Often referred to as the "island time
forgot", Salt Cay offers activities for guests of all ages. Salt Cay is
the most remote and secluded of the islands in the Turks and Caicos
Islands. We have 60 friendly residents, rich Caribbean heritage and
Our snorkeling and SCUBA diving offers some of the best walls in the
world. The reefs are still pristine, teeming with fish and boasting
spectacular corals and sponges. An 18th century British War ship (rated
in the top ten wreck dives internationally) is an excellent site for
diving or snorkeling.
January through March is migration time for the magnificent Humpback
whales. Salt Cay is considered "Whale Headquarters", as the island sits
directly in the Columbus Passage, the migratory route of the whales on
their way to the Silver Banks. Dive with the whales, plan a day-trip of
whale watching and picnicking, or view the Humpbacks from the deck at
TRADEWINDS or the many vantage points the island offers.
Salt Cay Divers offer a variety of dive
and snorkeling trips, including competitively priced dive packages.
Salt Cay has numerous sites for snorkeling from shore, including Point
Pleasant, North Shore Point, Deane's Dock (a great night snorkel),
Lighthouse Cliffs, South Cemetery and South Creek.
Beachcombing, shell collecting and hiking are among some favorites. The
island has miles of secluded, clean, soft sand to explore.
Birdwatchers will catch sight of several types of rare birds, including
osprey, flamingos, peregrine falcons, turtle doves and mockingbirds.
Kayaking and fishing are just a few of the other activities available
for your enjoyment.
Early in the 1700s through the 1960s, Salt Cay was one of the largest
exporters of salt in the world. Explore the salinas (salt ponds),
windmills, Taylor House ruin and tour our historical churches and old
Friendly Salt Cay residents make you feel right at home. The island has
no casinos and the night life consists of good reggae and island music
for dancing when the mood strikes you.