When we think of Turks and Caicos, we generally think of stunning beaches, late night cocktails, and turquoise waters. Yes, those are all great features of the islands, but they have so much more to offer.
A great way to see everything that the Turks and Caicos Islands have to offer is to take day trips, so we’ve made a list of 15 of the best day trips from Turks and Caicos, in conjunction with Beach House Resort so that you don’t have to miss out.
Drive across the island with Paradise Scooters
Paradise Scooters is a family-run business that provides island tours with a twist. Instead of a standard bus or walking tour, Paradise Scooters teaches you how to ride a scooter and allows you drive around the island.
You can choose to be led by a tour guide or to go at your own pace as you explore everything that Turks and Caicos has to offer, including the world’s only conch farm.
Go on a Half-Day Snorkel Tour
If you don’t fancy spending a whole day away from your deck chair, the Island Vibes Tours half-day snorkel tour might just be the trip for you.
Leaving from Grace Bay Beach, you will sail away to the world’s third largest reef for half a day of top notch snorkelling. You will then be taken to the conching grounds to dive and explore the surrounding uninhabited islands.
Take the Vibes BBQ Full Day Adventure Tour
With the Island Vibes Tours BBQ full day tour, you will explore the Turks and Caicos Islands for the whole day, with snorkelling and conch diving.
The team will prepare a BBQ lunch for you with treats including lobster, ribs, chicken and vegetables, and you can even eat the fresh conch you collected in your dive!
With other amenities such as 12ft rooftop slides and rum punch, this is one of the most fun day trips that you can have in Turks and Caicos.
Get cultured at the Turks and Caicos National Museum
If you want to find out more about the islands’ history, why not spend the day at the Turks and Caicos National Museum?
The museum opened in 1991 and is packed full of artefacts and exhibitions mainly focusing on the Molasses Reef Wreck and artefacts from the 1600s. The Turks and Caicos Museum is also a great place to buy souvenirs, so don’t forget your wallet!
Explore The Salt House
The Salt House doubles up as both a museum and a restaurant and it’s a great place to spend a day or a few hours immersing yourself in the Turks and Caicos history.
The museum offers a tour of the salt canals and you can even visit a replica of one of the island’s working windmills. The exhibits are mainly focused on the ships that built the salt industry, so you’ll be sure to leave with much more knowledge of the area’s culture and history than when you went in.
Shop until you drop on the Provo Shopping Highlight
If you’re a fan of shopping, you’ll love Turks and Caicos because everything on the islands is classified as Duty-Free. With Beaches, you can go on a tour of all of the shopping highlights on the Island, where you can buy clothing, handmade crafts, and just about everything in between.
This day trip is any shopper’s dream, just make sure you have room in your suitcase to bring everything back!
Go on a Sun Charters excursion
Sun Charters have been offering private charter hire in Turks and Caicos for over 20 years, and it’s no surprise that they’re so popular.
The company offers snorkelling excursions with a picnic lunch and romantic sunset excursions, so whatever the occasion, Sun Charters will have something to set the right mood.
Rent a car and go to North Caicos and Middle Caicos
North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the two biggest islands in Turks and Caicos but are the least populated. With a more relaxed vibe than the other islands, they are great for a chilled out day trip.
On the trip, you’ll be able to experience some top Turks and Caicos attractions, such as Mudjin Harbour, Wade’s Green Plantation, and Cottage Pond.
Simply jump on a ferry from Caribbean Cruisin’ and spend the day island hopping.
Catch The Wave is a company that offers fishing day trips across Turks and Caicos.
Whether you want to go bone fishing, shark fishing, bottom fishing or deep sea fishing, there will be a day trip to meet your needs.
And, with guaranteed catches and personalised trips, people of all fishing abilities are welcome.
Enjoy the Conch Farm & Blue Hills Exploration
Beaches offer an exploration tour of the Blue Hills and the world’s only conch farm.
You’ll be driven through the picturesque Blue Hills to experience the ways of the traditional Turks and Caicos villages and taken to the conch farm where you’ll see how the Queen Caribbean Conch are raised in their nurseries.
This educational day trip shows you everything you need to know about the mollusc that is oh so important to Turks and Caicos, so it’s a must for anyone who wants a better understanding of the culture of the islands.
Go on a Provo Road Trip
If you want to travel Provo in style, the Provo Road Trip might just be for you.
You’ll spend the day delving into the Turks and Caicos history, stopping off at the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources, the Conch Farm, and the ‘Hole’, which is a natural sink hole.
You’ll then move on to Cheshire Hall and Sapodilla Hill, finishing the trip in true Caribbean style at the rum shop. This trip is perfect for any culture vulture who really wants to get a taste of the islands.
Have a Dream Day Getaway
The Caicos Dream Tours company offers a Dream Day Getaway package where you’re able to go snorkelling at Leeward Reef, Caicos Bank, and Pine Cay, as well as being served a delicious BBQ dinner of seafood and chicken with rice, conch salad, and corn.
On the way back, you’ll be taken to go shelling for sand dollars, and beer, rum punch, and soft drinks are included – it really is the ultimate Turks and Caicos day trip.
Tour Her Majesty’s Prison
This now out of use prison was built in the 1830s and was mainly used to house prisoners for a few days for petty crimes. It is now a major tourist attraction in Grand Turk, where visitors can walk themselves around the prison and even stand in the cells that were once occupied.
Conveniently located on the coast, Her Majesty’s Prison is a great place to spend the day if you crave some shade out of the Caribbean sun.
Visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse
The Grand Turk Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in Turks and Caicos and is one of Grand Turk’s best known landmarks.
It was built after a number of ships mysteriously wrecked on the coast of Grand Turk and, although the lighthouse is no longer in use, you can now tour the grounds and get a bite to eat in the on-site snack shop.
Go diving with Flamingo Divers
Fancy exploring the fascinating world of the Turks and Caicos waters for the day? Flamingo Divers takes you away to West Caicos, Northwest Point, Sandbore Channel or French Cay where you can delve into the depths of the waters.
Light snacks are provided on the trip and whether you want to learn a new skill, improve your diving prowess or just want to dive into the gorgeous ocean, it would be hard to not enjoy yourself with Flamingo Divers.