One of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos!
Ah, to be boating on the open sea, slicing through the warm azure waters of the Caribbean with the trade winds on your face as pirates and fishermen have done for millennia. Pick your lure, set up your rod, and crack a beer. A fishing charter trip is an excellent way to experience the Turks and Caicos on an enjoyable day trip out at sea where the waters are teeming with fish. It’s the dream destination for both novice and seasoned anglers, and the seasoned captains at Silver Deep (all with a sense of humor) will make sure you have a great fishing experience.
The eclectic and professional Captains have fished these waters their entire lives, and based on their unique knowledge of environment and fish patterns, know the perfect spot. The boats are spacious and comfortable and can be used as private charters for half-day (four-hour) or full-day (six to eight-hour) excursions.
- Bonefishing – Turks and Caicos is a Mecca for bonefishing, where anglers can see hundreds of 6-14lbs bonefish on a good day. Choose your style: flat fishing, fly-fishing, or mud fishing. Catch and release!
- Fly-Fishing – With over 90 miles of flats around Providenciales, you’ll have a new remote and unspoiled flat each day. Cast from the boat on a half day or go wading on a fully day.
- Bottom Fishing – Drop your line on the reef for a hook-up within minutes. The abundance of fish in the reefs make for a large catch with variety (including groupers, mutton snappers, yellowtails, cudas, and sharks). Perfect for family outings on half and full day trips.
- Deep–Sea – Go trolling in the deep waters (Provo drops off to 3,000 ft close to shore) and experience the thrill of year-round sport-fishing. With your rod firmly in its sheath, you’ll do battle with Yellow-fin Tuna and Marlins in a fight that could last up three hours. Go billfishing for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Fish, and Sailfish, strictly catch and release (after a great picture).
Other exciting fishing adventures in Turks and Caicos include shark fishing and night fishing, as well as light tackle trips. Mix up your fishing with shelling and snorkelling and make a day of it! Get your Robinson Crusoe on and swim down to catch your own crawfish and conch to enjoy at a beach BBQ. There’s something for everybody to enjoy the rich fishing element of the Caribbean, sure to boost your appreciation of the wonderful ecosystem.
Make sure you familiarize yourself well with the governing rules, licensing restrictions and laws enforced in these Caribbean islands before embarking on your Turks and Caicos vacation. A fishing license will be required and can be purchased with the charter for the day or your entire stay.
Your Turks and Caicos vacation requires some advanced planning – and our destination experts are here to help. Hotels fill up quickly (especially during peak season) and you’ll want to make sure you reserve your fishing trip. Let us know what you’re after; heck, tell us what type of fish you want to catch, and we’ll make sure you’re there at the perfect time in the perfect Turks and Caicos Resort.
TIP: Local experts agree that new moon or full moon nights yield the most fish so make sure you plan your Caribbean vacation accordingly!
*No fish were harmed in the writing of this article*