rovidenciales offers a number of marinas, located on both the northern and southern coasts of the island.
Several of the marinas have immigration and customs personnel present, but it's recommended that you call in advance to ensure, especially if you are arriving late in the evening.
Fuel, electricity and water supply is typically available, as are pilot boats. Blue Haven Marina and Turtle Cove Marina are adjacent to and within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and accommodations.
The smaller south coast facilities are a bit more limited in terms of extras services and amenities, yet the slip rates are a bit more favorable, especially for small cruisers.
Marina Entry and Navigation
Before approaching your chosen marina, radio ahead on VHF channel 16, or call, as the navigation into many sites can be tricky, with reef and shallow hazards.
Once in the marina, wait for instructions from local immigration and customs personal. As is the case for all visitors to the Turks and Caicos, a passport is required for each passenger and crew arriving. See Passports and Visas for detailed information and requirements.
Anchoring and Cruising Our Islands
Anchoring is legal at many sites in the Turks and Caicos. Any vessel over 60 feet (18 m) requires an Anchoring Permit from the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA).
If you’d like to cruise our countless uninhabited and spectacular cays, an extended stay may be granted by the Turks and Caicos Immigration Department. There are so many spectacular sights and beaches to discover throughout the archipelago.
Repairs and Service
General fuel, catering and provisioning is offered at most marinas.
South Bank Marina is the primary complex for engine and vessel repair and maintenance. This site offers hull and fiberglass repair, has haul-out capabilities for vessels up to 83 tons, and offers storage for boats.
If you’d like to explore the terrestrial sights and attractions of Providenciales, it’s easy to do so. Car rentals cars and taxis can be arranged for pickup at the marinas. In addition to the spectacular Grace Bay Beach, the island offers grocery stores, an expansive Do It Best building center, and marine supply shops.
See a map of Providenciales, or information on the various regions and districts of the island.
South Bank Marina is an upscale marina, port of entry, and vessel service and repair site that caters to yachts and recreational vessels. High quality fuel is available, as well as a wide range of repair, maintenance, and marine concierge services.
Found at the Turtle Tail area on the central south coast of Providenciales, this small marina offers general fuel, electricity and water services for yachts, and is also home to a few dive and water sports businesses. The onsite Bob’s Bar is a great place for refreshments and offers excellent views over the Caicos Banks.
Heaving Down Rock Marina (also known as Walkin Marina) is located on the eastern coast of Providenciales, and on Leeward Going Through Channel. Several water sports businesses operate from this complex, including the ferry services to North Caicos and South Caicos.
The luxury Blue Haven Marina is located at the amazingly beautiful Leeward Going Through channel off the east end of Providenciales. This extensive complex offers the full range of amenities including fuel, water and electricity services, restaurants, a market grocery store, and concierge services along with the onsite resort. Yachts up to 220 feet can be accommodated.
Turtle Cove Marina is a full-service marina that caters to private vessels and local tour companies. The location is the oldest marina on Providenciales, and is home to many restaurants and shops. The broader Turtle Cove area supports low-density and upscale residences and villas.