Winter Whale Watching

Yara_Whalefluke_236(1)One of nature’s most dramatic shows is on display every winter in the waters just off the Turks and Caicos Islands.

It is the annual migration of humpback whales that pass by here on their way to their winter breeding grounds in the Dominican Republic. These graceful and majestic giants are a wonder to behold, and come close by all of our islands.

The best viewing is in the Columbus Passage that separates Grand Turk and Salt Cay from the rest of our islands. Tour operators in Grand Turk and Salt Cay offer whale watching trips so contact them directly for more information. Hotel accommodations are available on both islands, too.

But even the scuba and snorkel operators in Provo see the whales every year as they gently surface and glide through the waters. Observing the humpbacks is reason enough to pay us a visit between December and February, which is when they visit us.

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