Salt Cay Excursion
Turks and Caicos Snorkeling, Diving & Exploration
Join the staff of Bohio Dive Resort for an excursion to historic Salt Cay, offering excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities seven miles southeast of Grand Turk. Unleash your inner explorer as you wander the nooks and crannies of a place known fondly as 'the Island that time forgot'. Learn more about this Turks and Caicos excursion.
A flat, triangular cay just two miles wide and made up mostly of salt pans, Salt Cay was once home to several hundred people, all supported by the salt industry. As recently as the 1960s this tiny outpost was still exporting salt before finally succumbing to competition.
Today you can wander along the original salinas where the salt was raked before being ferried to waiting sailing ships. The salt-ponds are dotted with remains of the original windmills which were used to push the saltwater into the drying pans. These windmills and waterways with their old stone walls provide excellent roosting spots for ospreys and egrets.
Relax And Explore
Stroll along Victoria Street and absorb the history and culture through the architecture of old Bermudian style houses and plantation homes.
Climb Taylor Hill on the east side where you can see the entire island and surrounding ocean. Back in the 1800s a whale hunting company operated from this strategic point.
After a day of diving, snorkeling or exploring, you can enjoy a fresh fish burger or some cracked conch and a cold beer overlooking the pretty harbour before heading back to Grand Turk. A perfect day.