Top Ten Caribbean Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Turks and Caicos: Spot Whales
By Paris Permenter & John Bigley
  |  Gorp.com

From December through April, intrepid ecotourists journey to remote, undeveloped Salt Cay for a very simple but spectacular reason: a chance to spot humpback whales. Although you can watch them from shore, the best view is up close and personal, right in the water with the giant mammals when these humpbacks migrate through the Turks Island Passage on their way to the Mouchoir Bank about 30 miles to the southeast. Certified divers are treated to a symphony of whale songs reverberating through the water. Can't make it during the winter months? Grab your fins anyway; these walls are home to manta ray during the summer months, and you can expect to see dolphins on most dives as well.


Best Hotels in Turks and Caicos

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Seven Stars Resort
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Beach House Turks and Caicos
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Grace Bay Club
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The Regent Grand Resort

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