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 experiencing the wind in your face, there are 4 rental agencies that can help make it happen. For more information about this topic, read this guide, which discusses bike and scooter rentals.


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.

There are 5 dive services and at least 25 good dive sites in the area. For more in-depth coverage of scuba diving in this area navigate to this page.


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 like to go fishing you should know that Grand Turk isn't exactly flooded with charter operators. Still, there's one charter operators to know about. Follow this link to read our guide to this topic.

Sailing and Boating

More details about local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be found below.

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 learn about nearby marinas and charter operators use this link.


If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that more than 8 retail stores are located in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping on Grand Turk, visit this page.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Sightseeing is another great way to spend some of your time on Grand Turk. Among other sights, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors To read our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this page.

The following chart enables you to learn some details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

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 enjoy looking at fish you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Grand Turk. For more in-depth coverage of snorkeling, go to this article concerning snorkeling options.


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