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St. Giles Islands

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Address: Tobago
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These tiny islands off the northern coast of Tobago are an important...

These tiny islands off the northern coast of Tobago are an important breeding area for several bird species and are also known for their spectacular underwater scenery for divers.

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Fabulous Frigate Birds

We wanted to see Frigate birds with their chests inflated like red balloons, so Bird expert Newton George arranged for his friend Curtis Workshop sea Tours to take us out to the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

We wanted to see Frigate birds with their chests inflated like red balloons, so Bird expert Newton George arranged for his friend Curtis Workshop sea Tours to take us out to the island from Charlotteville. It was much too rough to land but Curtis took his boat to within inches of the rocks. We managed to take some fantastic photos,... More 

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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

I wanted to visit the islands to see sea birds; in fact, landing is not possible, but we sailed quite near the rocks, and even without binoculars, we could see the incredible number of magnificent frigate birds on the bushes; many male birds had their red pouches fully blown! There were also red-footed boobies, brown boobies; and on the way,... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

You need to get a boat charter to get out there (find a fisherman named "Dash" in C'ville). Bring sunscreen, expect to get wet on the way, and then expect to be awed by the rocks, (London Bridge) and the sea birds of the islands (Brown and red footed boobies, magnificent frigates, brown noddys and others.) Gorgeous!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Off the northern edge of Tobago and the Northernmost point of the island nation, these islands are virtually inaccessible given the rough waters, terrain, and government imposed protection order. Without a special permit, you cannot land there. Still makes for good pictures from the distance though, especially from Flagstaff Hill near Charlotteville.

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