Island Eco Tours -- The Best of Things to Do in Turks and Caicos
When you're in Turks and Caicos, the best way to experience all the wonders the islands have to offer is on a Turks and Caicos Island Tour by Big Blue Unlimited. Our excellent partner offers a diverse range of activities sure to make your vacation epic. Some tours are land-based, most are water orientated, and others transcend the two. Some of the best tours on offer are those that not only combine activities, but offer a chance to see more than the casual observer - as well as learning a bit about the many facets of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our network of guides, transport, and facilities will help you explore the amazing Caribbean world. Whether SCUBA diving or snorkeling on the reefs, kayaking in the mangroves, kiteboarding across the turquoise seas, relaxing on a beach or soaking up the history and culture of the islands, an Island Tour is a great option to experience the finest things to do in Turks and Caicos.
Heart of the Islands
One of the most popular eco-tour available, this signature excursion to North and Middle Caicos embodies the philosophies of eco-tourism better than any other. It's a full day that blends exploration, relaxation, and culture. The group size is kept small and private transport is provided by boat and air-conditioned vehicle across the islands.
Begin the adventure up to North Caicos to tour the historical Wades' Green cotton plantation (managed by the TCI National Trust) and experience some native cuisine in the home of local matriarch Susan Butterfield. En route to Middle Caicos, the largest and most sparsely populated island in the chain, stop to view pink flamingos that inhabit the Flamingo Pond Nature Reserve and enjoy the views that stretch across Bottle Creek. Once on Middle Caicos, explore an extensive limestone cave system that has given rise to some impressive stalactites and stalagmites and is home to a multitude of fruit bats. Drive on to the village of Conch Bar to grab refreshments and visit the handcraft co-op. This is an excellent place to pick-up quality souvenirs that directly benefits the local communities. The day is rounded off with some time to swim and enjoy the magnificent seascape at Mudjin Harbour, probably the most spectacular beach and cliff scenery of the TCI.
Length: 8 hours
Price: Adults $285; Children 12 and under $235
Big South Adventure
South Caicos is on the windward side of the Caicos Banks. The onshore currents bring in ocean water rich in life and nutrients that allow the coral reefs, mangrove wetlands, and sea-grass beds to flourish. The natural beauty of the area is stunning. South Caicos has a fascinating history that was centered around a productive salt industry and a thriving fishing trade. The population today is just a few hundred people and the island vibe remains completely laid-back, relaxed and friendly. Big Blue continues its eco-tourism philosophy by supporting island businesses and working with local guides.
Big Blue Unlimited offers the full-day 'Big South Adventure' on Mondays and Fridays. A typical eco-tour involves a guided historical walk around the sleepy streets of Cockburn Harbour, an island tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, and a superb boat excursion along the wild northern cays to experience the breath-taking beaches and sweeping turquoise channels.
This intimate eco-adventure starts at 7am and includes hotel transfers on Provo, return journey to South Caicos, plenty of fresh, healthy refreshments (incl. breakfast muffins) and a seafood lunch. Alcohol not included. Min. 3 guests, max 6.
Price: Adults $425
Come get involved with the best of Things to Do in Turks and Caicos on an Island Eco Tour by Big Blue Unlimited.
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I have not tried the Big Blue Island Tour as of yet, I think I should make it a priority next time I am there. I have tried the Eco Kayak Tour, and it is one of may Favorite things to do while visiting the Island. I have taken the tour 4 times and each time it is equally as good and each time was a completely different experience. I have held a Conch in my hand, seen a nurse shark a Barracuda, and a very rare Lion Fish. It is a good workout if you like or you can take it easy and make it relaxing. The tour also includes a visit over to Little Water Cay AKA Iguana Island which is an Iguana and Bird Sanctuary. You can also expect a chance to swim on a secluded beach and enjoy some snack and drinks provided by your guide. Their SUP (Stand up Paddleboard) tour is also pretty cool as well and definitely recommend any of these tours as a “Must” when you visit the Turks and Caicos. Good Job Big Blue for providing so many great Eco friendly Tours.
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