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“nylon pool”(43 reviews)
This 10-acre coral reef and the tropical fish that inhabit it have long been popular among tourists, but have suffered in recent years from the many visitors.
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

Unfortunately there isn’t much coral to see....at least not where they took us to. The current was also very strong ...so they asked you to make sure you kept holding on to the rope and lifebelt. There were some fish...and maybe people who haven’t been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KathrynT
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

This trip today was a nightmare from the word go. Firstly the tickets are a haggling process with the men at the front agreeing to $300 TT for 5 adults and a child. This was renegged to $350 TT later. 1. The boat broke down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Q H
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Pigeon Point looking for a Buccoo Reef tour as recommended by local friends. As soon as you arrive at Pigeon Point, different people will walk up to you asking if you want a tour. We were promised a tour of the reef,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lewzx
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Yea the reef is dying but it's still beautiful. The rough seas will be due to the time of the visit and the tide. If you the boat from buccoo reef you can also go snorkeling on the sand there are small reefs along the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sally n
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I am a scuba diver and have seen significant reef around the Caribbean sea and wanted to give my wife and her niece and nephews (non-divers) an opportunity to see some underwater reef formations and wild life in a near shore and relatively shallow ocean...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1continentalguy
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Take a glass bottom boat out over the reef and you see some spectacular fish, unfortunately the reef itself is dying and is all bleached, we did get to see 'Brain Coral' which was amazing. we also did some snorkelling but it was a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank andrewspiers
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Sadly the reef is all but dead. The coral is bleached. Glass bottom boat was fun if you wanted to paddle on Nylon pool.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Silversurfer100
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

There is a glass bottom boat that takes you to the nylon pool. It sails at 11 and the captain tour is very informative. You can see the beautiful fishes after which you bathe at the pool and snorkel around the reef. The sunset is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sally n
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Having visited Tobago 25 years ago we were eager to once again visit Bucco Reef and the Nylon Pool. We duly booked our place on one of the Glass Bottom boats and headed to the reef. What a different reef we encountered 25 years on....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank newinn2016
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

At Pigeon Point Beach we were offered a chance to go on a glass-bottomed boat tour of the local Reef as well as Nylon Bay. Unfortunately they flat out lied about the boat and jetty we would be on so we ended up on a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from MaltaKid | Reviewed this property |
You won't need a car seat on the Cool Runnings boat that my wife and I went on in December. If you want to snorkel then obviously someone will need to stay with your son. The trip that we were on also visited the Nylon Pool... More
29 December 2015|
Response from mrandmrscressy | Reviewed this property |
Hey Frida_Cu! There are tour operators right outside of the park and there are tours that leave from Store Bay. All the tours that I saw seem to have two times. One usually around 9 or 10 am and a second tour around 2pm. The... More