Best French Cay Snorkeling

The 25th most popular snorkel dive spot in Turks And Caicos.

  West Caicos, Turks And Caicos


  May 29, 2017

South of Providenciales and southeast of West Caicos, the snorkeling at French Cay is worth a full day trip to explore. There is good snorkeling around the entire island, though most snorkelers stay to the protected northwest cove. There water clarity is typically quite excellent.

To reach the snorkeling on Turks and Caicos by air, fly into Providenciales International Airport (PLS) located in the middle of the island. The island of West Caicos can be reached from Providenciales only by charter snorkeling tour boat or by live-aboard boat out of the southside marinas of Provo. There is no inter-island flights or ferry boat service presently to West Caicos. When thinking about booking a snorkel tour out to the West Caicos area, keep in mind that they tend to be quite unreliable and may cancel for a variety of reasons including insufficient bookings, weather, surf and boat maintenance issues. The odds of a trip actually going are about 50-percent, so book early in your trip and often. In addition, the boat tour companies will not commit to any given dive site until you are actually on the boat.

Overall, French Cay is the 25th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 32 snorkeling dives in Turks And Caicos. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby French Cay including Sunday Service, Molasses Reef, Virgin Reef and Sand Dollar Bay.

Local Contacts:  Turks And Caicos Tourist Board (649) 946-2321; Caicos Adventures (649) 941-3346.

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  21.508403, -72.202612

Date Published:  2/27/2017

Date Updated:  5/29/2017

ID:  25078

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