Turks and Caicos tours and excursions at The Sands.
Turks and Caicos Tours and Excursions at The Sands

Excursions and Tours at The Sands



Welcome to our home. Whether you are new to The Turks and Caicos Islands or a veteran we are here to ensure you see the best the islands have to offer!

Our excursions enable you and your companions to enjoy the Turks and Caicos at your own pace. We will take you to deserted islands and pristine reefs off the beaten path. Let us be your guide while you experience the beauty of our islands.

Our specialty is exceptional service in a relaxed atmosphere. The activities and operators we highlight reflect these basic goals. Bring your towel and sunscreen, we'll take care of the rest.

Please visit our Tour Desk at the towel hut located between Hemingway’s and the pool. Hours of operation are 8:30 am until 5 pm daily or call us from your room on extension 30154. After hours, please call 649-231-4961 or 231-6636 If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961.


We Offer a Full Range of Activities
Scuba Diving
Island Escapes
Kayaking and ATVing
Parasailing
Catamaran Sailing
Fishing
Snorkeling
Spelunking on Middle Caicos
The South Coast


Scuba Diving

View larger photo The ultimate in personalized service and attention...

  • Small group diving (in-water groups of six or fewer, a maximum of 12 divers).
  • Big dive boat with cabin enclosure and restroom.
  • Experience extended bottom times.
  • Complimentary lunch, water, soft drinks, and snacks.
  • Professional PADI Instructors guide all of our dives.

View larger photo Daily 2-Tank trips to the best dive sites -- Grace Bay, Northwest Point, The Channel, West Caicos, French Cay or Pine Cay. We pick the best dive sites based on the weather and the experience levels of our divers. Price $140 p/p or $180 /w rental gear. If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961. Reserve Online.

Discover Scuba Diving -- Not certified? We can have you underwater in a matter of hours through our program. Once we know you are comfortable in the pool then we schedule you for a dive -- usually two dives with your own Instructor. We include lunch, drinks and snacks on the boat and transfer to and from your hotel. Price $250 p/p all inclusive. Training conducted daily at 3 pm. Reserve Online.

View larger photo SNUBA - Go Beyond Snorkeling.....

Snuba® was created for those who enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and would like to experience the wonders of breathing underwater. Snuba is a unique, patented shallow water diving system, bridging the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving.

Snuba® is safe and easy and does not require certification. Even if you have never snorkeled or have only basic swimming skills, Snuba diving is available for you. Snuba is easily accessible to couples, families, children eight years and older, and seniors. It is a great way for a certified diver to introduce non-certified partners to the underwater breathing experience. Snuba divers breathe underwater by means of a 20 foot air line which is connected to a standard scuba tank. The tank is mounted on a raft on the surface that follows your every movement. underwater. Snuba is a unique, patented shallow water diving system, bridging the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving.

The airline allows you to tour underwater near the bottom, at mid-water or on the surface depending on your level of comfort. There is no heavy diving gear. Every Snuba tour is guided by a diving professional. Your guide will familiarize you with the Snuba equipment you will be using and briefly describe what you can expect in the water. underwater. Snuba is a unique, patented shallow water diving system, bridging the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving.

You will start in shallow water and take whatever time necessary to get comfortable breathing underwater. Once comfortable, you are then taken on a guided underwater tour. During the dive you are never more than 20 feet from the security of the raft floating on the surface. You will get the feeling that you are swimming in an aquarium surrounded by tropical fish. The reefs we Snuba dive in have beautiful and abundant marine life. Dive into the underwater world and learn more about the wonderful world of Marine Life, but remember: Please respect our ocean by not touching, standing on coral or taking anything (except memories). Training and dive takes about 1.5 hours. The minimum age for participants is 8. Contact Us.

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Island Escape

Boat Rental (minimum of 2 hours) -- Want to set your own schedule? Have small children? We can offer you our 35-foot Power Catamaran for Iguana Island trips, snorkeling or just cruising the beautiful waters of Grace Bay and the North Side of Providenciales. Beach pick-up, drinks, and snacks are provided. Price $375/hr. Two hours minimum. Contact Us.

