You can snorkel while on Little Tobago and alos on your way back to Speyside, the boat will stop for awhile. You will see many colorful fish that include large schools of black-striped sargeant majors. There are huge sea fans and sponges of a variety of colors.
This is a great spot for fiashing or so the locals will tell you.
If you ask maybe one will let you have a try with their net.
There is a network of marked trails ranging in length from a few hundred feet to a half mile.
All trails have names and have sheltered viewing stations.
As elsewhere, birds are best seen in the arly morning or late afternoon
There is only one way to get to Little Tobago Island and that is by boat.
You can find a boat leaving from Speyside, that will take you there.
If you are staying at the Blue Waters Inn on Batteaux Bay, you can make arrangement with them to have a boat pick you up on the private beach.
We prefer to go on Frank's glass-bottom boat to the island. You can see the reefs and fish going and coming back. On the way back they will stop and let you snorkel for awhile.
Frank will even show you where the beat birding spots are on Little Tobago.
There is some kind of stinging bush on Little Tobago you need to watch out for if you go birdwatching. Last time I was there we didn't realize it till a few of us had started getting itchy. It is light green and very leafy and the bushes we noticed were right beside the path of course. I couldn't tell you what it's called though. just watch for the lighter green plants with leaves of maybe 3 cm long that grows to about 0.5 m tall. If you find it, please post a photo.
Luggage and bags:
A day pack is good to take with a snack or two.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear lightweight clothing, something that dries quickly is a plus. Wear or take along some comfortable shoes. It is best to wear your swimsuit under your regular clothes if you plan to swim. There is no place private to change once you get to the island.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen and bug repellent
Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera. It would be wise to put it in a plastic baggie for the boat ride over, you never know how rough a ride it is going to be.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take along your snorkel gear if you plan to snorkel. Beach shoes are good for getting on and off the boat.
Miscellaneous: Be sure to take along some water to drink or you might get very thirsty.
St.Giles is located 1 km off the northeast coast of Tobago. It is 72 acres of cacti, bushes, and trees. It is also another seabird breeding colony. The Magnificent Frigatebird, Man-o'-War and the Red billed Tropic-birds abound here. 24 species of land birds can also be found.
It is very difficult to land a boat here due to the rough seas. You can see the birds from a boat without landing.
There is good diving in the water nearby, deep sea fishing is done in this area. There are some interesting rock formations. One is a hole in a huge rock and is called London Bridge.
Off the south and west of Little Tobago their is a powerfulsurf and surge.
They are only for advanced divers who have experience in drift diving.
Goat Island, the small island seen in the background, has similar sea and reef conditions.