Boating and Sailing Near Scarborough

No port of entry for sailors in Scarborough? Not a problem

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 are just wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the complications and cost involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the table that follows to get names and phone numbers for excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Coco Motion (868) 639-2449 44 Andwele Road - 3.0 mi. (4.8 km) West-Southwest of Scarborough
Pops Tours (868) 738-8226 Buccoo
Tobago Princess Day Cruiser (868) 639-4221 Mt. Irvine Bay

Boat Rentals and Charters

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.

Considering renting a charter boat? Check out this next chart to help you contact charter firms serving this region.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Frankie Tours & Rentals (868) 631-0369 Mt Irvine Beach Facilities - 4.2 mi. (6.8 km) West of Scarborough
Island Girl Sail Charters (868) 620-7245 4.1 mi. (6.5 km) West of Scarborough


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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