Found at Balfour Town on Salt Cay, this small harbour is the only port and marina on the island.
This harbour is located on the typically sheltered western (leeward) side of Salt Cay. A concrete pier wraps around much of Deane’s Dock and provides protection from the ocean swells.
Along with the Salt Cay Community Ferry, Deane’s Dock is also the headquarters of Salt Cay Divers and several local fishing boats. It is the centre of activity on the tiny island.
Although not quite as vibrant as some of the actual reefs in the region, the snorkelling off the pier is sheltered and interesting.
Deane’s Dock is one of the oldest points of development in the Turks and Caicos, with the location having played an important role in sea salt production for hundreds of years.
In 1896, the current design and construction of the site (including the breakwater pier) was completed.
Over the years, Deane’s Dock naturally decayed and received serious damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Long overdue, the site saw refurbishment in 2010.
The small settlement of Balfour Town is found on the northwest coast of Salt Cay. Many of the island’s essential infrastructure and businesses are found here including the airport and the main port of Deane’s Dock.