Customized snorkeling trips are a great way to experience undersea life in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Some of the best Turks and Caicos snorkeling spots (and indeed some of the best in the Caribbean) are located close to Providenciales. Take a sailing trip and cruise past white powder-soft beaches to anchor at isolated reefs. The whole family can snorkel on these trips, or stay dry in the shade until you set foot on a deserted beach. If you’re looking for something closer to our hotel here in the beautiful Caribbean, there are plenty of snorkeling spots to choose from.
Half-Day Snorkel Trips in the Turks & Caicos
These half-day snorkeling excursions are great for all ages and all ability levels – and you don’t even have to swim. Stay dry and sip rum punch in the shade while your kids go for a swim.
Snorkeling excursions typically depart from the northeast tip of Providenciales, and include a visit to Iguana Island and a stop on the barrier reef to snorkel.
Dive for conch and eat your catch fresh. Set ashore on a secluded Caribbean beach stop to relax, swim, and hunt for shells. Dive for lobsters when in season or conch to grill for lunch.
Snorkeling Areas Near Grace Bay
Also known as Bight Reef, the Coral Gardens snorkeling area just down the beach from The Sands at Grace Bay is one of the most famous and popular snorkeling areas in the Turks and Caicos. The shallow waters that can be accessed right from the beach, the diversity of fish, and clearly marked-out boundaries make this a great spot to bring children.
Smith’s Reef is actually an array of reefs located close to Turtle Cove, a resort area to the west of Provo and the international airport. Smith’s Reef is somewhat isolated and is little harder to find than other popular areas. This means the reefs will be less busy than Bight Reef, but Smith’s Reef is also harder to find.