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charter boat cruising into Half Moon Bay lagoon The amazing Half Moon Bay Beach.

Providenciales Island Hopping and Beach BBQ Cruises

Our Opinion
Island hopping and beach boat cruises are a highly recommended way to enjoy the amazing beaches, reefs, water and cays of the Turks and Caicos.
5 star rating for Providenciales Island Hopping and Beach BBQ Cruises by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
tour boat charter landed on the beach at Water Cay
Providenciales boat cruises often visit the beautiful beaches on Water Cay, Little Water Cay and Pine Cay.

One of the most popular things to do on Providenciales, a beach cruise will appeal to all age groups. Tours usually visit snorkeling spots, the iguanas of Little Water Cay, and the pristine beaches of Water Cay, Pine Cay and Fort George Cay.

For half day and longer tours, lunch (often a beach BBQ with fresh conch or lobster if in season) is typically included. When in season, collecting your own conch for lunch may be an option!

Snorkel gear is usually provided, but these cruises really don’t tend to visit the best reefs, unlike dedicated snorkelling cruises.

Most of these tours pick up guests on the Grace Bay and Bight beaches outside their resorts, or include complementary hotel pickup if your accommodations are located elsewhere.

Destinations and Sights

Clear water at Half Moon Bay Beach.

The vast majority of boat trips visit the nine mile (14.5km) (string of small cays and islands between Providenciales and North Caicos.

At less than a mile (1.5km) from Providenciales, the iguana nature sanctuary of Little Water Cay and the adjacent Half Moon Bay Beach are the most popular stops. Here, three quarters of a mile (1200 meters) of pristine beach await, along with the indigenous Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana and birdlife.

Further northeast is Water Cay, with two miles (3.4 km) of low white limestone cliffs with interspersed secluded beaches.

The deserted beaches of Fort George Cay, Pine Cay and Dellis Cay are also occasional stops, but are less popular due to the greater distance from Providenciales.

Selecting a Tour Company

secluded beach and cliffs at Water Cay
Water Cay coastline. Pine Cay, Water Cay and Little Water Cay are connected by one continuous beach.

About twenty different businesses offer beach and island hopping type excursions, each with their own schedule and features. Most cruises tend to visit the same basic sites, but different tours have different vibes. The popular catamaran powerboats usually play music and are more of a party. On the other hand, the sailboat excursions tend to be a bit more tranquil.

Private Charters

Most businesses offer private charters at an additional charge. Suitable from two up to large groups, customize your own trip and do want you want to do.

Local Businesses

Big Blue Unlimited
Big Blue Unlimited offers custom charters to the Caicos Cays, West Caicos, French Cay and even South Caicos. Snorkelling gear, snacks and beverages and complimentary, and meals can be arranged. There’s a wide range of vessels to choose from for the perfect adventure.
Panoply Charters
Take a private luxury cruise to the spectacular and uninhabited cays of the Turks and Caicos. Half and full day adventures are available.
Caicos Catalyst
Full-day and half day island-hopping and beach picnic cruises are offered.
Caicos Dream Tours
Caicos Dream Tours has several different tours to choose from. The snorkel and conch cruise is a general favourite, but private half and full day charters are also available. The use of snorkel gear, drinks, snacks and sandwiches are included.
Catch the Wave
Visit the beautiful and secluded cays and beaches of the Turks and Caicos on our half and full day snorkel and beach cruises. Our fleet has the perfect vessel for your excursion.
Island Vibes
Island Vibes’ full day BBQ Adventure is a great way to experience the beaches and snorkelling spots of the Caicos Cays. Drinks, snacks and the free use of snorkel gear is included. Private charters are also available.
Kenard Cruises
Kenard Cruises offers half and full day cruise and snorkeling excursions aboard a luxury 42 foot power catamaran. Lunch and all drinks included.
Ocean Outback
Ocean Outback cruises to the seclude West Harbour Bluff on Providenciales. Discover the cave, ancient rock carvings, beach and wildlife of this beautiful area. Complimentary beer, rum punch, soda, water, beach BBQ lunch and the use of snorkel equipment is included.
Sail Beluga
Visit some of the most beautiful coastlines and beaches in the Turks and Caicos on the Beluga. There’s a wide range of private charters available. Snorkel on the reefs, see wild dolphins, turtles and stingrays, or simply relax on a pristine and deserted cay.
Sail Provo
Visit the iguanas of Little Water Cay, discover a secluded beach on a little uninhabited cay, or snorkel the reefs. Sail Provo has several half and full days cruises to chose from.
SURFside Academy
SURFside Academy offers watersports, activities and eco adventures for children age 5 through 17, along with babysitting services.
Talbot's Adventures
With decades of local knowledge, Talbot’s Adventures specializes in Turks and Caicos fishing charters, boating excursions, tours and water sports with a commitment to conservation.
The Atabeyra
Visit the Caicos Cays north of Providenciales on this four and a half hour cruise to Fort George Cay. Snorkel gear, rum punch, soft drinks and water are complimentary.