Conch Dive, Gibbs Cay & Stingray Adventure

Conch Dive, Gibbs Cay & Stingray Adventure
Price: $75.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe meeting location is approximately a 5 minute walk from the pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedBottled Water, rum punch, local sodas, conch salad (Ceviche) are included.
Recommended DressWe recommend swimwear worn under comfortable attire, shoes with a non-slip sole, bio-degradable sunscreen, towel, hat and sunglasses. Those who wish to take advantage of the beaches should bring a swimsuit, towel and change of clothes.
RestrictionsThe tour is not wheelchair or walker accessible. Guests must be able to enter and exit the boat using the boat's ladder. Those who wish to enter the water and dive for conch should know how to swim and be in good physical condition. Guests maximum weight is 300 lbs.

Dive into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Sea to hunt conch and swim side-by-side with the stingrays on this thrilling Grand Turk cruise tour in Turks and Caicos. This tour is ideal for non-swimmers, marine enthusiasts, and families alike. Your tour includes an expert captain who will take you across the turquoise-blue waters of the Grand Turk for a visit to the uninhabited island of Gibbs Cay, where you'll enjoy a demonstration of conch ceviche. Along the way, you'll get a chance to participate in a live conch dive, experience a stingray encounter and learn from an expert local guide how to safely interact with Southern stingrays.

Begin your sea adventure with a quick cruise across the Grand Turk's crystalline waters as you head to the uninhabited island of Gibbs Cay. Along the way, you'll stop to dive along with your expert captain to hunt for live conch, but you can also choose to stay on the sidelines and enjoy watching your captain in action. Conch--pronounced "konk"--is a staple in Turks and Caicos cuisine, which has a defined texture and a clam-like taste. The Turks and Caicos are one of the only three Caribbean countries that can export this edible aquatic snail and also possess the only conch farm in the world.

As you approach the white powdery beaches of Gibbs Cay, a school of Southern stingrays will likely greet you in the two-feet shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean. As the resident marine life around Gibbs Cay, these friendly stingrays are used to humans and are even provide a safe encounter for children. Your expert guide will share tips on how to properly handle these stingrays and teach you about their habitats, how they live alongside humans, and how they breed. Bop in the water or swim beside the stingrays on this wildlife encounter.

Conclude your exciting tour with a conch demonstration from your captain who will prepare conch ceviche for you--a conch salad. You'll have enough time to dine on this delicious salad and relax on the white powdery sands of Gibbs Cay before heading back to your port destination.

Whether you're a marine life enthusiast or you're new to swimming, this marine wildlife encounter and cruise tour offers a safe and fun way to experience Gibb's Cay and stingrays. Book this exciting marine adventure today and get ready to swim with the stingrays!

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Glad we did this excursion
February 07, 2020
We booked the conch dive well ahead of time and ended up adding on the snorkeling when we arrived. So glad we did both because I didn’t realize you could do ok rig after the other. And it’s a good thing because our snorkeling adventure in St John ended up be cancelled due to water conditions. Our tour guides made this experience really interesting. One dove down about 35 feet (amazing!) and brought up conchs for us to inspect up close. We enjoyed being at Gibbs Cay to experience the sting rays and ceviche. The guides were patient and went above and beyond to make this a great time for us. I’d absolutely recommend it.
Reviewer: Nicole
5 Stars
So great!
January 18, 2020
This excursion was super fun. The people who run it are the type of people you'll want to hang out with all day...so personable! They know what they are doing and they truly bend over backwards to make it memorable. My ten year old son will never forget it. There was a family there with two babies, and I wouldn't recommend it for such young kids. I'm hopeful I get to go back and do a longer excursion with them!
Reviewer: Carrie Strange
5 Stars