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Providenciales Island Hopping and Beach BBQ Boat Charters

Editor's Comments
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 Island Hopping and Beach BBQ Boat Charters 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 snorkeling 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 ocean water at Half Moon Bay
Clear water at Half Moon Bay Beach.

The vast majority of boat trips visit the 9 mile (14.5 km) string of small cays and islands between Providenciales and North Caicos.

At less than a mile (1.5 km) from Providenciales, the iguana nature sanctuary of Little Water Cay and the adjacent Half Moon Bay Beach are the most popular stops. Here, 0.75 miles (1200 m) 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

Moana Charters
Moana Charters is a luxury private day charter company, based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Discover amazing beaches, uninhabited cays, beautiful reefs, and much more. Choose from sporty Axopar day yachts, or a spacious and luxurious Windy yacht with air-conditioned cabin.
Mako Watersports
Mako Watersports is a jet ski, SUP eco-tour, and wakesports rental company located in the picturesque Leeward area of Providenciales. Visit amazing beaches, incredible turquoise waters, mangrove wetlands, the La Famille Express Shipwreck or embark on a private water sports boat charter.
Turks Ventures
Turks Ventures is a small eco-tour, water sports, and boat charter based on Providenciales, with a focus on fun and interesting tours many beautiful locations in the Turks and Caicos. Excursions include an economical water taxi service to Half Moon Bay, Little Water Cay, and the floating bars.
Okeanos Charters
Okeanos Charters is a private luxury charter, with custom adventures to the beautiful beaches, cays, and reefs that surround the Turks and Caicos. Discover paradise at your own pace.
Rising Tide Tours
Rising Tide Tours features guided kayak and paddleboard eco adventures to the mangrove wetlands and estuaries near Providenciales. Experience breathtaking crystal-clear water and see fish, birds, sharks, iguanas, turtles, conch, starfish, and much more.
Lady Grace
Lady Grace is an elegant 64-foot sailing catamaran, and features a full range of luxury amenities. Choose from private charters, sunset sails, snorkel adventures, and more.
Sail Beluga
For more than 20 years, the Beluga has been one of the most popular luxury charters in the Turks and Caicos. Enjoy the unique and tranquil experience of true sailing, and visit the incredible reefs, beaches, and cays that make Turks and Caicos such a special destination. Professional, friendly, and certified captains.
Grand Slam Fishing Charters
Grand Slam Fishing Charters has been chasing game fish in the Turks and Caicos for more than 20 years. Catch wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, snapper, grouper, and more with the pros. Fishing, snorkeling, and beach cruising charters are also available, and are fun for all ages.
Island Adventure TCI
Island Adventure TCI is a small and locally-owned eco-tour company that specializes in clear kayak wetland tours and private boat charters. Excursions are family-friendly, and are great for experiencing the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos.
Ocean Frontiers
Take a day charter in style! Ocean Frontiers offers custom adventures to the amazing and beautiful locations that make the Turks and Caicos famous! Plan your own custom adventure and spend the day how you'd like, all a great price.
Ocean Outback Adventures
Ocean Outback Adventures offers fun cruises on western Providenciales on a comfortable and stable 40' catamaran that has a slide, trampoline, swing, and jumping board. Complimentary drinks, rum punch, and snacks. Exciting for all ages!
Big Blue Collective
Big Blue Collective offers custom charters to the Caicos Cays, West Caicos, French Cay and even South Caicos. Snorkeling 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.
Jedi Kite
Jedi Kite specializes in unpretentious and off-the-beaten-path boat charters that are fully customized to guest preferences, and professional kiteboarding instruction and adventures. Snorkel, explore deserted beaches, learn how to kiteboard, or experiencing an exhilarating kite downwind safari across the turquoise waters of the Caicos Islands.
Caribbean Cruisin'
Located at Heaving Down rock Marina on the east end of Providenciales, Caribbean Cruisin' is the primary passenger ferry service operator in the country, with routes from Providenciales to North and South Caicos. They also provide Jet ski rentals and tours, boat charters and excursion, and water sports.
Amazing Tours
Amazing Tours is a bespoke private charter company which operates an elegant 51' Leopard power catamaran yacht, and offers a range of full day, half day, and sunset charters to incredible cays, beaches, and reefs in the islands.