You’ll definitely want to try snorkelling during your stay on Salt Cay. The beach and shore sites we list here are good, but a proper snorkelling boat cruise can be amazing when the conditions are good.
5 star rating for Salt Cay Snorkelling by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Flamingo Tongue cowrie on a purple sea fan.
Visibility around Salt Cay tends to be good, especially when compared to the typical conditions at the popular beach
snorkelling spots on Providenciales. However, the size and scope of the reefs and coral easily accessible from shore tend to be a bit more limited and if you're certified,
scuba diving is a better choice.
There is no single best location for beach snorkelling on Salt Cay. The west end of
North Bay (North West Point) has vibrant coral and sea life, but ocean conditions aren’t always optimal. The ocean off of
Deane's Dock and
Balfour Town Beach is typically calm, yet the area isn't quite as colourful. See the locations section below for more information.
Snorkelling Boat Cruises
Chub fish at a shallow reef.
A snorkelling boat excursion will allow for access to some of the excellent pristine and extensive reefs found offshore and near adjacent cays. During approximately January through April, it's possible to see and snorkel with migrating
Salt Cay Divers rents snorkelling equipment, and some
accommodations offer complimentary gear usage.
Sales are limited to a few mask sets available at
Splash Boutique in
Balfour Town. If you’d like to purchase snorkel gear, due to the very small selection of equipment on Salt Cay we recommend that you do so at a dive shop before you arrive on Salt Cay, either on Providenciales or elsewhere. Working with a decent dive shop will allow you to get the best fitting gear that your budget allows for.