Snorkeling Around North Caicos

Unspoiled and uncrowded, the beaches of North Caicos offer the perfect opportunity for visitors to get out their snorkel and take a glimpse under the surface of the sea.  There, they will be stunned by the pristine beauty of heavily protected underwater landscape. 

A barrier reef surrounds the island to protect from the heavy surf of the Atlantic Ocean, and this is also a great spot for snorkeling.  Some of the best sites of North Caicos include Three Mary Cays which is part of Whitby Beach, another great spot for snorkeling because of its shallow nature.

If you want adventure, make sure you head to the north coast of the island.  Much of this area remains unexplored, and you'll have the chance to explore coral hills that reach up to 40 feet high only about a mile offshore.  In order to reach them, however, you'll need a boat.  Most snorkelers make their way out by tagging along with a .

Snorkeling Sites

If you're ready to explore what's down below you might want to visit Fort George Cut. This spot is great for new snorkelers thanks to the especially calm conditions, plus it is exciting when you glimpse a sunken cannon. This snorkeling site is located in Turks and Caicos Islands, West of North Caicos.

Take a moment to read the table below for a listing of 6 of the most popular places where you can experience snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near North Caicos
Site Location Island
Spanish Point Snorkeling 5.3 mi. North of Central Toby Rock North Caicos
Sandy Point Beach 3.9 mi. West of Central Maria Mai Parrot Cay
Cottage Pond Beach 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Kew North Caicos
Pumpkin Bluff Pond Beach 1.8 mi. North of Central Maria Mai North Caicos
Whitby Beach 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Boton North Caicos
Fort George Cut 1.2 mi. West of Central Dellis Cay

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this extensive Caribbean snorkeling article.

Snorkeling the waters of North Caicos is an experience unlike anything you'll experience elsewhere, so whether you bring a snorkeling kit along with you or rent one from the island's gift shop when you arrive, you'll definitely want to make sure to keep your gear on hand every time you head for the coast.


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