Salt Cay Island, Turks and Caicos Islands



March 4 - 11, 2017
(8 day trip - 6 days of swimming with humpback whales)



February 17 - 24, 2018
(8 day trip - 6 days of swimming with humpback whales)

Day 1 - Travel day. Arrive on Salt Cay. Once you arrive. Check into your room, the rest of the day is yours to prep cameras, dive gear, relax and explore the island.

Day 2 - 7 - The plan is to spend 6 days seeking out the whales.  4 days, we will spend 6 hours at sea, seeking / swimming with the whales.  - We will search / swim with the whales for 3 hours. Stop on one of the remote islands to break for lunch. Then continue searching / swimming with the whales for the next 3 hours.  2 days we will do 2 morning tank dives on the local reef, then spend the afternoon searching for the whales. We will spend 3 hours on these days searching / swimming for the whales.

Day 8 - You will return to the airport for your journey home.

Flights for your trip;
You will nee to fly into (PLS) Providenciales International - Turks and Caicos Islands. There you will catch your flight to Salt Cay on the Caicos Express. *The flights (R/T) from Caicos Express are $178 pp and flight only come in MWF and Sat. Our arrival day on Salt Cay is Saturday (April 18).

 Water Temperatures; 77 - 82 F (24 - 26 C).
Land Temperatures; 78 - 90 F ( 24 - 30 C).

We are headed out to the tropical island of Salt Cay, to seek out an opportunity to swim with North Atlantic humpback whales in the warm Caribbean waters. Salt Cay is a small remote island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This friendly little island is just south of Grand Turk, and is close to the Silver Bank Marine Sanctuary off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is estimated that somewhere between 3,000 - 5,000 humpback whales pass through the Silver Banks between December and mid-April each year - making it the largest breeding and calving grounds, in the world. Salt Cay, is in the middle of the humpback whale’s annual migratory route to the Silver Banks.

These are day trips. We will stay in our Island Villa on Salt Cay island and head out each morning in search of the humpbacks. The goal is to spend each day swimming along side mothers and their calves. There is no way to truly describe the feeling of swimming alongside these gentle giants. The calves are insatiably curious and have a reputation for approaching snorkelers. The mothers watch their calves carefully as their calves investigate their new world. Some of the mothers are cautious around swimmers, however some recognize that we are not a threat and allow their babies to safely explore.

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