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'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.
The chart below provides you with a few details regarding local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water.
|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.
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.
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.
|Travel and Tour Operators||--||3.4 mi. South West of Central Scarborough|
|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.
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.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Magdalena Grand Beach Resort||Tobago Plantations, 3.7 mi. South West of Central Scarborough||2|
|Grafton Beach Resort||3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Scarborough||2|
|Rex Resorts Turtle Beach||3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Scarborough||2|
For instance, Magdalena Grand Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The following table enables you to learn a few details regarding other activities.
|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|
|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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