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 seeing the sights with the wind in your face, there is one place that can help make it happen. For more about bike and scooter rentals, check out this page.


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 in the area. To get more information on diving in this area read this article.

Sailing and Boating

Glance through the table just below for a listing of firms that can help you spend some time on the open water.

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'd like to read about marinas and charter operators check out this page.


Island Thyme Gift Shop

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they may be interested to know that more than 7 retailers operate in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you want to discover more about shopping on Salt Cay.


Yet another good way to use some of your time is to enjoy the area's sights and natural beauty. Interesting sights include a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To see our complete guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, read this article.


If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding Salt Cay. To learn more about snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.


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