Salt Cay Island, Turks and Caicos Islands



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

Day 1 - Travel day. Arrive on Salt Cay. Once you arrive, we pick you up from the airport, 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.  Seeking / swimming with the whales.  (Weather Dependent). For those interested in scuba diving, we can add an afternoon wall dive to your itinerary.

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 average $178 pp and flight only come in MWF and Sat. Our arrival day on Salt Cay is Saturday. 

 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. The whales have made Salt Cay one of their stops before heading off to Salt Cay. Here we have witnessed, mothers and calves, courting females and singing males. 

 Image by Frank Virgadamo.  @SDM diving

Image by Frank Virgadamo. @SDM diving

These are day trips. We will stay in our Island Villa on Salt Cay 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 can be insatiably curious and have a reputation of 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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 Image by Frank Virgadamo  @SDM diving

Image by Frank Virgadamo @SDM diving

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