PADDLE BOARD THROUGH A LAGOON IN TOBAGO – Daily and Sunday Express UK

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PADDLE BOARD THROUGH A LAGOON IN TOBAGO.

photo 3It is one of the eeriest, most magical phenomena in the Caribbean, best experienced on a moonless night in the silence.

Paddle a large but stable surf board through the Bon Accord Lagoon fringed by mangroves and only accessible by boat.

As you move over the inky black water, ghostly light begins to appear around you, each paddle stroke sets off tiny white vortices and your board leaves a trail like a comet.

In fact you are passing through a cloud of microscopic dinoflagellates (tiny organisms that emit light when the water around them is agitated). Flick your paddle and you create a cascade. Dive in to a massive flurry of light.

Startled fish zip away with a flick of their tails. Now imagine a shoal of a thousand fish fry.

Then, as you sit silent, a manta ray passes by, sliding beneath you like a space ship, leaving a glowing silvery trail.

Just Tobago (01373 814234/ justtobago.co.uk) offers seven nights at the Kariwak Village from £975pp (two sharing), B&B. Includes return London flights and transfers. Departs April 21.

Stand Up Paddle Tobago (standuppaddletobago.com) has a two–hour tour from £39pp. Tobago tourism: 020 8392 0421/ visittobago.gov.tt

Book a lessons here at www.standuppaddletobago.com

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