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Edge of the Banks Tour
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Edge of the Banks Tour

By Big Blue Collective
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 8-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off resorts in Grace Bay area only
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • 100% biodegradable sunscreen


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Marina Road, Marina Rd, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Pickup details
  • Pick up times vary dependent on where you are staying. Please be on time for your pick up as its a complimentary shuttle stopping at several resorts.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61954P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61954P5

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      • Big Blue Collective
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        Joined in June 2006
      • Compass27968400100
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Crew with Big Blue!
        Our group of 10 family members had a great half day of snorkeling, swimming, boating, and exploring Iguana Island. Our captain and crew were all first rate: very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Thank you Libert, Jake, and Gineille!
        Written 17 June 2024
      • AndreaSH9480VR
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        All Female Crew = An AMAZING Day!
        Our group of 10 booked a North Shore tour on White Sands and we had such an amazing day. Captain Cole and her crew Allie and Amber were absolutely fantastic. They fed us all day long and made sure there was plenty to drink to keep us hydrated. We have booked other tours before, with other companies, but this was our favorite. All 3 women were so personable and attentive, not only to us but to the ocean environment. It was so refreshing to witness such care and concern. The vessel is immaculate and comfortable. Plenty of sun for those who desire it, and plenty of shade for those seeking respite from it. The typical snorkel spot was packed with boats, so Cole took us to a less popular spot that was equally as beautiful and far less traveled. We were fortunate enough to see three nurse sharks during our adventure, and it was truly magical. When we stopped at Pine Cay to anchor down for a few hours, eat lunch, and enjoy the beach, Jojo the dolphin came right up to the boat. He must've been there for a good 10 minutes or so, just swimming and playing with everyone. He left and came back a few minutes later with Bo, Sarge, and Scooter. The other 3 didn't get as close, but Jojo came right back to the boat as if to show off his family. It was incredible! This is a day that none of our group will ever forget.
        Written 16 June 2024
      • Travel22093679875
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide Mitch was warm, knowledgeable, flexible, and kind
        Whether you’ve never ocean kayaked before or are an old pro, Mitch will get you geared up in either a double or solo kayak (your choice) and off to explore the white and red mangroves across the way and learn how they protect the area against erosion and the lessons learned in other parts of the world where they’ve been removed for development. There you may see turtles, conchs, and pelicans. Then off to Iguana Island—a reserve for the native Iguana population—where you’ll learn about how they survive without a source of fresh water. In total, about 8km (5 miles) of paddling to work off some of that resort excess! Highly recommended.
        Written 6 June 2024
      • Andrea K
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        1/2 day snorkeling
        Staff was great but the weather wasn’t good for snorkeling. The water was choppy and exhausting. Too expensive overall.
        Written 14 May 2024
      • 780baileyb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Best Day With Ali & Libert
        If you are comparing options for a private charter in Turks and Caicos, do yourself a favor and stop your search at Big Blue Collective. I can’t say enough wonderful things about our trip with Ali and Libert. They were so fun to spend time with on the water, super knowledgeable of the area, professional, and paid attention to every little detail. They even went out of their way to provide snacks for my sister with dietary restrictions. They customized our itenerary once we arrived to the dock and shared what we wanted to do. For us, it was snorkel, cruise and see dolphins! They took it one step further and let us swim with one of the resident dolphins here in Turks and Caicos. It was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. When I swam up to the boat for my phone, Libert had already been filming the entire encounter! Our trip with Ali and Libert exceeded all expectations and we can’t wait to book our next trip with Big Blue Collective.
        Written 14 May 2024
      • V6384UOsamueln
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Views, Great Experience, Great Guides
        Excellent experience with great views of the mangroves and all of the wildlife in them. Even though it was very windy our tour was great and we saw so many things. Remember to bring plenty of sunscreen and bug spray just in case.
        Written 27 April 2024
      • Marksandikuritzky
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Boat Rental
        Rented a 29 ft. boat for 4 adults and one ten year old. The rental was for 6 hours including a sunset. Cole the captain and Hugo the first mate were so much better than our highest expectations. The food, snacks and drinks were also much better than expected. We had a great time snorkeling, iguana island walking tour and cruising the sunset. This tour was tailored perfectly for us.
