Jet Skiing and Jet Boats can be an exciting way to spend an afternoon on the clear waters of the Turks and Caicos.
The La Famille Express freighter wreck, grounded by hurricanes Hanna and Ike in 2008, is a popular destination. Following the Long Bay coastline is interesting as well. On breezy days, dozens of kiteboarders can be seen here (be sure to give them a wide berth!)
A bit more to the west is the beautiful Turtle Tail Beach and the limestone ironshore islands of Bristol Cay, the Dick Penn Cays, and the Bird Egg Cays. Beware of approaching these islands as there are shallows in the area.
The spectacular cays to the east of Providenciales are also prime spots to visit. The uninhabited coastlines of Water Cay, Fort George Cay and Dellis Cay offer some of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos.
At this time, two businesses offer jet ski rentals. Both offer rentals and guided tours to the small scenic cays between Providenciales and North Caicos.
Unguided rentals start at over 100 dollars for half an hour. Maximum of three (depending on total weight) riders per jet ski. Basic instruction and safety equipment is included.
We recommend bringing appropriate sunglasses or goggles to protect against sea spray.
Deposits are typically required for rentals.
Most visitors will find a calm ocean the most enjoyable for this water sport.
The ocean and wave conditions off the south side of Providenciales, where nearly all of the island’s jet skiing takes place, is largely affected by localised winds. Because of this, it’s typically easy to predict ocean surface conditions in the area.
Wind speeds under 10 mph (16 kph) usually results in perfect flat water. Over 16 mph (26 kph) and you’ll be contending with 1-3 foot (.3-1 m) waves.
Check our wind forecast and consider scheduling accordingly.
Jet ski use is illegal in national parks and nature reserves.
The Princess Alexandra National Park is the only protected area that is likely to be entered by jet skiers on Providenciales. This region includes Grace Bay Beach, Leeward Beach, and the The Bight Beach.
Your water sports business should be able to clearly define suitable zones. Both jet ski water sports businesses are located on the south side of Providenciales and outside the Princess Alexandra National Park.