Sunset Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
Duration: Half Day
A sunset cruise during any Caribbean holiday is a breathtaking experience, but a sunset cruise in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a truly unique experience.
Located approximately southeast of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean, the Turks and Islands are a British Overseas territory comprising two groups of beautiful tropical islands. There are about 40 islands and cays in total, each boasting pristine white sandy beaches and alluring clear blue waters. Some of the most beautiful beaches and coastline can be found on the main tourist island of Providenciales, otherwise known as Provo. On this cruise we will sail along Provo’s north shore on a catamaran, taking in the stunning views on the way.
Catamarans are the ideal vessels for sailing the Caribbean waters, providing comfort, safety, plenty of deck space and two large trampolines for sunbathing, and an ample shade and seating area under a hard top cover for those who want to escape the sun. There is also unique bow ladder, which allows easy access on and off the boat. Listen to the sounds of the rushing waves and smell the fresh sea air as we cruise the Atlantic Ocean past deserted islands and cays. Watch birds circling overhead as we sail into the sunset, which are particularly spectacular around Provo.
The Princess Alexandra National Park runs alongside this stretch of coastline, protected by a healthy barrier reef, so you are likely to see all sorts of wildlife above and below the water. You may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins on your journey.
Relax on the deck with a delicious rum punch, or dance to the upbeat island music against the glow of the setting sun. As the sun goes down on the horizon, keep your eyes open and prepare for an amazing natural atmospheric phenomenon − the famous “Green Flash”. This momentary burst of dazzling green light occurs during the first glimpse of a rising dun or the final glimpse of a setting sun when the sun’s light is refracted at extreme angles, gradually changing colour from red or orange to yellow, blue and green just as it dips below the earth's surface, resulting in a brief green flash before it disappears. Some people even see a blue flash, but only if the atmosphere is unusually clear. This is a rare and unique experience, seldom witnessed in the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world due to the unique atmospheric conditions. You will be extremely lucky to see this green flash as it lasts only for a second or two, so make sure you don’t blink or you’ll miss it!
A sunset cruise is a magical and memorable experience to treasure during your holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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