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Stingrays & Snorkel Tour Deluxe - Grand Turk provided by The Humpback Dive Shack

Stingrays & Snorkel Tour Deluxe - Grand Turk

Stingrays & Snorkel Tour Deluxe - Grand Turk
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Join our most popular tour to experience the best Grand Turk's beautiful underwater world has to offer. Snorkel with Stingrays at uninhabited Gibbs Cay, see coral and reef fish up close at a shallow reef and enjoy the extraordinary thrill of hovering over the world's third-largest barrier reef - the famous Grand Turk Wall. Snacks, use of all snorkel gear, chilled water, tea and coffee are included.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 102914P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes • Chilled water, tea and coffee • Snacks • Professional guides • Port pickup and drop-off • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Gratuities (recommended and greatly appreciated)
Duration
3h
Departure details
Grand Turk Cruise Center, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Cruise passengers: Exit duty free, turn left and go to beach. Turn right. Walk towards anchored boats until you reach a big black pirate ship on the beach. Our boat "Spyhop" has a big green canvas roof and will be anchored off the pirate ship. All other guests: contact tour operator for location
Inclusions
Local taxes • Chilled water, tea and coffee • Snacks • Professional guides • Port pickup and drop-off • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Gratuities (recommended and greatly appreciated)
Departure details
Grand Turk Cruise Center, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Cruise passengers: Exit duty free, turn left and go to beach. Turn right. Walk towards anchored boats until you reach a big black pirate ship on the beach. Our boat "Spyhop" has a big green canvas roof and will be anchored off the pirate ship. All other guests: contact tour operator for location
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Please state name of cruise ship or name of accommodation on island at time of booking
Following your booking, you will receive an email confirming details on departure time and location
IMPORTANT: In rare cases it may be necessary to change the departure time of your tour or cancel it. You will be notified of any important changes via an email from the third-party provider you used for booking. Please make sure to check your inbox 24 hours prior to tour departure time to receive potential updates.
Minimum age is 4 years - Children must be accompanied by an adult
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Participants must be able to exit water via boat ladder
Weight limit 250 pounds due to boarding ladder specifications
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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Paige B
Lehi, UT3 contributions
Amazing Amazing Amazing
Jan 2020 • Family
I can not tell you how amazing this was! This was the highlight of our cruise! It was personable, and the couple that ran were thoughtful and helped my younger son out a ton so the rest of us could snorkel in peace. The reef was amazing! And when you look at the giant boat the cruise line has and the people only get a few minutes in the water, it makes your decision to choose a smaller more personable tour. The sting rays were also amazing! We saw a sea turtle and tons of marine life!
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. Being a small private company unaffiliated with the cruise lines we are a great position to make our tours as personable as possible with smaller groups for maximum enjoyment, we are happy you appreciated our approach to tourism in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. To be considered a highlight is always special so thank you. We are happy you enjoyed the amazing reefs, the stingrays and even got to see a turtle in the middle of all the marine life, most importantly that you got to snorkel in peace lol Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com The Humpback Whales are back until April, so maybe we'll see you again soon :-)
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Patricia D
London, UK4 contributions
Excellent operation, highly recommend ed
Jan 2020 • Family
We went out with Brian and Sabine to two snorkelling spots and Gibbs Cay and had our two small children of 5 and 6 with us (good swimmers). The briefings, customer service, equipment and environmental conduct were absolutely exemplary and we all had an amazing day which none of us will ever forget! We found it disturbing to see at least two other tour operators cutting up conches just to show tourists their anatomy, feeding stingrays and pulling them out of the water for photo shoots for extended periods of time. Choose wisely and support a business that promotes awareness and conservation of the incredible marine life off Grand Turk.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very positive comments in regard to the way we choose to conduct our eco tours. Education is pivotal in the enjoyment of any experience, we are elated that you enjoyed our briefings and had a day that you will never forget, that is important. We are happy you found our customer service to be exemplary, we will strive to improve upon this. We do apologize that you witnessed the death of marine animals while on your tour and other conduct with marine life that you perceived to be inappropriate. We depend on the ocean for our livelihood so adopt a passive approach to our interactions with it, thank your for your support of our ethical standpoint in this regard. Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com. Humpback Whales.
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Chris P
6 contributions
Great snorkelling, nurse sharks stingrays, fantastic boat
Jan 2020 • Family
Brian and Sabine are fantastic guides with a high level of attention to safety and environmental protection. We snorkelled at two sites on the west coast where we saw parrotfish, groupers, wrasses and even a nurse shark. At Gibbs Cay we were able to snorkel close to several stingrays and observe their natural behaviour. The group was small and personal and the boat well-equipped with top quality snorkelling gear and the latest safety equipment. Highly recommended.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very positive comments. Safety always comes first and Environmental Protection is next on the list. There is no point being safe if there is nothing to enjoy. We are happy you enjoyed the stingray experience on Gibbs Cay and hope you can return for the Humpback Whale bomb! Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com.
