch at the famous tree house restaurant, for extended options we can go further to Charlotville where you get some breathtaking views of the bay as we make our way down the winding hill to the bay before making our way back down to Crown Point. Although the sequence of what we see and when may differ on the day it is all planned with your enjoyment in mind.

If you

For more information any of the tours or sites in Tobago we offer please give us a call on Tel: 868 688 5148 or e-mail [email protected] where we will be happy to be of service to you.

An Example of our Bird Watching Tour 4 or 6 hrs.

Little Tobago Bird Sanctuary

A trip to Little Tobago takes approximately 20 minutes via a glass Bottom Boat. This gives one an opportunity to snorkel and see the largest Brain Coral recorded in the Western Hemisphere, plus a visit to see some of the exotic Sea Birds which are found on the Island, namely: Red-Footed and Brown Boobies, Magnificent Frigate Birds and Red Billed Tropicbirds. Other Sea Birds which can also be seen from mid April to September are Sooty, Bridle and Roseate Terns and Brown Noddy.

Bloody Bay Rain Forest

The Tobago Rain Forest is the oldest protected Forest in the Western Hemisphere and was established in 1765 for its water shed protection. It is the home for some of Tobago's most colourful species of birds, namely the Blue Backed Manakin, White tailed Sabrewing Hummingbird, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Yellow Legged Thrush, Fuscous Flycatcher, Great Black Hawk, Collared Trogon and many others. Trap door Spiders, Fruit eating Bats, Lizards, Snakes and endemic trees make up part of the biodiversities of the Rain Forest.

Island Tour

This trip includes a visit to: 1. Wetlands 2. Grafton Bird Sanctuary 3. VHL Mangrove Board Walk 4. Adventure Farm for Hummingbirds In these four areas one can see White Cheeked Pintail, Black Bellied Whistling and Mask Ducks, Least Grebe, Anhinga, Mangrove Cuckoo and Waders. During the months of September to April you can see Pereguine Falcon, Merlin, Northern Waterthrush, American Red Start and Wablers namely Prothonotary, Black and White and Yellow Wablers.This tour includes on-board refreshments, lunch with a soft drink; this is

where you can enjoy the mouth watering delights of a locally prepared meal. Stops include the Argyle Waterfall, where, water conditions permitting we have a short swim in the cool refreshing Argyle fall. We will also visit some of the many forts on the island where the powder bunker (visible remains at fort George, James, Bennett & Milford) with either 6 and or 8 pound British made canons still standing watch over the waters around Tobago, or even the magnificent 18 pound mortar only visible at fort George.

For more information any of the tours or sites in Tobago we offer please give us a call on Tel: 868 688 5148 or e-mail [email protected] where we will be happy to be of service to you.

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