Turks and Caicos is a lovely collection of islands located in the eastern Caribbean. The largest island of the Turks archipelago is Grand Turk, which is also the capital of Turks and Caicos. Grand Turk has a beautiful island landscape with a mostly flat terrain and wide, sandy beaches, making it one of the top Caribbean cruise ports. When it comes to Turks and Caicos shore excursions, though, it’s all about the water.
The reef around Turks and Caicos is famous for its excellent snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. If getting wet isn’t at the top of your to-do list, there are other ways to explore the water while on a cruise to Turks and Caicos as well.
But first, let’s discuss those terrific snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities you can take advantage of.
If you’re a certified diver, you can do a two-tank dive that takes you to some of the best dive spots around the island. The two tanks will give you ample time to explore beneath the surface and see the gorgeous coral reefs and abundance of sea creatures and mammals. There’s even a good chance you’ll see stingrays and sea turtles.
If you’re not dive certified, but want to try some snorkeling, head to Gibbs Cay. It’s home to a reef teeming with a variety of fish and coral species, though most people go to see the stingrays that are typically seen in the area.
Don’t feel like submerging yourself underwater? You have lots of water-based Turks and Caicos shore excursions to choose from that still let you experience the surrounding sea. Some of these options are to go on a deep sea fishing excursion, take one of the beautiful catamaran cruises around the island, or go kayaking in a clear vessel that lets you see the underwater sights beneath you as you paddle around a mangrove forest.
If you’d rather explore the inland paradise of Grand Turk, opt for one of the Turks and Caicos shore excursions that take you on a dune buggy adventure to look for the wildlife that live on and around the island, such as whales, flamingoes, and other tropical birds. Or board an open-air vehicle to travel across the island and see its top sites, including a historic lighthouse, colonial architecture, and more.
Whether you choose to spend your time under the sea or above it, you’ll have a fun and memorable time on one of our Turks and Caicos cruise excursions.