Turks and Caicos Yacht Charter – Glorious Caribbean Cruising
About 550 miles southeast of Miami, northeast of Cuba, and north of Hispaniola lay the islands of the Turks and Caicos, perched atop the world’s third largest coral reef. Turks and Caicos, which cover some 6,00 square miles, offer some of the best fishing, diving, and unpopulated beaches to be found near the United States. Since the Turks and Caicos are so far south the climate is far less affected by fronts rolling off the U.S mainland than the northern Bahamas. The average low temperature in January is 73 degrees, and the average is 81 degrees, along with the refreshing trade winds blowing from the east and northeast this makes for glorious Caribbean cruising and sailing.
Long before Christopher Columbus first set foot on the capital island of Grand Turk during his discovery voyage of the new world in 1492, the islands of the Turks & Caicos were inhabited by Taino and Lucayan Indians. These original settlers left a rich heritage of seafaring, salt raking and farming, which still lingers on today. Words such as “canoe”, Caribbean and “caicos” are derived from the Arawak language. Even the name of the country comes from these earliest inhabitants. Turks is a reference to the indigenous Turk’s head cactus and Caicos is from the Lucayan term “caya hico” meaning string of islands.
Another peculiarity that has been passed down through the generations is a love of shellfish, particularly conch – which is actually available in abundance to this day, thanks to the work of the Caicos Conch Farm, the only commercial conch farm in the world.
Sparsely populated and so far unspoiled, the Turks and Caicos Islands and their turquoise waters are a unique haven for wildlife. Marine turtles, migrating whales, schools of wild dolphins and a variety of rare birds are found in the area. Seeing so many tropical islands ruined by careless development, the government has recently committed itself to the path of ‘ ecotourism’ in an effort to protect the Country’s fragile natural heritage. The small island nation has already established 27 national parks and protected areas, in an effort to safeguard its pristine shores and coral reefs. From whale watching, snorkeling with sting rays, Jo Jo the dolphin, and touring old lighthouses – there are many things to do in Turks and Cacios.
Luxury motor yachts and sailing catamarans are available for charter in this glorious Caribbean destination. Our yacht charter specialist will help connect you with the right Turks and Caicos yacht charter for you and your party. Allow Luxury Yacht Charters to help you bring your dreams to life. We’ll make the arrangements for your Turks and Caicos yacht charter. You make the memories.
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