        Written 21 April 2024
      • jacquelinedA2217YO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Customized hald day charter excellence by Big Blue Collective
        Big Blue Collective is absolutely wonderful! Mitchum and Libert were outstanding! They customized our half day charter to fit our interests and priorities for island expedition. We highly recommend and will return as customers!
        Written 12 April 2024
      • U2934NSdianam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Positively delightful
        We took the private sunset cruise. This trip was fantastic! From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. The women who greeted us and signed us in were so lovely. During our cruise, Jake and Roshane provided top notch service. The small bites were delicious fresh fruit and a delightfully savory charcuterie. Big Blue Collective gets two thumbs up… 10/10, highly recommend.
        Written 5 April 2024
      • germanox
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Scuba and Snorkel
        Our family of four did a scuba and snorkel all day adventure to the North Shore of Grace Bay. Our guides were Jake and Rashane. They did not disappoint and were very informative and trustworthy. They were amazing guides and made our day. My husband and son scuba dive so they did two dives at the Northwest Point. Then they took us to a sandbar near the Keys and we had an awesome lunch and did a long snorkel. We come to Turks and Caicos every year. I will not hesitate to book big blue collective and ask for Jake and Rashane in the future.
        Written 5 April 2024
      • Bethelmum
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Grear trip but too many other craft
        We loved the idea of this trip, billed as an eco tour. We were there Easter weekend. A kayak across to see iguanas on an isolated island and then through mangroves to see turtles and hopefully baby sharks. I had a vision of sympathetic intrusion. Our guide was great l, only a few people at the iguana island and then we kayaked back and we did see turtles in quiet water before the mangroves. But was then astounded by the amount of other craft, 50 to 100 see-through canoes and paddleboards with other companies all squeezing through mangroves and hovering over the shallow turtle and baby shark area. Some getting into the water. Surely this can't be eco friendly with such a fragile environment. I'm not knocking Big Blue but it's supposed to be a nature reserve. Please preserve it.
        Written 29 March 2024
      • nathangC8927ZK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Half Day boat trip of Snorkeling and 🦎 Island
        We had an incredible half day boat trip with Cole and Hugo. They provided us an incredible experience of lifetime family memories. Highly recommend.
        Written 27 March 2024
      • George3
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Get Out There!
        The six of us had an awesome trip and saw turtles, conch, puffer fish, and a baby shark along with many birds. Our guide was amazing, both patient and knowledgeable about the area.
        Written 26 March 2024
      • John S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great family dive!
        We did a private dive with Big Blue Collective. We had beginner divers and thus did not want to be in too large of group for their first time. Libert, Zay and Cole were all excellent guides. They were very professional and made us feel very comfortable and safe during our dives. The service and gear were top notch. We can’t wait to come back and dive with them.
        Written 26 March 2024
      • marybeme
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great snorkeling but overpriced.
        Staff on board were very nice and helpful. Snorkeling was great. Not sure it is worth the premium price. First stop was same spot every other tour goes to; its a great spot and we got there earlier than everyone else so had it to ourselves for a while. Second spot was further out, very similar to first and no one else there. Then we went back in. Toss in some fresh fruit, muffin and bag of chips. Good snorkeling morning, but not sure it warrants so much more $$.
        Written 24 March 2024
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      5.0
      5.0 of 5 bubbles130 reviews
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      Chris S
      Jordan, MN37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020
      Saturday, 3/7 my husband and I went on the Edge of the Banks Tour with Jake and Collin - two fantastic guides that have an enormous sense of humor besides their tremendous respect for the sea. Our wonderful day culminated with my birthday request to see a whale. 10 min later we were off the coast of West Caicos when a mama whale and her calf gracefully and repeatedly swam by us while we continued to snorkel in awe. It was an experience that our group will never forget and thankfully one member had a GO PRO . I can't give this company enough praise for that day. Although there are no guarantees what marine life you will see, I took home the best birthday gift ever!
      Written 10 March 2020
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      KMC
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2021 • Solo
      If you are looking for a full day of some serious snorkeling and nature, not some copy-cat touristy stuff, this is for you. It came to me recommended from a local other place, they said it’s the only company that would take you to a really good coral, and they met the expectation every bit.

