Sailing the Caribbean - Full Day Cruise
Duration: Full Day
One of the best ways to explore the beauty of the Caribbean coastline during your holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands is by boat. On this exciting full day cruise, you will visit deserted islands, paradise beaches and spectacular reefs, enabling you to enjoy the natural beauty of this diverse country both above and below the water.
Nothing could be more relaxing than sailing on a catamaran across the sparkling turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as we cruise past deserted islands and breathtaking beaches lined with lush swaying palms. Catamarans are the ideal boats for sailing the waters of the Caribbean, providing comfort, safety, plenty of shade and a spacious seating area. There is also a large trampoline for lounging in the sun and a unique bow ladder, which allows easy access on and off the boat.
Our first stop of the tour is Little Water Cay, otherwise known as the Island of the Rock Iguanas. This tiny, uninhabited island is home to the rare endemic Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana, which can be found nowhere else in the world aside from several islands in the Bahamas nearby. More than 50,000 of these unique lizards can be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the healthiest and largest population in the Caribbean. The highest remaining population can be found on Little Water Cay, which was declared a sanctuary in order to protect them. Visitors can tour the island by walking along a boardwalk built especially to promote eco-tourism. This tour is a unique opportunity to get close to these fascinating, friendly creatures without damaging their fragile habitat.
We will then sail onwards, stopping close to one of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ many coral reefs for snorkeling. The crystal clear waters here boast one of the most extensive reef systems in the world, which protects over 40 islands and cays. Combined with fascinating caves, spectacular walls and an abundance of marine life, the Turks and Caicos Islands is a world-class diving destination. The diversity of sea life will amaze you, revealing brightly-coloured corals, sponges and tropical fish, as well as sea turtles, manta rays, octopus, reef sharks and many more surprises. Exploring this breathtaking underwater world is an experience not to be missed during any Caribbean holiday.
Listen to the sound of the waves rushing beneath you as we glide onwards past more beautiful, secluded islands to Fort George Cay. This tiny island is part of a protected national park, and the remains of an 18th-century British fort can also be found here. Once the boat has anchored at the beach, a buffet lunch will be served onboard. Afterwards, you can enjoy free time strolling along the pristine white sands, looking for shells or just soaking up the sun. For those who can’t resist the alluring blue waters, snorkeling is available here too.
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The tropical island nation of Turks and Caicos has become the fastest-growing tourist destination in the Caribbean. According to the State of The Industry Report 2016 released by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the number of international visitor arrivals to the islands in 2016 totalled 453,612, which was a 17.5 per cent increase compared to the previous year.
Providenciales in Turks and Caicos has been declared the best island in the world by leading travel website TripAdvisor's annual Travellers' Choice Awards. The picturesque island climbed up from its No.2 ranking last year and knocked Ambergris Caye in Belize off its two-year-running top spot, and even out of the top 10.
A development agreement has been signed by the Turks and Caicos Islands government and Desarrollos Hotel Group for the construction of a brand new $224 million hotel, resort, casino and spa complex in Turks and Caicos. The resort will be situated the famous Grace Bay beach on the island of Providenciales and work is expected to commence this November.