Discover T&T talked to Courtenay Rooks — a tour operator, naturalist, and conservationist with decades of experience — about what makes Trinidad such a compelling destination for eco lovers and those looking for unique, immersive vacations
During peak turtle nesting season (1 March—31 August), five of the seven sea turtle species found globally return to Trinidad’s beaches to lay their eggs. Trinidad is the second largest leatherback nesting site in the world. Two months later, turtle hatchlings emerge (especially from June to August). Going turtle-watching — both witnessing the nesting ritual, and seeing clutches emerging from the sand — is an unforgettable experience
Your guide to watching turtles in Tobago Tobago gets a lot fewer turtles than Trinidad, but you will still see enough to make turtle-watching in Tobago an awesome experience. The real advantage of Tobago is that the nesting beaches are much more accessible, often right near to popular resorts and accommodation. Giant leatherbacks and hawksbills…
There are many people and things that have landed Trinidad and Tobago in the historybooks…or which are just plain cool! Here are just some. And if you know more that you think should be here, feel free to give us a shout! We always love to hear from our readers.