Activities in Scarborough

Home to a harbor dominated by a cruise ship terminal, Scarborough is the busiest city on the otherwise quiet island of Tobago.  Whether you arrive for a day via cruise ship or you're staying long term, there are a few activities that excel here.  The first is shopping, thanks to the duty-free spending available right in the terminal and the craft booths set up just outside.  Sightseeing is another must, whether you choose to go it alone or sign up with a tour guide.  Finally, don't overlook watersports, which include everything from fishing to scuba diving, and are easy to come by on the coast.


Scarborough Diving

Scarborough's position on the island makes it one of the few places on Trinidad and Tobago that are good for diving. Additionally, the proximity to South America makes diving here a bit different than in the Caribbean.

There are 3 dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites in the area. Click this link to check out our article concerning diving opportunities in this area.


Scarborough has never been a very populated place, and as such there is no shortage of large fish. Anglers hoping to spend a day at sea fishing will have no problem here.

If you like to go fishing you'll be pleased to discover there are a few charter fishing services that operate from this area. Navigate here to check out our page concerning this topic.

Sailing and Boating

The chart below provides you with a few details regarding local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities Near Scarborough
Name Phone Location
Coco Motion (868) 639-2449 4.1 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Frankie Tours & Rentals (868) 631-0369 4.2 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Island Girl Catamaran (868) 639-7245 Mt. Irvine Bay, 4.0 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Pops Tours Tobago (868) 738-8226 Buccoo, 4.9 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Tobago Princess (868) 639-4221 Mt. Irvine Bay, 4.0 mi. West of Central Scarborough

If you're interested in reading about local marinas and charter options click here.


R&Sea Diver's Company

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might want to know that the area has more than 29 retail stores just waiting to be explored. To read about opportunities for shopping in Scarborough and nearby, read this page.


Fort King George

You should set aside some time for experiencing the sights and sounds of Scarborough. Sights in the area include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature enthusiasts the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find additional facts.

The table below provides a few details concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Scarborough
Name Type Phone Location
Nissi Tours & Travel Travel and Tour Operators -- 3.4 mi. South West of Central Scarborough
Tobago Video Tours Ltd Excursions and Sightseeing Service (868) 639-4402 Scarborough


If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Scarborough. Use this link to see our discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.


Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to discover there are a few options. For more information on the options, navigate to this page.


Rex Resorts Turtle Beach

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Scarborough
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Magdalena Grand Beach Resort Tobago Plantations, 3.7 mi. South West of Central Scarborough 2 check
Grafton Beach Resort 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Scarborough 2 check
Rex Resorts Turtle Beach 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Scarborough 2 check

For instance, Magdalena Grand Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table enables you to learn a few details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Scarborough
Name Type Phone Location
D’ Surf Shack Watersports Operator (868) 635-0669 4.0 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Movietowne Tobago Movie Theater (868) 627-8277 3.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Scarborough
Tobago Racing Service Racetrack (868) 639-5457 Scarborough
Undersea Tobago Snorkeling Tour Operator (868) 631-2626 Downtown Scarborough
Zoe Snorkeling Charter Snorkeling Tour Operator (868) 639-1710 Downtown Scarborough

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