The Tobago House of Assembly is proud to announce the grand opening of the Scarborough Jetty in Tobago. The $17 million dollar (TT) Scarborough Jetty expansion project will facilitate larger cruise ships and encourage more cruise lines to include Tobago on their itinerary. The Jetty can now accommodate cruise ships up to the voyager class that holds up to 3,114 passengers and measures 320 meters long by nine and a half meters in depth.
“Tobago is now a platinum member of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association. The Scarborough Jetty will give the island every chance to grow and prosper within the cruise industry as the lines continue to expand their fleet and seek new and unique destinations,” said Neil Wilson, Tobago House of Assembly Tourism Secretary.
Tobago is an ideal eco – adventure destination offering cruisers an array of activities from the moment they step ashore. For the adventure seeking travelers, answer nature’s beckoning call and explore the Main Forest Ridge Rainforest, named the World’s Leading Ecotourism Destination by The World Travel Awards four consecutive years in a row. It is the oldest rainforest preserve in the western hemisphere and home to an incredibly diverse biological eco - system. Bird lovers can migrate to Little Tobago Island, a 250-acre off-shore wildlife sanctuary where one can observe the Red Billed Tropic, Brown Booby and a myriad of hummingbirds in their natural habitat. Hikers can trek to Argyle Waterfalls featuring nature trails sheltered by tall trees and bamboo groves and a three-tiered waterfall.
Cruisers laying over in Tobago can dive into the deep on scuba and snorkel excursions. From the experienced to the novice, divers can venture beneath the crystal waters of Tobago’s coast in Speyside, Pigeon Point or Englishman’s Bay to catch glimpses of barracudas, dolphins, whale sharks, parrotfish and queen. Tobago boasts the world’s largest brain coral and is also one of the few locations in the world where divers can regularly swim with manta ray. For the beach bum, bask in the warmth of the Caribbean heat and tan sunny side up at the pristine Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago. This unspoiled white sand beach is a picturesque backdrop for tourists. No need to buy postcards here. Just point and snap for pictures and memories that will last a lifetime.
Tobago, located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean, provides an ideal location for weddings & honeymoons, eco-adventure, scuba diving, and golf as well as unadulterated fun in the sun. With their careful approach to tourism, Tobago offers one of the last absolutely unspoiled Caribbean destinations. Sister island to Trinidad, Tobago is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages, charming hotels and private villas. For more information on Tobago visit www.visittobago.gov.tt.