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Address: Bamboo Settlement #1 Uriah Butler Highway # 37, Caroni, Trinidad
Phone Number: +1 868-737-2069
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kayaking tours, Birding tours, fishing expeditions

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Bird Sanctuary tour

Darren Madoo is an excellent tour guide, he us quite knowledgeable in this field and quite accommodating. Madoo's is definitely #1 when it comes to tours

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
Vanessa D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Darren Madoo is an excellent tour guide, he us quite knowledgeable in this field and quite accommodating. Madoo's is definitely #1 when it comes to tours

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This company accepted our booking yesterday morning but did not turn up. Our afternoon was rescued at short notice by their rival company Nanans.

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Luckily, we were able to see many Skarlet Ivises (National Bird in Trinidad Tobago). It was a relaxing 2 hour boat ride. You really better to take mosquito repellent.

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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Darren was an awesome guide throug the swamp, pointing out birds and snakes as we passed through. He is a very knowledgable guide an I highly recommend him!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Best, best, BEST tour group on the swamp!! Enjoyed every moment. Thank you for all of the amazing and interesting information on the surrounding flora, fauna and wildlife. Truly a highlight of our trip!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Caroni Swamp and the Scarlet Ibis is a must for any visit to Trinidad, and we thankfully ended up going with Sean Madoo on our visit. He is a really friendly and knowledgeable guide. He was able to spot many animals that the other boats missed (silky anteater, boa, etc), and from so far away! He has a great gift... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Went on this trip last week, Shawn collected us from the Hilton and took us back, which is worth doing IMO. We saw some snakes, tree crabs, birds of varying types that I cannot remember, egrets and the Scarlett Ibis. These latter were not that numerous and I was somewhat disappointed but that's not Shawn's fault, he can't control the... More 

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

All the pros and cons about this trip are adequately covered in the traveller reviews preceeding this one. What struck us and made this trip so enjoyable amd memorable was the guide/owner Shaun whose knowledge is vast and enthusiasm truly palpable (the only negative is that he is so enthused about the sights/birds that sometimes he speaks too fast for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Really enjoyed the smaller, faster boat over the big wide-beamed barges of the other tour operators. The guide was funny and personable, and also incredibly knowledgeable about the swamp, the wildlife, and the country at large. And wow did he have an eagle eye! He could spot a tiny hummingbird... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

An unforgettable experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and adept at spotting wildlife, so in addition to the many birds seen, we were also treated to two(!) silky anteaters and a Cook's tree boa. The guide frequently stopped the engine so we could have a good look, and disturb the birds less. The boats are wide in the beam and... More 

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