JoJo the Dolphin
JoJo is a 7-foot male Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin that has cruised the waters off Providenciales since 1980. JoJo has developed a special bond with humans and can often be found playing and being active with people and the passing boats. The Turks and Caicos government has officially declared JoJo a national treasure. To read more about JoJo the Dolphin click here.
These beautiful creatures can be observed in the evening, during the mating of marine worms, in the current ebbing under the shallow water of the Caicos Banks. About an hour after sunset, the male and female glow worm perform a unique mating ritual, emitting a vibrant green luminescence. The mating of the glow worms occurs each month, 2 to 6 nights after the full moon. To see this amazing phenomenon of nature, tours are offered by Sail Provo, Catch the Wave, and J & B Tours.
Near the Leeward area of Providenciales resides one of only two conch farms in the world (the other is located in Key West, Florida). Conch (pronounced “conk”) meat is a staple in the Caribbean and is now enjoyed in many different formsaround the world. You’ll see mollusks raised from egg to adult, and learn how the conch farm is helping to protect the Caribbean queen conch fromextinction.
Open daily from 9am – 5 pm
Guided tours are available for $6
Phone (649) 946-5643.
Little Water Cay
Also known as Iguana Island, you'll stroll along raised boardwalks to see rare Rock Iguanas in their natural habitat. It's about a 15 minute boat ride from Leeward Marina. Often, searching for sand dollars is also part of the tour. Great for kids and adults alike.
Sapodilla Rock Carvings
Hundreds of years ago, sailors shipwrecked on Providenciales etched their names, dates, and drawings in stones on Sapodilla Hill, located about a 4 minute drive from Sunset Point Villa. It’s just a short walk up the hill to see these historic carvings (You can see casts of the etchings at Providenciales Airport on your departure from the island). Be sure and bring your camera because once you’re at the top of Sapodilla Hill, you’ll also be rewarded with a stunning scenic view of the southern shores of Turks and Caicos! To get to the Sapodilla Rock Carvings, there are no signs, so finding the trail can be an adventure in itself! Here’s a link for directions: tcimall.tc/chalksound/Carvings.
Located at Long Bay, this is a naturally existing limestone chimney that is over 40 feet across and 80 feet deep with a salt water bottom. Adventure lovers can be lowered down a rope and swim at the bottom. Not recommended for young children.