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Travel deep into the red mangrove forest of the Caroni Swamp to explore Trinidad and Tobago’s second largest mangrove wetland. On this thrilling stand-up paddle excursion, discover remote areas of this vast wildlife swamp and enjoy a different perspective of the Swamp that very few people seldom get to see. Paddle through the brackish lagoon and maneuver your “board” through a series of narrow mangrove forest passageways which are not accessible by boat.
Bask in the swamp’s tranquility and surrounding beauty. Enjoy sighting a variety of exotic animals such as various Herons, Egrets, Gray-Necked Wood-Rails, Flamingos (not to be mistaken for the Scarlet Ibis), Tree Boas, Red-capped, Scarlet Ibis and so much more… The Caroni Swamp, also known as the Caroni Bird Sanctuary is home to over 100 bird species and is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading tourist attractions. Each year thousands of eco-tourists visit here seeking to bird watch and to marvel at long lines of a vibrant, red feather-filled sky of Scarlet Ibis, returning from every direction to the mangrove trees every evening to roost.
The Scarlet Ibis is one of the most striking and brilliantly colored wading birds in the world. This beautiful bird is brown when young and changes color to a bright red when mature, hence it is “locally” known as the “Flamingo.” This is an important wetland, a Ramsar Site, naturally diverse and rich in biodiversity and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna species. The Caroni Swamp includes 15,000 acres of marshland, tidal lagoons and mangrove trees also serving as a nursery for marine and freshwater species.