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 considering feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are a variety of different businesses that can help you. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, follow this link.


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 good dive sites in the area. To visit our complete guide to scuba diving in this area, read this article.


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.

Like fishing? Grand Turk isn't quite overrun with fishing charters, but there are plenty of fish waiting to be caught. To get more information about fishing in the area see this page.


If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might want to know that there are at least 8 retailers in this area. Click this link to view our page about shopping on Grand Turk.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Yet another good way to use some of your time is simply enjoying the area's interesting sights. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Go to this page about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find additional specifics.

Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing can be found here:

Sightseeing Services On Grand Turk
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
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 enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you'll have the chance along the coast of Grand Turk. Follow this link to read our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.


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