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“Pity about the rubbish, but wonderful place to swim with turtles!”

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“Pity about the rubbish, but wonderful place to swim with turtles!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Had a wonderful time swimming with the turtles whilst anchored here. So nice to be able to see them from the boat as well!
Surprised about the amount of rubbish around, a lot of broken glass so take your reef shoes. I think a part of Baradel must have been used as a tip. see photo.
We were also surprised by the attitude of local bars in Salt Whistle bay in Mayreau, again first time I saw any rubbish on sea floor as well as outer edges of beach but the attitude of bars was very surely, i think perhaps they felt they didn't have to try too hard. Add to that the whipping of one small boy by a stall owner and made sure we ate and drank on the boat.

Visited July 2014
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“A Sailors Paradise”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A great escape from civilization. The only way to get to the Tobago Cays is by boat. Yah! the place wont be overrun by tourists with camera's. The cays are a protected marine park, and you can snorkel, swim, beach comb, and walk. From a yachts perspective, this is the most glorious place in the world. You can sit on anchor for days, and almost not get disturbed, except for the Park Ranger who pops in the collect the park fees, which are minimal at 10EC per person per day. To pick up a mooring, its' roughly 40 or 50 EC per day. Then there are the boat vendors, they will try to sell you fish, lobster, t-shirts, ice, bread, and anything else they think you might need. If you are not in the market, just politely say no, and they wont bother you again. In all this is my favourite place to anchor in the Grenadines. I go back year after year when sailing in late October early November.

Respect the environment, don't litter, take with you what you bring in. Do not dump waste overboard. This is a very fragile environment. I encourage you to read about the marine park on their website at http://tobagocays.org/

Visited October 2013
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We were staying at PSV and took a day trip out to Tobago Cays with Jeff and his yacht Beauty. The cays are wonderful and we snorkelled and swam with the turtles and explored the reef. On land there were numerous iguanas to see in various stages of camouflage definitely one to put on the tick box of life x

Visited May 2014
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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“Great Snorkeling and Beach BBQ With Kojak”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

A beautiful scene at anchor inside the reef at the marine park. Crystal clear water. Many turtles, starfish and conchs. Lobster BBQ on the beach with Kojak and his family, who prepares a sumptuous feast, picking up and returning us to our boat. Just another beautiful evening in the Grenadines.

Visited April 2014
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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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“Iguanas!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Spend 30 minutes hiking the islands. You will see iguanas hanging around in the trees. They are a light grey color, blending in well with the dry branches of the trees. It's a nice diversion from the amazing snorkeling!!!

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