The Turks and Caicos Islands
Located in The Turks and Caicos Islands/Atlantic Ocean
Things to do
- The Captain Explorer Out-Island and Snorkeling Expedition - You can snorkel through healthy corals and a wide variety of sea life, traveling through a high speed boat. All gear is included.
- The CHUKKA Reef Snorkeling and Stingray Safari - Off of Grand Turk, you can snorkel through the coral reefs and sea life.
- Kayaking to Madison Point where on the way you can experience the marine life from the clear water underneath.
- Blue Whale Tours - there is fishing, snorkeling, island hopping, boat charters, site-seeing, etc.
- You can go sailing or boating
- There are tours and excursions
- Conch Farms
- You can also plan wedding events
There are many different kinds of hotels and villas. You can stay on the island as well on either Providenciales, Grand Turk, Salt Clay, Parrot Clay, Pine Clay and either North, South or Middle Caicos.
Immigration Regulations state that a visitor’s passport must be valid during the dates they intend to be in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Immigrants can only stay for a maximum of 90 days, non-renewable. Effective since January 8, 2007 all US Citizens traveling by air to the Turks & Caicos Islands are required by the US Government to have a valid US passport. Canadians do not need a passport is they have a valid birth certificate, are carrying a valid government issued photo ID, and are traveling directly from Canada to the Islands.
Bats on the island are found to have rabies. Contaminated food or water in the Turks can get you Hepatitis A or Typhoid. You must have routine check ups before entering the Islands (around 4-6 weeks before visiting.)
Restrictions on Visiting the Reefs
Anchoring, grounding or wrecking that causes in the damage or destruction of the reefs result in a fine. Most reefs are artificial reefs known as Smith's reefs. These you can snorkel through and generally are for the public, but destruction or damage of the reefs will usually result in a fine.