Seaview Marina is a small dock in the main settlement of Cockburn Harbour on South Caicos. The complex largely serves the island’s small-scale commercial fishing industry, yet also supports the occasional cruiser and yacht as well.
Amenities and Services
The services provided by Seaview Marina are a bit more limited than those found at the more extensive Providenciales marinas. Both gasoline and diesel fuel are available.
Fresh water and 120-volt electric power are also available.
Repair and service facilities are quite limited on South Caicos, and most issues will have to be handled on Providenciales.
Entry and Navigation
It’s quite simple to navigate into Cockburn Harbour and Seaview Marina from the Columbus Passage side of South Caicos, as the water depth is good between Long Cay and Dove Cay. The depth gradually decreases as you progress further into the Caicos Banks, and fluctuates between 6-10 feet (2-3 m) outside the harbor. Depths at the docks may be as little as 3 feet (1 m).
It’s likewise possible to approach South Caicos from the western Caicos Banks and Providenciales side, yet navigation across the banks may be a little difficult for vessels with high draft due to the shoals and shallows.
We highly advise that cruisers reference current navigation charts when in the Turks and Caicos due to the countless hazards in our waters.
Call ahead on VHF Channel 16 for advice and details.
An excellent and sheltered anchoring location can be found near Cockburn Harbour in the lee of Long Cay. This site is in the Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, and is one of the most scenic coastal settings in the Turks and Caicos.
Great anchoring locations can be found less than one mile from Seaview Marina. See Yachts and Cruising for information on anchoring licenses and fees.
Shopping and Supplies
A small counterpart grocery and general goods store, Seaview Supermarket & Rentals, offers supplies, food, and cold drinks.
Any specialty supplies, food, or parts will likely have to be sourced from Providenciales, which supports a far wider range of shops and stores.
Located in Cockburn Harbour
Cockburn Harbour is the primary settlement on South Caicos, and the center of most of the island's activity. The region is located on the southwestern coast and near a beautiful and sheltered natural anchorage. The area is home to the majority of the island's residents, shops, and services.