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 the area in the open air there are multiple different businesses that can help. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, visit this article concerning bike and scooter rental options.


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 to choose from. For more details about diving opportunities 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.

Want to catch some fish during your vacation? Grand Turk isn't overloaded with fishing operators, but there's one charter operator to be aware of, and plenty of fish. You can read this article about fishing in the area if you're interested in learning additional specifics.

Sailing and Boating

The following table has a few details regarding local providers that can help you spend some time on the open 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 area marinas click this link.


If you are traveling with some shopping aficionados they can "discover" some of the 8 retail stores in the area. If you'd like to learn more about shopping on Grand Turk, you can do so by going to this page.


Turks & Caicos National Museum

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to Grand Turk. The area's sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Anyone who needs to learn more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The table below provides you with some details regarding a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

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


If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Grand Turk. Those needing to find out more about opportunities to go snorkeling by visiting this page.


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