Located approximately half way between Florida and Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos is a popular stop for sailors from the East Coast of the United States because there are so many islands to visit and explore under the umbrella of a single cruising permit.
If you merely want to get out onto the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the chart that follows to obtain names and phone numbers for area day sail providers.
|Barefoot Custom Charters||(649) 232-7447||36 Blue Water Road - 1.2 mi. (1.9 km) East of Grace Bay|
|Big Blue Unlimited||(649) 946-5034||Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Northeast of Grace Bay|
|Caicos Dream Tours||(649) 231-7274||Alexandra Resort - 1.1 mi. (1.8 km) West-Southwest of Grace Bay|
|Catch the Wave Charters||(649) 941-3047||Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay|
|Chukka Caribbean Adventures||(877) 424-8552||6.5 mi. (10.4 km) West of Grace Bay|
|Island Vibes Tours||(649) 231-8423||Grace Bay|
|Kenard Cruises||(649) 332-3866||Five Cays Settlements|
|Ocean Outback||(649) 231-0824||7.9 mi. (12.7 km) West-Southwest of Grace Bay|
|Shoreline Adventures||(649) 333-4455||7.6 mi. (12.2 km) West of Grace Bay|
|Silly Creek Water Sports||(649) 432-9455||21 Gumbo Limbo Street - 8.0 mi. (12.9 km) West-Southwest of Grace Bay|
|Sun Charters||(649) 231-0624||Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay|
|Undersea Explorer||(649) 231-0006||3.4 mi. (5.5 km) West of Grace Bay|
|White Sands Private Charters||(954) 769-0015||7.5 mi. (12.1 km) West of Grace Bay|
Thinking about renting a boat? The following table indicates how to reach area charter companies.
|Catch The Wave Charters||(649) 941-3037||Leeward Marina - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) West of Grace Bay|
|Kenard Cruises||(649) 232-3866||Turtle Cove Marina - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) West of Grace Bay|
|Silver Deep Charters||(649) 946-5612||Ocean Club West - Grace Bay|
|Turtle Voyager Yacht Charter||(706) 255-6239||4.3 mi. (6.9 km) West of Grace Bay|
|(649) 941-7725||Leeward Sub- Division - Five Cays Settlements|
As you sail into local waters, make sure to be keenly aware of the coral reef so you avoid damage to the coral or your vessel. Place a call to VHF Channel 16 to ensure a customs official will be waiting for you, and make sure to have all of your documentation on hand. This will include a complete list of the ship's stores, a crew and passenger list, and documentation from your previous port of call. Once approved, you will be allowed to sail around Providenciales for one week.
If you'd like to sail to other islands, make sure to ask for a cruising permit that includes these islands, and if you plan on staying for more than one week, you'll need to dock and head to immigration to apply for the appropriate permit. Once you've gained clearance, you'll be able to docks at one of several locations on Provo.
Contemplating visiting Providenciales using a vessel you own, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the listing that follows to find basic information for nearby marinas.
|(649) 946-9910||Blue Haven Resort - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Northeast of Grace Bay|
|(649) 231-2822||Five Cays Settlements|
|(649) 946-4200||Harbour Club - Providenciales|
|--||Leeward Highway - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay|
|(649) 941-5979||Blue Hills Road - Five Cays Settlements|
Whether you're going to sail yourself or participate in an excursion that serves as a different type of tour of Provo, sailing is a must for this destination.
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