Activities on Salt Cay

There isn't much to the remote island of Salt Cay in Turks and Caicos, and that is just the way its residents and visitors like it.  This is a top choice for that getaway you've been dreaming of where life moves at a slow pace and there is no reason to do anything but relax on the pristine beach.  Activities here center on the sea and include diving, kayaking, and whale watching. 

Whale Watching

Salt Cay is one of the last places on earth where you can have a soft encounter with the North Atlantic Humpback Whales. They pass by Salt Cay in the Columbus Passage and the females come south in the winter to have their young. Estimates of the population of whales, both male and female and young that stay in the waters around Salt Cay is about 200 each year. Crystal Seas Adventures offers whale watching trips from the end of January through the month of April and they have the best rate of whale encounters of any operator on any of the islands. Guests can observe, and perhaps snorkel with, these gentle giants when the conditions allow and they have the experience of a lifetime. This is why Salt Cay is the perfect place to vacation in the winter!

Bike and Scooter Rental

As a remote island, scooters and bikes are the preferred way to explore Salt Cay.

If you are thinking about exploring the area in the open air you're in luck -- there's a business that can help you. Click here to find our article about bike and scooter rentals.


Salt Cay Diving

 top dive destination, the best wall diving spot in the world, and the healthiest  marine life; just some of the many ways to describe Salt Cay.

There is one dive service and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our detailed guide to diving opportunities in this area, click here.

Sailing and Boating

Additional details for firms that will help you spend some time on the open water can be found here:

Boating Opportunities On Salt Cay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Crystal Seas Adventures Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (649) 946-6977 Salt Cay Salt Cay

If you want to find out about marinas and charter operators read this article.


Island Thyme Gift Shop

If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might want to know that more than 7 retailers operate in this area. If you'd like to find out more about shopping on Salt Cay, you can do so by following this link.


Another great activity is to discover the area's sights and natural environment. The area features a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, read this article.


If you like to go snokeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Salt Cay. To get more information about local snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Other Activities

The chart below offers some details regarding one other type of activity.

Other Activities On Salt Cay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Salt Cay Divers Snorkeling Tour Snorkeling Tour Operator (649) 241-1009 Salt Cay Salt Cay

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