Trinidad and Tobago (officially known as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) is a twin island state located at the southern end of the chain of Caribbean islands, just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela.
With a cosmopolitan population of approximately 1.3 million people, Trinidad and Tobago is a busy trade and tourism destination throughout the year, as well as home to a diverse range of cultural events, including the world famous, Trinidad Carnival. It is also renowned as the birthplace of the steelpan, calypso, soca, chutney and limbo.
Geographically situated between 10° 2′ and 11° 12′ N latitude and 60° 30′ and 61° 56′ W longitude, at its closest point, Trinidad is just 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) off the Venezuelan coast. A few smaller islands—Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande (or Gasparee) dot the northern coast of Trinidad. Little Tobago, just off the northeastern coast of Tobago is a wildlife bird sanctuary and a popular area for snorkeling and diving.
The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port-of-Spain, whilst Scarborough is the main town of Tobago.
With a tropical climate all year round, Trinidad and Tobago has just two seasons annually: the dry season for the first six months of the year, and the wet season in the second half of the year. Winds are predominantly from the northeast and are dominated by the northeast trade winds. The average temperature is 32 degrees Celsius. Trinidad is a safe haven for boaters as it is located outside of the hurricane belt.
The currency used in Trinidad and Tobago is the TT dollar. However, US dollars and credit cards are widely accepted.
Customs and Immigration
Cruising yachts must clear Trinidad or Tobago Customs & Immigration when they arrive. This can be done in Trinidad at the Crews Inn Marina, Chaguaramas, or in Tobago at the Scarborough station.
Culture and Entertainment
Trinidad and Tobago is home to a multitude of cultural activities and entertainment—from our spectacular Carnival, to shopping, sports, beautiful beaches, a plethora of fine restaurants, eco-tourism and night life, there is plenty to do and see during your stay here.
For any other information, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to find out for you, if we do not know!
Trinidad and Tobago Links
Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Ltd (TDC)
Intellicast Weather Authority
US Department of State—Trinidad and Tobago Consular
Trinidad City Web Guide
Discover Trinidad and Tobago—the Definite Guide to the Islands
Things to Do
Wind and Kite Surfing—Tobago:
Scuba Adventure Safari:
Asa Wright Nature Centre:
Camp Wilderness Outdoor Adventures:
Port-of-Spain Hash House Harriers—a Drinking Club with a Running Problem:
Queen’s Park Cricket Club:
Mountain Biking in Chaguaramas
Zipline in Chaguaramas: