The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago Western Isles Boat Tour

By Shivana Maharaj
August 9, 2017

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Who doesn’t love a good boat ride? Take in both the history and beauty of Trinidad and Tobago’s Western isles.

Board The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago Western Isles Boat Tour, for a scenic look at eleven of the lesser known Caribbean islands off the coast of Trinidad (known locally as down the islands). Over 3 hours, the intriguing history of each of the islands in woven into the journey, all in the comfort of an enclosed, air conditioned water taxi. Be sure to listen carefully, as at the end of the tour, guests are invited to participate in a quiz to win a set of prizes.

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MONOS ISLAND
Named after the red howler monkeys that once lived there, it lies in the Bocas del Dragón between Trinidad and Venezuela.

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THE FIVE ISLANDS
A group of islands also known as Las Cotorras west of Port of Spain in the Gulf of Paria.

GASPAR GRANDE/ GASPAREE
Located  12 km west of Port of Spain and 1.29 km² in area, Gaspar Grande is one of the “Bocas Islands”. Home to the natural limestone Gasparee Caves with a stunning chartreuse pool at its base.

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CHACACHACARE
The westernmost of the Bocas Islands, in the shape of a horseshoe with hilly slopes. The island was once home to a leper colony, but is now uninhabited. Look out for the 774 ft lighthouse and Hindu temple.


This original Awesome Adventure article first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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