TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS ARE SAFE AND OPEN AS OF 22ND JULY

Our Islands are NOW open to international travellers as of 22nd July. New UPDATED travel advisory info is below (as of 29th July, 2020)

It has indeed been a long four months BUT we are open and so happy to be taking our guests out on the water. Half day and full day charters near and far have been epic and are TCI Assured

We want to assure you that we understand the stress and uncertainty surrounding travel. For those that have arrived, it seems those things are worth it as getting out on the ocean is the best medicine!

With that in mind we have made things as easy as possible by offering you the chance to not only make huge savings by booking early but also supporting you with some extremely flexible reservation options: PLEASE READ ON AND SEE BELOW.

Turks and Caicos is also one of the least affected places and is one of the safest places to visit in the Caribbean

 

 


 

 

YOUR SPECIAL RESERVATION POLICY

RISK FREE. WORRY FREE AND STRESS FREE.

NO CANCELLATION ANXIETY OR HEADACHE.

BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE!use our promo codes below or email us directly

 

SAVE BIG (direct bookings only)

  • Save 40% on all our trips (public & private) if you book before 31st July and complete trip(s) before 15thDecember 2020 – BOOK using TCIDREAMING40 or email us directly
  • Save 25% on all our trips (public & private) if you book and complete trip(s) between 1st August and 15thDecember 2020 – BOOK using TCIDREAMING25 or email us directly
  • NOTE – Discounts DO NOT apply to existing discounted kite packages ONLY to our hourly rates. 

FLEXIBILITY

  • Most trips will allow for any date/ time changes and full refunds up to 7 DAYS BEFORE the original booked trip date (minus a $50 admin fee) – subject to availability.
  • Trips cancelled between 7 days and 48hrs will be charged 50% *
  • Trips cancelled with 48 hours will be charged 100% *

PEACE OF MIND

  • * A proof of a positive C19 test results as a reason for non-participation will be the exception to our cancellation terms

SECURITY

  • All refunds are swift and will take place within 7- 15 days max.

ASSURANCE

  • We have already refunded 100% of confirmed bookings cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown between March and July 2020

CREDITS

  • Credits can be taken and used instead of a refund
  • These credits and discounts will be honoured and valid for up to 12 months if used within the same time periods. Between July 1st 2021 – December 15th 2021*
  • *If for any reason we cannot fulfil our commitment, we will refund you, minus the admin fee.
  • Credits can also be used towards trips that fall outside of the timeframes as down payments to secure bookings during our 2021 high season. But the discount will no longer apply. 16th December 2020 – 30Th June 2021 – (standard t’s and c’s will apply)

’21 EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

  • We will also be offering 15% off all our 2021 high season trips (16/12/20 – 30/6/21) – BOOK using EARLYBIRD21 or email us directly
  • This offer will only be available for a limited time and for a limited number of trips/ charters
  • When they are gone, they will be gone!
  • Direct bookings only!

 

 


 

 

AIRLINE SCHEDULE

Flights to and from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands from 22nd July, 2020*

*FYI – Please be aware this is only meant to serve as a guide and while accurate as of 1st July, 2020, things can, do and might change.

 

American Airlines

Flight #                        Departure                               Arrive                                      Frequency

 

AA1279                       Miami: 10:50am                     Providenciales: 12:38pm        Daily

AA1279                       Providenciales: 3:00pm          Miami: 4:51pm                       Daily

TBD                             Miami:12:15pm                      Providenciales: 2:10pm          Daily

TBD                             Providenciales:4:00pm           Miami: 5:50pm                       Daily

AA611                         Charlotte: 9:39am                   Providenciales: 12:38pm        Daily

(Except Tuesday & Wednesday)

AA611                         Providenciales: 1:38pm          Charlotte: 4:44pm                  Daily

(Except Tuesday & Wednesday)

 

Jet Blue

Flight #                        Departure                               Arrive                                      Frequency

 

B60855                        JFK, NY                                    Providenciales                         Daily

B61056                        Providenciales                         JFK, NY                                    Daily

 

Air Canada

Flight #                        Departure                               Arrive                                      Frequency

 

TBD                             Montreal, Canada                   Providenciales                         Once weekly,

Starting July 26, 2020

TBD                             Providenciales                         Montreal, Canada       Once weekly,

Starting July 26, 2020

TBD                             Toronto, Canada                     Providenciales                         Twice weekly,

Starting July 25, 2020

TBD                             Providenciales                         Toronto, Canada                     Twice weekly,

Starting July 25, 2020

 

Delta Airlines

Flight #                        Departure                               Arrive                                      Frequency

 

DL509                          Atlanta: 11:23am                    Providenciales: 2:10pm          Daily

DL509                          Providenciales: 3:30pm          Atlanta:6:24pm                       Daily

 

 

 


 

 

*LATEST TRAVEL ADVISORY* (updated 19th July)

 PLEASE READ BELOW & CLICK > > > HERE for more info

REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER TO ENTER TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS*

  • Proof of Covid 19 negative test, from place of origin, five (5) days before travel / arrivalChildren 10 years and under are exempt.
  • Travel insurance will be required for entry – specifically that covers medical treatment and cost for quarantine and where possible repatriation or medivac is needed.
  • There will be a travel health form/ questionnaire that visitors will need to complete before arriving.
  • All the above must be uploaded to the TCI Assured Authorisation Portal. This will be available from 15th July on the Tourist Board’s website (www.turksandcaicostourism.com)
  • Once uploaded, documents will be verified and a TCI Assured sticker will be issued to the traveler.
  • Once on island and cleared there will be no quarantine for guests.

