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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Unexplored Turks & Caicos

Grand Turk - Museum

Last issue we started exploring the Turks & Caicos. We looked at the islands around the Caicos Bank and finished in South Caicos about to sail 20-25 miles across some deep water to the Turks Islands, which got its name …

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Ten Top Places to Kayak in the Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bay, Grand Cayman … by daylight. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Kayaking is a great way to see the Caribbean’s awesome marine life right at sea level. Calm bays, mangrove lagoons and rugged coastlines are some of the settings throughout the region where guided kayak tours take place. Here is a …

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Cruising Turks & Caicos

The Turks & Caicos Islands are at the southern end of the Bahamas Island chain, but are not part of the Bahamas. Instead they are still part of the British Empire. Even though the Turks and Caicos are large in …

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Panoply Wins Top Boat in 2017 Caicos Classic

The third day proved the lucky charm for the team aboard Panoply. Anglers on this 46ft Bertram sport fisherman were the first to release two blue marlin, which earned them Top Boat in the twenty-second Caicos Classic IGFA Release Tournament, …

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Caicos Conch: A Sustainable Resource?

Different types of conch. Photo Katie Gutteridge

In Turks and Caicos, the conch business is booming. Featured as one of the symbols on the Turks flag, with its own dedicated festival, it is even the inspiration behind the popular local fashion label Konk. Wandering the art galleries …

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10 Sport Fishing Tournaments to Try Your Luck

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sport fishing is a sport enjoyed around the globe. In the U.S., 46 million Americans or nearly 16 percent of the population ages 6 and older fishes for pleasure, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s 2015 Special Report …

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Blue Haven Marina – The Perfect Port of Call

Blue Haven Marina

Munificence – noun: Liberal in giving, lavish, characterized by generosity. It’s summer’s end and you’re heading south to your Antillean berth … But you’ve heard about an archipelago roughly a hundred nautical miles from D.R., roughly thirty from the last …

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Spectacular Diving in the Turks & Caicos

Spectacular Diving in the Turks & Caicos, photo by Aqua TCI

There are a few places in the world where diving and diving conditions fall into place so perfectly that the result is a spectacular underwater experience. The Maldives and The Great Barrier Reef are famous for having the balance just …

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Whale Tales

Photo: Stephanie Wallwork www.aquatci.com

Whales: The largest creatures ever to have lived on this planet; outgrowing and outliving dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Growing up to 98-feet long, the colossal 190 tonne Blue Whale beats them all. Yet today whales stand alongside the growing number …

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Magic V Wins Caicos Classic

Celebration Time (from left): Jared Fulton, Gerard (Smak) MacKinnon, Alec MacKinnon, Chris Osborne, Rory Osborne

Finding the fish, having experienced crew to land the fish and enjoying a bit of good luck led Dieter Decker and his team aboard the 35ft Boston Whaler, Magic V, to successfully defend their champion title in the Caicos Classic …

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Our Monster Wahoo

Battle fought and won – Katie (left) and friend Trish.

“It’s not a sail boat, it’s a fishing boat” is what I tell people when they peer inside our 34ft Gemini sailing catamaran Turks & Chaos. Fishing rods fill the space where light once poured through deadlights, while lures sit …

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Surprising Providenciales

Photo by Captain Warren East

If you crave remote, uncongested anchorages, abundant dive and snorkel sites, and insanely beautiful beaches with ocean vistas, then look no further than Turks and Caicos. My last visit to these beautiful islands was in 1998 when I cruised in …

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Blue Haven Marina Awarded 5 Gold Anchors

Blue Haven Marina

BLUE HAVEN MARINA TURKS & CAICOS AWARDED COVETED 5 GOLD ANCHORS BY THE YACHT HARBOUR ASSOCIATION Blue Haven Marina in Turks & Caicos, part of the Blue Haven Resort, has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors, a prestigious and highly acclaimed accolade, …

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