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Little Water Cay

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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands, Reefs
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling, Swimming with dolphins
Description: Island in the Turks and Caicos islands, the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat.
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Colleyville, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You will need to take a charter boat (I'd recommend Barefoot Custom Charters) to get here but it's worth it. A beautiful deserted cay very close to Provo.

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Sandy, Utah
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14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took kayaks from Big Blue to visit Little Water Cay. It was a bit of a paddle but we found beaches that we had all to ourselves for hours. If your not much of a paddler you can also take the 1/2 day snorkel tours, though you then do not have the beach to yourself.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This island is really cool to see. There is Iguana's all over the place and also their dens, At the end of the walking path there is a very nice beach you can swim in to cool off from the walk. Found some cool shells and sea glass on the beach.

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Arlington, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved looking at the indigenous rock iguanas...the 'sanctuary' was small, but there was a person there to answer your questions about the iguanas.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for about 30 minutes on a snorkel trip. Nice little tour by a guide and plenty of curious iguanas. They just sit there and them run off. Beautiful beach here too.

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Toronto, Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We rented sea kayaks and visited the Little Water Cay. There are tonnes of iguanas living on this nature preserve and they are very curious of humans. You walk along a boardwalk, and if you want to hike through the brush a trail is provided which takes you to a nice beach where you can swim.

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Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had chartered a catamaran and had them take us here. In my opinion once you see a few of the iguanas it is time to venture on. The highlight of the excursion was Alex the tour guide. He is personable and knowledgable about the islands. He plays Rugby for the national team and is eager to share what he... More

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pa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, and this has to be one of my favorite spots. Water so blue you can see conch shells and starfish from the boat. We were able to walk the waterline and gather them up, as well as sanddollars. There is a rocky backdrop on the island for amazing photos. We only spent a few... More

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California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of those "don't miss" trips in Turks and Caicos. Unless you have significant disabilities or are making multiple stops, don't bother to "buy" this trip from a tour operator. Go to Big Blu on Leeward, adjacent to Blue Haven resort and rent a single or tandem kayak for roughly $30 per hour. This will be about a... More

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Paso Robles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Interesting visit to this small island that has become a protected home for the Turks and Caicos iguanas. Our half-day snorkel trip included a short stop with a guided tour. Well worth the trip.

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