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Tobago Forest Reserve

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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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johnny, my tour guide, was wonderful. very knowledgable, a native of tobago he was able to give me his own perspective of much about island life, plants, creatures. he was a terrific guide in the rain forest and was able to be flexible enough to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marbletraveler
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

The tour was our first of many on the island if Tobago and was definitely one of the best. We thoroughly enjoyed Fitzroy taking us around the reserve and he was more than happy to answer all the questions we had, while explaining about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Stuarty1090
Reviewed 30 August 2018

...and that's the story. Goinf´g on the Gilpin Trail, you will find a bit muddy way for the first 2 km. Then there is a bridge (are what once said to be a bridge...without railing…) with a waterfall...and then the real jungle waits for you....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank bogi1995
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Tobago Forest Reserve continues to be pure and untouched. It is a rich, green, lush and tranquil aspect of the island; very zen-like. Crossing the Reserve is a soothing experience and a perfect example of what life can be when humans work in harmony with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Bigrodge868
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We had a really good walk with our guide Fitzroy (who tells us he is mentioned on Trip Advisor!). We chose a short walk (2 hours, around 4kms) as we wanted to do other things during the same day. But we could have walked more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jslmont
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Full of lush vegetation and such a scenic drive. It is one of the oldest rainforest in the world. You are sure to enjoy visiting this natural wonder

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LaShaun R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We chose to go with a private tour recommended by someone at our hotel- his name was Elvis and he took us into the rainforest himself. It was a dryer day so we didn't need to wear boots ( normally you rent them when it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Our Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship stopped here and arranged the tour. Randolph was our guide, a very knowledgeable (and religious) guy. The walk in took about 1.5 hours at a very leisurely pace. About an hour to get back. We saw just a few birds,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank WilliamB837
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We had a 2hr guided tour with Junior Thomas, who was so animated about the bird life, fauna & flora that it actually lasted 2.5 hrs. Junior advised that as it had not rained for about 5 days we would be fine in our flip-flops...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Qwertyv
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A very educational and eye opening adventure into the depths of Tobago’s forest interior with a well informed guide in the shape of Junior Thomas. An abundance of BirdLife as well as fauna & floral described in detail by an enthusiastic expert. Loved every minute!

Date of experience: March 2018
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7 January 2019|
Response from Stuarty1090 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I feel it would be possible to do the trail without a guide but it was really helpful as we wouldn't have been able to identify the wildlife without Fitzroy. I am unsure on pricing but we were roughly 300TT$ each for a... More
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22 February 2018|
Response from 702catherines | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we did it as a cruise excursion