The Caribbean's most natural gems are found along the coasts of Tobago- its beaches and marine life. There are several tour operators who offer services to whet the appetites of persons wanting to absorb the island from a coastal view. See below for a listing of the most recognized sailing excursion operators:
AlizÃ©s offers a variety of packages for the water babies to enjoy. Choose from the Week Charter, 3 Night Package, Day Sail, to the Specialty Trip. For those wishing to just tip toe into AlizÃ©s World they also offer the flexibility of smaller packages. Visit www.alizes-charters.com for more information.
A new contender in the Tobago coastal charter market is Coast Runner, a 32-foot 'deep V fun boat'. This new operation offers snorkeling and fishing trips along Tobago's Caribbean coast. Visit http://www.yes-tourism.com/tours3e.htm for more informtion.
Add the excitement of a high speed ride aboard Coco Motion, a 31ft cigarette hulled offshore powerboat. The powerful twin engines can whisk you to some of the best snorkeling spots along Tobago's lush and lovely coastline. If scuba diving is more to your liking, we can show you some of the most exciting seascapes and marine life in, not only Tobago, but the Caribbean. Visit www.cocomotion.net for more information.
Island Girl (Natural Mystic)
Island Girl is a 43-foot catamaran. Island Girl is licensed to take 40 passengers, but tours are limited to just 26 people. Weather permitting, tours operate out of Mt. Irvine Bay and sail up to Cotton Bay. Visit www.sailtobago.com for more information.
Sand Dollar Sailing Charters
Sand Dollar offers day charters, sunset sails, weekend packages and extended cruises. These charters will particularly appeal to amateur sailors and yachtsmen because the passengers are the crew and are actively encouraged to get "hands on". Visit www.sanddollarsailing.com for more information.
Splash Sports Owned by Ellis John, of Tobago Dive Masters, this service comprises of sailing tours on a fully motorized 50-foot (15m) catamaran called Maestro del Mar. This is a motorized catamaran, not a sailing catamaran. The boat can take up to 60 passengers and trips are subject to a minimum of ten passengers. Visit www.mytobago.info/sailing01.php for more information.
Owned by Tony Roth of Tobago Sea Sports, this new service started in 2007 and utilises a custom-built 50-foot (15m) tri-maran, powered by twin outbound engines. The twin-deck boat can carry up to 92 passengers, including crew, and is fitted out with large-screen Plasma TV, DVD, and CD-players. The company offer day cruises, sunset cruises and charters. Visit www.cruisetobago.com for more information.
Operated by Captain Peter Abraham, this boat enables guests to step aboard almost from the beach. Snorkelling tours are offered from Pigeon Point (outside Conrado Beach Resort) and from the Coco Reef Resort. The Zoe Experience is known to find some of the more elusive reef creatures, such as octopus and hawks bill turtles. There's also a chance to encounter dolphins along Tobago's North West coast on the way to snorkel at the Arnos Vale reef. Visit www.zoe-tobago.com for more information.
HARD PLAY Fishing Charters
This charter operates a sportsfishing service complete with three boats. The two offshore boats areÂ Hard PLAYÂ and HARD PLAY II.Â HARD PLAY LITEÂ is used for light tackle and flyfishing, both offshore and coastal. The captains and crew are among the most competent on the island and together they have proudly released over 1200 Billfish. The fleet has also caught thousands of Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna and many other species of offshore and coastal gamefish.
HARD PLAY Fishing Charters has been featured on ESPN's Saltwater Journal, DISCOVERY channel (Europe), Total Fishing. They have also been featured in several international game fishing magazines including Saltwater Sportsman, Sports Fishing, Marlin, Fly Fishing in Saltwater and Sportfisk to name a few. The HARD PLAY team has been successful in many regional tournaments and still holds some local and Caribbean records. Visit http://hardplay.net/about.htm or Tobago Game Fishing Tournament at http://tgft.com for more information.