I have been up to Cotton Bay a few times in the past, and I have snorkelled it a few times, but recently I have really enjoyed a trip there. First off the bay is beautiful, as seen in the photo below. With access only by boat, or a little known hiking trail, the bay is uncrowded and feels like your are visiting an untouched secret place.
There is not a large reef here, but due to regular feeding by boats there is a colony of Filefish that have become accustomed to people. There are also a few Caribbean Grey Stingray that live in the bay.
On the right side of the bay there is a large rock. On the left side of the rock the water is deeper than the shallower channel on the right side. This trip showed off a beautiful Queen Angel Fish and Spotted Moray Eel.
There is also a rock in the middle of the bay, that has a ton of small coral and fish.
It was a fantastic day spent snorkelling, swimming, and just enjoying the view. If you are interested in taking a trip to Cotton Bay, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call at 868-681-4741, or check out our website at www.snorkeltobago.com.
Duane Kenny is the owner of Zoe Snorkelling Charters (www.snorkeltobago.com), Stand Up Paddle Tobago (www.standuppaddletobago.com) and villa rentals at Blue Falls Investments (www.bluefallsinvestments.com). He is a life long lover of the ocean, surfing, diving, guitar, adventure and most of all living in Tobago.