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sport fishing boats docked at Turtle Cove Marina Turtle Cove is the oldest marina in the country.

Turtle Cove Marina

Turtle Cove, Providenciales
Contact Information
Marina Amenities
Diesel
Electricity
Water Services
Gas (Petrol)
Internet
Marina Ramp
TV
Complimentary WiFi
aerial photo of the pond and docks at Turtle Cove Marina
Aerial view of Turtle Cove Marina.

Found on the central north coast of Providenciales, Turtle Cove Marina is the island’s oldest and largest marina. The site offers a full range of services, along with 65 deep water slips.

The marina was originally an inland saline pond that was dredged, and is connected to the bay off the north coast of Providenciales by an inlet channel. Consequently, the marina is quite sheltered and immune to swell and wave conditions off the island.

The greater region surrounding the marina, derivatively referred to simply as Turtle Cove, is home to a few resorts and restaurants, some shops, quite a few luxury rental villas, and the excellent snorkelling site of Smith's Reef.

Amenities

The amenities and services of Turtle Cove Marina are wide. Gasoline, diesel, electricity, and fresh water are available.

There are several restaurants on the water at the marina as well, including Sharkbite Bar and Grill, Baci Restaurant, and Tiki Hut.

The complex also offers a boat ramp for trailer launching of vessels. Ample trailer parking is also located nearby.

The onsite Scooter Bob's offer car, scooter and bicycle rentals and a small fishing and tackle shop as well.

Vessel Navigation and Entry

For vessels arriving from outside the northern barrier reef off of Providenciales, a guide boat is available for the difficult entry navigation through Sellar’s Cut and the many reefs in the bay.

Call ahead on VHF Channel 16 for details.

The Debut of Tourism on Providenciales

Turtle Cove Marina, and the now largely-forgotten Third Turtle Inn began the tourism industry on Providenciales.

charter boats docked in the canal at Turtle Cove Marina
The canals at Turtle Cove.

A shallow and muddy body of water, called Sellar’s Pond, was dredged out to form the current marina. The inlet was also dug, and the rock jetty built.

In 1967, Providenciales, previously only home to three sleepy fishing settlements, saw construction begin on a project that included the marina, Third Turtle Inn resort, roads, and a dirt airstrip. Within a decade this catalyst resulted in a cargo port at South Dock (formerly known as Gussy Cove), new resorts, a surfaced runway and functional airport.

It’s interesting that the first resorts on Providenciales weren’t built on Grace Bay Beach, which today is the country’s primary tourism attraction.

Map & Location

General information for the Turtle Cove area

The first area on Providenciales to see tourism development, Turtle Cove is now home to the popular Turtle Cove Marina complex. Several hotels, restaurants, shops and vacation villas can be found here, along with the excellent Smith's Reef snorkeling site.

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Directory

Aggressor Fleet
The Turks and Caicos Aggressor II is the only live-aboard dive boat based in the country. This 120 foot vessel typically offers 7 day cruises to the best sites on the western Caicos Banks. Amenities include private and shared staterooms, all meals and beverages, lounge, hot tub, photo center, Nitrox and more.
Bite Me Sportfishing
Half and full day deep sea sport fishing charters.
Caicos Dream Tours
Three hour, half and full day boat cruises to the small cays around Providenciales. Snorkeling and fishing is usually offered on most cruises.
Caicos Tours
Caicos Tours offers semi-submarine tours of the reefs off Providenciales. Their Turtle Reef Adventure takes you out to the reefs where you'll see a wide range of fish, and each person has their personal viewing window. The Mermaid Adventure incorporates the above, and you'll also get to see a real live mermaid swimming around the boat. It's a unique way to see the aquatic life of Providenciales.
Captain Marvin's Watersports
Operating in the Turks and Caicos for over twenty years, Captain Marvin’s is the main parasail business on Providenciales. Single, tandem and three person flights available, along with banana boat wake rides. Reservations 1-2 days in advance recommended.
Green Bean
Green Bean Café serves a wide range of coffee, salads, soups, paninis, burgers and pizzas. The coffee, tea and many other dishes are organic, and any takeaway containers are recyclable or compostable. Gluten-free and vegetarian options 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.
Provo Turtle Divers
Provo Turtle Divers offers one, two and three tank dives, along with multiple day packages.
Reef Peepers
Reef Peepers has the local knowledge and years of experience to take you on the trip of a lifetime. They have four boats to serve you: a 40-foot power catamaran, the glass-bottom Reef Peeper, and a 48-foot sailing catamaran, and finally the elegant Island Magic. Snorkelling cruises, sailing adventures, beach BBQs, and more are all on offer.
Scooter Bob's
Jeep, car, SUV, mini-van and bicycle rental. Daily and weekly rates. Free collection, drop-off and delivery.
Sharkbite Bar and Grill
Sharkbite Bar and Grill is located on the water at Turtle Cove Marina and features local and international fare.
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.