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Kayaking and ATVing

Kayak Tours -- Paddle across the Leeward Channel and explore the mangroves and shallow waters that are home to the offspring of many marine creatures. Two options are available: stand-up paddle boards or ocean kayaks. Join a tour that leaves a minimal carbon footprint and minimal impact on the marine ecology.If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961.

Cave tours, jet skis, stand-up paddle boarding, and kite boarding are also available. Contact Us.

ATV Tours (1 or 2 hours) -- Grab a helmet, jump on an ATV, and hit the beach running. Cruise by Flamingo Pond and view the Caribbean flamingos. Ride the secluded beach to NWP Resort. Cut back inland and run the dirt back to base. The two-hour tour makes a detour west over hills and around bends, ending at picturesque Malcolm Beach for a brief stop before you ride back to your starting point. Price $85 or $145 p/p. Available daily. Minimum age is 12. Contact Us.

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Parasailing

View larger photo Fly like an Eagle, Over the Sea. Fly like an Eagle & Set Your Spirit Free....

Single, Tandem, or Triples (dependent on weather conditions and the size and weight of participants) -- For the most mind-blowing, breathtaking view of Providenciales, the chain of uninhabited cays, and the beautiful turquoise waters, let us arrange a flight for you with our family-friendly and highly experienced team of professionals. Let us add a different dimension to your vacation and show you how safe, relaxing, and fun a parasail ride can be! Our Parasailing Adventures operate from 8:30 am to sunset daily, including holidays and weekends.

We operate two purpose designed and built custom parasail winch boats. These boats are designed for the flyer to launch from and land on an integrated platform on the boat. The boat captain controls the ride from start to finish. No experience is necessary to participate. No age limits apply, although children must weigh at least 90 pounds to fly solo. 10 minutes per flight. Price $75 p/p. Available daily. Learn More.

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Catamaran Sailing

View larger photo All trips are aboard one of 2 unique custom-made catamarans -- 48' and 52' -- providing the ultimate sailing experience with the maximum amount of comfort.

  • Bow ladders for beach pick-ups.
  • Large trampolines for basking in the sun and lounging.
  • Hard-top deck covering a spacious seating area and shade.
  • Includes Island Run punch, sodas, drinking water and snacks.
  • Restroom onboard.

Champagne Sunset Cruise (2 hours) Adults Only -- Enjoy an evening sail on the North East shore of Providenciales, sip rum punch, wine, and champagne, and enjoy a sampling of finger-food appetizers from a local restaurant while you sail off into the sunset. Price $90 p/p. Available Wednesday and Friday afternoons. If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961. Contact Us.

View larger photo Half-Day Snorkel Tour (4 hours) This cruise allows you to spend more time on the water without taking up the whole day. Enjoy a nice mix of sailing along the North East shore with a visit to Iguana Island and a snorkel stop on the barrier reef. On Tuesday and Thursday morning, the tour features a delicious lunch on board next to a beautiful secluded beach. Price $110 p/p for adults and $75 p/p for kids under 12. On Wednesday and Friday mornings, the tour is available without the lunch option. Price $95 p/p for adults and $65 p/p for kids under 12. (There is also a $8 entrance fee for Iguana Island.) Contact Us.

Half-Day Sunset (3 hours) Enjoy a sail on the North East shore, snorkel the barrier reef, and visit Iguana Island. End the day by sailing into Provo's spectacular sunset. Price $95 p/p for adults and $70 p/p for kids under 12. Available Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Contact Us.

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Fishing

View larger photo Bone Fishing on the Flats -- The Turks & Caicos Islands offer world renowned Bonefishing. This light-tackle sport fish will make your reel sing! If you are strong enough to cast a lightweight spinning rod then we will show you how to catch a bonefish -- pound for pound the toughest fighting fish in the sea. We can almost guarantee you catch a bonefish on your first day of instruction. Spin rods are included. Fly rods are available for $50/day. Maximum 2 persons. Strictly catch and release. From $650 for a half-day private charter or $1250 for a full-day private charter. Contact Us.

