Grand Turk Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Peek below the surface of Grand Turk's clear blue water for a glimpse at the Atlantic Ocean's bewildering variety of fascinating marine life.
Nice morning on the water although didn't see a huge number of fish.
Nice morning on the water although didn't see a huge number of fish.
Nice morning on the water although didn't see a huge number of fish. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Complete waste of money.
Complete waste of money. We realized that we could have swam 80 yards from shore... and found ourselves in the exact spot where the "snorkeling experience" was set. The aqua-scooter is a gadget... allowed in your hands for no ... Read More
Complete waste of money. We realized that we could have swam 80 yards from shore... and found ourselves in the exact spot where the "snorkeling experience" was set. The aqua-scooter is a gadget... allowed in your hands for no longer than 15 minutes. Reef is dead. Spotted 3 scattered fish. Terribly disappointing experience. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We booked a private snorkeling tour for the 6 of us in our group, and it was the same price as a ...
We booked a private snorkeling tour for the 6 of us in our group, and it was the same price as a tour with a crowd from the ship. The boat met us on the beach (1/2 hour late) then we were off to 2 snorkeling stops and a small island. The ... Read More
We booked a private snorkeling tour for the 6 of us in our group, and it was the same price as a tour with a crowd from the ship. The boat met us on the beach (1/2 hour late) then we were off to 2 snorkeling stops and a small island. The tour company provided snorkeling gear, wetsuits (for those who ordered ahead) and drinks. Our captain was mellow, but he knew the area well and got us to the island before other boats arrived so we had it all to ourselves for awhile. Unfortunately the reef is in rough shape due to warming waters and hurricanes. There were some pretty fish and the drop off at the edge of the reef was pretty spectacular to see. We also saw stingrays in the shallows off the little island and collected conch shells. It was a chilly ride over to the island so you should bring jackets if you're going in winter. Best to book an excursion at this stop because the beach is rather uninviting. There are a lot of beach chairs lined up on a narrow beach staring at the cruise ship, and lots of guys are hustling the tourists to pay for a chair for the day. Nicer to spend the afternoon out on the water. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Snorkeled the wall first and then some shallow reefs.
Snorkeled the wall first and then some shallow reefs. Tasting the fresh conch was excellent and conch salad even better! The Stingray back massage was a kodak moment to be captured and remembered! Thank you Capt Gary and First Mate ... Read More
Snorkeled the wall first and then some shallow reefs. Tasting the fresh conch was excellent and conch salad even better! The Stingray back massage was a kodak moment to be captured and remembered! Thank you Capt Gary and First Mate Marshall for a trip to be remembered! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We booked the "Ultimate Snorkelling Tour"; at around $60 each.
We booked the "Ultimate Snorkelling Tour"; at around $60 each. The operator was Chukki and the captain and crew were great fun but also came into the water to ensure everyone was OK - a great day!
We booked the "Ultimate Snorkelling Tour"; at around $60 each. The operator was Chukki and the captain and crew were great fun but also came into the water to ensure everyone was OK - a great day! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I'm just not a strong swimmer or snorkeler, so I'd miss this next time.
I'm just not a strong swimmer or snorkeler, so I'd miss this next time. Well run, though, if you like snorkeling.
I'm just not a strong swimmer or snorkeler, so I'd miss this next time. Well run, though, if you like snorkeling. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked the Exclusive Supreme Snorkeling trip offered through Vacations to Go.
Booked the Exclusive Supreme Snorkeling trip offered through Vacations to Go. Was an enjoyable morning... A walk down the beach from the pier to where our boat was waiting at the shore. I will say the water was quite choppy when we were ... Read More
Booked the Exclusive Supreme Snorkeling trip offered through Vacations to Go. Was an enjoyable morning... A walk down the beach from the pier to where our boat was waiting at the shore. I will say the water was quite choppy when we were at the Wall. I opted not to leave the boat at that location, my husband did, but he did not make it out to see the drop off before we had to leave. The reef stop was much better, and our guided tour through the ref was amazing. We stopped after that to watch our guide give for conch (I believe we got a total of five) and our final stop was a beach where we watched how to remove and prepare conch for a salad and enjoyed a rum punch with it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Signed up to go to the 'Wall', the 7000 ft drop off.
Signed up to go to the 'Wall', the 7000 ft drop off. Guides didnt take us there, went to some run of the mill reef. Very disappointed.
Signed up to go to the 'Wall', the 7000 ft drop off. Guides didnt take us there, went to some run of the mill reef. Very disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeling was fun.
Snorkeling was fun. My 5 year old snorkeled.
Snorkeling was fun. My 5 year old snorkeled. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The two guys on the boat were pretty funny dudes.
The two guys on the boat were pretty funny dudes. The driver was there for 15 years and gave us so much tips on how to take full advantage. All very patient and sweet and even let me feed the fish. He took us to the best jerk chicken on ... Read More
The two guys on the boat were pretty funny dudes. The driver was there for 15 years and gave us so much tips on how to take full advantage. All very patient and sweet and even let me feed the fish. He took us to the best jerk chicken on the island, didn’t have to go out of his way but did to make the experience even better. Over all the best and most beautiful way to explore the island Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The power snorkeling was difficult and not much to see aside from a few small fish.
