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Terrain

Terrain

When it comes to terrain, only one company stands out covering the length and breadth of the Turks & Caicos Islands – BIG BLUE COLLECTIVE. Our different tours and activities take you from the closest reefs to the furthest deserted islands and cays.

From inland caves to the steepest walls. From the ocean blue to the deepest mangrove swamps. Big Blue provides access to the entire Caicos Islands. Variety is the spice of life. It’s also the best way to understand these islands.

Beaches

There are more beaches in the Turks and Caicos than you could probably ever visit. Grace Bay, the most famous, as the world’s #1, is just the beginning. Many of our favourite ones are scattered across these islands, near and far, big and small, away from the crowds on other islands and cays. Come and find your favourite.

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Mangroves

Mangroves are the lungs of these islands, breathing new life into the water with every incoming and outgoing tide. They cover 1/3 of this country and we’ve been everywhere. We offer the best mangrove experiences in the Caribbean.

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Ironshore

The stunning coastal rock formations leave every visitor spellbound. With little sand and few beaches, these coastlines are not affected by sediment nearly as much and as such the water clarity is truly mesmeric. Ironshore is present across these islands but there are some very special areas, like West Caicos that are exceptional. We’ll take you there and beyond.

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Cays

These Islands are made up of 41 Islands and Cays with only 9 of them populated. Let your imagination run wild. The world’s best beaches all to yourself.

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Reefs

The world’s third largest barrier reef is breath taking. Most operators only visit less than 5% and then usually at the wrong times. We have explored reefs near and far and are still finding amazing snorkel and free diving zones. Getting off the beaten path is so worth it. Less people, less damage and more life!

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Walls

The sheer drop walls starting in as little as 35’ plummet to well over 6000’ are a sight to behold. It’s what makes diving here so very special. You have to see it to believe it. There is nothing like diving on the edge of the abyss and while snorkelers can get a sense of the scale, it is truly the divers delight.

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Open Ocean

Big Blue is another name for the open ocean. If you want to see dolphins and whales, you have to be outside the reef. We are the experts in open ocean pelagic encounters. Our success comes from our passion, understanding and philosophy of never being in a rush. It also helps being in small groups.

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Ruins

The Turks and Caicos are steeped in history and much of it still visible in the form of ruins. From Wades Green cotton plantation on North Caicos to Yankee Town on West Caicos, there are ruins on nearly every island. Some are big and others are almost invisible. Finding them is so much fun.

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Caves

Caves of all sorts are abundant throughout these islands both above and below the waterline. The porous limestone is the ideal for cave formation. Many of the caves we take you to are our secrets, some like the Conch Bar caves are well known.

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  • 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