Bottom Fishing -- Fishing in the Turks & Caicos Islands is bountiful. For the bottom fishermen we have Snapper, Grouper and Barracuda. With top-quality boats and knowledgeable local guides, it's an enjoyable and relaxing adventure. Most hotels and restaurants will cook your catch for a fee. Great for the whole family! $1100 for a private half-day charter for up to 6 pax ($150 p/p for each addition), $2000 for a private full-day charter for up to 6 pax ($150 p/p for each addition), or $200 p/p for half-day public tours and $350 for full-day public tours. (Price does not include $11 p/p per day mandatory fishing license.)If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961. Contact Us.

View larger photo Deep Sea Fishing -- Let’s get ready to rumble! If big game action is what you are looking for, then you have come to the right island. Join us for a half day or full day of awesome adventure on the high seas. Trolling in the deep blue for the big boys -- Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sail Fish, Marlin, and Mackerel. Hook up on the big one and have the fight of your life. The adrenaline rush is incomparable and who knows, you might just set a new fishing record. All bill fish and sharks caught are released back into the wild. Edibles are consumed. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice we do our utmost to provide an enjoyable experience. Ten passengers maximum. $1200 for a private half-day charter for up to 6 pax ($200 p/p for each addition), $2200 for a private full-day charter for up to 6 pax ($200 p/p for each addition), or $250 p/p for half-day public tours anf $400 p/p for full-day public tours. (Price does not include $11 p/p per day mandatory fishing license.) Contact Us.

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Snorkeling

View larger photo Half-Day Snorkel Trip -- Great for all ages, swim or stay dry. From $90 p/p for adults and $60 p/p for kids under 12. Reserve Online.

  • 4 hour trips conducted twice daily.
  • Visit Iguana Island.
  • Stop on the barrier reef to snorkel.
  • Dive for conch and watch the crew prepare a fresh conch salad.
  • Beach stop to relax, swim, and hunt for shells.
  • Snacks, rum punch, water, and soft drinks are included.
  • All equipment is provided.
  • Beach pick-up for Grace Bay beachfront properties.
  • Plenty of shade and Restroom facilities on board.

View larger photo Half and Full-Day Private Snorkel Charters -- Let us know your pleasure and we can build a trip for you! Contact Us.

  • Visit some of the best snorkeling spots of our islands.
  • Experience the natural beauty that makes the Turks & Caicos world famous.
  • Snorkel to your heart's content.
  • Drinks and snacks served.
  • Cruise past white powder-soft beaches.
  • Enjoy the gentle sea breezes gliding over the warm Caribbean waters.
Half-day charters from $1400. Full-day beach barbecues from $2600. If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or wish to make an advanced booking please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961. Contact Us.

View larger photo Sail and Snorkel Half-Day Tours -- Start your day off with a lovely sail and a snorkel on Provo's North Coast. Snorkel the barrier reef, visit Iguana Island, relax on the trampolines, and enjoy a fantastic Island Rum Punch with light snacks. Let the wind fill the sails above you and take all of your cares away. From $95 p/p for adults and $65 p/p for kids under 12. Private Charters starting at $1350 per half day. To get more information on this excursion or to make an advanced booking please give us a call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961. Contact Us.

Full-Day Beach BBQ -- Something a little out of the ordinary?

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  • Check out Iguana Island.
  • Swimming, snorkeling or exploring one of the islands' many secluded beaches.
  • Dive for lobsters (in season) or conchs to grill for lunch.
  • Plenty of non-seafood items provided – ribs, chicken, hot dogs, burgers, chips, salads and island peas & rice.
  • Soft drinks, water and plenty of rum punch!.
  • Snorkeling equipment is provided.
  • Other beach toys upon request.
From $200 p/p for adults and $99 p/p for kids under 12. Available Mondays and Saturdays. Private charters available on other days. Contact Us.

Remember to always bring a towel and sun block. Additional $8 Park Fee is required for Iguana Island visits.

