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Tobago Forest Reserve

#8 of 101 things to do in Tobago Features Animals
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880
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Overall review of Tobago: Snorkeling / Rainforest / Waterfalls

Don’t waste your money on Tobago - the pristine island that once was. Tragic! We spent about a week... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Would recommend the Gilpin trail (but get a good guide!)

Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Established in 1763 to combat European deforestation of the island, this was the Western Hemisphere's first forest reserve.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gilpin trace” (14 reviews)
11. 280638, -60. 585973, Tobago
+1 868-759-2880

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don’t waste your money on Tobago - the pristine island that once was. Tragic! We spent about a week in Tobago in early August 2017. What a disappointment: Angel reef and Buccoo reef are dead. Largest brain coral in the world? Peeled off like an...More

1  Thank Travel_Pisachi
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Had a fabulous walk - guided by Junior Thomas from Unique Tours. Was a quiet time - I wouldn't recommend if your visit clashed with cruise trip visits! Really enjoyed the serenity, birdlife and awe inspiring bamboo.

1  Thank Ted13
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Walked some of the Gillian trail in a group. It's like travelling to prehistoric times and there's plenty of wildlife to see and hear along the way. Definitely recommend leaving the road and walking one of the trails.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

In Tobago for my son's wedding 2 weeks ago. Tour of the rain forest with our guide Junior was a highlight. Interesting and informative and would recommend you don't miss this unforgettable experience when you go to the island

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We met Fitzroy by chance as we were driving through Bloody Bay. He offered to take us on a walk through the protected rainforest, which was about 2.5 hours. We took the Gilpin Trail which starts near to the Visitor Centre and finished about 4...More

1  Thank not_now_kato
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We asked Fitzroy to take us on a guided walk in the Main Ridge Forest, and to the Twin River Falls. He did exactly what we asked - and he was knowledgeable, charming and patient when we sometimes struggled to see small birds. We had...More

1  Thank Jules591219
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had a great visit to the rainforest and our guide Darlington was a mine of information. He clearly is very passionate about preserving the rainforest for the future.

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Fantastic Trip to the forest reserve with Newton George as a guide. You could walk here on your own but I know if I had I would never have seen the wildlife that I did on the tour. I would say that if you are...More

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We hired Fitzroy Quamina, he was very nice and he knows the forest very well. He knows birds but he's not a bird expert, I would recommend him if bird watching was your first interest. We did a 3 hour walk in the tropical forest,...More

Thank Framptonxx
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a wonderful couple of hours following the Gilpin Trace with Darlington as our guide - well worth it and an encyclopedia of wildlife knowledge. It's with mixed feelings that we missed seeing the boa constrictor that likes his belly being tickled.

1  Thank Ian D
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