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Tobago Kayaking


The offshore coral reefs that shelter many of Tobago's beaches and make them so enjoyable for swimming also make many of the bays enjoyable for kayaking. Kayak rentals are available at many hotels and also from beachside vendors.

The azure waters of Buccoo Bay and the Bon Accord Lagoon in Tobago are sheltered by the offshore Buccoo Reef, providing a kayaking area with only gentle swells. Kayak rentals are available at the nearby Store Bay and also at Pigeon Point. The fringing Mangrove swamps of the Bon Accord Lagoon provide a scenic contrast to the white sand beaches along Pigeon Point and at the center of Buccoo bay. The offshoots of the reef also shelter the adjacent Milford Bay, allowing one to kayak to the southeast from Bon Accord Lagoon around Pigeon Point and into Milford Bay or vice-versa.

Charlotteville is located at the end of the Windward Road in Tobago, this small quaint village lies in a bay with Tobago's best deep water harbor. It is bordered by the lush greenery of high mountains on one side and the sparkling blue waters of Man-O-War bay on the other. This wide deep bay was once an anchorage for English fighting ships, as the name implies. Today it is used as a sheltered anchorage by visiting yachts. The northern part of the bay is called Pirates Bay, which gives an indication of its past. Several fringing reefs are found in this bay providing the sheltered anchorage. Kayaking in the larger Man-O-War bay allows you to visit several other smaller bays within the main bay that are only accessible from the sea. Lovers Beach is beautiful with its multi-coloured grains of sand and crystal clear water, while Cambleton Bay lies beneath old military fortifications and then there is beautiful Hermitage Bay. Kayaks are available for rental at in Charlotteville..

Great Courland Bay is located along the Shirvan/Grafton Road and is known by many as Turtle Beach. This extremely large bay is not as sheltered as some of Tobago’s other bays but is a good location for kayaking. The wide expanse of the bay with blue green water with the fringe of golden sand backed by coconut, sea grape and almond trees creates a beautiful sight. Adding an almost crowning touch to the beauty is the sight of Fort James on the promontory overlooking the northern end of the bay.

Speyside is another of Tobago’s Bays that provides the opportunity for scenic kayak tours. The wide expanse of the bay with the multi-coloured houses dotting the hillsides among the forest green while fishing boats and reef tour boats bob in the water create a stunning effect. Sitting almost in the center of the bay are Little Tobago Island, which is a bird sanctuary and Goat Island and these two islands add to the visual beauty. On the northern side of the bay is Anse Bateau which is a pocket beach with golden sand.

Other bays that are used for kayaking in Tobago include Castara Bay, Stone Haven Bay, Store Bay and Canoe Bay.


To learn more about Tobago, visit our other Tobago Pages:

bulletAn Introduction to Tobago
bulletTobago Birdwatching
bulletTobago Places of Interest
bulletTobago Other Attractions
bulletCastara Baking
bulletBacolet Beach
bulletFort King George
bulletTobago Waterfalls
bulletTobago Snorkelling
bulletTobago Beaches
bulletTobago Camping
bulletTurtle watching in Tobago
bulletTobago Surfing





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