Best Turks and Caicos excursions, day trips, and tours
By Masha Kunynets on 22nd August, 2022
Famous for blissful beaches, sparkling turquoise seas, and unspoiled landscapes is a popular destination for sun-seekers in search of a tropical escape. Yes, you guessed it right, it’s unprecedentedly beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands.
Although the world-class stretches of sand are one of the main attractions, this Caribbean treasure offers so much more, including rich culture, exciting outdoor adventures, vibrant underwater worlds, and delicious cuisine.
Let go of those workaday preoccupations and discover why wetter is better — above and below the waves.
Embark on a snorkeling adventure
Tours that feature snorkeling excursions allow you to immerse yourself in the rainbow of pelagic life that populates these vibrant reefs. Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler who practically has gills or a novice swimmer who just wants to float along the surface with the tides, snorkeling adventure is one of the most recommended activities on the island.
One of the dedicated snorkeling trips offered by the local diving companies like “Dive Provo” or “Big Blue Collective” will usually give by far the best underwater experience compared to a combination beach and snorkeling cruise.
Discover breathtaking settings while relaxing on the kayak tour. Big Blue Collective is a pioneer company for eco-tourism on the island. They are the most famous for their kayak and paddleboard tours.
Enjoy one of many spectacular Eco Tours exploring the mangroves, the beautiful waterways, and keep your eyes peeled for some exciting nature and marine life! You can often see iguanas, pelicans, and even friendly resident nurse sharks. However, if you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to enjoy the open water, Crystal Clear Kayak company offers to capture the perfect vacation memory or a captivating selfie meanwhile you are venturing on a new transparent kayak.
For those sports fans looking to be the captain of their own vessel, you should get your own kiteboard! Undoubtedly, it’s the ultimate Mecca for the sport. Usually, it was considered a preferred sport among male enthusiasts, but nowadays more and more women are attracted to this tough yet exciting water sport. Experts from TCK kiteboarding or Kite Provo know where it is best to go kite surfing and will share with you their own tricks and secrets to succussed in a very short time.
Indulge into tranquillity
If you are a more “laid back holiday” kind of traveler, take a jet ski tour to the most iconic pearl of the Turks and Caicos activities, “La Famille Express shipwreck” an old Soviet freighter that was grounded in very shallow water during a hurricane years ago. Sounds exciting? It’s not over yet!
Besides before mentioned shipwreck, don’t miss the chance to visit Long Bay Beach, Sapodilla Bay Beach, Taylor Bay Beach, Long Cay, West Harbour Bluff, and Pirate’s Cave. In the middle or towards the end of your tour stop by “Noa’s Arc” a floating bar in the middle of the ocean. Normally a jet ski adventure lasts about 2-4 hours, among the best companies, are Five Cays and Mako Watersports.
Glass bottom tour
All aboard on the glass bottom boat, it’s the greatest show that was ever afloat. Take a ride on the tide with the guide and see, the way out wonders of the vibrant reefs and fascinating ocean life of the Turks and Caicos. Glass Bottom Boat is an immersive experience that features a partially submerged hull with expansive and wrap-around windows.
Large wildlife sightings include hawksbill turtles, green turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, and the occasional nurse shark or Caribbean reef shark. You can book your underwater adventure with Undersea Explorer.
ATV tour is a fun way to discover the remote regions of Providenciales on a day trip. Tours include the spectacular and wild west side of Provo, primarily Northwest Point National Park, Malcolm’s Road Beach and West Harbour Bluff. For the most affordable price please considerreserving in advance by booking directly with the tour businesses Fun Ride Tours or Froggie ATV Tours.
Grand Turk day tour
Are you adventurous enough for island hopping? Then the Grand Turk day tour is the right fit for you! Take a 30-minute picturesque flight from PLS airport and get ready to spoil yourself with a treasure trove of diverse tropical marvels. Unlike Provo, Grand Turk has wider options from food to shopping and music, a little island hopping in this tiny slice goes a long way!
Grand Turk is ridiculously rich for the activities. There is plenty of worth visiting silky sand beaches such as Governors Beach, Cockburn Town Beach is located near great restaurants and offers a historical backdrop, English Point is secluded, Pillory Beach has snorkeling, and East Side Beach and White Sands Beach are great for beachcombing.
The Grand Turk Lighthouse, Turks and Caicos National Museum, and old Her Majesty’s Prison are great places to visit, and the oceanfront and historical Cockburn Town offer remnants of British-Bermudian Colonial architecture.
Another highlight of the area are stingray encounters at small Gibbs Cay. At this small and uninhabited sea oat-covered island, friendly wild stingrays swim up to meet visitors. The last but not the least and winter only activity is a humpback whale watching. The southern migration point for many western Atlantic humpbacks, the whales journey to banks around the Turks and Caicos to mate and give birth.
South Caicos Excursions
South Caicos is one of the main inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos and part of the Caicos Islands archipelago. The fastest way for visitors to get to South Caicos is by a domestic flight from Providenciales. To be honest, there isn’t much happening on the island, that’s why it offers a unique perspective—a Caribbean island untouched by humans. It is truly “tranquillity wrapped into blue” kind of leisure. Nevertheless, this island offers all kinds of water sports if you are feeling that water activities greed.
North and Middle Caicos Excursions
Discover one of the most idyllic and most romantic stretches of sand with a visit to North and Middle Caicos. Lounge on powdery white sand and allow yourself to relax as you gaze upon crystal clear seas in the warmth of the sun. Take a day journey and catch a 20-minute morning ferry from Blue Heaven Marina. The spectacular Mudjin Harbour Beach is already waiting for your visit, the most famous of these inspiring coasts, yet there are countless unnamed beaches to discover too. Hiking, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding are unparalleled.
The main settlements on North Caicos are Bottle Creek, Whitby, and Kew. Middle Caicos’s main settlements are Conch Bar and Bambarra.
Several interesting sites are also found inland, including the 250-foot-deep Cottage Pond Blue Hole, the open gallery Indian Cave, and the impressive Conch Bar Caves, the largest non-submerged cave system in the Lucayan archipelago.
Salt Cay tours
Take yourself to a whole new level of the authentic Caribbean adventure! Salt Cay’s previously thriving sea salt production industry has definitely left its mark on the island. This tiny piece of paradise is centered on the surrounding marine environment—scuba diving and whale watching (January-April). Although this island is just taking speed as a tourism site, there is a new annual event Salt Cay Days. This celebration takes place in Balfour Town in spring and attracts revelers and watercraft from throughout the Turks and Caicos.
The attractions mentioned above are only a fraction of what awaits you. So set sail and get ready to plant your flag on your preferred time investment on this Caribbean adventure!