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Visit Gibbs Cay and snorkel with the southern stingrays that inhabit the protected waters of this pristine island! This 2-hour aquatic adventure in Grand Turk Cays Land and Sea National Park takes you by power catamaran to one of the best natural attractions of Turks and Caicos. Stop along the way to snorkel in the barrier reef and then stand in shallow water to touch the rays as they glide past in the crystal-clear water! Enjoy this snorkel adventure from your hotel or cruise ship.
After hotel or port pickup in Grand Turk, board a power catamaran for a comfortable 15-minute ride to Gibbs Cay for your stingray encounter. On the way, view other uninhabited and interconnected Caribbean islands in Grand Turk Cays Land and Sea National Park. Your guide will make a stop for your small group to snorkel in the barrier reef, where parrot fish and butterfly fish are among the myriad species that swim through the colorful corals.
Arrive at Gibbs Cay, established as the best place in Turks and Caicos to get up close to the southern stingrays. Stand in less than 2 feet (.6 meters) of water near the shore – shallow enough for small children to feel comfortable. You'll descend into the crystal-clear waters from the white sands at unspoiled Gibbs Cay Beach and watch the graceful stingrays glide along the surface. The curious creatures swim right up to you; it's possible to find yourself surrounded by multiple rays at any one time!
Your knowledgeable guide is experienced in handling the marine animals and will explain how they survive in their natural environment, in addition to how they’ve adapted to the human presence in these protected waters. While you swim and snorkel with the stingrays, learn about their breeding and eating patterns as well as how they deter and hide from predators.
If you’d like, spend some free time lounging on the island or combing its beach for seashells. Don’t miss a chance to get a photo with the stingrays for bragging rights when you return home! After your amazing experience, your guide will deliver you by catamaran and motorized vehicle to your Grand Turk hotel or the cruise ship terminal.
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
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