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This 10-acre coral reef and the tropical fish that inhabit it have long been popular among tourists, but have suffered in recent years from the many visitors.
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

The glass-bottom boat tours only take people to the dead parts of the reef where they have been going for decades. They are putting pressure on this precious and precarious eco-system. They should really limit the amoun of boats going there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EdwardVK
Reviewed 27 July 2019

Another victim of global warming perhaps and certainly excessive tourist boats and activities means there is not a lot of spectacular coral left. It's still an eye opener especially for beginners if you try to use an eco-friendly boat rather than the big ones leaving...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PaulandShanni
Reviewed 7 June 2019

the snorkelers in our group thoroughly enjoyed this reef, I saw several amazing fish on the glass bottom boat

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jax1948
Reviewed 28 April 2019

This is an amazing spot to go snorkeling, the reef is amazing, the water is crystal clear and their is a variety of fish to see,

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jwasylyk
Reviewed 4 April 2019

The Buccoo Reeef consisted of dirty coloured potato coral, all of the same hue. There was no coral that we saw of attractive colour. There were tropical fish but we have seen far more interesting reefs in Egypt and Mauritius. Were therefore disappointed. However it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Ottley
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Unfortunately there isn’t much coral to see....at least not where they took us to. The current was also very strong ...so they asked you to make sure you kept holding on to the rope and lifebelt. There were some fish...and maybe people who haven’t been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathrynT
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

This trip today was a nightmare from the word go. Firstly the tickets are a haggling process with the men at the front agreeing to $300 TT for 5 adults and a child. This was renegged to $350 TT later. 1. The boat broke down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Q H
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Pigeon Point looking for a Buccoo Reef tour as recommended by local friends. As soon as you arrive at Pigeon Point, different people will walk up to you asking if you want a tour. We were promised a tour of the reef,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lewzx
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Yea the reef is dying but it's still beautiful. The rough seas will be due to the time of the visit and the tide. If you the boat from buccoo reef you can also go snorkeling on the sand there are small reefs along the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sally n
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I am a scuba diver and have seen significant reef around the Caribbean sea and wanted to give my wife and her niece and nephews (non-divers) an opportunity to see some underwater reef formations and wild life in a near shore and relatively shallow ocean...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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hilarymarie27
7 June 2017|
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Response from MaltaKid | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a car seat on the Cool Runnings boat that my wife and I went on in December. If you want to snorkel then obviously someone will need to stay with your son. The trip that we were on also visited the Nylon Pool... More
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Frida_Cu
29 December 2015|
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Response from mrandmrscressy | Reviewed this property |
Hey Frida_Cu! There are tour operators right outside of the park and there are tours that leave from Store Bay. All the tours that I saw seem to have two times. One usually around 9 or 10 am and a second tour around 2pm. The... More
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