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Providenciales Boating

Overview

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!

Charts

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.

Marinas

Blue Haven Marina
Leeward • Marina, Port of Entry
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.
South Side Marina
Providenciales • Marina
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 (Walkin Marina)
Providenciales • Marina
This small marina (also known as Walkin Marina) is located on the east point of Providenciales in Leeward Going Through Channel. Several water sports businesses operate from this complex, including the ferry services to North Caicos and South Caicos. This marina utilizes a floating dock system.
Caicos Marina
Long Bay • Marina, Port of Entry...
Found on the south eastern shore of Providenciales, Caicos Marina and shipyard offers general yacht services and has expansive repair facilities. An onsite shop stocks basic marine supplies and engine parts. The Providenciales branch of the marine police is based here.
Turtle Cove Marina
Turtle Cove • Marina, Port of Entry...
This large full-service marina is the oldest on Providenciales and is located on the northern side of the island.