Ocean Outback Adventures at scenic West Harbour Bluff and the Pirate's Cave.
Ocean Outback Adventures
, Guided by Captain Bill, is one of the oldest boat tour excursions on Providenciales, and offers catamaran powerboat trips to the beautiful southwest coast and
West Harbour Bluff area of Providenciales.
Ocean Outback’s large 40 foot catamaran Jammin' is stable, comfortable, and great for children and adults alike. The vessel offers a fun and unique experience, as it’s essentially a floating playground, with a slide, jumping boards, trampoline, and swing, all of which offer an exciting drop into the turquoise ocean water!
Complimentary drinks, rum punch, and snacks are included on tours, as is the use of sanitized snorkel gear, flotation belts, and watersports vests. The vessel offers both a fully shaded main deck and a top sun deck, stairs for easy boarding, and has a bathroom as well.
Bookings and Reservations
Jammin' has a slide, jumping board, swing, trampoline, and stairs with a 20 foot water jump!
To book, call +1 (649) 231-0824, or visit Ocean Outback Adventure's website. Choose from the public Pirate Adventure Tour, sunset and glowworm cruises, and private charters.
Ocean Outback Adventures visits many beautiful and fascinating natural and historical sights at the remote West Harbour Bluff, and tours stop at snorkeling reefs in the area as well.
Pirates Cave and Split Rock
Snorkeling reef in the shallow turquoise waters of the Caicos Banks.
One of the most popular features at West Harbour Bluff is a small yet spectacular cave, commonly referred to as the Pirates Cave. At
low tide, a small beach is found at the cave, and ladders lead from inside to the cliffs above.
The small cave was formed by the
Karst process and hides an incredibly uncommon tempestite fossilized conch feature on its north wall. This site was also visited by famous early 1900s anthropologist Theo de Booy, who found pre-Columbian Taino artifacts and ceramics in the cave.
On top of the cliffs and peninsula at West Harbour Bluff are beautiful rock inscriptions from centuries past. These carvings were left by shipwrecked sailors, and the dates and ship names inscribed match old insurance records and registries in archives.
At the extreme point of the peninsula is split rock. This obvious and imposing rock is topped by an osprey nest, and the majestic birds can be seen soaring on the updrafts. Brave souls have jumped off the cliff on the south side of the peninsula into the water 30 feet below, but be on the lookout for rocks and
The beautiful and secluded beach at Bonefish Point.
Bonefish Point is also found in the West Harbour Bluff area, and offers a tranquil beach and dune environment. This sandy point is near the entrance to the
Frenchman’s Creek Nature Reserve wetland system, so herons, egrets, stingrays, small sharks and pelicans abound.
Another popular stop on the tour is
Turtle Rock. This isolated limestone cay is a very interesting spot to explore. The rock split in half at some time in the distant past, and the channel through the center now hides some beautiful
snorkeling. Large channel crabs and lobsters hide in the crevices, groupers and snappers school in the sheltered overhangs, and spotted eagle rays can be seen gliding through the water near the cay. There’s also a small shipwreck nearby!
Bonefish Point at West Harbour Bluff.
Map & Location
Located in Sapodilla Bay
The scenic and sheltered Sapodilla Bay Beach is found near Chalk Sound on Providenciales. Like Taylor Bay, the water here is shallow, calm and typically a little warmer than at the other beaches. One of the smaller beaches on the island, Taylor Bay can get a bit crowded. More about Sapodilla Bay →