Turks and Caicos is a tropical Atlantic archipelago that’s located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, and 75 miles north of the Dominican Republic. The country is a British Overseas Territory with a population of 44,543 spread over nine inhabited islands.
These islands are considered one of the most exclusive and luxurious destinations in the Caribbean with spectacular villas, hotels, restaurants, and stunning beaches with crystal-clear ocean water, which are crowned by the world-renowned seven-mile-long Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales.
The Turks and Caicos is also acclaimed for its exceptional scuba diving and is home to one of the finest barrier reef systems in the Atlantic Ocean.
In the winter humpback whales from the East coast migrate to the Caribbean waters to give birth and raise their young. Grand Turk is a unique place where we can witness this process as whales like to spend time in shallow waters. We will observe them in the water at the appropriate distance to avoid any disturbance. Whales will approach us if they feel comfortable with our presence. Interaction is on their terms and can not be guaranteed.
Turks and Caicos are also home to the famous dolphin JoJo. He voluntarily interacts with humans since 1981.
Explore uninhabited islands and look for iguanas
We will pick you up at the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and check in to our premises. On our first day, we will explore the island and beautiful Grace Bay beach in the neighborhood.
Providenciales is a big island with a broad variety of restaurants with great food. We can have a welcome dinner at the local restaurant or throw a party with food and refreshments.
We are spending the next 2 days on the water. We will explore the island, secluded beaches, and Iguana spots, but our main goal is dolphins.
The most famous resident of the Islands - dolphin JoJo and his family. JoJo is a male dolphin that voluntarily interacts with humans since 1981. He is over 40 years old. In 1989 JoJo was declared a National Treasure by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.
We will rent a private boat and spend two days looking for JoJo and having fun with many available watersport activities:
After a day on the water, we can visit some good restaurants on the island.
We will take a morning flight to the small island of Grand Turk, where we will be looking for humpback whales for the next 3 days.
In the winter humpback whales from the East coast migrate to the Caribbean waters to give birth and raise their young. Grand Turk is a unique place where we can witness this process as whales like to spend time in the shallow waters. We will observe them in the water at the appropriate distance to avoid any disturbance. Whales will approach us if they feel comfortable with our presence. Interaction is on their terms and can not be guaranteed.
Grand Turk is famous for being the third-largest coral reef in the world, which makes it one of the best spots for scuba diving. If you are a certified diver – we can join a local dive shop to explore the underwater world and enjoy reef fish, sharks and rays. On special occasions, dolphins and whales can show up as well.
*Diving cost is not included in the tour – 115$ for 2 dives + 12% tax
If you are not a certified diver – a local dive trainer can give you a lesson and take you on a shallow dive. *Diving cost is not included in the tour: 200$ + 12% tax
You can go snorkeling and explore the reef right from the beach too.
On one of the days, we will go to the famous Gibbs Cay, also known as Stingray City, to enjoy stingrays in their natural habitat.
The island is very small ( 6.9 sq mi) and has a population of 5000 people. There aren’t many tourists unless the cruise ship is in the port for the day allowing you to enjoy this small and unique island. There are several good places to dine that we will visit during our stay.
We will leave Grant Turk island and take a short flight back to Providenciales from where you will travel home.
Please note that all of the activities are weather and ocean conditions permitting.
Tour itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We can not guarantee that we will see whales and dolphins. But the chances are very high. Turks and Caicos islands are one of the best places in the world to do this.
Direct flights are offered from many locations throughout the world:
All visitors must be fully vaccinated