|Chaguaramas-Dragon's Mouth Boating Guide to Trinidad|
Chaguaramas, (pronounced Shag-ger-
rarm -ms) with its several coves and bays, is home to large boating
communities and a thriving marine services industry.
offshore islands. Situated at the
west corner of Trinidad, the topography o f the peninsula is characterized by
3,000 acre of relatively flat lands with five scenic beachfront areas,
dominated by an intricate mountain system of steep slopes and extensive
foothills separated by two wide valleys.
During World War II, Chaguaramas was home to the United States Navy.
Their cast off steel drums is part of the great story of the birth of Steel
pan music. It was
also the site of the signing of the 1972 Treaty of Chaguaramas, which
created CARICOM which is now phasing in a common passport for its 15 member
|Charuaramas offers some of the Caribbean's best boat repair and maintenance facilities; Workmen are highly skilled, services are tax free, spare parts can be imported duty free, and local teak costs a fraction of US prices. There are over 150 enterprises here and these directories of services.|
YSATT.org PO Box 2852 TT Post, Chaguaramas
||Boaters' Directory of
Publishes a monthly magazine call The Boca
dedicated to the promotion of the yachting
industry and serving as a community newspapaper. There
is also an annual Directory of Services .
Besides publishing the many great adventure stories of large international yachting community the publication also follows the lackluster pace of progress on the government's 2005 "The Strategic Plan for the Yachting Industry: more
Airway Road, Chaguaramas,
P.O. Box 3162, Carenage,
Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. Tel: 868-634-4227 / 4312 / 2424 / 4349
Fax: (809) 634-2465 / 4311 / 2588
recognized as a special economic zone interested in development projects. At
the same time it is also a National Park
reflecting the rich endowment of ecological, historical and archeological
There are a good number of Trinidadian yachts people and they have two active yacht clubs, the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) and the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association (TTSA).
Marinas have both dry storage and stern-to docks
Chaguaramas Marinas (5) by tntisland.com
|Places To Stay|
|Restaurants & Nightlife|
|Many from Port of Spain come to Chaguaramas looking for nightlife at The Base, The Anchorage, MOBs2;|
|Tours & Guides|
The 6-mile long hike up Mt. Catherine (1,768 feet) begins at Carenage Bay. The track passes through dry scrub woodlands and eventually overlooks the Tucker Valley on the east. The secondary montane rain forest offers good birding: squirrel cuckoo, turquoise and blue-headed tanagers, blue dacnis and more.
From the Chaguaramas Public Golf Course you can walk to 180-meter high Edith Falls. On the way you'll pass through a tonka bean plantation and rain forest. A 2.5 km. Trail from the cove at Macqueripe to the golf course provides good views of Tucker Valley and the North Coast.
chagdev.com/Pages/Chag-Tours.htm Chaguaramas Development Authority
The Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture
|Chaguaramas National Park|
The park encompasses the entire
Chaguaramas Peninsula, named by the Amerindians for the royal palms that
flourished here. Located on the northwestern-most point of Trinidad offers
everything from mountain climbing to caving to snorkeling.
More rainforest than park, the protected
area spans the low-lying mountains of the western end of the Northern Range.
Tracks into the forest take you along rivers to waterfalls and spectacular
mountain view. Discover red howler monkey ; capuchin monkeys, wild hogs and
silky anteaters, hawks and other beautiful birds; caiman, giant
iguanas and even ocelots. There's lush forests, and dramatic peaks offering
sweeping views of the Gulf of Paria.
The Chaguaramas Military History and Aviation Museum
Callaloo mas camp -
the Carnival costume factory of one of Trinidad's most famous Carnival
designers, Peter Minshall is near the military museum on the flatlands
opposite the Chagville beach are a series of buildings remaining from the US
occupation of the area in World War II. It's operation are subject to the
whims of the artists and season and it is not officially open to the public.
|Mountain biking / Bicycle|
|The most popular area for cycling is the Chagaramas peninsula which has a network of old military & agricultural roads plus forest paths providing every type of cycling environment.|
The sea can be dirty and polluted on the south side, better swimming can
be had on the north coast at Macqueripe Beach , a delightful cove
that's easily accessible by road.
Try the short journey along the Macaripe Mail Road and stop to walk in the bamboo cathedral. Much photographed, this stretch of the rain forest has bamboo lining the road and forming a gothic arch. Further along is the beach, overlooking the North, it is a calm swimming area which is empty during the week but popular with locals at the weekend.