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Cruises to Tobago Cays

Tobago Cays (Photo:Pawel Kazmierczak/Shutterstock)

About Tobago Cays

This collection of five uninhabited islands comprise much of Tobago Cays Marine Park, dubbed the "Jewel in the Crown" of the southern Grenadines since its establishment in 1997.

A horseshoe reef shelters the islands, making them fantastic snorkeling. Small sailing vessels, including Star Clipper's Royal Clipper, Club Med 2, Island Windjammers and some Windstar ships call here. But it's primarily the domain of private yachts and day charters.

Commercial cruises shuttle passengers to Petit Bateau for beach barbecues. Infrastructure on the tiny island is limited to a few picnic tables, but the white, sugary sand beaches and calm turquoise water make it an alluring spot. An uphill hiking trail offers nice views of the Grenadines. Locals from nearby islands also arrive on cruise days to sell their own freshly cooked seafood and side dishes. Small boats with names like Magic Carpet, More Fresh and Never Give Up Never bob offshore, and their owners will shuttle snorkelers out to the reef for a small fee.

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Le Dumont d'Urville
Le Dumont d'Urville (Photo: Ponant)

8 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Dec 15, 2022
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Le Bellot
Le Bellot  (Image: Ponant)

12 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Le Dumont d'Urville
Le Dumont d'Urville (Photo: Ponant)

8 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Barbados
Cruise Line:Ponant
Mar 5, 2023
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Le Dumont d'Urville
Le Dumont d'Urville (Photo: Ponant)

8 Night
Caribbean CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Jan 16, 2023
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8 Night
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8 Reviews
Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Nov 25, 2022
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8 Reviews
Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Mar 13, 2023
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Leaving:Martinique
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Feb 5, 2023
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Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Dec 3, 2022
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Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Leaving:Martinique
Cruise Line:Ponant
Feb 13, 2023
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8 Reviews
Leaving:St. Lucia
Cruise Line:Ponant
Feb 25, 2023
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Why go to Tobago Cays?

Pros:

Hugged by a horseshoe reef, these islands are a snorkeler's paradise

Cons:

You'll have to pay a fee to enter the marine park

Bottom Line:

The unspoiled islands of Tobago Cays Marine Park are a top-notch destination for diving and snorkeling

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The local currency is the East Caribbean dollar. But given the lack of commerce, you won't need a lot of cash here. U.S. dollars are accepted, but expect to get change back in East Caribbean dollars. For current exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language?

English is the official language of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

--By Jayne Clark, Cruise Critic contributor


Tobago Cays Cruise Reviews
Great beach for BBQ. Saw rays and puffer fish in the water. Good shade. Difficult to swim much because of wind, currents and so many vessels in bay. Shame the area was polluted with some rubbish from the take aRead More
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Heather Sk
Great beach barbecue Read More
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Smilingvillager
Absolutely beautiful, took foot path to top and view of surrounding cays and water is hard to beat, had beach BBQ here on a beautiful day.Read More
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elklemi
A great group of islands - took the Catamaran Tour for some snorkelling and swimming before linking up with other passengers for an excellent BBQ +++ on the beach prepared by the Royal Clipper crewRead More
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