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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a couple from the UK and staying in Castara where Fitzroy approached us on the beach. He gave us his credentials and it was soon apparent that he is very knowledgable about the flora and fauna of this beautiful island. We wanted someone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 850eddytm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice- on our own with rented car and on bird watching tour with Peter Cox. Both visits very interesting- those who are not huge lovers of hiking can just drive through by car. Second time- bird watching tour had a lot of fantastic comments...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaceS489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are three US seniors. We like birds and nature- but not die hard birders. If you are planning a trip to Tobago and have interest in visiting the rain forest (Tobago Forest Reserve—established in 1776), you do need a guide or will without doubt...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nick_Schmidt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

breath-taking view and nice for wildlife visitors and friends. It may be difficult at times to view different species but its nice, peaceful and quiet.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the high points of our visit to Tobago. The walk in the forest was not too difficult and gave us a great experience. Zolani (or just 'Z') as our guide is called, has extensive knowledge and really made a difference.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CFredrikJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

johnny, my tour guide, was wonderful. very knowledgable, a native of tobago he was able to give me his own perspective of much about island life, plants, creatures. he was a terrific guide in the rain forest and was able to be flexible enough to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

The tour was our first of many on the island if Tobago and was definitely one of the best. We thoroughly enjoyed Fitzroy taking us around the reserve and he was more than happy to answer all the questions we had, while explaining about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stuarty1090
Reviewed August 30, 2018

...and that's the story. Goinf´g on the Gilpin Trail, you will find a bit muddy way for the first 2 km. Then there is a bridge (are what once said to be a bridge...without railing…) with a waterfall...and then the real jungle waits for you....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank bogi1995
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Tobago Forest Reserve continues to be pure and untouched. It is a rich, green, lush and tranquil aspect of the island; very zen-like. Crossing the Reserve is a soothing experience and a perfect example of what life can be when humans work in harmony with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Bigrodge868
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We had a really good walk with our guide Fitzroy (who tells us he is mentioned on Trip Advisor!). We chose a short walk (2 hours, around 4kms) as we wanted to do other things during the same day. But we could have walked more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 6, 2019|
Response from Stuarty1090 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I feel it would be possible to do the trail without a guide but it was really helpful as we wouldn't have been able to identify the wildlife without Fitzroy. I am unsure on pricing but we were roughly 300TT$ each for a... More
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February 21, 2018|
Response from 702catherines | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we did it as a cruise excursion