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 an agency that can help you. For more in formation concerning bike and scooter rentals, use this link.


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 operator and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from. Visit this page which is all about diving opportunities in this area if you'd like to find additional specifics.

Sailing and Boating

The chart below provides you with some key facts regarding local providers that will 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 charter operators and local marinas read this page.


Island Thyme Gift Shop

If your group includes some shopping fanatics they might enjoy exploring a few of the area's 7 retail stores. To read about opportunities for shopping on Salt Cay, visit this page.


Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Salt Cay. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Go to this article about area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find out additional facts.


If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance off the coast of Salt Cay. You can read this page which is all about snorkeling if you'd like to discover additional specifics.


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