Itinerary for Tobago & Trinidad
Tobago is a small yet diverse island offering inspiring and magical tours and views. The main port in Tobago is Scarborough a bustling ferry port and busy town, it's worth a visit just to see the capital, but a long stay is not required. The West coast of Tobago offers the secluded bays, excellent dive sites and opportunities for snorkelling & swimming. Once arriving in Tobago the best place to start is Store Bay.
Store Bay - is one of the busiest bays on the island as it's at the south - the most amenity filled area. This is the best place for internet, laundry and resort visiting. The Coco Reef Resort is based in this bay and offers an opportunity for an excellent evening meal and local entertainment.
North of Store Bay is Mount Irvine Bay. One of the best places for snorkelling off the yacht and also one of the most protected bays from the Northerly swell. Mount Irvine Bay Beach facility, like most on the islands have life guards on duty and as government run have good facilities - restaurants, bars, public washrooms and beach huts for picnics. Like most bays to go ashore would be bringing the dinghy on the beach. As you move further North, you will find 2 bays with dinghy docks.
The next bay up which is absolute must stop is Turtle Bay / Grafton Bay / Plymouth. It is all one big bay which homes the leatherback turtles nesting sites during the wet weather months of May - September. It is well worth going to Turtle beach for dinner and then waiting on the beach until one enormous turtle comes ashore to leave her eggs buried underneath the sand.
As you move up North again towards the other main port Charlottesville you have numerous bays worth a stop for lunch or a night stop if the swell is forgiving. Englishmans Bay is stunning and has excellent snorkelling. Castara Bay is recommended for dive sites, and on shore search out the local Roti restaurant for a Caribbean Cuisine delight. Parlatuvier Bay has a dinghy dock but is often filled with fishing boats on moorings and you may find it difficult to anchor - so it's best to visit this bay by car.
Once in Pirates Bay, Charlottesville rest a while. This enormous bay offers numerous dive / snorkelling sites. On shore find scrumptious banana, coconut or chocolate bread at Janes Bakery on the beach, she also does a good Roti at lunch times. The main fish market is also based here and you can snap up Tuna, King Fish or Red Snapper for about £3 a fish (all prepared for you).