Custom Kayak Adventures
The Turks and Caicos Islands offer the avid kayaker a wide range of areas to explore. Using boats and trailers, the kayaks can be transported across the archipelago to begin paddling almost anywhere. Utilize Big Blue’s expertize to explore off the beaten path into the wilderness of the remote cays, mangroves and tidal creeks. Many of these kayak destinations are also suitable for SUPs (paddle distances can be modified as required), and can be extended into a multi-day inn-to-inn style expedition. Please contact Big Blue for more information.
Frenchman’s Creek Nature Reserve
This inter-tidal and inland waterway on the west end of Provo is a rich and vital ecosystem, supporting life on the reef a few miles away and is a breeding ground for herons, pelicans, and terns. The narrow mangrove channels open up onto spectacular beaches where a picnic lunch and shallow snorkeling can be enjoyed. A custom adventure to this side of the island can also be combined with snorkeling, diving, paddling and a trip over to West Caicos.
This is a simple and cost effective way to open up those paddling arms and see some beautiful territory. The Cays stretch away from Big Blue’s base at Leeward and run all the way up to North Caicos (approximately 10 miles). You can paddle on either side of the islands and gauge the route according to tide and wind direction. The east (Caicos Banks side) is shallow and includes more mangroves. The west side is deeper and runs along the beaches and reefs. There are numerous places where you can cross over between the two and complete a circumnavigation to suit your abilities and endurance. Guided or self-guided.
For a true wilderness experience in an internationally protected wetlands habitat travel by boat to the southern side of the Caicos Islands. Transfer into kayaks and start exploring a labyrinth of interconnecting mangrove channels that offer countless possible routes. Look for bird and marine life along the way including the beautiful reddish egrets and skittish pink flamingos and although the marine life is generally small, dolphins have been spotted at the mouths of the channels. Enjoy the solitude and adventure as you wind your way through this unique environment. With some simple modifications to our boats we’re now able to transport up to 6 paddlers to join us on these exciting adventures into the interior wilderness A custom adventure can also be extended to include some snorkeling on the reef and cruising along the beaches and cays. Snacks and picnic lunch provided.
Bottle Creek/East Bay Cays Nature Reserve
This spectacular and rarely visited area lies between the large Islands of North and Middle Caicos. It is made up of several cays with long sandy beaches on their windward side and shallow mangrove channels adjacent to Bottle Creek on the other. It can be accessed from either island and circumnavigated if desired. Guided or Self-Guided.
Middle & East Caicos
The best place to launch on Middle Caicos is at the boat ramp in the small village of Lorimers. The creeks here connect out to the Windward-Going-Through and onto the beautiful waters on the east side of the island. There are some truly spectacular beaches, sand bars, and small islands in this area including Joe Grant’s Cay and on a long day trip you can push around the point to East Caicos and the old plantation settlement of Jacksonville. Better still take 2-3 days to explore this uninhabited region of the Caicos Islands and experience an unforgettable adventure equipped with a tent and cooker.