Visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands is a very unique experience! Before you relax on the beach with an ice-cold drink, be sure to try one of these exciting beach activities. It will make your relaxation time that much better. Horseback riding, boat tours, scuba diving, windsurfing, and snorkeling are the top beach activities that everyone should experience at least once during their stay in Turks and Caicos!
Snorkeling is the top activity for visitors to participate in while visiting! Travelers can snorkel an underwater world in a variety of ways such as private & public boat tours, snorkel businesses, or by yourself outside your private villa. Snorkeling is easy to learn, so if you’re a first-time snorkeler you’ll be able to experience this one-of-a-kind underwater adventure with ease!
Horseback riding is one of the greatest feelings of freedom you can experience with the combination of the bright sun, spacious ocean, white sandy shore, and a horse companion. If you’re visiting with your spouse, horseback riding on the beach isn’t only fun, but romantic too. If you’re a first-timer to horseback riding, a guide will teach you how to safely ride a horse for a fun experience. In some locations the guides allow you to take the horses into the ocean to enjoy a splash in the water or you can boldly go deeper into the water where your legs are submerged!
To see all the beauty around the island, we highly suggest you go on a boat tour or cruise. During your tours, the guides share interesting facts about the island so you get to learn something new as well as feel immersed in this tropical paradise. Some fun activities you may get to do on a boat tour include visiting a private beach, collecting shells, snorkeling, a crew member may dive for a conch for you, and you and your group could dive off the top deck of the boat! Each activity varies depending on the boat tour you sign up with.
There are plenty of scuba diving opportunities on the island that allows you to admire the underwater beauty surrounding the island. Many boat tours offer scuba diving as an activity, but you can also contact a scuba diving provider to plan a custom dive. While scuba diving you have the chance to see reef sharks, lionfish, rays, barracudas, octopuses, lobsters, and much more.
If you’ve never heard of it, windsurfing is a thrilling activity where you surf across the water on a large board with a sail. Although it sounds and looks difficult, it’s easier than you think. It only takes a few hours to get the hang of and remember you’ll have a guide at your side to teach you every step of the way!
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