- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This nature tour takes you in an open flat-bottomed boat into the famous Caroni Wetlands with open lagoons and waterways and a beautiful scenery of the serene landscape of this untouched mangrove swamp. In the sunset you view dozens of different species of wildlife with the highlight being the spectacular Scarlet Ibis. See hundreds of birds fly in unison to their roosting trees.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Choice of seating available
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Caroni Lagoon National Park
- Food and drinks
Tour departs from hotels located in Port of Spain
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
Daily. Sunday to Sunday
This tour takes you into the beautiful serene landscape of the untouched mangrove Caroni Swamp, a world-class destination for bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts, and home to the National Bird of Trinidad, the bright red Scarlet Ibis.
Bird life is particularly abundant in Trinidad and this tour provides a delightful introduction with appeal to bird-watching enthusiasts as well as those just interested in the outdoors. The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is a 48 square mile wetland area on Trinidad’s western coast, part mangrove swamp and part lagoon.
Upon arrival you will board a large flat-bottomed boat with outboard motor and slowly travel along the beautiful waterways admiring the unusual landscape and variety of birds, crustaceans and other wildlife. Birds you may spot include the neo-tropical cormorant, large-billed tern, tri-colored heron, red-capped cardinal, snowy egret and bi-colored cane-bill – to name just a few. Red, black and white mangroves populate the edges of the waterways and many tiny oysters cling to the roots of the mangroves. There are also possible sightings of non-poisonous snakes in the branches of the trees, caimans or silky anteaters.
Arriving in the wide lagoon, the boat becomes your floating vantage point to witness the protected brightly colored Scarlet Ibis. The birds feed and nest in this area and every sunset they fly in unison to roost, a spectacular cloud of red against the evening sky. They settle in the mangroves as the sun is setting, the quiet atmosphere of the lagoon adding atmosphere to a memorable trip.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A must seen when in Trinididad. We saw birds, caiman and snake. The guide, Merle, saved us from the mosquitoes. It seems that her blood taste good to them.