Swim with large southern stingrays in the warm blue water around Gibbs Cay. This secluded seven-acre island is a short boat ride from Grand Turk and a popular day trip for many visitors. The stingrays are quite friendly after years of regular feeding and interactions with humans. Your boat guide will provide fish scraps to feed the rays as you snorkel in the shallow water. Day trips may also include time on the island and stops to snorkel and dive for conch.
This pristine, uninhabited islet that's 1.6 kilometers (one mile) off Grand Turk's coast makes for a popular day trip. The shallow crystalline waters are perfect for snorkeling, and the biggest draw is the chance to swim with stingrays (who are actually quite docile and friendly). Other activities on the small speck of land include searching for ospreys and walking among the sea oats in the interior. Note: The eastern side of the isle is rocky.