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 intrigued by the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, you will find 4 places that can help you. You can go to this article about bike and scooter rentals if you need more information.


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 services and at least 25 good dive sites in the area. To visit our guide to diving opportunities in this area, click this link.


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 to go fishing? Grand Turk isn't exactly overrun with charter operators, but there is one charter operator in the area, and many more fish. Use this link to check out our page about this topic.


If there are some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they're not completely out of luck -- at least 4 retailers are located in this area. To get information on opportunities for shopping on Grand Turk, go to this article.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Another good way to use some of your time is enjoying the area's sights and natural environment. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Anyone needing to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking on this link.

Information concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found 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 0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town


The Humpback Dive Shack

If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance along the coast of Grand Turk. Click here to visit our page regarding local snorkeling opportunities.


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