      They also take to swim with the whales if they are around!! What I like is they design their trip for current conditions, not a cookie cutter thing. This day we went to 2 reefs and a wall, where the ocean floor suddenly drops down, lunch at French keys, we also swam to the shore to chill. We could stay at the spots as long as we wanted. I can say it was my best snorkel yet, the water color is amazing, super clear. It’s January, the water temperature was 73F or so but for me it got slightly chilly. The rash guard helped to keep some warmth. Plan accordingly.

      The crew was amazing, they came with us into the water and showed us things, they are all very knowledgeable, very experienced and fun. Not too pushy. Small groups, we had about 8 people total. Money and time we’ll spent, high quality rad trip!
      Written 22 January 2021
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      StephanieinNewport
      Newport, RI93 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      Captains Trish and TJ were so engaging, kind and informative and Crew John was in the water with us 2 out of the 3 snorkel stops. This company stays clear from the crowded other charter boats and starts at the Leeward Reef before the masses arrive, giving you the best experience at one of the best snorkel spots. Then depending upon the weather, wind and seas you continue on , we went to West Caicos, anchored at the beach for lunch, a walk and a swim. Saw an Osprey nest, chicks and parents. Excellent lunch and healthy snacks. Then onto the Edge of the Bank for the last snorkel. The ride back to Leeward was fantastic, all in all we circumnavigated the Island which was so interesting to see from the water! Also of note, their maximum is 12 people, so you are guaranteed a very personal experience. This was my 3rd time taking a trip with this company, consistently excellent !
      Written 1 March 2023
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      Jill G
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was a great tour! Big Blue is a very professional and eco friendly company. Everyone there was friendly and very responsive! Lee was a great captain and tour guide. He did a fantastic job navigating our day and keeping us out of weather patterns that moved through so we never got rained on but still got to enjoy amazing rainbows! We did 3 amazing snorkels that were all different near northwest point and west Caicos. We hardly saw any other boats- it was amazing! This tour is a full day and Lunch is served on the boat! I highly recommend this tour!
      Written 21 December 2021
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      anonymous865
      Philadelphia, PA22 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      Highly recommended. Big Blue is not the lowest cost tour operator, but they provide excellent Value. Our all day tour consisted of a small group of three families with eight people and two crew providing for significant personnel attention. The tour made a complete circle around Provo including three snorkel stops with the last on West Caicos. Each stop was a little different providing the opportunity to see a lot of variety. We saw a few sharks, a large school of barracuda, sea turtle and a range of tropical fish. Unfortunately no dolphins. The reefs had a range of sea live some more vibrant than others. In some cases you can see what is likely damage from recent storms or other environmental factors .. all need to do what they can to preserve the ecosystem. Food consisted of a nice morning continental breakfast with fresh fruit and small muffins. Water, Lemonade and Rum punch to drink. Later we had small wraps as a snack (Ham, Chicken, Turkey) and lastly Lunch was a Jerk Pasta with Hummus/Veggies a big more local flavors. Overall wonderful time out with a friendly and experienced crew. We definitely recommend Big Blue.
      Written 25 June 2022
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      Thank you very much for the recommendation and your astute observations about the reefs and marine life. We're very happy that you had a wonderful day out and appreciate you joining the Big Blue team.
      Written 27 June 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      girlat30m
      NYC10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2020 • Family
      We once again had the best private boat trip with Big Blue! We work w them every time we are on island and trust no one more to provide us w fun, interesting info and amazing adventures!
      While we usually spend a great portion of each trip snorkeling, yesterday on our request because of the winds, we did a more gentle, sightseeing tour visiting different cays and the south side of the islands. It was totally relaxing and really beautiful with rum punches in hand.

