Exploring the wetlands surrounding Providenciales with Rising Tide Tours.
Rising Tide Tours is a small locally owned eco-tour operator, based in the beautiful Leeward region of Providenciales. Tours and services include guided paddleboard and kayak adventures to the beautiful islands and wetlands near Providenciales, and unguided rentals for guests wanting to explore on their own.
Paddleboard Tours in a Spectacular Environment
Rising Tide Tours operates in the exquisite Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve, which is found on the eastern side of Providenciales. This beautiful region offers a channel island and wetland environment, with breathtaking turquoise and blue water hues, and verdant red mangrove estuaries.
Inside the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve are the uninhabited islands of Mangrove Cay, Donna Cay, and the Turks and Caicos rock iguana sanctuary of Little Water Cay. These incredible islands are home to a wide menagerie of wildlife, both on land and in the water.
Full moon paddleboarding tour at Mangrove Cay.
The mangrove estuaries serve as nurseries for a spectrum of marine life. It’s typical to spot fish of many different types, juvenile nurse sharks and lemon sharks, stingrays, conch, starfish, turtles, jellyfish, and more. On land are the unique and friendly iguanas, pelicans, herons, egrets, ospreys, and many smaller yet likewise fascinating species of birds.
Paddleboards are an ideal watercraft for eco-tours, as they have very little environmental impact, provide a birds-eye view into the water, and are easy and fun to paddle on.
Tours are suitable and fun for all ages and skill levels, and are a great way for kids to discover interesting wildlife in their natural environment.
For those wanting a different and unique experience, Rising Tide Tours also offers sunset and glowworm tours. In the evening and at night, a different set of creatures come out, and glowworms may even light up the water!
Baby nurse shark in the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve. There's a wide array of wildlife to see!
Leeward is an upscale and largely residential region located on the northeast end of Providenciales. The beautiful Leeward Beach fronts the coast here, and the area is home to many luxurious vacation rentals, as well as the expansive Blue Haven Marina.