Cruising Trinidad and Tobago
Just off the northeastern coast of South America, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is home to incredible culture, music, biodiversity and tropical beauty. Trinidad, the larger island, and the smaller Tobago are blessed with a mix of mountains, plains and palm-lined beaches. The climate is warm and tropical, but the islands are far enough south that they escape the effects of most major hurricanes.
Prior to gaining independence from Great Britain in 1962, Trinidad and Tobago changed hands among Spanish, French, Dutch and other colonial powers more than any other islands in the Caribbean. This contributed to the diverse, international flavor of the islands.