Snorkeling in Turks and Caicos: Is It Better on a Cruise or From the Shore?

Published January 10, 2023

Snorkeling is a popular activity for many people who visit Turks and Caicos Islands. There are many options for snorkeling in the islands, including both shoreline and offshore snorkeling. While both options offer the opportunity to explore the underwater world and see a variety of marine life, snorkeling offshore from a boat has several advantages over snorkeling from the shoreline.

Benefits of a Snorkeling Cruise

Remote Access

One of the main benefits of taking a snorkeling cruise is the ability to access more remote and undisturbed areas. Many of the best snorkeling spots in the Turks and Caicos Islands are located offshore, and are often only accessible by boat. A snorkeling cruise allows you to visit these more remote and less crowded areas, which can provide a more peaceful and authentic snorkeling experience.

Explore More

In addition to offering access to more remote locations, a snorkeling cruise also allows you to explore a wider range of ecosystems and marine habitats. The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to a diverse array of marine life, coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds. A snorkeling cruise allows you to visit these different habitats and see a greater variety of marine life, which can be especially interesting for those who are interested in marine biology or want to see as much as possible during their snorkeling trip.

See a Variety of Marine Life

There is such a huge variety of marine life that you can witness when you take a snorkel cruise offshore including:

  • eagle rays
  • stingrays
  • turtles
  • lobsters
  • big channel crabs
  • barracuda
  • reef sharks
  • nurse sharks
  • wrasse
  • parrotfish
  • triggerfish
  • jacks
  • blue tangs
  • black durgons
  • chub fish
  • angelfish

Jojo The Dolphin

There are no guarantees for meeting Jojo himself, but you are more likely to experience dolphin sightings at some of the hot spots that you will visit on a snorkeling cruise. Dolphins also love to play in the wake of boats. Seeing dolphins offshore and up close is an unforgettable experience. 

Snorkel in Comfort

Another advantage of a snorkeling cruise is the convenience and comfort it offers. When snorkeling from the shoreline, you typically have to carry all of your gear with you and find your own way to the snorkeling spot. This can be inconvenient and tiring, especially if you are traveling with a large group or have limited mobility. On the other hand, a snorkeling cruise typically includes all necessary gear and transportation, making it much more convenient and comfortable.

Snorkel Safely

When you hop on a boat to go snorkeling, this provides a safer and more enjoyable experience overall, which is especially important when children will be snorkeling with you. Caicos Dream Tours offers experienced guides who can provide safety instructions and assist you in the water. In addition, snorkeling from a boat allows you to stay out of the sun when you need a break and gives you access to shade and other amenities, which can be especially important in the hot and sunny Caribbean climate.

Book the Snorkeling Cruise with Caicos Dream Tours

While both shoreline and offshore snorkeling have their own unique benefits, snorkeling from a boat offshore has several advantages that make it a better option for many people. Book a snorkeling cruise with Caicos Dream Tours for one of the best snorkeling experiences in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Visit the website to reserve your spot today on one of our many boats, including our luxury yacht!

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