The Best Whale Watching Excursions in Turks and Caicos
Close your eyes and imagine yourself sailing through the crystal blue waters of Turks and Caicos, soaking up the sun as you marvel at the beautiful ocean that surrounds you. In the distance, see a large spout of water and then a massive tail bursting through the waves. As you stare in awe at the large creature before you, you wonder if you’re dream or if you’ve really caught a glimpse of a humpback whale! It's no dream -- you're on one of the fabled whale watching excursions in the Turks and Caicos.
There is nothing more magical and exciting than watching a humpback whale breaching the waters right before your very eyes. It’s never been easier to spend time with these majestic creatures. Wondering how you can catch a glimpse?
Here is a guide to planning a fun and memorable whale watching excursions in Turks and Caicos.
The Best Time for Whale Watching in Turks and Caicos
Because of the short time window, whale-watching tours run seasonally. The period between December and April is the best time to go on a whale watching excursion. Pods of humpback whales travel from the colder waters of the North Atlantic to the warmer waters of the Caribbean. Once they arrive, female whales prepare to give birth while other whales search for a suitable mate.
Grand Turk and Salt Cay are the best places for whale watching. Visitors have the best possible chance to spot whales as pods travel through this area on their way to the birthing grounds in the Dominican Republic.
Planning a Whale Watching Excursion in Grand Turk
Whales generally swim in pods of ten or more. However, mother whales are very protective of their babies and are therefore harder to spot. Planning a day trip to Grand Turk with a tour excursion is the best way to get up close and personal to the whales.
Grand Turk is a small island located approximately 70 miles southeast of Providenciales. The area is a laid-back paradise with lovely beaches and offers a snapshot of the island’s colonial heritage. It is also the island’s sole cruise ship port with as many as three ships docking per day.
A domestic flight from Providenciales International Airport is about 30 minutes. Reserving a rental car during your visit is the best way to get around Grand Turk.
The Palms Can Help You Plan a Fantastic Day Trip to Grand Turk
Does swimming with humpback whales excite you? The Palms is more than happy to help you plan a memorable whale-watching experience. Contact us now to get started!