Activities on Grand Turk

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Grand Turk as a whole is an island best described as laid back, and perhaps even rustic.  Although it is the second most popular destination in the island chain next to Providenciales, and tourism is a huge part of daily life, Grand Turk does not feel like a busy resort town.  If you are the type of visitor who likes to keep busy during your stay, you'll be happy to learn that there are many different activities that cater to tourists, while if you prefer to relax and soak up your surroundings, you can make your activity of choice lying on the beach.

Grand Turk's colonial charm draws visitors in, and it is hard to resist a walking tour of the historic buildings of Cockburn Town which may include simply looking at the architecture or going in and exploring a museum or two.  Whalewatching is another fun activity, and a day spent at the cruise port Welcome Center is always an exciting one.  Without a doubt, the top activity on Grand Turk, however, is scuba diving.

Bike and Scooter Rental

The narrow streets of Grand Turk can be perfect for mobile options like bikes and scooters.

If you like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are a few businesses that can help. For a better look at this topic, read this article about bike and scooter rentals.


Blue Water Divers

From rare black coral to national parks, diving off Grand Turk is a great opportunity divers new and experienced. Easy access to the sites also make it a possibility for cruise passengers spending just a few hours while the ship is docked.

There are 5 dive services and at least 25 good dive sites to choose from. Follow this link to visit our article about diving in this area.


Sportfishermen visiting Grand Turk will be pleased to known that the area is well known as a great destination for catching marlin and other large fish.

If you're an avid angler you may already know that Grand Turk isn't exactly overrun with charter operators. Nevertheless, the area does have a charter operator -- and of course there are plenty of fish. To find out about other deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.

Sailing and Boating

Glance through the chart below for more information about local providers that will help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities On Grand Turk
Name Type Phone Location Island
TI Reef Adventure Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (649) 441-7710 Central Grand Turk Grand Turk

If you want to find out about charter operators and marinas visit this page.


If you are traveling with some avid shoppers they can have some fun exploring a few of the 8 retail stores in the area. For information concerning opportunities for shopping on Grand Turk, read this article.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Another great option for visitors is to soak in the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights of interest to visitors include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. For more information about available sightseeing attractions, click this link.

Information concerning a firm that will show you the most interesting local sights can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services On Grand Turk
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
Patsy's Tour Service -- Grand Turk


If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Grand Turk. For more information about snorkeling, go to this page, about possibilities for snorkeling.

Other Activities

Glance through the following chart to see other activities.

Other Activities On Grand Turk
Name Phone Location
Crystal Seas Adventures (649) 946-6977 Central Grand Turk
Papa J Tours (649) 231-0400 1.8 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town

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