Things to Do in Turks and Caicos
The island of Provo (Providenciales) in the Turks and Caicos Islands has become one of the more popular beach vacation spots in the Caribbean in recent times due to the fabled Grace Bay Beach as well as the hotels and restaurants within walking distance of it. Provo is also known for its world class scuba and snorkeling on the nearby barrier reef, kite boarding off Long Bay Beach, deep sea fishing, and for the Conch Fritters that you can sample in excellent local conch shacks. Your WIMCO villa specialist can recommend things to do in Turks and Caicos, and then make the reservations for you.
The salt ponds and inland marshes serve as excellent feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds. Grab your binoculars for sightings of great blue herons, flamingos, and other water birds (there are over 170 species to see). As part of the National Parks system, more than twelve small cays have been set aside and protected for breeding grounds.
Whether you prefer motoring or cruising on a sailboat, options abound for boating. Many of our villas have their own private docks, so you may consider captaining your own boat, or calling in the professionals. We can recommend a charter based on your interests, from island exploration, to snorkeling excursions, to sunset sails. Traveling with children? Try a glass-bottom boat to see all of the action beneath the water.
Big Blue Unlimited
The wide range of options and great food and drink, allow you to explore anywhere across the Caicos Banks from North to South and East to West.
A semi-submarine or a glass-bottom boat excursion is the perfect way for your family to enjoy the island without getting in the water. Discover the coral reefs of Turks and Caicos without getting wet - unless you want to!
Beach Cruise and BBQ
Spend all or a half-day beach combing and snorkeling the turquoise waters; if in season, your captain will will free dive for lobster or catch some fish, which can be grilled on a secluded beach for a private barbeque for your group.
Aboard this 40ft catamaran you will be able to get "up close and personal" with nature and the rugged beauty of the islands. Beluga Cruises offers a memorable experience tailored to your needs.
With a variety of different options ranging from speed boats to catamarans you are sure to find something for you and your family. If you would like a full day adventure or a half day snorkel or a private sunset tour the team at Island Vibes will make one to remember.
Bask in the sun, dive for conch, collect sand dollars, snorkel some of Turks and Caicos' most spectacular reefs or just relax and enjoy the music, food, friends and sights of the Islands. Half day and full day cruises are available.
The ultimate sailing experience awaits!
Sun Charters - Atabeyra
The crew will introduce you to local flora and fauna, expose you to the diverse array of undersea life that the islands have to offer, and can land you on pristine beaches for a day of shelling. Happy hour sunset cruise, glow worm sunset cruise, sailing and snorkeling excursions, and private charters available.
Take a guided tour of the only conch farm in the world. See how the Caribbean Queen conch is raised from veliger to adult.
All of the Turks and Caicos islands offer a wide variety of terrain for both hardened mountain bikers and more relaxed cyclists. Most of the islands are quite flat, making cycling generally not too taxing. Cyclists can enjoy excellent views and explore more off-road tracks which lead to secluded bays, creeks and coves.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Serious divers hail Turks and Caicos as one of the best for healthy reefs and deep water walls. You'll also find several experienced dive operators who are available to book excursions throughout your stay. The islands have put an emphasis on eco-tourism and protecting their reefs, so the thriving marine population will be around for generations to enjoy. If you aren't ready to scuba, you might may want to consider a SNUBA tour, which allows you to dive deeper than with a snorkel and breath underwater without having to carry a tank. If you hope to spend much of your vacation snorkeling, consider staying at one of villas in Turtle Cove, where you can walk out your back door to Smith's Reef. Other top snorkeling spots include Coral Gardens Reef with its marked snorkel trail, and the area to the east just off Treasure Beach.
Fishing in Turks and Caicos
You don't have to look far to find an enthusiastic fishing charter captain, ready to show you the active spots for catching the big one. And you won't have to wait long for that "nibble" either because the waters are replete with plentiful catches. Bonefishing is a local tradition that you may want to try out in the shallow waters. Have your catch cleaned and prepared so you can impress your family with dinner back at the villa.
Types of Fishing
Turks & Caicos has a variety of types of fishing to choose from. Deep sea fishing is not far off shore and certainly worth while. Bring home some marlin, tuna, wahoo or mahi. Bone fishing is the most challenging as it's all about spotting and aiming skills. Unlike deep sea fishing, you can't bring home your catch. Bottom fishing is the most guaranteed type of fishing. Like deep sea fishing you can bring home your dinner.
With 53 years of combined experience, their guides have developed a "sixth sense" in stalking bonefish and anticipating their daily routine. Their captains profess a positive and encouraging attitude, creating a happy and safe environment full of learning.
Grand Slam Fishing Charters
As a family-owned business they know how important it is that your trip becomes the best memory of your vacation, they are proud of the island, the waters and their crew. They are eager to show you the best possible time during your stay. They can not guarantee fish every time but they can guarantee a great time!
Panoply Sport Fishing
If you're looking for a great crew to experience the best of fishing, snorkeling, cruising and island hopping with here in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, then this is your place! This is a family-owned and operated sport fishing and charter company that has called the Turks and Caicos Islands their home since 1981.
The Turks and Caicos Football Association games are held at the stadium behind the IGA supermarket.
Froggie's Ultimate Tours
Explore the island by ATV. The tour will introduce you to areas of Providenciales which are off the beaten track.
The Provo Golf & Country Club has an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by Karl Litten. This green oasis hosted the 2009 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship and it has consistently been voted one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. Although this is a private club, visitors may use the facilities with prior arrangements; be sure to ask us how! Read more about Golf on Turks and Caicos
A unique and memorable way to explore the beach is on horseback. Every evening You'll notice the horseback riders taking their sunset ride along Grace Bay Beach. Rides along the secluded beaches of Long Bay are also available. It's best to make these reservations in advance, which we can happily do for you.
Several hotels have full-service spas. Prefer to have a treatment in your villa? Just let us know; we can arrange it.
From water skiing, to jet skiing to the popular kiteboarding, you'll find plenty of watersports in the Turks. Try a stand-up paddle board for a daily core workout, or take a SUP (Stand up Paddle) tour that will wind you through the maze of mangrove channels, filled with wildlife. Consider renting boats to keep at your villa for the week or book an eco-tour by kayak (all of which we can arrange).
Provo Turtle Divers
For over 44 years, Provo Turtle Divers have explored the reefs and walls of these islands, discovering new dive sites and uncovering some of the most unusual underwater spectacles accessible to divers in the Turks & Caicos.
Two tank dives meet around 7:30 and head to the walls of West Caicos, Northwest Point, and French Cay. The destinations are about a 45 minute boat ride away, and the destination for the day is dependent on wind/weather/and tides.
Key to the Sea Parasailing
If you're looking for enjoyable water activities on the gorgeous island of Turks and Caicos, book a parasail trip with Key to the Sea Parasailing. They take parasailers out all day, from 8 a.m. until sundown.
Their trademark jet ski assisted lessons allow them to conduct our lessons far away from the other schools close to the beach. Learn in plenty of space without other students coming close and making you feel nervous.
Turks and Caicos Waverunners
You'll get a fast, safe and reliable jet ski to use for up to 2 people with a full tank of gas.
This is the place to go whether you want to kite surf, kayak, SUP, SUP yoga, sail, or hobie. Enjoy the 3 mile long beach on the southeast coast of Providenceiales on Long Bay.