Trinidad and Tobago MarinasHere you will find information on our wide variety of marine orientated products, services and sporting activities.
Trinidad and Tobago, situated only seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, are the Southern most islands in the Caribbean chain.
Our flora, fauna and topography reflects this close relationship with the South American continent as we are blessed with dense subtropical rain forests, verdant mountains and lush valleys more akin to the Amazon basin then the typical flat coral atolls seen in other parts of the Caribbean. Our southern latitude also puts us out of the Active Hurricane Belt which is a real asset to mariners who come to seek shelter from the storms of the summer months.
Trinidad and Tobago were discovered by the Europeans in 1492 when Christopher Columbus gave us our name based on "La Trinite" the Trinity. He was inspired by the view of the Northern Range of hills that rise in three peaks overlooking the Atlantic.
Our shores have been host to many mariners in the past ... the French, the Spanish, the Dutch, and the British have all crossed the ocean and tied up alongside in T&T.
In 1595, Sir Walter Raleigh visited Trinidad and while exploring the coast he came upon deposits of asphalt which he called 'stone pitch'. This he used for stopping leaks and filling cracks in his ship and remarked that "it was most excellent good" (Beddoe)
We have come a long way since then and fiberglass, epoxy resin, technora and carbon fiber are the materials you will find in the hands of our craftsmen. Teak however is still a vital component to boat manufacture and Trinidad and Tobago have abundant teak forests which are formally harvested and has provided a valuable resource to mariners throughout the centuries.
Come to Trinidad and Tobago... come to life!