Things to Do in Grand Turk

Things to Do in Grand Turk
Grand Turk is an island in the West Indies and is the capital of the Turks and Caicos, a British Overseas Territory. Visitors to the capital will find that there's plenty to see and do, from impressive near shore wall diving to riding along on a dune buggy past Salina ponds and wild horses.

Scuba Dive

Scuba divers from around the world flock to Grand Turk for one thing, the spectacular wall diving. The wall is close to shore, making Grand Turk an excellent place to base from, as boat rides to the dive sites take just a few minutes to get there. The wall is vertical and drops 7,000 feet and features numerous coral formations, fish life and turtles. It's not unusual to also spot both manta rays and eagle rays around the wall's many excellent dive sites. There are a number of operators that take divers out to the wall. One of the most popular companies is Oasis Divers.

Oasis Divers
P.O. Box 137, Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies
(800) 892-3995

Snorkel Governor's Beach

The clear waters around Grand Turk offer many opportunities for snorkeling, but one of the best snorkeling sites can be found at Governor's Beach. The water is exceptionally clear, and features plenty of fish and coral life. The beach is also a nice place to spend the day, with a large strip of white sand, and pine trees that provide plenty of shade for a picnic.

Governor's Beach
Columbus Landfall Marine National Park
Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies

Ride a Dune Buggy

If you're feeling adventurous, a unique way to explore Grand Turk is to take a dune buggy safari ride. Chukka Caribbean offers tours which begins at the cruise ship pier and takes you along rocky coastlines for incredible views of Gibb's Cay, passed the capital to the North Wells. While at the North Wells, be sure to keep your eye out for the endangered pink flamingos. You will then continue your journey up to the northern tip of the island.

Chukka Caribbean Adventures

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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