Caroni Swamp
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  • WorldTraveler56
    Mead, Washington24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There's fun to be had in the Caroni Swamp!
    This was a very fun excursion! We went from our cruise ship, so the logistics of getting to the Caroni Swamp was all handled for us (yay!). We did not see the big flocks of the scarlet ibis that you see in the brochures, but given that they return to this area in the evening - at the same time as the mosquitos(!), I was fine with only seeing a few. :) But we also saw flocks of pink flamingos, boas hanging from the trees, Cayman crocodiles, a tiny anteater, and more egrets and other birds to count. It was really fun!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 December 2023
  • KiminGranCouva
    San Fernando, Trinidad437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic bird sanctuary experience
    This was not my 1st time visiting the Caroni Bird sanctuary in Trinidad but it was certainly the most fantastic visit. The number of Scarlet Ibises has increased and the influx and growth of a colony of flamingos and blue herons, as well as blue herons, makes for a fantastic display. The your guides and boating facilities are a little lacking in amenities and safety gear (I used Nanan's and booked on their website), but their knowledge of the many channels and islands in the swamp and the birds' behaviour made for an interesting trip. The highlight was the flight of thousands of scarlet ibises in groups of various sizes flying to their nightly roosting spots on a small island. We also saw a group of flamingos in flight - a rare sight. I highly recommend a visit- it is simply amazing. The tour I took was from 4pm until 615pm.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Tina S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing adventure
    This trip was absolutely amazing. The boat trip along the swamp while the guide informs you of all the information regarding the wildlife, trees, birds. Took lots of great photos. Watch out for the snakes in the trees though - that was a little scary. When you get out into the vast area of water and wait for the magnigicent sight of the traditional bird, the colours will not disappoint and the flamingos as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 April 2024
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Norma Gardner-Gregory
Port of Spain, Trinidad2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Finally took that boat trip to see the Scarlet Ibis roosting as evening comes in! Beautiful and recommended for any nature lovers out there.
Written 26 May 2024
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Tina S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This trip was absolutely amazing. The boat trip along the swamp while the guide informs you of all the information regarding the wildlife, trees, birds. Took lots of great photos. Watch out for the snakes in the trees though - that was a little scary. When you get out into the vast area of water and wait for the magnigicent sight of the traditional bird, the colours will not disappoint and the flamingos as well.
Written 10 April 2024
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KiminGranCouva
San Fernando, Trinidad437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This was not my 1st time visiting the Caroni Bird sanctuary in Trinidad but it was certainly the most fantastic visit. The number of Scarlet Ibises has increased and the influx and growth of a colony of flamingos and blue herons, as well as blue herons, makes for a fantastic display. The your guides and boating facilities are a little lacking in amenities and safety gear (I used Nanan's and booked on their website), but their knowledge of the many channels and islands in the swamp and the birds' behaviour made for an interesting trip. The highlight was the flight of thousands of scarlet ibises in groups of various sizes flying to their nightly roosting spots on a small island. We also saw a group of flamingos in flight - a rare sight. I highly recommend a visit- it is simply amazing. The tour I took was from 4pm until 615pm.
Written 18 March 2024
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WorldTraveler56
Mead, WA24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was a very fun excursion! We went from our cruise ship, so the logistics of getting to the Caroni Swamp was all handled for us (yay!). We did not see the big flocks of the scarlet ibis that you see in the brochures, but given that they return to this area in the evening - at the same time as the mosquitos(!), I was fine with only seeing a few. :) But we also saw flocks of pink flamingos, boas hanging from the trees, Cayman crocodiles, a tiny anteater, and more egrets and other birds to count. It was really fun!
Written 18 December 2023
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Joaquin Pinto Ferrand
Il Gzira, Malta419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
The Caroni swamp is a place full of life in different forms. You can see many birds, including the flamingo, in an outstanding natural environment. Be sure to wear mosquito repellent and bring some drinks as it might be hot on the boat!
Written 23 June 2023
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Sharda Kimberly R
Trinidad and Tobago16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
Beautiful calm scenery...Fun for all ages! Lots of species to observe... Scarlet Ibis being one, of the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹
Written 6 June 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York4,185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I took a boat tour of the Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary. The swamp is surrounded by red mangroves and the guide pointed out many of the animals. Among the highlights were a tree boa, Caribbean Flamingos, and a flock of scarlet ibises returning to their nests. The scarlet ibis is one of the national birds of Trinidad. It's very peaceful when the boatman shuts off the motor and ties the boat to a pole in the water. We sit and watch as the birds fly above us.
Written 30 May 2023
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Vincent L
Merritt Island, FL9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We observed the largest numbers of scarley ibuses and flamingoes that I have ever seen. The y return to the swamp in the late afternoon to roost for the night. Our captain maintained quite a distance from the birds which made them a bit hard to see nd photograph. To his credit, we did not disturb them.
Written 27 May 2022
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kerri
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
At the edge of the Caroni Swamp in central Trinidad, my family and I boarded a pirogue near dusk. The animals provided quite a show and the tour guide was knowledgeable. We said Caiman, snakes, crabs, and the resplendent scarlet ibis returning home to nest. A must see
Written 6 June 2020
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Fatema Tafazl
Leeds, UK174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a lovely and safe experience on the boats. There was a lot to see in the swamp area, which is unexpectedly large and eventually washes into the sea, if followed all the way down. We recommend going 1-2 hours before sunset, as the birds come to roost in the mangrove trees, which provides a good opportunity to see them.

We had the opportunity to see flocks of the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago, the Red Ibis. Lots of blue heron and white stork. Even a tree snake or two.

We were taken for about 2 hours, including the time taken to go to and from each site.
Written 24 March 2020
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