Great Tobago Island

Great Tobago is a 210-acre uninhabited island located approximately six miles west of Jost van Dyke. It is, together with its sister island Little Tobago, the westernmost of the British Virgin Islands. The National Parks Trust protects these islands. They are two of the most isolated and protected in the BVI.

Great Tobago is a designated Important Bird Area. It is surrounded by arduous cliffs that for the most part extend well below the water. Therefore you will find this to be a fantastic dive and snorkel destination. However, anchoring is illegal. All potential anchoring sites are indeed coral reefs. Anchoring would destroy them.

Tropical Fish   Photo Credit Max Leteg  unsplash - as can be seen diving on Great Tobago
Tropical Fish. Photo by Max Leteg on Unsplash.

Great Tobago Island | Places to See and Things to Do

  • Bird Watching. The island is home to the third-largest population of nesting seabirds. It’s the only nesting place for the incredibly beautiful frigate bird. You will see blue-footed boobies and brown pelicans along your snorkel trip. Also, long-tailed tropic birds and laughing gulls are some of the birds that roam around the island.
  • Snorkeling and Diving. Enjoy over 15 snorkel and dive sites. It is indeed an incredible experience to see the coral reefs close up. You can observe brilliantly colored fish throughout the area. For the experienced diver, we recommend exploring Mercurious Rock and an incredible cave system bursting with marine wildlife.

Marinas and Anchorages

It is illegal to anchor here. This would cause the destruction of the coral reefs surrounding Great Tobago Island. As a matter of fact, the BVI Marine Police frequently patrols this area frequently.

We recommend the truly fantastic Catamaran TRANQUILITY to take you to Great Tobago Island. This 76-ft catamaran sails in the British Virgin Islands. And accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. Diving equipment is provided onboard. And diving is included for certified divers. For this reason, TRANQUILITY has 18 dive tanks, BC’s and regulators available. The friendly and helpful crew can take you in the 90 hp 17 ft dinghy to the dive sites on Great Tobago.

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