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Spelunking on Middle Caicos

Enjoy a scenic boat ride from Provo to North Caicos, stopping along the way for a snorkel on the barrier reef, and then on to North Caicos for a visit to Flamingo Pond. There, we'll pick up our catered lunch and then stop at Middle Caicos to eat under the natural amphitheater at amazing Mudjin Harbor. After lunch, you'll set off to explore a small pirates cave, visit beautiful Bambarra beach, swim in the shallow, gin-clear water, and walk the sandbar out to the Pelican Cay bird sanctuary. You'll visit the conch bar caves, venturing deep inside the earth with your native guide and see the stalactites and stalagmites, bats, white owls, and the awesome limestone formations. We promise a day you will remember forever. Price $250 p/p for adults, $200 p/p for kids under 12. Available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Contact Us.

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The South Coast

Outback Adventure Cruise -- Argh! See Provo's "Outback" with us!

  • Explore a Pirate's Cave with 200-year-old carvings.
  • Snorkel and swim on secluded beaches.
  • BBQ lunch with unlimited drinks.
  • 40' Glass Bottom Catamaran.
  • Restrooms on board.
  • Beach umbrellas and round-trip transfers to dock.
Price $123 p/p. $69.00 p/kid Available Wednesdays. Contact Us.

Horseback Riding -- The secluded beaches at Long Bay provide the ideal setting for an enjoyable ride. No "nose to tail type" rides here and we allow more experienced riders the chance to trot or canter along the beach, tides permitting.

Trained professionals can assist riders of all abilities. There is a 200 lbs. weight limit and children under the age of 6 must be experienced riders. Protective headgear is available and required for those 17 and under. Long pants and full shoes are recommended if you brought them. Price $75 p/p per hour or $90 p/p for 90 minutes. Contact Us.

Glow Worm Cruise -- Every month, five nights after the full moon, a mesmerizing event occurs in the ebbing tide of the banks. This is not to be missed!! From $85 p/p for adults and $65 p/p for kids under 12. Contact Us.

Wanna Be Your Own Captain? -- Jet Skis, Jet Boats, and Carolina Skiffs you can captain yourself. Come and be Captain on our beautiful turquoise waters and enjoy an hour, half day, or full day with friendly and knowledgeable guides or just you and your loved one.

  • Guided or Unguided.
  • New SeaDoo, wave Runners and Jet Boats.
  • Carolina Skiffs, shallow draft with outboard motor for beaching.
  • Pick up at your resort.
  • Explore the North or South Coast at your own pace, Captain!.
Contact Us.

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Cancellation Policy

Where prior reservations are made for the use of water sports, equipment, instruction, tour excursions guests/customers shall be liable for cancellation as follows:

  1. For cancellations more than 24 hours before the time of reservation, a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the excursion/rental/ instruction fee (as appropriate).
  2. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the time of the reservation, a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% of the excursion/rental/ instruction fee (as appropriate).

All Prices Subject to Change

You must bring vouchers with you for all tours.

We strongly suggest you leave jewelry in your safety deposit box.

Please remember to wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Please Note...

Some tours and their activities are physically demanding and are not suitable for all individuals. Please ensure you read and understand all liability waivers and releases provided.

The providers and operators of these activities are independent contractors and not agents or employees of The Sands Hotel, its parent, affiliates or subsidiaries.

The Operators of the Tours sold at The Ocean Vibes Tour Desk at The Sands Hotel are solely responsible for their acts and omissions. Neither the Ocean Vibes Tour Desk nor The Sands Hotel assume responsibility for such acts and omissions or for any injury, loss, damage, sickness or accident sustained on any of the tours offered for sale at The Ocean Vibes Tour Desk. If you are viewing this from North America and have questions or comments or would like to make an advanced booking, please call toll-free at (855) 22-MAGIC(62442) or locally at 649-231-4961.


Ocean Vibes Scuba & Watersports, PO Box 584, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
Toll-Free: 1-866-450-DIVE (3483)  |  Local Tel: (649) 941-8605 or (649) 231-4961  |  © 2001 - 2014 Ocean Vibes