Tobago's most famous coral reef is a Marine Park and a protected area. Anchoring is not permitted and dinghies can not enter. There are patrols policing and if found in this area you can face summary conviction and fines of up to $6,000.
Glass-bottom boat trips to the reef are available from various points, including Store Bay, Pigeon Point and Buccoo village.
Never touch the coral, coral will die if touched and coral scratches can lead to serious infection. Fire Coral, can even give first or second-degree burns.
Swim or snorkel in the Nylon Pool, a shallow warm crystal clear mini lagoon a mile out to sea, protected from the Caribbean Sea by Buccoo Reef. Boat excursions to Buccoo Reef include a swim in the Nylon Pool.