Jet ski tour at the calm Taylor Bay beach on the south coast of Providenciales.
Jet skis and jet boats are an exciting way to spend an afternoon on the clear waters of the Turks and Caicos. There’s an incredible range of amazing places to discover, including uninhabited cays, secluded beaches, shipwrecks, and beautiful coastlines.
On the island of Providenciales, there are several jet ski and waverunner rental and tour companies, some of which operate directly off the beach.
Sights and Scenery
There’s a great collection of sights to visit via jet ski from Providenciales, especially off the southern coast of the island.
The La Famille Express freighter wreck, grounded by hurricanes Hanna and Ike in 2008, is one of the most popular destinations, and is found in the very shallow turquoise water off Long Bay Beach. On breezy days this area also often has many kiteboarders, so be sure to give them a very wide berth!
A guided jet ski tour at West Harbour Bluff
Another spectacular location is the remote West Harbour Bluff coastline, which is a very interesting and wild place. Found here are the tallest sea cliffs on Providenciales, a small coastal cave, historical rock inscriptions, a sheltered beach, and plenty of wildlife to watch. Due to the area’s remoteness, it’s best to visit with a guide.
The calm and sheltered Taylor Bay and Sapodilla Bay beaches, are also must-see spots. Both beaches offer calm, shallow water, soft white sand, and our signature turquoise ocean glow.
The spectacular cays to the east of Providenciales are also prime spots to visit. The uninhabited coastlines of Water Cay, Pine Cay, and Dellis Cay offer some of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos.
Jet Ski Rentals and Tours
The iconic La Famille Express shipwreck in the shallow water off Long Bay.
It’s typically possible to simply walk up to one of the jet ski beach rental locations and book a water craft, yet availability can be limited during the high season. If you’re interested in taking a guided tour, or if jet skiing is important, reservations are definitely recommended.
Jet skis in the Turks and Caicos are typically either Yamaha Waverunners or Sea Doo GTI or GTX personal water craft, yet there are also Kawasaki Jet Skis in some local fleets. Fleets typically include base models which top out at about 35-40 mph (56-72 km/h), and performance supercharged skis that are much faster and responsive.
Unguided rentals start at around $100 per half hour. There’s a maximum of three passengers (depending on total weight) per jet ski for full size personal watercraft, yet the experience is usually best with 1-2 riders. Basic operation instruction and safety equipment is included.
We highly recommend bringing appropriate sunglasses or sport goggles to protect against sea spray and wind. Deposits are typically required for rentals.
Jet ski tour at Sandy Point near North Caicos. There are so many incredible places to explore.
Most visitors will find a calm ocean the most enjoyable jet skiing. The ocean and wave conditions off the south side of Providenciales, which is where nearly all of the island’s jet skiing takes place, is largely affected by localized winds. Because of this, it’s typically easy to predict ocean surface conditions in the area.
Wind speeds under 10 mph (16 km/h) usually results in perfect flat water. Over 16 mph (26 km/h) and you’ll be contending with 1-3 foot (0.3-1 m) waves. Check our wind forecast and consider scheduling accordingly.