Recognized as one of the best yachting destinations in the Caribbean, many sailing enthusiasts make the journey to the area specifically top stop somewhere in Turks and Caicos. Salt Cay is often chosen by those who prefer a more quiet getaway.
It is important to note that sailors cannot travel directly to this island. First, they have to stop at an official port of entry on Providenciales, Grand Turk, or South Caicos.
If you're just wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. See the chart that follows to find contact information for area day sailing companies.
|Crystal Seas Adventures||(649) 946-6977||Salt Cay||Salt Cay|
Sailing into Turks and Caicos waters, call VHF Channel 16 to let customs officials know you are on the way. Have a list of your ship's stores, a crew and passenger list, and documentation from your last port of call at the ready, and the official will look over all of your paperwork before giving official clearance. You will need to ask for a cruising permit to be allowed to sail to Salt Cay, and, if you'd like to stay for longer than a week you'll need to dock and stop by the immigrations office to apply for an extended permit.
After you've gained clearance, you can head to Salt Cay where you can dock and begin a truly quiet getaway.
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