Hit the water with the experts on kayaking in the Turks and Caicos! As the original eco-adventure company in TCI waters, we pride ourselves on delivering the ultimate experience no matter where you venture- and going by kayak may well be our favourite way to get there!
See the TCI from its most unique vantage point
If you want to truly experience everything this unique corner of the world has to offer, then there’s no better way to do it then from the water. Not only does this allow you to get your adrenaline pumping with your daily dose of water sports, you get to experience the true nature of the area and the rhythm of her seas. Even better, stripped free of modern engines and crashing, clanging tourism equipment, you’ll have a unique chance to experience the islands and their wildlife that’s both individual and intimate.
There’s a little bit of everything to experience when kayaking in the Turks and Caicos. North and Middle Caicos bring you a remote emptiness almost unheard of in the Caribbean. Grand Turk and Provo bring back the hustle and bustle of people. Almost everywhere you look there’s quaint, historical buildings, the ruins of plantations and the salt industry, and unspoilt beaches just waiting for you to explore them. The small group size [private tours are available too] allow the whole experience to be all about you, minimizing your ecological impact while maximising your enjoyment.
Kayaking the Turks and Caicos will leave you with an intimate understanding of the area and her isolated beauty. In fact, it’s the only way to access some of her more precious beauty spots! Being both super-quiet and low to the water, kayaking allows you to explore places you’d otherwise never see. With shallow, crystal clear water slowly peeling away from your kayak, you’ll be able to spot marine creatures going about their business undisturbed- turtles, rays, tropical fish and possibly even dolphins!
Where will kayaking tours on the TCI take me?
Our flagship kayaking eco-tour is perfectly balanced to ensure everyone enjoys. You’ll visit the iguanas at iguana island, explore the challenge of the coastal mangrove channels that embrace and protect the flat seas around TCI, and have a superb view of the native marine and bird life in the TCI’s tidal creeks. Spot the native ‘wild’ donkeys and horses as you paddle past.
Shake it up a little, and add a snorkelling combination to your Turks and Caicos Kayaking experience. You’ll kayak through the protected nature reserves of North Caicos while snorkelling the exquisite reefs in the area. Kick it up even further, and charter one of our knowledgeable guides to help you custom tailor the perfect private kayaking tour experience. While you’re free to bring your own equipment, we also have kayaks available to rent, and our expert instructors can help you learn the sport [or brush up your technique] if you desire.
In the end, we can get our kayaks anywhere on the island you desire, so you are free to start and end where you please. Leverage our knowledge to help you explore off the beaten path, and take home memories of the wild cays and tidal creeks to call your own. Get a taste of what awaits you here. Turn it into a massive camping trip, or hop from inn-to-inn nightly. We even facilitate kayak rentals for play, if you’d rather stick to the calm bays alongside your villa or hotel.
How do I stay comfortable kayaking the Turks and Caicos?
If you are no expert at kayaking, we will set you up with a ‘sit on top’ kayak, which is easier for the novice to handle. A double kayak is perfect for parents with little ones, or anyone else who might not be able to handle a kayak on their own. It’s not advised to head too deep into the ocean if you are inexperienced, as the tidal patterns can be intimidating to a new learner, but rewarding adventure awaits if you’re a little more confident.
Be aware that water does tend to get everywhere during your kayaking experience, so we strongly recommend you use a waterproof pouch for important belongings like wallets, electronics and cameras. Dress for the kayak too- beachwear and a sarong for ladies, or comfortable, easy-to-move-in shorts for the guys. Sunscreen, and perhaps a hat or neck wrap, are always advised to prevent sunburn from intruding on your grand adventure! While we won’t be paddling too intensively, a soft pair of cycling gloves may be an idea for you if you have soft hands or are prone to blisters. Lastly, don’t forget your sense of adventure! As always, there are a few things we don’t recommend doing while kayaking the Turks and Caicos- be sure to check them out too!
Kayaking in the Turks and Caicos is one of the most rewarding ways to explore the islands, and it’s even environmentally friendly too. Not only can you access every nook and cranny, allowing you to see sights that would otherwise not be open to you, it’s also a placid and friendly way to experience the true nature of the islands without leaving any kind of negative footprint on the ecosystem. With our expert guides to help you every step of the way, you are free to plan your ultimate kayaking experience or allow us to help you create your perfect itinerary.
No matter what you do, be sure to add kayaking in the Turks and Caicos to your bucket list of TCI experiences- we’re waiting to hear from you!