Our Story

There is a difference when joining our Big Blue Collective. There always has been. We started to be different and do it differently to the “others”. 

For us it was always about the environment, the experience, the adventure, the moment and most of all small groups. Some days are better than others for some things and some days are only bad for some activities. Some places are only truly accessible and amazing at certain times. Our local knowledge of deciding where and when to go is always done while balancing the current conditions with the expectations and comfort level of our guests. Many of our best experiences happen precisely because we are open and ready for anything to happen and are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities natures’ random magic presents us with.

We are driven by our collective passion to connect and interact with the watery world that surrounds us and makes up every part of these islands we call home. In one way shape or form we love to get out there; be it underwater on the reef, out in the open ocean with dolphins, paddling deep in the mangroves, using the wind to ride across the turquoise flats or missioning on a boat to some remote island.

Sharing our love for of these islands is what drives us to improve, learn and evolve year on year. We are guides at heart, committed to showing you the absolute best these islands have to offer. We know where, to go, when to go and where to find the magic. Above all else, we love what we do.

 

Join us. Experience the difference. Escape the ordinary.

Pioneers, Innovators and Originators

When choosing us, you are choosing to go with TCI’s genuine pioneers and innovators. We spearheaded eco tours, small group diving and snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and kiteboarding, offering a different level in instruction, education and experiences in the process.

Our innovative spirit has allowed us to be the first company to:

*use outboard 4 stroke out board engines (less noise, less pollution),

*offer boat trips on power catamarans,

*make bio-degradable reef safe sunscreen mandatory on all our trips

*eliminate single use plastic bottles, cups, plates from our tours.

From day one our desire was not just to be different but think different. Since our inception we wanted to explore these islands like no other by putting the environment and the experience above all else.

This is still our guiding force.Eco tours, small groups and safety are a direct consequence of those two factors, the environment and the experience and a direct response to the large group and cattle boat mentality. 

There are still spots we have yet scoped out and experiences we yearn for. As long as we feel there are new places to check out, adventures to be had and guests who, like us, want to see more, learn and explore, the journey will continue.

It’s the feeling of the search and the passion for discovery that never gets old. It’s what keeps us young, motivated and above all passionate. Be water my friend.

  • star rating  Captain Mike took us out on serenity for a half-day snorkel tour. He spotted a whale surfacing in the distance and was able to get us close. He then put... read more

    Harburg
    May 19, 2022

    star rating  The explanation of the islands, the mangroves, and the animals that we saw. Very educational and fun.

    Bryan S
    May 12, 2022

    star rating  Great trip for all abilities. Nice and relaxed tour. Guides and captain were helpful and patient. Would go again!!!!!!

    mtsmith08
    May 11, 2022
  • star rating  We so enjoyed the crew. They went out of their way to make it perfect. My husband was not feeling great and missed the last stop. Amanda gladly took our... read more

    Teamkimsey
    May 7, 2022

    star rating  Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. We felt it was a good value for the different sights, experiences and the duration of the trip. Kayaked to a few... read more

    Cindy W
    May 7, 2022

    star rating  Our group had an amazing time on the All Day - Edge of the Banks Tour! The snorkeling locations were perfect, and we were lucky to see all kinds of... read more

    BKLYNTravels
    May 3, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent tour with great guides. Provided plenty of water, dry sacks, great equipment and perfect snacks.
    Saw tons of turtles and iguanas with sharks, fish and conch in the mangroves.... read more

    jhavs2016
    April 30, 2022

    star rating  The full day "Edge of the Banks" snorkeling with Big Blue Collective was by far my best day in the Turks and Caicos islands. There's no guarantee that you can... read more

    clairegA2798YJ
    April 24, 2022

    star rating  We loved this excursion and our crew was amazing! Michael, Ali and Laura were fun, personable, professional, shared their knowledge, always kept safety in the forefront and overall just made... read more

    lh299CI
    April 23, 2022