Sailing and Boating Near Providenciales

Providenciales is a prime destination for those who love to sail

Photo credit: © Steve Morkovsky
 

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're just wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Check out the table that follows to obtain information on excursion providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Big Blue Unlimited Boating (649) 946-5034 Blue Haven Marina - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Caribbean Cruisin Charters (649) 231-4191 Walkin Marine & Sons - 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) Northeast 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 #17 Turtle Cove Landing - 3.3 mi. (5.3 km) West of Grace Bay
Kenard Cruises (649) 332-3866 Five Cays Settlements
Ocean Outback (649) 333-0824 7.9 mi. (12.7 km) West-Southwest 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

Starting to research a yacht or boat charter? The following chart indicates how to get a hold of charter services that operating in this area.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Kenard Cruises (649) 232-3866 Turtle Cove Marina - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) West of Grace Bay
Panoply Luxury Charters (649) 432-3566 Marina Road - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast 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

Docking

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.

Are you going to travel to Providenciales using a vessel you own, or one you charter elsewhere? Check out the listing that follows for summary information concerning marinas in the area.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Blue Haven Marina (649) 946-9910 Blue Haven Resort - 2.3 mi. (3.8 km) Northeast of Grace Bay
Caicos Marina & Shipyard (649) 231-2822 Five Cays Settlements
Harbour Club Marina (649) 946-4200 Harbour Club - Providenciales
Heaving Down Rock Marina -- Leeward Highway - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay
Turtle Cove Marina (649) 941-3781 Providenciales
Walkin Marine & Sons (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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