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Tobago Forest Reserve

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11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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Birds are colourful but well-hidden

Our visit was during the rainy season, and this is rainforest, so we got wet. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
JGRJ
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Overall review of Tobago: Snorkeling / Rainforest / Waterfalls

Don’t waste your money on Tobago - the pristine island that once was. Tragic! We spent about a week... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Travel_Pisachi
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Our visit was during the rainy season, and this is rainforest, so we got wet. Definitely worth wearing suitable clothing. A good guide is essential - we went with Newton George who was exceptional. He could spot small birds hidden in the canopy when we...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Don’t waste your money on Tobago - the pristine island that once was. Tragic! We spent about a week in Tobago in early August 2017. What a disappointment: Angel reef and Buccoo reef are dead. Largest brain coral in the world? Peeled off like an...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't recommend if your visit clashed with cruise trip visits! Really enjoyed the serenity, birdlife and awe inspiring bamboo.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Walked some of the Gillian trail in a group. It's like travelling to prehistoric times and there's plenty of wildlife to see and hear along the way. Definitely recommend leaving the road and walking one of the trails.

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

In Tobago for my son's wedding 2 weeks ago. Tour of the rain forest with our guide Junior was a highlight. Interesting and informative and would recommend you don't miss this unforgettable experience when you go to the island

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

We met Fitzroy by chance as we were driving through Bloody Bay. He offered to take us on a walk through the protected rainforest, which was about 2.5 hours. We took the Gilpin Trail which starts near to the Visitor Centre and finished about 4...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

We asked Fitzroy to take us on a guided walk in the Main Ridge Forest, and to the Twin River Falls. He did exactly what we asked - and he was knowledgeable, charming and patient when we sometimes struggled to see small birds. We had...More

1  Thank Jules591219
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

We had a great visit to the rainforest and our guide Darlington was a mine of information. He clearly is very passionate about preserving the rainforest for the future.

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Fantastic Trip to the forest reserve with Newton George as a guide. You could walk here on your own but I know if I had I would never have seen the wildlife that I did on the tour. I would say that if you are...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

We hired Fitzroy Quamina, he was very nice and he knows the forest very well. He knows birds but he's not a bird expert, I would recommend him if bird watching was your first interest. We did a 3 hour walk in the tropical forest,...More

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Not sure as we did it as a cruise excursion
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Nicholas C
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