The power snorkeling was difficult and not much to see aside from a few small fish.
The power snorkeling was difficult and not much to see aside from a few small fish. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Awesome time!
Awesome time! Guides were great. Both snorkeling sites had lots of stuff to see. Only downside was lunch after we got back to the beach. It was not good.
Awesome time! Guides were great. Both snorkeling sites had lots of stuff to see. Only downside was lunch after we got back to the beach. It was not good. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Had a great experience with Humpback Dive Shack.
Had a great experience with Humpback Dive Shack. Lots of time to snorkel with the sting rays and then at a nearby coral reef. Saw a variety of different fish.
Had a great experience with Humpback Dive Shack. Lots of time to snorkel with the sting rays and then at a nearby coral reef. Saw a variety of different fish. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Absolutely amazing.
Absolutely amazing. 3 different dive spots and a stop at Gibbs Cay where we ate fresh caught conch.
Absolutely amazing. 3 different dive spots and a stop at Gibbs Cay where we ate fresh caught conch. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
You went snorkeling and you say a lot of fish.
You went snorkeling and you say a lot of fish. The coral reef gets high sometimes so you have to dodge it, but it is so fun.
You went snorkeling and you say a lot of fish. The coral reef gets high sometimes so you have to dodge it, but it is so fun. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very good excursion.
Very good excursion. It is titled "Snorkling and Stingrays". The snorkeling was very good there was plenty of wild life to see. Playing with 5he stingrays was a great experience.
Very good excursion. It is titled "Snorkling and Stingrays". The snorkeling was very good there was plenty of wild life to see. Playing with 5he stingrays was a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great experience felt safe and they did a great job explaining things.
Great experience felt safe and they did a great job explaining things.
Great experience felt safe and they did a great job explaining things. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Booking firm did not detail medical requirements so we were turned away onshore due to holding a ...
Booking firm did not detail medical requirements so we were turned away onshore due to holding a hand up to asthma, even though it is fully managed and no attach in years. In fact looked fitter than half of the other Jin hand raiding ... Read More
Booking firm did not detail medical requirements so we were turned away onshore due to holding a hand up to asthma, even though it is fully managed and no attach in years. In fact looked fitter than half of the other Jin hand raiding attendees! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We used Grand Turk Divers and had a great experience with them.
We used Grand Turk Divers and had a great experience with them. Only 4 people on our excursion
We used Grand Turk Divers and had a great experience with them. Only 4 people on our excursion Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Located fairly close to ship.
Located fairly close to ship. Nice folks, decent equipment. Only 3 of us and captain and mate. Mate was in the water guide and snorkeled around entire reef. They provided food for fish in a bottle so we could feed as we snorkeled. Then ... Read More
Located fairly close to ship. Nice folks, decent equipment. Only 3 of us and captain and mate. Mate was in the water guide and snorkeled around entire reef. They provided food for fish in a bottle so we could feed as we snorkeled. Then captain cracked a conch, showed us how to clean it and we ate it raw, loved it. He threw food to rays and we had 8-10 around us near beach. He held big ray in his arms and had ray give us all ray back massages with ray's wings! Rays had their stinging barbs so don't step on them!! we hiked up to top of island for view and had all we wanted of his very good rum PUNCH! Would highly recommend, well worth $65 ! Operator said ship charges 50% commission, private agency onl 20%. We met Capt and mate for beers and conch fritters after at Shak.... Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Did the "Ultimate Snorkeling" excursion.
Did the "Ultimate Snorkeling" excursion. Good snorkeling spots, lots of interesting things to see, and knowledgeable guides especially if you are a beginner... but honestly it was really crowded with such a huge group of ... Read More
Did the "Ultimate Snorkeling" excursion. Good snorkeling spots, lots of interesting things to see, and knowledgeable guides especially if you are a beginner... but honestly it was really crowded with such a huge group of snorkelers. Felt rushed by the guides constantly telling us to swim here or there. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good boat, decent gear, two mediocre reefs.......fairly clear, some small fish, small coral, a lot ...
Good boat, decent gear, two mediocre reefs.......fairly clear, some small fish, small coral, a lot of silt....not too exciting
Good boat, decent gear, two mediocre reefs.......fairly clear, some small fish, small coral, a lot of silt....not too exciting Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent snorkel tour for a great price.
Excellent snorkel tour for a great price. Took us to two places to snorkel. Geared to families, no booze cruise. 2.5 hours
Excellent snorkel tour for a great price. Took us to two places to snorkel. Geared to families, no booze cruise. 2.5 hours Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Absolutely amazing crew and experience
Absolutely amazing crew and experience
Absolutely amazing crew and experience Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Professional crew, DW and I had a great time.
Professional crew, DW and I had a great time. Being a military veteran, they gave me a discount. a very pleasant surprise. We took the Supreme snorkel tour. 2 snorkel stops, stop to dive for conch, swam with sting rays and had fresh ... Read More
Professional crew, DW and I had a great time. Being a military veteran, they gave me a discount. a very pleasant surprise. We took the Supreme snorkel tour. 2 snorkel stops, stop to dive for conch, swam with sting rays and had fresh conch salld. Highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line