Trinidad and Tobago used to be part of South America and is home to wildlife usually only found on the geographical mainland. The central part of the island is covered with the oldest rain forest in the western hemisphere.

The wildlife in Tobago won’t kill you. There are no poisonous snakes, no man eating sharks, box jelly fish or pole jumping, bird eating spiders.

Tobago is just south of the hurricane belt so, is usually outside the path of hurricanes.

 

GETTING THERE

 

Airlines from North America, serving Trinidad & Tobago

 

Airlines from North America, serving Trinidad & Tobago

 

Ferry between Trinidad & Tobago

 

Arriving early

 

FURTHER INFOMATION

 

Just 11degrees North of the Equator, Trinidad and Tobago (pronounced tree-nee-dad and to-ba-go) are the two most southern Caribbean islands, lying just off the coast of Venezuela, South America. The distance between Trinidad and Tobago is only about 21 miles. Directly South East of Grenada and South of Barbados, Tobago is about 100 miles from these.

 

The capital is Scarborough, with a population of about 17,000. While Trinidad is multiethnic, the population of Tobago is primarily of African descent, although with a growing proportion of Trinidadians of East Indian descent and Europeans (predominantly Germans and Scandinavians)

 

 

Weather

Average temperature: 30C (86F). The sea can be as warm as your bath and is warmest in the rainy season. Jumping into the sea during a quick tropical rain burst on the beach is great fun. And the re-emerging sun will dry your towel in no time.

 

During the dry season (January-May) it’s cooler, just 80F! and there is the occasional rain shower. The so called wet season - and not to be confused with monsoons is more humid, the sea is warmer, and warm, tropical rain usually comes in short, sharp bursts and freshens the greenery. The island is at its most beautiful in this season as everything is full of colour. The seasons’ boundaries are becoming blurred.

 

 

What to bring

Please pack as lightly as you can. Most of our guests wear only a fraction of what they bring! All you really need are shorts, tee shirts and beachwear. In addition to this perhaps something a little more dressy for the two evenings you will be dining ashore. Soft luggage is preferable if you have it. We have some limited storage onshore for your empty bags, but please bring as little as you are comfortable with. Between meals, fresh fruit is available. If you like to eat more between meals, please feel free to bring snacks with you.

It is advisable to bring a change of clothes and toiletries in your hand luggage. If your luggage gets lost enroute, it will not be able to be delivered to you until days later.

 

 

What shoes shall I bring?

You only need sandals or other shoes for the nights on shore as you will be barefoot whenever you are aboard. Good sturdy sandals, like TEVA-style models are preferred as they sit well on your feet. If you are a runner, bring your sneakers, there are several opportunities for some great runs.

 

 

Dry bags

You will be around water for the week. If you are concerned about getting your purse, wallet or watch wet, bring a small dry bag. These can be purchased from sports and outdoor vendors. Some of them roll up and trap the air inside which has the added benefit of making the bag float.

 

 

Fishing

All of our yachts have a fishing rod onboard - we usually troll a line when sailing from island to island and will often catch yellow fin, wahoo, mahi-mahi or similar ...... which might become lunch, served fresh off the yachts barbecue or as a sushi/sashimi dish!

 

Travel insurance

We strongly advise that all guests cruising with us have fully comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all eventualities such as hotel accommodation, lost baggage, changes to flights etc.

 

 

Currency

The local currency is the Trinidad & Tobago dollar, and there are roughly 6 $TT dollars to the $US dollar.

 

Visas and restrictions

 

 

Useful links

 

 

Sample Itinerary

Please click here to read more about a sample itinerary for a crewed sailing charter in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago.

Sailing Trinidad & Tobago