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: Mary Clare Sabio
This was the best snorkeling excursion I ever went on! Not only were the guide/passenger ratios good, with two guides for ten people but the guides stayed very close to the passengers who were nervous, anxious, or scared. Every single passenger on the boat, made it into the water! Once in the water we saw an underwater cave, a Barricuda and even a small Shark!e
Reviewer: Dawn Emmert Tate
This was the absolute best experience!! I wish I could remember the names of our guides but they were fantastic. I would definitely recommend anyone to go snorkeling. Those guides made sure we had a perfect day.
The instructors were really good! We had a great time!
Papa J tours was located exactly as the directions stated. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly. They used a bait to bring out schools of fish and we had plenty of time at the two areas to swim with the fish. Our tour in particular had two families total so the tour felt very personalized and felt less crowded compared to other tours.
My daughter and I loved this excursion. Erickson and Joseph made this very rewarding. Loads of colorful fish, and petting a small nurse shark made this a memorable trip. Very professional and pleasant staff.