EXPLORE THE TURKS AND CAICOS ON A PADDLE BOARD
Island adventure is at the ready when you set out to explore the Turks and Caicos by paddle board and kayak. With over 40 islands and cays, only eight of which are inhabited, exploring miles of secluded coastlines, remote coves, and stunning lagoons offers an unforgettable day on the water. Whether you set out with a kayak to discover cays only accessible by non-powered watercraft, or you’re looking for the scenic vantage point that stand-up paddle boarding affords, pristine beauty & vibrant marine life are all part of the picture.
BEST PADDLE BOARDING AND KAYAKING DESTINATIONS IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS
When you paddle board or kayak on Providenciales island, every destination is stunning and there are no wrong turns. And while the scenery speaks for itself, here are a few of our favorite day trips.
Chalk Sound National Park: We love this destination because of its diverse landscape. Hundreds of unique limestone formations jut out of the crystal clear water, and lemon sharks, sting rays, barracudas, lizards, and iguanas are among the local wild life to be found around the lagoon.
Mangrove Cay: Discover the stunning ecosystem of the red mangroves on this small uninhabited island just east of Providenciales. While the area is abundant in wildlife, the real gem is the web of remarkable plants that sustain and border the island’s channels.
Long Bay Beach: A jewel of Providenciales, Long Bay Beach offers the picturesque turquoise water and powdery sand that paddleboarders seek but remains a more tucked-away destination than the well known Grace Bay.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR PADDLE BOARDING IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS
When traveling in a new area, make yourself familiar with the waterways and channels before you set out. If kayaking solo, remember to leave your paddle plan with the rental service. Stay hydrated and bring along plenty of water if you plan to venture far from shore. Take caution not to disturb the marine life in the area because you’re sure to have a first-hand encounter when you take to the waters of Providenciales.