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 a couple of dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our full guide to diving opportunities in this area, read this article.


Pops Tours Tobago Fishing

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 and your traveling companions like to fish you will be happy to know there are several charter fishing services that operate from this area. Anyone needing to get more information concerning fishing in this area can do so here.


Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Tobago Plantations Golf Course and Sugar Mill Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Readers who want to find more details concerning golf courses throughout Tobago can do so by visiting our Golf page.

Sailing and Boating

Island Girl Catamaran

Be sure to look at this table for a listing of local providers that will help you get out 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, 4.0 mi. West of Central Scarborough
Pops Tours Tobago (868) 738-8226 Buccoo, 4.9 mi. West of Central Scarborough

If you'd like to read about charter operators and area marinas go to this page.


R&Sea Diver's Company

If there are some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might enjoy exploring some of the area's 29 retail stores. Make your way to this page if you want to discover more about shopping in and around Scarborough.


Fort King George

Plan on also spending some time soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Scarborough. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Vacationers who the area's waterfalls and other natural attractions. For more information about available sightseeing attractions, go to this page.

The following table provides you with some key facts regarding a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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 like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Scarborough. Navigate here to find our page concerning local snorkeling opportunities.


Going to a spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to learn there are several in the area. Click here to visit our page regarding this topic.


Rex Resorts Turtle Beach

If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names 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 example, Magdalena Grand Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Take a moment to read the following table for information concerning 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

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