Sailing & Watersports: Water-sports

A guide to watersports and water-based activities in Tobago

Watersports at Pigeon Point

The seas off Tobago are no place for weekend sailors or for those with less than expert knowledge of the area. Insurance costs are prohibitive and as a result visitors will be unable to hire “serious” motorised or non-motorised sailing vessels of any type.

Visitors can, however, hire small catamarans, dinghies, windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment and jet skis, from several sources. The safest place to conduct any of these activities is inside Buccoo Bay, which is normally accessed via Pigeon Point. This area provides clean wind and calmer seas, due to the protection of Buccoo Reef. Visitors must be careful not to venture too far out to sea – fatal accidents are not unknown.

The following list represents the most reliable water-sports services on Tobago and we should advise some degree of caution before considering anyone not listed here. We particularly recommend Pigeon-Point-based Radical Sports and Charlotteville-based Tobago Sea Kayak Experience. Details of both are provided below.

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RSR Gone Against

Gone AgainstNew for the 2005/2006 season is Gone Against, an 18-foot powerboat operated by Greg Downes and offering waterskiing, wakeboarding and donut rides, plus personalised charters for up to five passengers.

Gone Against is based at Pigeon Point and the waterskiing and wakeboarding are both conducted in the calm waters of the Bon Accord Lagoon. The donut rides (sitting in a circular ring-like float which is pulled along by the boat) are conducted anywhere along the coast, because it is more fun to have a little sea chop to bounce around in.

Based At:

Pigeon Point

Website:

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Telephone:

(868) 786-8213 (Cell)

Email:

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RSR Radical Sports

Parasailing with Radical SportsRadical Sports is Tobago's leading watersports service. They are based at Pigeon Point, and offering kitesurfing and windsurfing lessons and rentals. They also rent single and double sit-on-top kayaks, a Hobey Cat and paddle boats.

Radical Sports Tobago is Tobago’s only professional windsurf and water sports centre. They offer the full range of fun and exciting water sport activities for all ages and all levels of experience. From beginners to the most experienced of water sports enthusiasts our location provides the perfect conditions for all. 

Based At:

Pigeon Point

Website:

www.radicalsportstobago.com

Telephone:

(868) 688-2628

Email:

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Stand Up Paddle Tobago

Stand Up Paddle TobagoLooking for something a little different? Why not try stand up paddle surfing? It is an ancient form of surfing that has re-emerged primarily as a way for surfers to paddle longer distances. You can learn and practise the sport in the safe calm waters of the Petit Trou Lagoon and in the capable hands of Duane Kenny, the former popular General Manager of Stonehaven Villas, and previously Blue Waters Inn.

In addition to Stand Up Paddle lessons, Duane also offers several different tours, depending upon conditions, time available and skill levels, but these typically include a tour of the Petit Trou Lagoon, Bioluminescence tour of the Bon Accord Lagoon and tours around Pigeon Point.

Based At:

Golden Grove

Website:

www.standuppaddletobago.com

Telephone:

(868) 681-4741

Email:

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Most of the big hotels have a selection of small dinghies and kayaks. These are normally only available to resident guests but it could be worth approaching them to see if you can hire one.

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Insurance

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Page Updated: 19 Apr 14