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 enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a few rental agencies that can help. To reach our detailed page about bike or scooter rentals, go to 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.

You'll find 3 dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. Read this extended discussion dedicated to scuba diving in this area if you're interested in learning additional facts.


If you are traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 8 retail shops. Take advantage of this page if you'd like to read more about shopping in and around Cockburn Town.


H.M. Prison Museum

You should plan on spending some time soaking in the sights and sounds of life in Cockburn Town. Read this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find additional information.

Take some time to look through the following table for a listing of a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services Near Cockburn Town
Name Type Phone Location
Blackman's Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (649) 343-4438 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Grand Turk Helicopters Travel and Tour Operators (649) 432-8888 1.9 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
The Humpback Dive Shack Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 347-4921 0.9 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town


The Humpback Dive Shack

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in Cockburn Town. Make your way to this page about snorkeling if you want to learn better information.


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