Most people are familiar with Turks and Caicos as an incredible Caribbean destination with spectacular accommodation options. While you may already know about the stunning beaches, breathtaking scenery, and friendly residents, you may not be aware that Turks and Caicos has some truly great deep sea fishing opportunities. Whether you are a novice fisherman or an experienced angler, Turks and Caicos just might be the perfect vacation destination for you. Read on to learn about what to expect from a fishing tour and what kinds of fishing are available on the islands.
What is Turks and Caicos Deep Sea Fishing?
If you’re not an experienced angler, you might not be sure what the difference is between deep sea fishing and any other type of fishing. Essentially, deep sea fishing takes place away from the shore on a boat out at sea. Since you need a boat in order to get out to sea, you will typically need to be a part of fishing tour. Deep sea fishing uses rods in order to hook saltwater fish.
What Fish Can You Catch in Turks and Caicos?
As you might expect from a thriving tropical destination like Turks and Caicos, there is a wide variety of fish to be caught on deep sea fishing trips. Grouper, snapper, grunt, barracuda are all available close to the shoreline. At greater depths away from the shore, expect to hook incredible fish like marlin, wahoo, sailfish and yellowfin tuna.
How Safe is Turks and Caicos Deep Sea Fishing?
In some Caribbean locations, fishing out at sea can be slightly dangerous, leaving visitors concerned about extended boat trips away from the coastline. Turks and Caicos, however, is an incredibly safe destination. Boats are routinely checked for safety and coast guard boats patrol the deeper sea areas around the islands of Grand Turk and Providenciales, where most fishing tours depart.
Do You Need Experience for a Fishing Trip in Turks and Caicos?
Some novice fishermen may be concerned that their lack of experience will be a problem while deep sea fishing in Turks and Caicos. However, that belief would certainly be a mistake. Fishing tours are happy to teach inexperienced anglers all about fishing, and boat tours can be altered to appeal to visitors of every experience level. Even if this is your first time fishing out at sea, boat guides will help teach you the ropes, provide you with all the rods and reels you need and give you information about the local marine life.
What Can I Expect From a Turks and Caicos Deep Sea Fishing Tour?
Since deep sea fishing requires a boat to get out to sea, most anglers enjoy boat tours. Private tours are ideal if you have specific requirements, or group trips are also available. Guests can choose between a full day trip or even a half day trip. Since the depth of the ocean drops to more than 7,000 feet just a few miles from shore, you don’t need a long trip just to enjoy deep sea fishing.
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