Escape the crowds as you snorkel and relax at a small, intimate Grand Turk resort offering beach, bars, water activities, and the best restaurant on the island. After taking a taxi from the port area, you will arrive and be welcomed as a guest.
At check-in, the staff will schedule your snorkel departure. There are hammocks under palm trees, an uncrowded beach to comb, and a small beach bar where you can purchase a fruit punch or just sit and let the world melt away.
At the appointed time, you will meet your snorkeling boat at water's edge and head out in your small group, usually fewer than eight, to the famous Grand Turk Wall, 300 yards directly off the beach. Total time for the boat snorkel is approximately one hour. You will have the chance to see colorful sponges, coral, an abundance of tropical fish, and you may even catch sight of an eagle ray, stingray, turtle or dolphin. Your snorkeling gear is included.
In addition to snorkeling, your Grand Turk excursion also includes a tasting of the local Bambarra rums. The rum takes its name from the home of the African settlers who were delivered on the local shores aboard the wrecked slave trader Trouvadore in 1841. You will sample the a light rum, amber rum, including information of how to taste / appreciate these smoothly blended sugar cane rums. You will finish your tasting with a reserve rum that is a select blend of Caribbean rums aged in American oak barrels. After your tasting, you will be treated to a cocktail made with the rum you liked best from the tasting.
As this special site is not designed for crowds, there is a maximum number of spaces available each day for this Grand Turk shore excursion. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Tour duration is up to guest's discretion based on when they arrive and depart. It is the guest's responsibility to return to their ship by the ship's posted all aboard time.
Reviewer: Rob Scott
We really enjoyed our afternoon, snorkeling was good and the Rum tasting was great. Fantastic location away from the other Cruise goers. The location was very picturesque, like straight out of a Bond movie. Our host spent quite awhile with us discussing the various Rums, great afternoon.
Reccomended. Nice staff and friendly atmosphere
Reviewer: Lani Grogan
The beach and location was perfect. The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. We would go back there for sure!
The place they took us to for snorkeling was amazing. I've snorkeled several times, but this time we were able to experience being able to see the drop of depth and all the creatures that live and eat in that environment. Something we will never forget. The resort, people, and the rum where fantastic. My family and I remember this excursion as our favorite of all our cruising. We will definitely do it again. The resort is managed by a family, so they treat you like family and the location/beach are fabulous.
Reviewer: Leslye Stone
Great tour !! After arriving at our destination, we were taken out on our own boat for snorkeling. The only bad part was that we were very close to another boat that had a lot of people on it - we were a group of 4 - much nicer !!! We were allowed to snorkel as long as we wanted though. After returning to shore, rum tasting of local rum was very interesting. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging by the beach - very nice resort. The one negative was having to pay for transportation from the ship to our destination and back.