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Tiffany
2 contributions
Highlight of trip
Oct 2019 • Friends
I reserved this tour for our group of three. We were joined by another couple. Brian was our tour guide and was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the tour feel very personalized. His expertise and great respect for the marine life is evident and we learned a lot while having a great time. Drinks and snacks are provided. The snorkel equipment we used were in great condition. We were surrounded by other boat and snorkel tours and the groups were were overcrowded and looked overwhelming. Our small group felt relaxed, and not rushed to explore the beautiful marine life and surrounding islands. We were totally satisfied with our experience and highly recommend it.
Written October 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for considering us as a highlight of your trip, it means a lot. That you found the tour personal and educational is great to hear. Brian's academic background in marine biology coupled with his ethical,PADI Instructor, passive approach to wildlife interactions means our guests get to enjoy the natural world in the most sustainable way possible, hands off. Having learned something during an excursion makes it all the more memorable. Catering to smaller groups as an independent company not affiliated with the cruise lines means we can offer the relaxed pace and uncrowded feeling that you enjoyed. Thank you for supporting us. Totally satisfied, that's what we like to hear. W hope to see you again soon, maybe for a snorkel with a Humpback Whale? Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos.
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Bethandnolan07
10 contributions
One. Amazing. Day!
Sep 2019 • Couples
This excursion has been -hands down - one of the best experiences ever. Brian and Sabine were the best hosts and very knowledgeable. Brian has a background in marine biology so he was full of interesting facts and info. The equipment was nice and in excellent shape. We never felt rushed. They were in the water with us and pointed out all kinds of sea life. They only take out a small group so it was nice not to be crowded. We only had one other couple with us this day. If you are considering booking through a cruise line - don’t- they are overcrowded, overpriced, and rushed. Brian and Sabine were so great we are currently planning a trip back for the spring to snorkel with the humpback whales. Thank y’all for a most amazing day.
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very comprehensive and positive feedback. We never want our guests to feel rushed, you have paid your hard earned dollars to have a good time, we respect that and are happy to deliver. We are happy you enjoyed all the interesting facts and info that we were able to share with you and that you experienced the uncrowded feeling we like to promote. We obviously cannot comment on booking directly through the cruise line but think you have said enough lol. The Humpback Whales are now arriving in force, so for the next three months Grand Turk will be the amphitheater for one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. We sincerely hope you can return for this experience, it will blow your cotton socks off. Better to fly down for a few days though, in case of bad weather and the cruise can't dock you would be very disappointed! Thank you for your appreciation of our quality equipment, only the best for our guests. Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com
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Veronica L
Valdosta, GA43 contributions
Grandma’s Best Trip!
All I can say is: PERFECTION! ♥️
My family and I enjoyed every minute with Brian and Lacey! 🥰
They both are amazing individuals, so thoughtful, fun, loving, attentive and know how to have a good and safe time!
The locations we were brought to were gorgeous (as the whole island is) and they made sure we were having a great time throughout the whole trip.
We saw so many stingrays & beautiful fish! 🙌🏼
This excursion was my grandmothers highlight of our 7 day cruise and I’m still hearing about it til today! Haha
Thank you Brian and Lacey for making our time with you all memorable!!!
See you again soon! 😉
Written August 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
PERFECTION - We'll take that -thank you so much for your kind comments and positive feedback. Hey, we know you're on holiday to have a great time and forget all the stress of home, we are happy to be a part of that by being thoughtful, fun, loving and attentive while making sure you have fun but stay safe. There were so many rays that day, it was very cool. That your grandma found us to be a highlight is quite cool indeed. She was a blast to be with. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us in the gorgeous island of Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos and hope you can return sometime. Maybe to snorkel with a Humpback next time! Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com.
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Tammie E
1 contribution
Fantastic!
Jun 2019
My daughter (20yr) and I went on the Stingray & Snorkel Tour Deluxe in June. We had a wonderful time. The owners/guides, Brian and Sabine, were great! They took care of everything. We were on a cruise and decided the excursions offered were not for us--going with Humpback Dive Shack was for us. (I booked the tour before we left from home, paying via PayPal--first time to do that, and it turned out just fine.) We left the pier, found the boat, met the other four people also on the tour, and off we went. The equipment was in perfect condition, snacks and water/tea were offered, and consideration and safety for each of us was paramount. It was like a private tour! We passed the cruise's excursion boat, and the people were jammed on--we had more space than necessary! We went to four sites, seeing different things at each--the drop off wall was quite impressive, loved the elegance of the stingrays (very important to me that Brian and Sabine respected the animals and did not try to catch them--better to enjoy nature naturally), saw squid, barracuda--just perfect! I was worried about getting back to our ship on time, but that turned out to be no problem. I highly recommend Humpback Dive Shack--they are the BEST!

Written July 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your very positive review of your Stingray and Snorkel tour with us in Grand Turk. We are happy you and your daughter had a wonderful time. It's cool that by choosing and independent operator you felt like you had a private and spacious experience rather than being jammed on as you so eloquently put it. Our equipment is from top brand names and we are glad you found it to be in perfect condition. We always provide drinks and snacks as a courtesy to our customers. Thank your appreciating our passive approach to interacting with marine wildlife, we do respect the Stingrays and do not try to catch them for the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Many people from the cruise ships do have anxiety about getting back to the ship on time, rest assured that we will always have you back on time, if we could not do that we would not take you in the first instance. No one have ever missed a ship from our tours and we are required to have public liability insurance too. So you can relax on under our care. Thank you again for your high recommendation and we hope to see you next time. Snorkel out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com.
