Come along on an unforgettable snorkeling excursion! We'll whisk you away in small groups on a short boat ride through the protected Columbus Landfall Marine National Park. You will get to visit two unique and pristine snorkeling locations on this Grand Turk excursion.
The first location is Coral Gardens Reef. It is approximately 15 - 20 feet in depth and filled with many tropical fish, such as the the Yellow tail snapper, white and yellow grunts, and the protected parrot fish. You may also have the chance to pet a Nurse Shark if they make an appearance. You will also get to experience a variety of Caribbean coral clustered formations and sponges at this reef such as the Brain Coral, Barrel Coral, and the Octo Coral that adorns the reef.
The second location is the famous Grand Turk Wall. Located approximately 1000 feet from the shore line, it is the third largest barrier reef in the world. Its coral shelf starts at 20 feet below the surface and goes down to more than 70 feet, and then falls off 7000 feet and beyond; it's just breathtaking to see this site. At the wall you will get to see many tropical fish, such as Parrot Fish, Chubs, Jacks, and often times Atlantic Mackerel cruising by. You will get to explore the undersea wonders of the coral formation environment throughout this snorkeling excursion.
Snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, as well as inflatable snorkeling vests are included (children's sizes available). There is complimentary bottled water on board. The boat does not have a restroom. Guests must be able to jump from the boat, and climb back into the boat via the boats ladder.
Reviewer: Shannon Carter
This was a great snorkeling adventure. The guides were amazing and knowledgeable. We saw a lot of colorful fish, a nurse shark, and a huge lobster.
Reviewer: Sabin Priddy
This had to be the best and most affordable excursion we booked on our own. The crew was amazing and attentive to all the customers. I took 3 boys on the tour and they had never snorkeled before. Brian (crew) kept an eye on them and they made sure everyone had a good time. They were professional and the boat was so clean. I was very pleased with the excursion, the crew, and the experience overall. Thanks Papa J Tours...
Reviewer: Hilda Vogt
This tour was the best. The whole Team of PapaJ Tours were amazingly patient and knowledgeable. I don’t know how to swim or snorkel so I was just going to take pictures of my family. Brian convinced me to go in the water and snorkel, it was AMAZING!! He helped me the whole time and the team wouldn’t let me out of their sight. I got to see lots of different kinds of fish and corals. I can’t believe how long they can keep their breath underneath water. Thank you Papa J Tours for this great experience.
We had great experience with Papa J tours and guides (Jaydon aka little Papa J and Rayquan). We were taken in a smaller group in a small boat. Made two stops including at the wall. Both the guides were very helpful and knowlegeble. Helped right away when any issue. Both are excellent divers and taught kids how to dive deep. Also very patience and good with kids. Highly recommend them and would definitely pick them again, if we go back to grand Turks.
It took a little bit to find the group because the instructions lead you to believe it will be less of a walk to their set up. The instructions are pretty accurate with the exception of the distance, but it was well-worth the walk. Every one on the staff was helpful, friendly and funny. We saw a great group of fish and we were able to snorkel in two areas. I would do this excursion again if I were in the area. It was fantastic.