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Grand Turk Kayaking Excursion Reviews

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Enjoy one of the most incredible kayak tours you will ever experience, combining kayaking in the mangroves while exploring its offshore habitats and regions.

bribrilynn

1 review

The ship lets you off at a beautiful beach lined with palm trees. We snapped a few pics and headed off to our eco hike and kayak tour. The open air truck ride there was about 30-minutes through the inland areas. Very interesting to see the "real" side of Grand Turk and how the locals lived. Once we arrived at the mangrove, we met our guide, Andre, who was very nice and entertaining. The actual kayaking was pretty fun, but anti-climatic. We pulled ashore to see some birds, visited an abandoned ship, and then took a very short walk uphill to get a good view of the beach. Andre had pulled up some ocean-life to show us that we got to hold and try some conch. The glass-bottom on the kayaks was pretty pointless. Once back at the main area of port, we visited the disappointing shopping area. It was like pulling teeth to find a remotely interesting souvenir. Grand Turk needs to get some little booths with local art to sell...not a bunch of overpriced trinkets made in China.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Bekster87

1 review

A nice trip kayaking. Only one glitch, the crew forgot water. They quickly got an igloo jug with some cups and apologized profusely to us. Nice trip (a little slow moving but we are experienced kayakers). Good value as well.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

kasanika

1 review

Got stuck at the back of the shuttle bus and couldn't hear a word the driver was saying on the way to the kayaking site. They need to invest in a mic for the driver. Our guide Captain Marco (?) was a character. We really enjoyed the eco-spin on this tour.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

sapphirejade

1 review

We went with Oasis Divers and did the eco-kayaking clear bottom tour. It was wonderful. Andre, our guide, was so knowledgeable, kind and patient with us. We were used to kayaking already, so he let us roam around the bay as we wanted when we were journeying to our destination. You felt comfortable and safe with him. I learned a lot about the foliage and the animals of the island. We got the chance to watch him harvest a conch from its shell and taste raw conch if you like. (If you're not comfortable, he lets the group vote and you are welcome to take a step back and walk around the island while he's doing this). It was a wonderful experience. I always felt safe and it was so beautiful looking through the bottom of the boat. Definitely put this on your to-do list while in Grand Turk.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

DBowman

1 review

Coming into Grand Turk Cruise Terminal was well organized and clean. We had booked through HA the Clear-Bottom Kayak excursion. We meet our guide at the terminal and proceeded to our tour vehicle to the kayaking site. After a quick intro we went on our way in our 2 person kayak. The guide showed us several different locations around the area with different wildlife. Half way through the kayaking we stopped at an area that we walked up to get some pictures and was able to try some fresh conch. After finishing the kayaking we re-boarded our tour vehicle and had a driving tour of island on the way back to the cruise terminal. It was sad to see that after several years that some areas of the island had still not been rebuilt after a hurricane had gone through. Back at the cruise port we had a nice virgin drink since it was Good Friday at Margaritaville. The beach right at the cruise terminal was very nice although we didn't spend much time there after our excursion before the ship left port.

Provider: Holland America Line

sunshine221

6 reviews

There did not seem to be a lot to do here. We aren't "beach people". We selected the Kayaking and Eco Safari. We enjoyed it a lot and will do it again if we go back but we were annoyed that they picked us up late (we were in the second group 11:30-2:30) and we got back late (2:45 -- when we were supposed to be on-board at 2:30) -- it didn't matter because there was a long line getting back on board, but annoying all the same. I would highly recommend this excursion, but if there is an early and late time, get the early time (the early time was sold out a month before our cruise). The kayaking was among the hardest I've done, it was in a salt water river and there was wind and currants. We were shown native vegetation and animals and most notably we were able to handle live conch's. Don't forget to put sunscreen on!!!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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