We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caroni Bird Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Caroni Features Animals
Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
(868) 7901865
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Caroni Bird Sanctuary
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scarlet ibis” (73 reviews)
“boat ride” (12 reviews)
“tour guide” (12 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 07:00 - 20:00
Butler Highway, Caroni, Trinidad
(868) 7901865
Write a Review
Reviews (154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

71 - 80 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2013

The first thing to greet you at the Facility entrance to the Bird Sanctuary is the silence and serenity and incredible beauty of the surrounding environment. You'll hire a boat operator who's right there on spot to start the journey from 5 p.m. and take...More

1  Thank ricardorambally
Reviewed 5 October 2013

There is something genuinely delightful about the unpredictability of traveling into a wilderness area in a small boat hoping to catch a glimpse of a spectacular animal, in this case a flock of Scarlet Ibis. The journey was very informative and visually interesting traveling through...More

2  Thank Sanjaya_Wijeyekoon
Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Caroni Swamp tour is a must for anyone visiting Trinidad. Easy access off the highway (the exit itself is not well-marked, however). The variety of birds and other wildlife is amazing, as is the sunset. Our guide was well-versed with the area and pointed...More

3  Thank bcbsat
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Caroni bird sanctuary is located close to Port of Spain. Well known for: ibis returning home in the evenings after feeding and nesting. What did we see: Tree Boa snakes, tree crab, blue herons, 4 eye fish, huge lizard, egret, scarlet ibis, arboreal termite nests,...More

5  Thank Jay_as_tripvisor
Reviewed 3 August 2013

great tour, the tour guide was knowledgeable,love the experience. walk with your camera and binoculars,had a good time it was an event seeing,so many scarlet ibis returnin g to the caroni bird sanctuary.i book the tour some weeks before. they inform us to walk with...More

2  Thank 13camiel
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I have been taking my girls since they were toddlers. The boats are big and safe, pack drinks and things to eat, its about a 2hr Tour. There are no toilet facilities during the tour ( in the swamp) so make sure you go before....More

2  Thank Mariana R
Reviewed 1 August 2013

As a visitor to or a citizen of Trinidad, a visit to the Sanctuary is one that should be a "Must see". Swamp tour is well organized by the guides and the level of knowledge is well informed. The sight of the Scarlet Ibis returning...More

1  Thank Keith P
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It was a blast for the group of us that went there . However the only hindrance for me is the mosquitoes, so walk with lots of bug spray.

1  Thank Avind D
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Magical but not Disney. Wonderful place for nature lovers and lovers of beauty. Nanan's Tours offer affordable well-guided tours. Unfortunately, they cannot do anything about the mosquitoes but other than that, this is a 'must see'. Experience the serenity of watching the Scarlet Ibis come...More

2  Thank hubjeanne
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Though not lucky like other visitors to see a wide ranges of different animals....the tour was still worth it. I visited the Caroni Bird Sanctuary with my 4year old son and my friends and her two kids. We chose Madoo Tours based on the good...More

1  Thank nmvf
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from trinippl | Reviewed this property |
I used NANAN's tours and ours started at 4:30pm but there are earlier trips.
Megan H
23 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from DerrekTrinidad | Reviewed this property |
The Tour is an 'open and exposed to the elements' one.Its a 2 1/2 hr journey.No turning back.Boat is very very basic. The tour is great for kids over 8. I suggest you get a baby sitter for this one.