An evening boat excursion can be a great way to end the day in the Turks and Caicos and watch the sunset from the ocean. If you’re lucky, you may also spot the elusive green flash atmospheric phenomenon.
Tours usually take between one and three hours. At least one complimentary drink is usually included, but many cruises offer bottomless alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, along with snacks.
For a few days after a full moon and at fifty minutes after sunset, small marine glow worms rise from the ocean floor and light up the water with a greenish glimmer.
Usually occurring on the ebbing tide and best seen in the shallow waters of the Caicos banks to the south of Providenciales, this phenomenon is caused by a fluorescent photoprotein that the female worm releases with its egg mass.
The glow worm performance isn’t completely predictable, with many variables including weather and location affecting the experience. We recommend contacting boat cruise operators in advance to determine the most appropriate times and dates.
Most of the evening cruises depart from the Leeward region of Providenciales.