Water Sports in The Turks & Caicos Islands

by | Jul 8, 2022

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Crystal-clear Caribbean waters, an abundance of marine wildlife and a brilliant climate make the Turks & Caicos Islands the ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts.

The islands are home to one the best barrier reefs in the world that supports a huge ecosystem of tropical fish, sea creatures and dazzling coral. One particular highlight is The Grand Turk Wall, an area of sea walls and canyons in the ocean that is often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the Caribbean”.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more relaxing experience, there is a huge range of activities to choose from in and on the water.

At Turks & Caicos Experiences, we showcase the very best water sports and experiences, so you don’t have to before you go on vacation.

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If you love the exhilaration of surfing you have to try E-Foiling, a unique motorized surfing experience that uses an electric powered board with an underwater wing.

After building up speed, the board lifts and you’ll effortlessly rise up from the water. E-Foiling is fast, quiet and emission free and no waves are needed.​​​​​​​​

Fly TCI have teamed up with Surf TCI, a water sports instruction and tour company, to offer E-Foil lessons in Providenciales.  Their expert team of instructors will have you flying over the water in no time at all, even if you’re a complete novice.


For an experience you may not have tried before, TCI Waterblade offer something a little different, and a whole lot of fun, with electric body boarding.

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Boat Charters

To really explore in luxurious style on the water, chartering a boat is an unforgettable experience. There are several companies offering private charters including Sail Beluga on Providenciales where you can explore spectacular beaches, uninhabited islands and beautiful reefs on an elegant 40-foot Polynesian-style catamaran.

Paddle Boarding

Good for mind, body and soul, paddle boarding is having a moment. It’s a fabulous eco-friendly way to explore the islands, giving a birds-eye view into the water.    

Rising Tide Tours operates in the exquisite Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve where you can explore channel island and wetland environments, or take a full moon paddle boarding tour at Mangrove Cay.  Here you might spot fish, juvenile nurse sharks and lemon sharks, stingrays, conch, starfish, turtles, jellyfish, and more.

They also run sunset and glow-worm tours. In the evening, a different set of creatures come out, and glow-worms may even light up the water. An experience not to be missed!

Paddle boards are fun for all ages and are a great way for kids to discover interesting wildlife in their natural environment. Rising Tide Tours offer kayak tours and private boat charters too.

Mako Watersports are another provider of exciting activities on the islands including shipwreck excursions, wake boarding, paddle boarding and jet skiing.

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Scuba Diving

Thanks to the incredible reef, the scuba diving is world-class in the Turks & Caicos and attracts beginner and experienced divers from far and wide.

Dive Provo is a PADI 5 star and SSI Platinum dive center and one of the longest-running dive shops on the islands.

They provide scuba diving instruction and offer both PADI and SSI courses, including Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue Diver, and more.  Their expert team have experience from top dive locations around the world including the Bahamas, much of the Caribbean, Thailand, the Philippines, and the Mediterranean.

Dive spots include amazing sites across the western Caicos Islands such as Grace Bay, Pine Cay, Northwest Point, Sandbore Channel, West Caicos, and French Cay.  Hotel pickup is typically included.

Big Blue Collective also offer diving experiences and a range of other water sports.  A very special and inspiring organisation, they have pioneered low-impact ecotourism to the best locations in the Turks and Caicos for over 20 years.   They focus on small groups, new adventures, the environment and safety above all else.


An adrenaline lover’s dream, kite boarding is a total endorphin high. The steady trade winds arrive all the way from North Africa, naturally powering the kite and producing an effortless ride across the water on your board.

Jedi Kiteboarding are based on Long Bay Beach, an ideal place to learn to kite with miles of waist-deep turquoise water, soft sandy bottom and steady wind.  It’s a very safe and stress-free location to perfect your skills.

Kite Provo also offer a range of kite surfing lessons and adventures for all skill levels.

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With the third longest barrier reef in the world, the islands are a snorkelling paradise, with vibrant coral and a dazzling array of marine life waiting to be explored. 

Silly Creek Water Sports run snorkeling excursions suitable for all ages where you might spot octopus, lobsters, fish, nurse sharks, barracuda and sea turtles. There is the option for daring cliff jumps and the team also run tubing, wakeboarding and water-skiing trips.


Provo Sailing Academy (PSA) on Providenciales has the enviable luxury of being situated on one of the world’s most beautiful white soft sandy beaches. They welcome anyone who wants to learn to sail, windsurf or rent dinghies and they run regular holiday camps for kids.


Find out more about water sports activities and Experiences by Island here.

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