With the world’s ocean occupying over 70% of the Earth, there is so much to see down below, and the snorkeling in Turks and Caicos is some of the best in the Caribbean. Snorkel around the third largest barrier reef in the world and see Spotted Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Hawksbill Turtles, and a host of other amazing Caribbean/Atlantic corals and fish. A trip to Turks and Caicos is not complete without a snorkel or two!
Turks and Caicos Most Popular Snorkeling Tours
Half Day Snorkel Eco Tour
This is the islands only dedicated half-day snorkel excursion, allowing you to spend as much of this time in the water as possible. Visit three different locations on the barrier reef that stretches along the north shore of the islands. Knowledgeable guides who will educate you on the ins and outs of fish identification and coral ecology will accompany you. This tour is suitable for beginners who are comfortable in the water, and the depth typically ranges from 3 to 10ft.
Length: 4 hours
Price: Adults $125 Children 12 and under $80
The Edge of the Banks
The ultimate full day snorkel adventure takes you all the way out to the coral reefs on the remote edges of the Caicos Banks. Depending on the weather conditions, this tour will either explore the shoreline and reefs of West Caicos and South-West Reef, or head south to French Cay and Molasses Reef. There will be plenty of time in the water exploring the reefs and marine life, and a picnic lunch and refreshments will be provided. Suitable for those with previous snorkeling experience.
Length: 7 – 8 hours
Price: Adults $245; Children 12 and under $185
Full Day Snorkel / Kayak Adventure
This tour starts with a boat ride up the Caicos Cays to the Island of North Caicos. Here you will board your kayak for a journey into a Wetland Reserve where you can relax in nature and explore the local marine and bird life. Back to the boat for another short trip to a small cay for a picnic lunch and free time to stroll the beach and explore some coral reefs. A few snorkle stops on the way back to your resort and your trip will be complete.
Length: Approximately 6 hours
Price: Adults $225; Children 5-12 $165
Certified Operator: Big Blue Unlimited
In operation for almost 15 years, Big Blue Unlimited specializes in group excursions and customized private charters and tours in Turks and Caicos. The coral reef ecosystem is extremely fragile, and Big Blue’s commitment to minimizing the environmental impact on their tours is commendable. Anchors are never thrown on the reef, and biodegradable sunscreen is provided to each guest. They use high quality Cressi-sub fins and masks, and weight belts are available for avid freedivers. Their innovative charter program allows them to customize the needs of their discerning clientele, and consistently provide top of the line service and experiences for their guests.