Governors Beach Snorkeling
The 14th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.
Friday 18 November 2016 06:48 GMT
South of Cockburn Town off the west coast of Grand Turk, the snorkeling at Governors Beach is known for its diverse marine life among colorful soft corals. While snorkeling at Governors Beach, you may encounter snapper, damselfish, spotted drums, chub, parrotfish and angelfish. Make sure to look for the unique plate corals. It is located within the Columbus Landfall National Park and a 20 minute walk from the Cruise Center.
Grand Turk is located 70 miles southeast of Providenciales and there is no public ferry service.To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. To reach Grand Turk from Providenciales, you will need to fly on a domestic airline into Grand Turk McCartney airport (GDT) which takes about 30 minutes. The two inter-island airlines serving Grand Turk are interCaribbean and Caicos Express Airways. TIP - Grand Turk island is very popular with cruise ships that deposit several hundred thousand visitors a year, so plan your days on Grand Turk to avoid these invasions.
Overall, Governors Beach is the 14th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Governors Beach including Gibbs Cay, Salt Cay, The Wall, The Library, Old Pier / South Dock and Pillary Beach.