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

Turtle Cove Marina Turtle Cove, Providenciales

Marina Amenities
Diesel
Electricity
Water Services
Gas (Petrol)
Internet
Marina Ramp
TV
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 Car Rental 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

Located in Turtle Cove

Turtle Cove is a quiet residential and tourism region located on the central north coast of Providenciales. The area is home to a few resorts, Turtle Cove Marina, several restaurants and shops, and quite a few vacation rentals. The excellent snorkelling site of Smith’s Reef is situated close of the beach here. More about Turtle Cove →

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Scooter Bob's Car Rental
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Bite Me Sportfishing
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Caicos Dream Tours
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