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Sailboats at the annual Valentine's Day Cup, Middle Caicos.

Sports and Activities on North and Middle Caicos

Together, North and Middle Caicos make up more than half of the land mass in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Both of these islands have extensive wetlands and shallows, offering miles of unexplored mangrove channels and countless sandy cays, making for some of the best kayaking in the country.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Discover the complex mangrove networks, interior ponds and cays by stand up paddle board. The best wetlands in the country are found here.
The two islands of North and Middle Caicos offer an amazing array of locations for the experienced kiteboarder. There’s plenty of sheltered flat water to explore, and when the swell’s up, Mudjin Harbour and Conch Bar Beach offers the best surf conditions in the country.
Would you rather take an organized tour to North Caicos and Middle Caicos? Several local businesses offer differing packages that visit the top sights, coastlines and attractions. Cycling, wetland paddling, boat and land tours are available.
A few smaller companies offer deep-sea and bone fishing in the water primarily around North Caicos.
Learn about the best snorkeling spots on North Caicos and Middle Caicos. Much of Middle Caicos is quite close to the barrier reef and deep water, and when ocean and wind conditions are mild the underwater experience can be amazing. North Caicos is a bit more limited, but the beautiful Three Marys Cays area can be interesting.
One small boat charter operator offers one or two tank dives from North Caicos. Gear is available for rent, or bring your own.

The Great Outdoors

Kayaking at Crossing Place Channel, Middle Caicos.

Offering wide and pristine expanses of wetlands and tropical dry forests, North and Middle Caicos are great outdoor destinations. Due to the limited number of visitors, there isn’t a huge selection of tour businesses operating on the two islands. Many of the rental villas include the complimentary use of a kayak or stand up paddle board, but the choice of organized excursions is few.

Water Sports

Water sports of course make up the majority of activities. Kayaking, paddle boarding and kiteboarding are unparalleled.

Diving and snorkelling are not quite as spectacular, but are also worth considering.

Wetlands abound on both islands. The northern coasts are home to shallow saline ponds. Small cays fill the channels between the islands and the entire south sides of North Caicos and Middle Caicos form a tremendous mangrove network. There’s simply so much to explore.

Land Sports

Hiking the coasts surrounding North and Middle Caicos.

Cycling, hiking and birdwatching are the main land activities.

Sites such as the Crossing Place Trail and Wade's Green Plantation offer miles of scenic trails. Other locations haven’t yet been developed with trails, yet are wonderful and wild hiking sites.

Due to the extensive wetlands, bird sightings are excellent. Flamingo Pond Overlook is the most-popular stop, but nearly every pond and channel supports interesting bird life.

As the Turks and Caicos Islands are fundamentally formed from limestone, the Karst geomorphological process is seen nearly everywhere there is exposed rock.

The coastal cliffs on the islands are perfect places to see small flank margin caves and sinkholes; another interesting feature of the terrain.

Snorkelling in a blue hole.