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JillFromVegas
Las Vegas, NV66 contributions
Excellent Excursion! No Crowds! Cruise Friendly!
My husband and I enjoyed our snorkeling excursion today with Brian and Sabine of Humpback Dive Shack. We were able to swim with the stingrays and avoid the over crowded cruise excursion shuttles. They then took us to a few other stops and we were even able to see and swim with a shark. We had a fantastic time on this excursion and look forward to coming back and visiting them again.
Written May 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi guys and thanks for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to host you in Grand Turk when you visited on your Carnival cruise. We are glad you enjoyed your Stingray snorkeling with us and appreciated our smaller groups and the more private nature of our approach to eco-tourism. The shark was a nice bonus that day for sure. It's great that you had a fantastic time and we would love to host you again should you return. Swim out from the crowd with info@humpbackdiveshack.com Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos.
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rcsmith2017
1 contribution
That Was Sick Yo!!!
Apr 2019 • Family
What a truly amazing tour!! After swimming with the stingrays, Brian asked my son how it was and his response was "That Was Sick Yo!!!" I don't think Brian or I will forget that. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. Brian and his lovely wife Sabrina really made you feel comfortable and everyone on board had a great time. After the tour they even joined us for lunch at Jack's Shake!! Can't wait to return!!!
Written May 14, 2019
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LeoP
Ridgefield, CT4 contributions
Real Snorkel Tour
This is a great small business run by Sabina and Brian. This is totally that way to do a snorkeling tour vs the impersonal party boats. They take a very small group of people, they are really experienced, they showed us so many things, and they truly cared about giving us a great experience. They were one of the highlights of our trip to Grand Turk. Don’t pick one of those big companies! Pick Brian and Sabina’s Humpback Dive Shack.
Written December 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words and your appreciation of the personal nature of the small groups we normally experience on our tours. We are happy you enjoyed your snorkeling on the Grand Turk Wall and the benefits of our experience. To be considered a highlight is especially rewarding, so thank you very much. We do care that our guests have a great time and it great that you had a great time, a lot of great really! We hope to see you again soon so flick us an email when you come back info@humpbackdiveshack.com.
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S3662JIsteveh
S3662JIsteveh
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Great outing
I went for the snorkel tour with my 3 sons. We stopped in Grand Turk on a Carnival Cruise. I highly recommend this
Cmccaverty
Cmccaverty
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One of the best experiences of my life!
We did two trips with Brian and Sabine and it was the highlight of our trip! They were super fun and knowledgeable
TiphanieJo
TiphanieJo
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🤿 Snorkeling
We had an amazing time! The snorkeling was incredible and our guide, Sabina, was great! She was very knowledgeable
Tyler S
Tyler S
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Awesome time spent with the Humpbacks!
Brian and Sabine are great, very knowledgeable and respectful of the ocean. We had an incredible experience swimmin
kimpK4581TP
kimpK4581TP
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Appropriate for VERY FIT people only
The description of the excursion was misleading. We didn't realize the shortcomings of the craft until we arrived f
Pietersyne
Pietersyne
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WOW, amazing!!!
WOW, what an amazing time! One of my ‘bucketlist things’ was swimming with whales. Sabine and Brian advised me to s
wate8091
wate8091
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Great trip, but have realistic expectations
We thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour trip and saw several whales off the coast of Grand Turk. We flew down from Provid
LM P
LM P
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BUCKET LIST!
A group of us military moms booked this for our day in port. The weather was sunny but very windy and swells were h
Cowboy's C
Cowboy's C
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Excursion of a lifetime!
This was one of my bucket list items, and ended up being a trip I will never forget. Heads up, people -- you have
dgermuga1
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Whale watch/ snorkel trip
Captain Brian and First mate Sabine were amazing. They did everything in their power to assure we had a great exper
Poederbrief
Poederbrief
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Wow!
We stayed on Grand Turk for a week. The reason we came there was the oportunity to snorkel with humpback whales. We
Bettsmg
Bettsmg
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AMAZING!!!! Bucket list check off! Incredible! We will def. do this again with Brian and Sabine!
First of all, thank you to Cpt Brian and Sabine who were very helpful in my many questions before we booked this tr
xwallyworldx
xwallyworldx
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Experience of a lifetime
This tour was AMAZING. Captain Brian and Sabine were excellent tour guides. They warned us ahead of time that the c
KenKenIAM
KenKenIAM
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Misleading Advertising
So... after reading a slew of positive, glowing reviews right here on TripAdvisor... about them... I chose to conta
midwesternmatthew
midwesternmatthew
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Great trip! ...said no one on the boat
First off, this excursion looks AMAZING on TripAdvisor and Instagram and other places. I was ecstatic to have booke