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Edge of the Banks Tour provided by Big Blue Collective

Edge of the Banks Tour
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 61954P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off resorts in Grace Bay area only
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • 100% biodegradable sunscreen
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Marina Road, Marina Rd, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off resorts in Grace Bay area only
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • 100% biodegradable sunscreen
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Marina Road, Marina Rd, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 4, 2020
A note from Edge of the Banks Tour
Travelers need to be COVID-19 negative within 5 days of arrival and apply for TCI Assured Certificate before travel. https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
74 reviews
Excellent
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anonymous865
Philadelphia, PA23 contributions
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 June 25, 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 June 27, 2022
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Jill G
3 contributions
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 December 21, 2021
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Leeroy-1992
Muscle Shoals, AL3 contributions
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 June 10, 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 June 28, 2022
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artdealer2
Leesburg, VA2 contributions
Friends
Lee and Dino were our guides yesterday Friday May 20 2022 and we had a fantastic day. We encountered a pod of Pilot whales and went in the water with them. Then, 15 minutes later, we had a second extraordinary encounter with a pod of dolphins and went snorkeling with them. Lee and Dino reacted very well to the choppy morning conditions by bringing us in a calm area of the reef for our first snorkel. They were very knowledgeable of marine life and corals and we learned a lot. I have been scuba diving for 20 years and saw some of the most beautiful corals to date in the second location they chose. A wonderful day! I would recommend this tour to all!
Written May 21, 2022
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ThomasHanson2016
Lockport, IL8 contributions
Couples
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the edge of the Banks tour. We had done several of the other tours previously. This adventure we saw more interesting coral formations as well as fan corals that appeared to be synchronized dancers to the current. Spotted a reef shark and half a dozen rays. The main draw this time was the experience of the drop off of the sea floor from 50 to 7000 feet. It was like looking at a very clear swimming pool until the drop off whereby all you could see was a light shade of navy blue. Literally, it was only blue that you saw. I could see it become very disorienting as there are zero landmarks to get your bearings. I wonder if that is what the blackness of space is like. I am glad we had that experience. It is also worth mentioning the crew. We have done many boat excursions and always had good crews. However, this time I must say Lily and Collin were absolutely off the charts fantastic. Both of them hustled to make every aspect of our day great. Collin especially went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome and included. They did everything from serve OJ in the AM to provide commentary about the areas we saw and of course were great dive masters, albeit a bit wimpy as they had to don wet suits. 😀
Kidding.... They served a great lunch and then cleared the dishes as well. Seriously, two guys that really went the extra mile the entire trip. Added bonus, more for women is that Collin has a Bradley Cooper look a like thing going...think Silver Linings Playbook, not American Sniper.
Thanks Lily and Collin!
Written April 8, 2021
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Aaron L
Harrisonburg1 contribution
Couples
Captain Mike took us out on serenity for a half-day snorkel tour. He spotted a whale surfacing in the distance and was able to get us close. He then put us in the water and we got to swim with the mama whale and her calf! It was very respectful of her demeanor and position being with a newborn calf.
Kait Van was able to track down some comfortable wild dolphins that we got to swim with. What a great experience.
It literally was one of the best adventures we have had. Mike and the first mate Niamh were on point and we have already booked them again for our return trip. Thank you folks!
Written May 19, 2022
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Patricia
Boston, MA1 contribution
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 February 26, 2022
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Ellie C
Austin, TX, USA6 contributions
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 October 15, 2021
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KMC
3 contributions
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 January 22, 2021
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lvflf
Chicago, IL6 contributions
We have a great edge of banks tour with Cole and Caleb. We hit 3 or 4 amazing snorkeling sights but we also had the good fortune of seeing whales and dolphins. Our crew went out of their way to make sure we experienced everything to the fullest. We actually got in the water with a huge pod of dolphins with our snorkel gear on so we could see them up close. We also got to “visit” one whale and calf in close proximity to our boat . The trip was excellent!!
Written March 4, 2022
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Educational and really Fun
We took the Kayak Eco Tour. We were a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 twenty-somethings. Our tour guide was Ali. Sh
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Terrific kiteboarding sessions with Tom
Tom’s teaching methods are perfectly suited to my learning style. I suffered from irrational anxieties that Tom qui
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Awesome Diving with Gus and TJ at Big Blue Collective in the Turks and Caicos Islands!
3 days of awesome scuba diving with Gus and TJ at Big Blue Collective in the Turks and Caicos Islands! Gus and TJ a
Megan C
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Really Informative Experience
We booked a paddle board tour, but as it was quite windy our guide suggested that we switch to kayaks. Ali was amaz
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Best Boat / Snorkeling Trip Ever!
We booked a half day private snorkeling excursion on White Sands for July 22. Captain and Mate were absolutely ama
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Excellent 8-hr day on Serenity!
We had a really great 8-hour day on the Serenity with Trish (captain) and Breadlyn. It was a really fun day!! The
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Awesome Half Day Excursion
We did a 1/2 day excursion w/ Trish as Captain and Dino as 1st Mate. We couldn't have had a better time. The trip
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Five Star Snorkeling for the Family
This was the most incredible snorkel experience! The boat was so beautiful (huge and comfortable) and we had three
Christineleern
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Great Experience
We had a great experience with Mia and Amanda on our kayaking tour! I highly recommend going with this company; the
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Best Kayak Experience Ever
A very fun and educational tour with Mia and TJ! Great guides, cool animals, and snacks are provided. They made us
950julianj
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Day at West Caicos
Great day over to West Caicos. One of the best days we have had on the water. Action packed private charter with Ca
570sandih
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Fun, Informative, and SO much animal life
So kind, safe, informative, and fun! A beautiful trip, full of animal life and wonderful conversation/education. I
TCeye
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A perfect day on the ocean
We have lived on island for almost 30 years and have been on nearly every boat charter trip Provo has to offer. Whe
rochellem639
rochellem639
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Excellent
A group of us went out with Tricia & Mia to West Caicos for a snorkel trip. What an amazing day! The crew was exce
297johnnys
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As good as it gets…..
My SO and I invited our close friend, who was on island for the first time, for a half day private tour on a 30 ft
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