Tobago is linked via a network of paved and
unpaved roads, the most significant being the
Claude Noel Highway. Road quality decreases
quickly on secondary roads and rural roads are
often narrow and have deep drainage ditches
on either side. Roads are generally well sign-posted.
Tobagan drivers can be creative
with the rules of the road and often use hand
signals to indicate turning, stopping or slowing
down! Visitors need to be attentive while driving
around the island.
For visitors who prefer the freedom to travel
as they please, car and scooter hire is available
in Tobago (car hire minimum age 21, scooter
minimum age 18). A valid licence issued in the
United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom,
Germany and the Bahamas or a full international
licence or permit is required. Car hire is available
from Auto Rental companies at Crown Point Airport
and various offices around the island. Local
rental companies are generally dependable and
offer a 24 hour assistance service. There is
a wide choice of vehicles from a saloon car
with air-conditioning to a four-wheeled drive
jeep. Prices naturally vary depending on your
choice as a guideline a four-seater saloon
car with no air-conditioning would be in the
region of £30/£35 per day and a
jeep approx £40.
If you intend touring in more remote areas,
we would recommend you hire a four-wheeled drive
Seatbelts are required for drivers and front
seat passengers (older cars are not required
to be equipped with rear seatbelts). There are
no particular requirements for child safety
Petrol is cheap in Tobago! approx 30p
per gallon but petrol stations are few
and far between so we would advise you
to fill up wherever possible.
Cars are generally right-hand drive, driving
is on the left hand side and the speed limit
is 50 kmph/30mph.
There are a number of specialised Tour Operators
offering a full range of tours to visitors,
covering all the wonderful and varied attractions
in Tobago. You can also plan your own personalised
island tours with your own specialist guide,
meeting your particular interests and requirements.
You can enjoy visiting the Rain Forest, the
islands magnificent beaches and reefs,
bird watching, fishing, snorkelling and diving
locations or take pleasure in the historical
sites of Tobago. Nightclubs, barbecues and beach
parties etc. can also be arranged for you by
your Tour Operator or Guide.
Tobago has an official taxi service and vehicles
can be seen with a registration letter H.
There is also a network of unofficial
taxis which can be hailed on the roadside
these are much cheaper and quite often with
Private taxis are on hand at hotels.
Local buses are available but tickets must be
purchased from local stores in advance. The
main bus terminal is in Scarborough.
We hope you have found the foregoing of interest
to you and tobagoisland.com will be happy to
provide you with any further information you
require on our recommended car and scooter rental
companies, and tour services in general.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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