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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.

  •   I am in my mid-50’s and I had the most fabulous few days of Kiteboarding lessons with the Big Blue Collective a month ago in Turks. This was my... read more

    JDD-traveller
    4/05/2020

      This was outrageously expensive and a terrible experience!!! There was a woman that did not allow my children to put on sunblock because of its effects on the environment. ... read more

    E1249FHchristinac
    3/24/2020

      It was my best 65th birthday ever. Guide Marcia could not have been more pleasant and she definitely knows her marine life biology. Wonderful experience from pick up... read more

    lindatM8427KM
    3/21/2020
  •   Brentley was awesome tour guide(Tom too). He knew quite a bit about the mangroves. He knew about the wildlife living there and their habits. Really a great experience overall. We... read more

    Wanderer17291693746
    3/18/2020

      Our group of 9 had a private eco tour. Capt. Mark and his team were so knowledgeable and kind. We learned all about the local wildlife and sea life. They... read more

    Yipee40
    3/17/2020

      This is one of those excursions you will remember in 20 years. I promise.

    Charlie and Colin took us on a wild, fascinating daylong trip to three different snorkel... read more

    656halla
    3/17/2020
  •   We booked the Full Day Snorkel and Kayak Eco Tour. We had the best guides - Lee and Mike! This tour was amazing and when we looked back... read more

    LeahPharmD
    3/15/2020

      After a previous horrible experience with another charter company, we were very reluctant to try again. We were quickly reassured we had made a good decision when Big Blue... read more

    chrishN5296JY
    3/14/2020

      Tom led our small group through a lovely tour that included seeing tons of turtles, a few small sharks and a bunch of beautiful fish. It was a great time... read more

    jessea44
    3/14/2020
  •   We had a wonderful experience doing the Kayak Eco Tour through the mangroves with Blue Collective. They picked us up from the lobby of our resort to take us to... read more

    Kristen G
    3/13/2020

      My family of seven joined the Edge of the Banks tour on Wednesday - this was the absolute highlight of our week. Lee and Charlie, our guides, went above and... read more

    Bf28
    3/13/2020

      My wife and I joined a small group totaling eight for the Eco tour. Our guide for the morning was Marcia. After a short briefing and overview of... read more

    TigerPawz97
    3/12/2020
  •   Our Edge of the Banks tour today with Collin and Marcie (sp??) was so incredible. The much hoped for whale encounter was way beyond our expectations, and fun... read more

    dwd9799
    3/12/2020

      We rented Kayaks from them to tour the mangroves and Little water Cay. The prices were 35.00 per hour, 90.00 for a half day (4-5 hours), and 120.00 for... read more

    Rreitz123
    3/12/2020

      We took the Edge of the Banks tour with Cole and Jay on 3/7, and had an absolutely fantastic time. They both were so knowledgable about the islands and the... read more

    mjpkenn
    3/11/2020
  •   Saturday, 3/7 my husband and I went on the Edge of the Banks Tour with Jake and Collin - two fantastic guides that have an enormous sense of humor besides... read more

    Chris S
    3/10/2020

      First the bad news --- we spent a full day on the water in beautiful conditions but didn't see any whales. Lee and Jake did their best, even pushed... read more

    RCStaab
    3/07/2020

      We took a kayak tour with Cole.....she was awesome and informative. We saw baby sea turtles and lemon sharks....we even got to see a ray! Thank you for a great... read more

    Q9135XWkarinat
    3/07/2020