Great Tobago Island

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Location of Great Tobago

Great Tobago is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands, located, along with sister island Little Tobago, approximately six miles west of Jost Van Dyke.

Great Tobago and Little Tobago islands are protected as a national park, and, along with the nearby Mercurious and Watson Rocks, represent the western border of the British Virgin Islands.

Great Tobago contains the Caribbean's third largest population of nesting seabirds, including Magnificent Frigate Birds, Long-tailed Tropic Birds, Terns, Pelicans, and other species. Snorkeling and diving around the island is permitted, it is illegal to anchor because all potential anchoring locations are coral reefs that would be destroyed by an anchor. Large fines can be imposed on those who violate this no-anchor zone, and it is frequently patrolled by the BVI Marine Police.

In the 1990s, a company from the neighboring United States Virgin Islands floated a proposal to build a waste dump on Great Tobago Island, but the proposal was turned down by the British Virgin Islands government.


The British Virgin Islands

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