Launching at small powerboat at Turtle Cove Marina. A boat is the perfect way to explore the dozens of small islands or 'cays' in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Exploring the dozens of small islands in the Turks and Caicos is only possible via boat.
There are several marinas on Providenciales, most of which have slips for launching trailered boats and sell fuel. See below for a list of the island's marinas.
Before embarking on your voyage, make sure to have the necessary safety equipment aboard. Equipment you should make sure to have is a VHF radio and life vests for all passengers. You should also see the owner's manual that came with your boat for specific tools required.
Renting a Boat
Few companies rent boats on Providenciales. This may be due to the challenging waters surrounding the islands and the likely chance of damage by inexperienced captains.
SeaDoo jet boats can be rented from Sun and Fun Seasports, with sizes ranging from jetskis to 8 passenger jetboats. Jetboats are fast, but are also expensive to rent and consume fuel rapidly.
IMPORTANT: Jetboats CANNOT be operated in the national parks, which includes the entire north shore of Providenciales and the iguana islands. There are hefty fines payable if you are caught!
The Turks and Caicos waters can be quite difficult to navigate as reefs, shoals and shallows abound. You’ll want to have detailed charts. They can of course be purchased for all major GPS systems, and printed charts can be bought at
Walkin Marine on Providenciales.