The southwest is the best place to indulge in watersports, with a large variety of outlets and operators. Jet-skis have gained in popularity, and you can rent them from operators working the sands at Store Bay Beach and Pigeon Point for around US$40 per half-hour. Many also rent snorkel equipment for around US$10 per day (though if you plan on snorkelling a lot, it’s best to bring or buy your own). For kite-boarding (1hr private lesson US$90), windsurfing (equipment rental US$45/hr or US$83/day, 1hr lesson US$70), kayaking (US$20/hr) and sailing on a hobie cat (1hr rental US$45, 1hr lesson US$65; 2 people TT$300 per flight), check Radical Watersports (t 631 5150 or t 728 5483, w radicalsportstobago.com) on the Bon Accord side of Pigeon Point beach, which is also the best place for the above sports. Radical also offer stand-up paddleboarding and an array of paddleboard tours.
During the season (Oct–March), there’s excellent surfing at Mount Irvine Beach – early morning often sees twenty to thirty surfers riding the waves. The southwest is also ideal for scuba diving, with a host of operators, many of whom rent snorkelling gear. Fishing is also lots of fun, whether you opt for deep-sea sport fishing or throwing a line from a pirogue, which you can do with several of the island’s tour operators.