Ich habe mir einen gemütlichen Tag an Bord gemacht.
So they loved it! We were picked up on the beach in front of our house and whisked away to the Tobago Keys. We are on the southern part of the island so we headed north and saw the entire island. We saw Iguanas on Anse la Rouce beach on Carricou and then headed off. The channel had some serious swells. Allison, our guide, said the water is like glass btwn august and september but no one comes here. The swells were more than I anticipated. Mojo, our captain, handled them with ease and I wasn't the least bit worried. We passed Palm Island, Union Island, and a bunch of Petit islands. We arrived at our lunch place in the Tobago Cays to drop off gear. We took pictures and had a snack and went back in the boat to the Turtle Reserve. We got out and the kids couldn't wait to get in. We saw turtles, some bright colored fish, and a big fish, perhaps a box fish, and some smaller baseball sized puffers. We swam against a crazy current that was manageable but you weren't making any ground. It was tiring stuff. Major had no problem bc he was being dragged by me, and Evie by Dave.
When we arrived back to the little beach at the Turtle Sanctuary, Mojo took us on a hike to see Iguanas. The kids really wanted to touch one so he grabbed one, which was scary watching him wrestle it, and the kids got to touch it. The kids also got to hold a barracuda skull.
We left there to return to the lunch place where we had an amazing lunch. The snorkeling off this island was really good. Lots of colored fish. Both kids were able to touch a turtle. They encourage it here, so we went with a brief touch. The kids were happy. We saw giant stingrays. We snorkeled further down the beach to the "aquarium" part. Wowza. Evie and I came face to face with an 18 inch puffer fish! He was cute but he would charge you and in the shallow end, it was hard to navigate. Dave and Major caught up and it was a struggle with the four of us in the shallow end and two puffers! Evie was screaming and wanted out because now there are three puffers charging us. I turned around towards the deep end and saw two puffers and a huge sting ray! We were surrounded. It was one of my greatest joys to tap Evie (who was backing up away from only 3 puffers) on the shoulder as she turned to go into the deep and point at two charging puffers and a sting ray. Holy scream a moly! It made me laugh. We just stood up and ran. There was no other choice, with Dave and Major right behind us. It was very fun.
The turtles were amazing but the territorial puffers were so fun!
We hung out on hammocks and then headed off for Happy Island. Happy Island is built out of conch shells. Its colorful. Its a half way point stop on the ride back, they are a rip off (drink wise) but you get to observe Union Island. The kite surfers from there are fun. I guess Union Island visitors are French and German. They fly over from Barbados and rent their boat to sail. Carriacou visitors are English and American.
The kids loved the trip!!! They both would give it a 10.Read more