Buccoo Reef
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This 10-acre coral reef and the tropical fish that inhabit it have long been popular among tourists, but have suffered in recent years from the many visitors.
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Jake J
Calgary, Canada48 contributions
Mar. 2023
The beach has a life guard and lots of kiosks to buy food and crafts from the locals. Perfect for kids because the waves are very large.
Written 8 April 2023
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dthompmont
Clarksburg, MD6 contributions
Feb. 2023
Good area to see underwater corals and fish! Our tour boat was excellent in going to the areas where we really saw clearly underwater.
Written 20 February 2023
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Sharon
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Sep. 2022 • Family
So enjoyed this short getaway to Tobago. The tour of the Buccoo reef and swimming in the Nylon Pool, which is not really a pool but part of the sea, with some of the clearest, silkyest water to be seen. Curried Crab,Roti, Roasted Breadfruit, were just some of the delicious meals we sampled. Getting around was easy and we were charged no more than the locals,polite and friendly people. Buccoo was beautiful at night,and we took a walk and photos on the boardwalk, as we enjoyed ice cream cones while sitting on the benches along the shoreline.
Written 17 September 2022
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David H
Norwich, UK485 contributions
Aug. 2022
We took a glass bottom boat tour out to see the reef and to be honest it was a waste of time.All you see is your own reflection and the fish are scared of the the boat,so they all swim off!
Written 6 September 2022
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
Jan. 2020
We stayed in Buccoo for 8 nights, and one of the things we did was take Captain Phillips tour to the reef. It was interesting to see the brain corals through the glass bottom, and Fred was there for us, too (eating algae or something on the bottom of the boat) It is more colorful when you snorkel, but I'll admit it wasn't as vibrant as I expected. I had an underwater camera, too, and although I got some fish pictures, they were more dull than in person. All in all, a wonderful afternoon.
Written 13 March 2020
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54doc101
Darwen, UK14 contributions
Feb. 2020
We went on a glass bottomed boat trip and snorkelling on the reef. The trip was great, and the snorkelling good. We saw some amazing fish , but there was a strong current and my husband and I got swept out to sea. It was really hard work getting back to the boat, and we are reasonably good swimmers. I only just made it back and I was exhausted and scared. There were no flippers provided, and there should have been. In my opinion, the sea was too rough and we shouldn’t have been allowed to snorkel. So if you go, bring flippers if you have them, wear a life jacket, or don’t go in if you’re not a strong swimmer.
Written 13 March 2020
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Melanie B
Medford, OR70 contributions
Feb. 2020
The reef was at least not overly damaged and there was some coral, mostly brown, in shallow waters. Not much to see and few fish.
Written 8 March 2020
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mhen1240
Saint Louis, MO7 contributions
Feb. 2020
Captain Phillips Tour was great. Very personable captain, had extensive knowledge of the reefs, and special colorful fish (named Fred) who appear at one particular location. It was really weird to find oneself in water 3 feet deep in the middle of the sea at the Nylon Pool! Went without a reservation for any tour and was able to get on a boat. If the boat is not at the dock just head over to the beach and enjoy the sand, sun and sea.
Written 28 February 2020
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sunshineON
toronto10 contributions
Feb. 2020
A fun day out on the water and at the Nylon Pool
Delicious bbq lunch on the beach of local fish, pumpkin & beans etc
Written 24 February 2020
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Oatgirl12
New Berlin, WI365 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
I was expecting pretty coral reefs and plenty of sea creatures. Everything was mostly shades of brown and gray. Just really not that pretty. I enjoyed the boat ride there and the tour, but wouldn't categorize this as a must-do the way many tour books do.
Written 9 February 2020
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