Family-friendly things to do in Tobago

Posted Nov 05, 2020

If you're planning a trip to Tobago for your family, one of the first things to consider is what are some activities that everyone can enjoy. Thankfully, Tobago has something for everyone, whether it's on land or in the water. 

Here are 10 things to do in Tobago that the entire family can enjoy. 


See some of Tobago's animals at Corbin's Wildlife


A hidden gem, Corbin Local Wildlife is fun for the whole family. This protected enclosure--the home of many rescued and endangered creatures-- allows visitors to get up close and learn more about the animals of Tobago.



Go kayaking 


Kayaking in Tobago is one of the best ways to explore the island's coast. From Bon Accord Lagoon to Man O War Bay, explore little coves and mangroves with beautiful views between your toes.



Stand-up paddle


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If you and your tribe want to step things up a notch, you take a similar excursion via stand up paddle. Wade through secret rivers, hidden beaches with waterfalls and over beautiful coral reefs before ending your tour with a few fun waves.





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For the members who love to swim, snorkeling in Tobago is a must. Most coastal tours offer it as a part of their tours where you can see the profusion of colorful schools of fish and strikingly beautiful coral.




Trek to Argyle Falls or Main Ridge Forest Reserve


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Tobago has many hiking trails for adventure lovers, from beginner to advanced. A 20-minute trek will bring you to Argyle Falls, where you can hear its bellows before you see it. Situated just outside of Roxborough in the east, the falls are not only a breathtaking sight to behold but are perfect for a cool, refreshing swim after a day of exploring. It's the south of the Main Ridge Forest Reserve so if you're road-trip bound, add this to one of your stops!



Take an art class


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With stunning landscapes everywhere you turn, it's only natural to want to capture it forever. A great way to spend an afternoon with the family, friends or that special someone is to take an art class, with Tobago as your muse. Sit under a tree as a cool breeze surrounds you and learn how to draw some of the island's famous attractions, like the iconic sugar mill in Buccoo.


Tour the Tobago Cocoa Estate

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Journey through the estate and learn about the history of cocoa and how it's made as well participate in the fermentation and drying activities at the estate. As the tour goes on, you can also take part in a chocolate tasting session after an evening of dinner that showcases the local cuisine of Tobago.



Beach horseback riding 


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Who doesn't love horses? Take a horseback riding tour and ride through the wetland and mangroves in Buccoo Bay and swim with the herd through the Caribbean Sea. 


Take a Fort King George Tour 


Go on a deep dive into Tobago's history with a tour to the museum and fort and marvel at the well-preserved artefacts that tell the story of our heritage. There are a number of forts across Tobago, so you and your tribe can go on a fort-finding tour all of which have stunning views that make for the perfect holiday photos.



Learn to surf 


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You and the whole family can catch waves together and take surf lessons. Mt. Irvine is considered the surf capital of Tobago so if you've always wanted to ride a wave, Tobago is the best place to start.  


Discover how to create even more memories in Tobago with the family here and check out our blog for more ideas on how to plan your trip to Tobago.