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!


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 different dive sites to choose from. If you need to get more information about diving in this area, can do so by going to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Additional information about local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water can be found down below.

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 learn about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.


Island Thyme Gift Shop

To navigate to our guide to shopping on Salt Cay, visit this page.


Another great activity for visitors is to experience the area's sights and natural beauty. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Take advantage of this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you want to discover additional information.


If you enjoy underwater sightseeing you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters off the coast of Salt Cay. Go to this extended discussion concerning snorkeling if you want to learn better facts.


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