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Top 5 Turks and Caicos Snorkeling Trips

The beaches are calling! Plan your next holiday to Turks and Caicos to enjoy the pristine beaches and to discover the best of ocean wildlife. Home to one of the longest coral reefs in the world, Turks and Caicos snorkeling is your ultimate destination for snorkeling.

Every year, travelers flock into this destination to enjoy the amazing weather and spectacular seascape. The beautiful clear waters, a spectacular reef, and coral formations and the ocean life, makes snorkeling an unforgettable memory.
If you are an experienced snorkeler, we recommend you try this marine adventure by night. Spot different creatures like squids, large sea worms, sea snails and if you are lucky octopus too. It’s a rewarding experience that you must try!

5 Best Snorkeling locations in Turks and Caicos

Whether you choose to explore the underwater world for half a day or every day of your stay, it’s an experience that will stay with you for life. So, gear up with your mask, vest, and fins to get started with snorkeling in Turks and Caicos. There are multiple snorkeling spots throughout the island, and these are some of the best that you must-try:


Turks and Caicos Barrier Reef

Located on the Grace Bay Beach, protecting the Provo’s leeward coast, this barrier reef is the third-largest in the world. The crystal-clear water, white sandy beaches, and a window into the breathtaking underwater world.

Coral Gardens

Also known as the bight reef, this is one of the most popular spots to enjoy snorkeling in Turks and Caicos. Coral gardens are home to a wide variety of marine life and are a great choice for snorkeling beginners. The coral reefs here are made of one main ridge which spans over 350 feet from the shore. Spot stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, queen angelfish, and several other fascinating marine life.


Smith’s Reef

Located in the Turtle Cove area consists of multiple separate reef systems and coral heads. This coral reef is an ideal choice for both experienced and novice divers. This beautiful snorkeling site is great to spot stingrays and turtles.
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Malcolm’s Beach

This quiet and secluded beach located on the west of Providenciales is the best spot for experienced snorkelers. The snorkeling points on Malcolm’s beach offers exquisite underwater visibility. Although snorkeling is great here, since there are no facilities here, you’ll need to bring your own equipment.


Grace Bay Reefs

As one of the best beaches in the Turks and Caicos, this beach was named after Grace Jane Hutchings, the wife of the commissioner. It’s probably not the best of reefs to enjoy Turks and Caicos snorkeling in comparison to the ones listed above, but one of the best for novice snorkeler. Take a boat cruise out to the barrier reef, swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the stunning views.

Explore the Islands in the Best Conditions

Dove Cay, Long Cay, Mudjin Harbor and Salt Cay located on the islands of Turks and Caicos are also a great choice for snorkeling. Explore your adventurous side, take guide snorkeling tours that open up opportunities to a whole new world of ocean life.