Scarborough is a port city on the southern coast of the island of Tobago. Established in 1654 as the Dutch port of Lampsinburg, Scarborough is s a lively, bustling little town dominated by the 18th century Fort King George that overlooks the town.
Scarborough boasts some attractive Georgian buildings, such as the House of Assembly.[ReadMoreMob] The town has some good places to grab a bite and a neat public market, Scarborough Market, which sells fresh produce and clothing. Close by are the indigenous trees and shrubs of Scarborough Botanical Gardens.
The mountain-top Fort King George is worth a visit, and while some of the fort is in ruins, the well-preserved old guardhouse is now the excellent Tobago Historical Museum. Inside are fascinating displays on the history of the island (it has changed hands over 30 times over the years) as well as weapons, old maps, photographs and pre-Columbian artefacts. There is also a fine-arts centre within the fort.
Reefs are the forests of the sea and the healthy, flourishing reefs surrounding Scarborough are home to a huge diversity of marine life.
A small uninhabited island about a mile from Tobago's coast, this island is home to a huge variety of birdlife and considered one of the most important seabird sanctuaries in the West Indies.
This natural, sandy-bottomed swimming pool was created by the combination of an offshore sandbar and a still lagoon, an exotic and serene location.
Cruises to Scarborough
Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 03 Mar 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2205
- With each destination specially selected for their incredible flora and fauna, this island-hopping adventure presents unmissable Caribbean wildlife watching opportunities.
- See sloths and monkeys in the trees of Costa Rican rainforest; go whale watching in Dominica; and visit Tobago, where you may be lucky enough to see the first turtles of nesting season.
- Encounter Bonaire’s iconic pink flamingos and the stunning sea life of Curacao; and enjoy a rare chance to see threatened, West-Africa-native mona monkeys in Grenada.
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