      Our crew was, as always, awesome!! Jake and Michael not only made it SOOO fun and were totally entertaining (corny jokes and all) but also showed us new parts of the islands we hadn't yet visited and taught us new things,.as the Big Blue crews always succeed in doing.

      Thank you Mark and co. for another fabulous day!!!
      Written 25 November 2020
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      Ellie C
      Austin, TX, USA6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We absolutely loved our snorkeling trip. Lilly and Breadlyn were fun, accommodating and knowledgeable. Our small group of 6 had a great time checking out several snorkeling spots, relaxing on a beautiful beach and cruising around the islands. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for an adventurous way to explore the islands. We are always a little wary when booking a “full day” outing but this was our favorite day of the trip! This day outing is high quality and we felt it was worth the expense and then some.
      Written 15 October 2021
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      Leeroy-1992
      Muscle Shoals, AL4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      Everything about Big Blue is 10/10! Trish & Amanda were our guides on our boat! We chartered a full day private charter on their 32 ft World Cat...twice lol
      Trish and Manda took us to amazing snorkeling spots & beautiful islands in North Caicos. They also found a mom and baby dolphin that they helped us snorkel with for about 20 minutes. Then another boat company arrived and their customers were splashing, chasing and grabbing at the dolphins and they swam away from them.
      Trish & Amanda give 5 star professional service & treat you like you are a guest on a million dollar yacht! And they are so cool and friendly that they felt like part of our family!
      We had so much fun on the boat with Trish and Amanda that we decided to schedule a second full day private charter but this time to go to West Caicos. Big Blue worked with us to let us have Trish and Amanda again. West Caicos has some amazingly blue, clear water. They also took us sub-winging over "The Wall" and we did cliff jumping!
      I wish we could charter a boat every day with Big Blue and Trish & Amanda! It was the highlight of our family vacay!
      Written 10 June 2022
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      That's such a great review of your boat trips with Big Blue. Trish and Amanda are awesome guides and were equally stoked to do a second trip with you all to West Caicos. That's a special island, and so is swimming with dolphins. Glad you had that opportunity. Thank you so much for playing with us and for sharing your experiences. Hope to see you again!!
      Written 28 June 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Kristel F
      Providenciales37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Went in a full day tour today, Cole & Tom were our captains/Guides we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! They absolutely LOVE their jobs, knowledge is priceless & they have lots of passion ❤️
      Every person on the boat had a say in what and how our cruise went. Safety first. We were lucky enough to have seen Whales, Dolphins, sharks, stingrays and of course beautiful fish!
      My fiancé and I were first time snorkelers and they made sure that we were ok, comfortable and had all the assistance at hand if needed.
      Then after we were off the boat Tom informed us of sharks feeding off the docking area! Amazing! We appreciated them so much!
      Written 26 February 2020
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      Trispy
      Boston, MA8 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022 • Couples
      The crew was nice and knowledgeable and lunches were great, the snorkel spots we to went to were awesome, but we would not do this again and not reccomend for casual or beginner snorkelor. You spend about an hour boating to the first spot another hour boating to the second spot and another hour boating back. Your boating too fast to do anything but sit and wait for the boat to stop to move around again.

      We were really only in the water for 1.5 hours at most and this was actually plenty for us and I think we would have been happier on a 1/2 day tour. I only booked this full day with the hope to have encounters with dolphins and/or whales. We did see a whale but we weren’t able to get close enough to him, Not big blues fault obviously as wildlife is not predictable but if you are booking solely for that reason you may very well be disappointed. Overall Big Blue is a nice outfit but we just didn’t love this tour. Had we had Dolphin and a whale encounter the amount of boating time may have been worth it for us and our review would have been different.

      If your looking in Instagram and seeing all the dolphin and whale encounters just be aware that this is not happening on every trip and decide from there if this your is still something worth it for you.
      Written 26 February 2022
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