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Enjoy the turquoise waters of the North Atlantic - warm and clear

BOAT EXCURSIONS  TO GREAT SAND CAY

Another beautiful deserted island in the middle of the ocean. A picnic place when out on a whale watching expedition, or just an adventure waiting for you to happen along. There you will see  large Iguana and Turks Head Cactus populations. Big Sand Cay is also known for nurse shark breeding grounds.

BOAT RIDE TO VISIT THE MARITIME MUSEUM

Take a trip aboard the “Buccaneer” and visit the capital island of Grand Turk and
visit the most interesting Maritime museum in the British West Indies,   the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Explore the island’s Culture & History, roam through the exhibits on Nature & Environment, keep up with the latest museum events and follow their projects, both old and new. Plan your visit and discover for yourself how the Turks and Caicos National Museum came to be the “best little museum in the Caribbean” and called “a little gem” by travel blogs.

BOAT RIDE TO FABULOUS GIBBS CAY

fabulous gibbs cay

Beautiful white sand beach awaits you with a welcoming squadron of friendly sting rays that in crystal clear water that will swim along with you in the shallow waters and even let you touch them if you dare. Gibbs Cay is site of un-investigated, small, colonial era emplacement. (Archival information suggests the structure is French-built gun or observation post. French archival map ca: late 1700’s, labels Gibbs Cay as “Fort Castries.”)
Gibbs Cay also contains one Lucayan site.

WHALE WATCHING EXCURSIONS

During January – April each year the migration of Humpback Whales brings them right past Salt Cay. Come aboard the Buccanneer, a large and comfortable watercraft, and follow the pods of Humpbacks as they move by our island in the Turks Passage. Salt Cay is the number one place in Turks & Caicos Islands for whale watching encounters.

  • We book tours singly or for serious whale watchers
  • We make an all inclusive vacation package.
  • Divers on dive packages can swap days of diving for days of whale watching.
  • Anything is possible, just ask us!

 

FISHING ON SALT CAY, AROUND THE  TURKS BANK & FLATS

Uncle Lionel Talbot - Fisherman on Salt Cay

Ardent fishermen should let us book you a fishing charter with one of our colorful local fishermen where you will catch your own snapper, conch or tuna among a variety of other fish.

Your day will take you somewhere off the coast between Salt Cay and Grand Turk.

Learn how to fish with a hand line, like the locals do, or use typical salt water tackle.

Fish on the table for dinner – you can cook it yourself or take it to one of the local restaurants and have them prepare your fresh fish for you.

Guaranteed to be one of the most entertaining days of your vacation.


RIDE A BICYCLE  AROUND THE ISLAND – NO WORRIES

Visit the local post office on Salt Cay

Visit the local Post Office on Salt Cay

 

Rent a bike and enjoy the fresh air and exercise as you move around this traffic free island of Salt Cay and relax on one of our powdery white sandy beaches.

Turks and Caicos Islands traffic is based on the British system so when going your direction keep to the left side of the road. There are some road signs that you might heed. You will also need to remember to yield the local wildlife the right-of-way. Also note  it is customary to wave and smile when passing the islanders.

Salt Cay is a tiny, flat, triangular island measuring about 3.2 km (two miles) so you can make it all the way around the island in an afternoon.

 

KAYAK ALONG THE WATERFRONT OR THROUGH THE MANGROVES

Rent a kayak and visit the mangroves on Salt Cay

Kayaking in the creek and mangroves on Salt Cay – an excellent spot for birdwatching

 

For the more adventurous rent a kayak and cruise through the  mangroves in the creek where you will encounter numerous species of birds and other delightful creatures. The mangroves of Salt Cay  create a safe nursery for spawning fish and shellfish and are the habitat for many other species that live in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

On a calm day, rent a kayak and take an ocean tour of the Salt Cay waterfront, an interesting perspective of the historic ruins left by the salt barons.

Stop at the beach or at the bar along the way …

 

BEACHCOMBING

Salt Cay is an abundant source of sea glass, shells, floats, colorful ropes  and other beach treasures. Each side of the island holds a secret treasure trove. Plan your day with a backpack, picnic lunch, lots of water and sunscreen  and a camera to take a photo of the best finds that you can’t load into your sack.