About Us

History

Trinidad and Tobago Sightseeing Tours was founded in 1985 by Charles Carvalho. The lack of tour operators in T&T at the time and his experience in the travel industry led him to this venture. The company initially started off by taking groups on overseas trips as well as Tobago. It didn't take long until the need for local options was realized and thus our tour portfolio was born. Our main clientele were always cruise ships who'd offer our jobs hiring near me tours as "shore excursions" to their passengers as a sightseeing option during their one-day visit to T&T. The very first cruise ship we served was the Royal Viking Star. We also began offering our tours to general tourists through our website and popular travel websites such as Viator and TripAdvisor. Over time our service range expanded to full destination management including transportation and hotel arrangements as well.

Accreditations and Membership

We are a proud member of

FCCA

Florida Caribbean Cruise Association since 1993

TTITOA

Trinidad and Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association since 1990.

TTTIC

Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Industry Certification since 2002.

THRTA

Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association since 2007.

Awards

We have acquired awards and certifications over time, some of them are:

2000

Certificate of Appreciation from the National Training Agency

1993

The Professionals award from Lawson International

1995

The Professionals award from Lawson International

2005/2006

High Volume Tour of the Season (Trinidad Highlights & Scenic Drive) from Princess Cruises

2006/2007

Tour of the Season (Port of Spain Highlights & Cultural Show) from Princess Cruises

2007/2008

Tour of the Season (Port of Spain Highlights & Angostura https://xjobs.org/ Distillery) from Princess Cruises

2008/2009

High Volume Tour of the Season (Trinidad 4x4 Adventure) from Princess Cruises

2009/2010

Tour of the Season (Tobago Highlights & Folkloric Show) from Princess Cruises

2009/2010

Tour of the Season (Rainforest Adventure & Asa Wright) from Princess Cruises

2003

Honoured Member of Who’s Who Historical Society

2015/2016

Ministry of Tourism/ Tourism Development Company in recognition of valuable contribution to the cruise season

2001

Certificate of Appreciation from Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

1990

Hospitality Award from the Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board

Services

Ground, sea, and air transportations between seaports, airports, hotels, attractions etc.
Nature, adventure, cultural, historical, eco, agro, and everything else Trinidad and Tobago has to offer
From hotel bookings to event organization – you name it, we do it
For those who want to ride in style
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Scarborough, Tobago
  • Charlotteville, Tobago

Past and Present Clients

  • AIDA Cruises

  • Azamara Club Cruises

  • Carnival Corporation & PLC

  • Carnival UK

  • Celebrity Cruises

  • Club Med

  • Costa Crociere

  • Crystal Cruises

  • Cunard

  • Festival Cruises

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

  • Holland America Line

  • Kristina Cruises

  • Marella Cruises (was TUI Cruises)

  • MSC Cruises

  • Ocean Village

  • Oceania Cruises

  • P&O Cruises

  • Phoenix Reisen

  • Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions

  • Portuscale Cruises

  • Princess Cruises

  • Quark Expeditions

  • Randstad

  • Royal Caribbean International

  • Saga Cruises

  • Sea Cloud Cruises

  • Seabourn

  • SeaDream Yacht Club

  • Silversea Cruises

  • Windstar Cruises

Major Projects and Achievements

In 2015 the Saga Sapphire visited Tobago and had a small scale turnaround of approx. 100 embarking/ disembarking passengers. We handled all transfers and local logistics successfully.
In 2016, we managed a partial turnaround operation for the Costa Magica in Tobago alongside or port agent sister company. It entailed the transportation of over 250 embarking and disembarking passengers, guest meet & greet services, luggage transport and priority deliver to/from vessel and all formalities (Customs, Immigration, Airport & Port Authority). We executed this operation without incident and within all budgetary and logistical constraints.
In 2017, we crossed the 500,000 milestone for the total number of passengers we’ve had on cruise ship shore excursions
In 2018, we broke a company record as well as a country record for the largest number of passengers on cruise ship shore excursions in Port of Spain with the Caribbean Princess – Of the 3,082 passengers on board; we had a total of 1,339 passengers on tour.