Activities in Cockburn Town

Although one of the most populous settlements in Turks and Caicos, Cockburn Town retains a charming, quiet, and rustic feel that allows guests easy access to area attractions and activities without having to give up on the tranquility that is desired in an island getaway.  With more than 1,000 shipwrecks around the island over the years, Cockburn Town is ideal for scuba diving; sightseeing is a great way to learn about local history; and shopping is another great activity as well.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

This historic town is known for its tiny streets that can make modern cars a little inconvenient. Bike and scooters, on the otherhand, can be the perfect companion for anyone looking to explore Cockburn Town.

If you are considering sightseeing at your own pace, there are 3 businesses that can help make it happen. To reach our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, see this page.


Cockburn Town Diving

Cockburn Town is situated on Grand Turk, renowned as one of the best dive destinations in the entire world. Using the small city of Cockburn Town as a base of operations during your trip gives you all the conveniences of the larger Grace Bay, as well as the rustic feel of the other Caicos islands.

There are a couple of dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. Take advantage of this article about scuba diving in this area if you want to discover more details.

Sailing and Boating

The table below has some details on local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Cockburn Town
Name Type Phone Location Island
TI Reef Adventure Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (649) 441-7710 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk

If you'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.


If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are at least 8 retailers in this area. Click to view our page concerning shopping in and around Cockburn Town.


H.M. Prison Museum

You might want to set aside some time for enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Cockburn Town. The area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Click this link to check out our page concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be found directly below.

Sightseeing Services Near Cockburn Town
Name Phone Location
Blackman's Tour Service (649) 343-4438 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Grand Turk Helicopters (649) 432-8888 1.9 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Mama Dea Tour Service (305) 433-7722 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town


If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Cockburn Town. To read about other snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Other Activities

Information about a few other activities are summarized below.

Other Activities In And Around Cockburn Town
Name Phone Location
Crystal Seas Adventures (649) 946-6977 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town
Papa J Tours (649) 231-0400 1.8 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town

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