* We will announce the new and more detailed updates as and when released by our Government. Please check with your airlines and accommodation providers as well.

 

 

 


 

 

 

OUR IN HOUSE COVID-19 VIRUS SANITATION MEASURES

UPDATED 24th June 2020

 

In conjunction with the TCIG Covid-19 guidelines, Big Blue Collective has been approved by the Environmental Health Department for having adopted the following safety and sanitation measures to minimize the risk of contamination and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

MINIMIZE CONTACT & GENERAL PROTOCOL

  1. No handshaking or hugging between guests and staff.
  2. Clearly marked entrance and exits are designed to maintain social distancing on the shop floor.
  3. All staff and guests are asked to stop and use the sanitizer station placed at the entrances and at the reception countertop
  4. The registration area is located separately from the reception desk and the iPads are wiped clean with sanitizer between each use. Pre-arrival registration is facilitated as much as possible.
  5. A plexiglass barrier is in place at the reception desk for guest and staff protection.
  6. The use of face masks is recommended in all indoor areas at Big Blue.
  7. Face masks are mandatory when using our complimentary transport service.
  8. Staff and guests who are not feeling well are asked not to enter the Big Blue vehicles, visit the Leeward premises, or participate in any Big Blue activities.
  9. Staff health and temperature is monitored regularly.

 

CLEANING & SANITATION

  1. A high level of cleanliness and sanitation is maintained from the beginning to the end of the guests’ transfer and watersports experience.
  2. Eco-Works All Purpose Sanitiser is used to keep all surfaces disinfected including vehicles, shop countertops and doorways, bathrooms, kitchens, vessels, paddles, watercraft, snorkel and diving gear and other watersports equipment in use. Deep cleaning processes are adhered to daily.
  3. Extra vigilance is taken to sanitized, before and after use, all water sports equipment that by design comes into contact with the mouth and face including:
  • Mask & snorkels
  • Dive regulators
  • BCD inflators

N.B. Guests are encouraged to bring their own snorkel and dive equipment if they have it.  There is also a variety of Masks and Snorkels available for purchase at Big Blue.

 

  1. Method:
  2. Combine water and sanitizer into a clean bucket.
  3. Soak equipment on board until required for use for no less than 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with fresh water before distributing to user.
  1. Provide additional diluted sanitizer spray bottles on hand for guests if requested, which is also used to keep vessel surfaces clean and disinfected during excursion.
  2. Provide mouthwash (Listerine) to use on snorkel and regulator mouthpieces after sanitation for extra oral hygiene and taste.
  3. To prevent bringing unnecessary mucus onboard when removing masks and snorkels, guests will be briefed in advance to remove these items in the water so that they can rinse this gear and their faces in the ocean before boarding. This may not be appropriate in all sea states, in this case its safer that guests keep their masks in place until back onboard.

 

SCUBA DIVING

According to the Divers Alert Network (DAN) it is not fully known how anyone who contracted COVID-19, unknowingly carrying, or recovered, will be affected due to the lung and respiratory results that are associated with COVID-19.  Therefore, it is mandatory for anyone who has contracted Covid-19, or have suspected that they contracted Covid-19, to be examined by and receive clearance from a physician prior to scuba diving.

 

FOOD PREP AND SERVICE

  1. All surfaces in the Big Blue kitchen are sanitized with food grade sanitizer thoroughly before and after food preparation.
  2. The kitchen is deep cleaned regularly.
  3. All dishes and crockery are thoroughly cleaned with hot water and soap after use.
  4. Food will be plated and served to each guest with their own set of utensils.Staff will be adhering to strict food safety and handling per health regulations and standards.  Disposable gloves and tongs for serving will be used while also keeping all plates, cups and utensils safely stowed to ensure no contamination.
  5. In meeting with TCIG regulations, buffet style service is not provided on public group trips.
  6. When refilling cups or water bottles from a cooler, staff and guests are instructed to make sure that the surfaces do not touch each other i.e. ensure space between your cup/bottle and the spout.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL REGARDING BOOKINGS OR CURRENT C19 STATUS USE OUR LIVE CHAT FOR DIRECT MESSAGING.

 

See you soon

One Love

Team BBCollective