Fishermen and women, pay attention: Whether you prefer deep sea fishing, bonefishing, or reef fishing, no doubt the Turks and Caicos should be your next destination. Our islands are an angler’s delight, with something to offer for everyone.
The Turks and Caicos are home to one of the longest barrier reefs in the world, which quickly gives way to the Atlantic deep. The deep blue is just a short boat ride away from shore, and anglers can expect to be fishing in as little as 10 minutes after leaving the dock. A variety of big game fish can be found out there, including wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi and sailfish (catch and release). If you’re really lucky, you may even catch a blue marlin (also catch and release).
For bonefish lovers, look no further—the elusive bonefish can be found here aplenty. The Caicos Banks offer some of the best flats fishing around, and with the right guide, you’re bound to have a successful day catching bonefish.
If you want to take the whole family out fishing (kids included), reef fishing is the perfect option, requiring less skill than bonefishing and deep sea fishing, and providing more opportunity for a catch. Our barrier reef is teeming with life, and many of the fish there make for a delicious meal, including grouper, yellowtail and various kinds of snapper.
Whatever your chosen fishing adventure, we recommend booking your trip with Talbot’s Adventures. A team of local anglers with decades of experience, Levardo Talbot and his crew tailor each fishing trip to your needs. Half and full day charters are available, and all fishing equipment is provided. Bear in mind that fishing in Turks and Caicos requires a temporary permit at $12 a day for anglers 16 and older. Ready to book? The fish are biting…
It’s no secret that in the Turks and Caicos, life revolves around the water. People come here for the beaches, the snorkeling, the diving and the boating. But there’s one activity you may not yet have heard about—and it’s a thrilling one you’re bound to talk about for years to come once you’ve experienced it. And that’s horseback riding with Provo Ponies.
What started as a rescue operation for horses and ponies is now a riding stable in Long Bay—just a 5-minute drive from Triton—with 30 horses and ponies, 25 of which are ready to ride.
Owner Camille Slattery, who grew up horseback riding in Iowa and moved to the Turks and Caicos in 1987, started Provo Ponies in 2001. Her team of instructors are all personable as well as well as knowledgeable, all with a passion for horses.
Provo Ponies caters to beginners as well as experienced riders, and will choose the right horse for you accordingly. During your ride, you’ll wander through the quiet roads and trails of Long Bay before emerging out onto Long Bay Beach, where you’ll have the surreal experience of riding your horse down the beach and into the clear, shallow water (weather permitting). Experienced riders can also have the opportunity to canter down the beach during low ride.
Provo Ponies offers private and group rides, with no more than 12 people allowed on a group ride. If you’re interested in booking a ride, you’re encouraged to book well in advance, particularly during the busy season (November to April).
If you’re planning your trip to the Turks and Caicos, put Provo Ponies on your list as a must-do. For more information, check out the Provo Ponies website, where you can also book online.