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Big Blue Unlimited

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Address: Leeward | Adjacent to Blue Haven Marina, Providenciales
Phone Number: +1 649-946-5034
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Description: Since 1997 Big Blue Unlimited has developed the most comprehensive...
Since 1997 Big Blue Unlimited has developed the most comprehensive, innovative and "small group" water sports and Eco-adventure program in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our adventures include scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, kite-boarding, snorkeling, biking and cultural Eco-tours. The main base is on Providenciales, but our trips span the entire breadth of the Turks and Caicos archipelago. The Ocean is our inspiration, exploring is our passion and innovation is our trademark. For over 18 years Big Blue Unlimited has continued to set the standards in adventure across the Turks & Caicos Islands and has never wavered from its core philosophy that 'less is more'
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Too expensive for what you got!

We took the "Heart of the Islands" all day tour and found it not to be a good value for the cost - $330 per person. It was a long day that could have been shortened by at least a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took the "Heart of the Islands" all day tour and found it not to be a good value for the cost - $330 per person. It was a long day that could have been shortened by at least a couple of hours. Skip "Suzie" - the house of flies. The plantation was interesting, but way too long. Bring bug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and i had a great little tour of the mangroves (saw 2 baby nurse sharks, baby heron, many friendly iguanas). The staff at Big Blue was great and the equipment was first rate!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My partner and I did three excursions with Big Blue when we visited Turks & Caicos last week. We started with a Snorkel & Kayak trip, two days later we did the Edge of the Banks Snorkel trip, and we finished with a Snorkel EcoTour. All three trips had their highlights, and we had a great time. When we first... More 

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on this all day snorkel trip with Big Blue - the Edge of the Banks. There were three stops for snorkeling. We saw lots of wonderful things. A pod of dolphin followed our boat for a while. They stopped to let us jump in the water with them but they swam off... More 

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us on the Edge of the Banks snorkel adventure to West Caicos. It sounds like you had some great marine life encounters. We have a decent population of sharks in these waters as seen by your black-tip sighting; they are a vital part of TCI's healthy aquatic eco-system. Your comments regarding the lunch are noted. Feedback from... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went on four separate trips with Big Blue. We were fortunate to have picked Big Blue, with their excellent guides, instructors and captains. Laura was an awesome scuba instructor and made learning easy. Lizzy and Jason were great snorkel guides and pointed out many types of sea life. Mike and Brent were great boat captains with... More 

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

It's really wonderful to read your review about our staff and also our commitment to the environment. This means a great deal to us all at Big Blue and it is a philosophy we have stood by since we started our program in 1997. We're also very appreciative that you experienced four of our different adventures during your stay. Thank... More 

Sylvania, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Last minute reservation turned out great! Definitely a little bit more expensive but liked the private boat transfer over the ferry option offered on other tours. Great tour with Brent who gave lots of info about Turks and Caicos' two biggest islands. Mudjin Harbor was beautiful as was Bambara Beach. Snacks provided were homemade and healthy-not just granola bars.

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Good to hear. The boat options from our Big Blue base are a great convenience and the "Heart of the Islands" Eco-tour to North & Middle Caicos a very informative experience. Doesn't get much better with Brent as your guide and we pride ourselves with tailored experiences and good food. Thanks for the review. More 

Grand Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We did the half-day kayaking tour out to Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) and the channels of Mangove Cay. Lynn and Hugo were the guides, and they were great. Very helpful and knowledgeable. We saw a ton of sea life, including things a novice wouldn't necessarily know. They provided water and snacks as well. The route is in the neighborhood... More 

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and recommendation. It's a fun and interesting Eco-tour and we're glad you enjoyed learning about the marine life. Your feedback about the length of tour is noted and something we will look at; especially concerning prior experience and stamina of the paddlers. Cheers. More 

East Northport, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My 13 year old son and i went on the North Caisos Bike Tour. Our guide was Brant. He was great. throughout the bike tour, he pointed out local points of interest, took us us to a great lunch at a great beach. The Bike tour was about 15 miles or so. The only thing i would have wanted that... More 

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Well done for making it work on the larger bike. Glad you and your son had such a great time on North Caicos with Brent, his native island. Thanks for the recommendation. More 

Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked a snorkeling tour with Big Blue and were so excited to get out on the reef. When we got to the reef, the majority of our group decided they weren't comfortable going in. We were very disappointed when the tour guide acquiesced and took us back in for a refund. We couldn't fault the company or the guide,... More 

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Always tough to please everyone in these situations but safety always comes first. Sorry you missed the opportunity to snorkel but thrilled you enjoyed the kayaking so much. Hugo is an excellent eco-tour guide plus a skilled kite-boarding and scuba diving instructor. We're lucky to have him. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I went stand up paddle boarding with these guys. We'd never tried SUP before so we weren't sure what to expect. The instructor was great, friendly and knowledgeable about both how to learn to SUP and the environment. Going through the mangroves on a SUP is the perfect way to experience the shallow nursery.

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BigBlueUnltd, Owner at Big Blue Unlimited, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your first SUP experience and hope this is something you can keep up near home too. Cheers More 

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