Glass Bottom Boat Cruise at Buccoo Reef
Buccoo Reef has been named one of the spectacular sights to behold in the world, so what better reason to visit? This 2 1/2 hour journey from Scarborough will take you to this natural wonder, where even non-swimmers will delight in the underwater world with a glass bottom boat ride.
The island of tranquil Tobago, whose famous "Buccoo Reef" was visited by Jacques Cousteau, has many breathtaking views for photographic opportunities. Cousteau rated Tobago's Buccoo Reef as the number three spectacular sight to behold in the world.
Your tour begins from Scarborough with a drive along the Claude Noel Highway before entering "Buccoo Bay Beach Resort" where you will board a glass bottom boats, to the Coral Gardens and Buccoo Reef.
You will be treated to many species of fish life and natural formation of the reef. Buccoo is one of the major reefs easily accessible to non-swimmers. All the known hard corals and most of the soft ones can be found around Tobago as well as hundreds of different reef fish including the giant manta rays. Turtles species such as the endangered leatherback, the green loggerhead and the hawksbill all nest on beaches along Tobago's west coast.
After visiting the reef on the glass bottom boat, your tour continues to the "Nylon Pool", where you can disembark and swim on this sand bank, with water not exceeding 2.5 feet high.
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Discover marine life on a glass bottom boat tour
- Professional driver and guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay an extra 50% of the ticket cost
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Reviewed by: Mark T, February 2013
Great but only problem was that I did not receive any joining instructions. I only managed to find tour because a kind taxi driver took pity on me and made several phone calls for me.
Reviewed by: Marie V, August 2011
Excellent. Guide met us at pier head as promised. Unfortunately, sea was choppy with strong current, so snorkelling was limited. (Only strong swimmers). View from glass-bottomed boat was great.