Visiting to North Caicos means getting away from the hustle and bustle of some of the more popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, and it does take a bit of extra planning to get to this more remote island. Unfortunately, at this time the island doesn't make sailing an easy option for its visitors.
If you're simply wanting to get out onto the water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Check out the listing below to get names and phone numbers for excursion providers.
|(649) 232-7447||36 Blue Water Road -|
Your best bet will be to sail to Providenciales, dock your boat there, and take a ferry to North Caicos. As you sail into local waters, you'll contact VHF Channel 16 and let customs officials know you are on your way. All the while, you'll need to be wary of coral reef to avoid damaging your vessel and the coral itself.
Are you going to travel to North Caicos using a vessel you own, or a charter from a different location? This table contains a list of potential docking spots.
|(649) 946-9910||Blue Haven Resort - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Northeast of Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|--||Leeward Highway - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|--||Sandy Point||Parrot Cay|
|(649) 941-5979||Blue Hills Road - Five Cays Settlements||Providenciales|
Upon arrival, a complete list of the ship's stores, a crew and passenger list, and documentation from your previous port of call will be reviewed by customs before you are allowed to gain entry. When approved, you'll be free to sail around the island's for one week. Be sure to include all of the island's you plan to sail to on your cruising permit.
After going through these steps, you'll be that much closer to getting to North Caicos and beginning your quiet getaway on the Nature Isle.
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