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 are thinking about seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there are several places that can help. Visit this page about bike and scooter rentals if you want to learn additional details.


Grand Turk Diving

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.

You'll find 6 dive operators and at least 25 interesting dive sites in the area. Use this link to see our article about scuba 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.

Hoping to reel in a big one during your vac ation? Grand Turk isn't exactly overrun with charter operators, but the area does have a charter operator -- and of course there are plenty of fish. Visit this page about fishing in the area if you're interested in learning additional facts.


If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they can while away some time exploring a few of the area's 8 retail stores. Click this link to find our page dedicated to shopping on Grand Turk.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Another great option for visitors is to explore the area's interesting sights. Area sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. For more in-depth coverage of this topic, visit this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services On Grand Turk
Name Type Phone Location
Mama Dea Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators (305) 433-7722 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town
Patsy's Tour Service Travel and Tour Operators -- Grand Turk
The Humpback Dive Shack Excursions and Sightseeing Service (649) 347-4921 Central Grand Turk


The Humpback Dive Shack

If you are thinking about snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Grand Turk. To see our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.


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