Although many agree that the sailing opportunities around Tobago surpass those of her sister island of Trinidad, pleasure sailing is still in its infancy in Scarborough. Those who have the desire can still make sailing to the island from international waters a possibility, or even hire a boat when they arrive.
If you're simply wanting to get out onto the water, without the cost and responsibility of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the listing that follows to get contact information for excursion providers.
|Coco Motion||(868) 639-2449||44 Andwele Road - 4.1 mi. (6.6 km) West of Scarborough|
|Island Girl Catamaran||(868) 639-7245||Mt. Irvine|
|Tobago Princess||(868) 639-4221||Mt. Irvine|
For many visitors, sailing all the way to Scarborough can be time consuming, but that shouldn't let it stop you from spending a few hours sailing independently around Tobago. There are several charter companies in town with boats in all sizes and for all skill levels. If you love being out on open water, this is a chance to make it happen.
The Scarborough Marina means that those with the skills and desire to sail to their getaway most certainly can do so. However, the lack of an official port of entry means that a stop in Chaguaramas on Trinidad is necessary first. There, you'll tie your vessel up west of Crews Inn Hotel and Marina and head to the Immigrations Office to present your boat's paperwork and passports for everyone aboard. There, you'll get a vista for each person for up to three months. Next, at the Custom's Office you'll fill out forms that list the ship's stores. If they approve you, you can continue on to Scarborough.
Sailing to Scarborough will first mean a stop made over on Trinidad, but there is no reason to be deterred. With gorgeous, clear waters and a beautiful landscape to view from afar, sailing in Scarborough is sure to be the next big thing.
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