Whale Watching

Whale Watching at its BEST!

During the 2011-12 season, we had an absolute record-breaking season of whale encounters. Our captains have even been called the “whale whisperers” by some! We use the latest technology along with our instincts to provide outstanding results for our guests.

When you take a whale watching trip with us, you benefit from our vast knowledge and expertise with over ten years of experience looking for and finding whales in the waters surrounding The Turks Islands. Nothing is more spectacular than swimming with the gentle giants or watching them breech only an arm’s reach from your boat. In-water whale encounters are possible but rare. When they happen, however, they become an adventure of a lifetime. We guarantee you will see whales on your first trip… or the next one is 50% off!

Each of the trips offered with Crystal Seas Adventures/Aqua Tours is designed for comfort, relaxation and your personal enjoyment. We strive to make any trip you select a memorable and unforgettable experience in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Whale Watching Day Trip | $400 per person

  • Includes: Round trip airfare on Caicos Express from Provo
  • Depart Provo on Caicos Express at 8:00 AM, arrive Salt Cay at 8:30 AM
  • 3-4 hour Whale Watching Trip 9:00-12:00
  • Lunch at Porter’s Island Thyme (drinks & dessert not included)
  • Spend the afternoon free to snorkel Salt Cays beautiful North Beach
  • Depart Salt Cay on Caicos Express at 4:30 PM, arrive Provo at 5:00 PM

Whale Adventure | $150 per person

The Adventure of a lifetime!  Search for the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration.  See them breach, sound and snorkel with these giants.  Please remember these are wild creatures and are not on a schedule. Whale season starts in January and runs through April with the height of the season being mid to late February through March. A whale watching excursion runs from 3 to 4 hours. If you don’t have an encounter on your first trip, the second trip is 50% off!

Soda and water provided for all excursions. Lunch and alcoholic refreshments available upon request.

A 100% deposit is required when making your booking.

Transfers included.

Humpback Whale Facts

The female humpback whale is the largest in the species ranging in length from 40-45 feet long.  The male grows to between 36-41 feet long. Humpback calves are born 6-10 ft. long and weigh 1000 lbs. They feed three times daily consuming 80 gallons of their mother’s milk.

The humpback whale song, considered to be one of the most complex acoustic displays in nature, can often be heard while diving or snorkeling during the winter months on Salt Cay. Only males sing, and they sing mainly in the winter breeding grounds. Researchers used to think they sang to attract females, but they now believe the songs simply attract other males in a kind of social interaction.

The humpback whales that you see in the waters around Salt Cay and Grand Turk are part of the four thousand strong North Atlantic Herd who spend their summers feeding in the nutrient rich waters from Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy. The whales then migrate south to spend the winter in the warm tropical waters between the Turks Islands and the Silver Banks north of the Dominican Republic.

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