Down-island from the Bahamian Out Islands is the separate nation of Turks and Caicos. A low lying mainly resort destination, less common for crewed yacht charters.
Like the Bahamas, it has historically been a part of the British Commonwealth. Over all, it is a prosperous nation undergoing a huge growth spurt in the economy due to tourism and vacation homes for international residents. The center of population and business is Providenciales, known as “Provo.” The winter climate is generally warmer than in the northern Bahamas, and it is temperate throughout the rest of the year.
The land is low, without much vegetation. Its beauty lies in the vast shallow banks, long perfect beaches with picturesque outlying cays, an undersea world of shallow reefs with steep coral walls, and its breathtaking turquoise waters. In a bold step to preserve the national treasure of the environment, the government has created numerous National Marine Parks as well as land reserves, historical sites, and various sanctuaries. Anchoring is permitted only in designated areas. No fish or conch may be taken from these waters.
The primary area for yachts in the Turks and Caicos is Provo, which provides an excellent anchorage at Sapodilla Bay in the south or Turtle Cove Marina in the north. The Provo International Airport provides easy access to these venues.
Besides the attractions of perfect anchorages, spectacular snorkeling, scuba diving, beachcombing, and swimming, your vacation might also include whale watching at nearby Mouchoir or Silver Banks. Here huge pods of humpback whales with calves frolic during their spring migration north.
There are, however, very few luxury charter yachts available for more than day charters at any time in Turks and Caicos, despite the perfect year-round weather. They are serious about maintaining high standards of natural beauty and diversity! Day charters here is not a facet that we are familair with nor book, the yachts are based there and local resources are a better contact to make to inquire about one.