Turks and Caicos
The pristine and opulent islands of the Turks and Caicos, lying on the southeastern edge of the Bahamas in the Atlantic, serve as the ideal starting point for a luxury charter yacht. They constitute 40 islands covering 366 square miles, with 32 of the islands being uninhabited and largely unspoiled. The area is packed with scenic beauty, historic charm, and enchanted atmospheres.
What makes these islands perfect for yachting is their tropical climate, turquoise waters, and nearly 250 miles of coastline (including over 140 miles of soft white-sand beaches). During your trip, you’ll always find numerous unexplored cays only short
yacht rides away! Additionally, the Turks and Caicos have a rich salt production history, stunning local art and souvenirs, and loads of conch shells. Fun fact: a conch is an edible sea snail, and you can take up to three of these back home without a permit.
To fully experience the serenity and beauty of the archipelago, cruising around the islands on a rental yacht should be on your bucket list. The verdant islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos are sparsely populated, featuring secluded beaches, rugged ocean cliffs, and mesmerizing limestone caves. Anchoring here will give you numerous
opportunities for kayaking, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding. The Flamingo Pond Overlook is an ideal place to spot hundreds of flamingos, and the restaurants here serve mouthwatering seafood you’ll drool over!
East Caicos features mangrove marshes and flat tundra, though you’ll also catch sights of wetlands and swamps during your private charter. West Caicos is famous amongst divers. Here you can marvel at the ruins of Yankee Town and go wall-diving at the Marine National Park.
Providenciales is a northwest island (and one of the most developed) of the Turks and Caicos.
It is home to vacation villas, luxury hotels, three serene fishing villages, and some of the country’s best beaches, including Grace Bay Beach. The cotton plantation of Cheshire Hall is a historic site, and the lagoon of Chalk Sound National Park portrays picturesque views of limestone formations. Its 129 kilometers of barrier reef provides lots of opportunities for diving and snorkeling, and the Long Bay Beach located here is fantastic for kiteboarding. The yachting center of South Caicos is the fourth most populated island in the archipelago and is perfect for watersports. These include scuba diving in the Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, shore fishing in Highland Bay, and snorkeling
in East Bay. You can also devour local and international flavors at high-end restaurants, such as the Sailrock Resort.
Yachting further south will take you to the archipelago’s capital and one of the world’s best cruise ship destinations, Grand Turk. Here, you can go on snorkeling charters, take island tours, and go snuba diving. The Grand Turk Cruise Center is a fantastic spot for tourist shopping, and the nearby island of Salt Cay is ideal for watching humpback whales.
The Caribbean Turks and Caicos’ natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and soft sands can definitely bring all your yacht charter vacation dreams to life!