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5 Great Turks and Caicos Excursions

Turks and Caicos conch farm
Tour include a conch farm. © Turks & Caicos Tourist Office
Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos offers a plethora of options for adventure and excitement.

Whether it’s over the waves on a catamaran, deep sea fishing or romantic sunset cruises, duty free shopping or seaside scavenger hunts, T&C will not disappoint.

Five popular island excursions will add luster to any vacation.

1. Island Route’s Conch Farm and Blue Hill Splendor Tours


Conch Farm and Blue Hill Splendor is a unique outing that combines the best of the Turks and Caicos including its history and culture. The tour affords the chance to view authentic village life through the Blue Hills of T&C’s oldest native settlements.

Following that, guests will have a chance to see the world's first and only Conch Farm where Caribbean Queen Conch are raised. Guests will have a chance to tour the nurseries as their knowledgeable staff explains the life cycle of this special conch.

2. Taxi & Tour’s Taste of TCI Food Tours


This tour is primarily for the food lovers, offering the best of TCI cuisine in three hours of walking and riding wherein visitors will get a chance to visit seven locations that are prime spots for Turks and Caicos islanders to enjoy great food. This includes standalone restaurants, hotels and smaller spots.

Taxi & Tours claims that this tour will “show you what our country is really all about” with crash courses through history, music, culture and of course, food.

3. Caicos Dream Tours Snorkel and Conch Cruise


This is Caicos Dream’s most popular excursion lasting half a day. It’s a sea cruise that takes visitors beach cruising along Grace Bay as well as snorkeling along the barrier reef, the third largest in the world.

For the conch lovers, there’s the chance to go snorkeling in the Caicos Bank for conch shells. Included in the trip are gears, beer, Rum Punch, soft drinks, water, salads and light snacks.

The trip includes a final stop at Half Moon Bay where guests will be served conch salads and other seafood choices. Finally, the conch lovers will get a chance to take home their shells as a souvenir.

4. Island Route’s Island Vibes Kitty Katt Cruise


This cruise is all about the beautiful coral reefs. The Kitty Katt is a 65-foot catamaran cruise that takes guests to one of the island coral reefs and beaches, teeming with an abundance of marine life.

Visitors will get a chance to snorkel and swim with brilliantly colored fish as well as other types of marine life. On from the reefs, the tour continues with a pristine deserted cay that is especially popular for hunting seashell sand dollar keepsakes.

5. Caribbean-Cruisin’s Discover Tour Treasure Hunt


This tour is one of Caribbean-Cruisin’s newest excursions. It’s a full day tour and is one of the best ways to discover the islands of North and Middle Caicos.

In addition, guests will get a chance to ride the TCI Ferry to Sandy Point where they can experience the largest landmass of North Caicos as well as travel across the Caicos Causeway to Middle Caicos and experience the wonderful provisions on that island.

Additionally, guests get a chance to experience plantations, caves, farms and even more gorgeous white sandy beaches. Sampling local cuisine is also a part of the experience.

Always proving a fun, bona fide, and unforgettable experience, whether it’s in the solitude paradise of secluded beaches or the luxurious haven of international flair hotels, visitors will leave with a slice of paradise and Turks & Caicos Islands hospitality to take back with them.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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June 09, 2014
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