Sailing and Boating Near Grace Bay

Sail to Grace Bay and stay for your getaway

Sailing is a popular pastime, especially in the Caribbean where there are so many islands to explore that a lifetime of sailing wouldn't allow you to touch them all.  Many tourists make the journey to Turks and Caicos, choosing Grace Bay as their final destination, each year by way of sailing their own private yacht or a chartered vessel.  

If you simply want to get out onto the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what it's like and what's included? See the listing below for contact information for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Boating (649) 946-5034 Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Caribbean Cruisin Charters (649) 231-4191 Walkin Marine & Sons - 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Catch the Wave Charters (649) 941-3047 Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Island Vibes Tours (649) 231-8423 Grace Bay

Considering renting a charter boat? View the following chart to find out how to contact area charter companies.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Kenard Cruises (649) 232-3866 Turtle Cove Marina - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) West of Grace Bay
Silver Deep Charters (649) 946-5612 Ocean Club West - Grace Bay
Turtle Voyager Yacht Charter (706) 255-6239 4.3 mi. (6.9 km) West of Grace Bay

Docking

Those who plan to sail to Providenciales then stay in Grace Bay have several options when it comes to their first encounter with the island.  Initially, it is required that sailors enter at a port of entry to meet with customs officials and gain clearance.  On Provo, there are five ports of entry, each of which is within 15 minutes of Grace Bay on land.  The port nearest Grace Bay is the Leeward Marina and Turtle Cove comes in at a close second. 

Are you going to sail to Grace Bay in your own vessel, or one you charter? The following chart provides a quick summary of marinas in the area.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Blue Haven Marina (649) 946-9910 Blue Haven Resort - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Heaving Down Rock Marina -- Leeward Highway - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay
Walkin Marine & Sons (649) 941-5979 Blue Hills Road - Five Cays Settlements

As you approach Provo, place a call via VHF Channel 16 to get in touch with customs officials, who can answer any questions you have and direct you to the dock.  When you arrive, you'll need to show officials a list of the ship's stores, a crew and passenger list, and documentation from your last port of call.  It is up to the discretion of the customs official whether or not to allow you access, though this is rarely an issue.  Once approved, ask for a cruising permit, which will allow you to sail between the islands for one week.  If you have plans to stick around longer, you'll have to dock and head into the interior to apply for a longer permit at the immigrations office.

Once approved, you can sail to Grace Bay and choose where you'd like to dock and your dream vacation will only be just beginning.  

 

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