Beyond the Beaches: What To Do in Turks and Caicos on Your Caribbean Cruise

A road in Cockburn Town in Turks and Caicos.
A road in Cockburn Town in Turks and Caicos.

Are you looking for an escape to paradise? When you set off on a Caribbean cruise headed toward the Turks and Caicos islands, expect beautiful oases that boast sand, surf, sea, and so much more. Take a glimpse at a few of the many activities you can immerse yourself in while you're there:

Stroll through Cockburn Town

Situated on the island of Grand Turk, Cockburn Town is both historic and intimate. This little piece of paradise is home to the western hemisphere's oldest shipwreck, the Molasses Reef Wreck. Once you've toured the town, take a moment to explore some of the sailing, snorkeling, and diving options available for visitors.

Snorkel at Governor's Beach

A trip to Turks and Caicos isn't complete without exploring the vibrant marine life at Governor's Beach. This white sandy beach sits within the Columbus Landfall National Park and it's a perfect stop for anyone who wants to swim, snorkel, and play in the sun all day. Snorkelers can see schools of colorful fish, sting rays, turtles, and colored sea sponges.

When you're done swimming, take your pick of refreshments from a host of nearby mobile vendors. Governor's Beach is fairly quiet, so you'll be able to find a peaceful, secluded spot where you can rest up and catch some rays.

Ride on Horseback at Long Bay Beach

Horseback riding is a longtime favorite activity of people visiting Turks and Caicos. A handful of organizations offer equestrian outings to stunning areas like Long Bay Beach, a sandy, peaceful locale located in Providenciales. If you're an experienced rider, you may be able to trot and canter — but even beginners can ride their horses across the picturesque shores of Long Bay. As your day comes to a close, slow things down so you can witness a dazzling Turks and Caicos sunset!

Explore a Natural Wonder at the Conch Bar Caves

Located in Middle Caicos, the Conch Bar Caves are the largest above-water cave system in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. With features like columns, stalactites, and stalagmites, these caves are perfect for exploration. A guided tour through these natural wonders will create an adventure you'll never forget.

When you take an excursion to Turks and Caicos on a Caribbean cruise with Princess Cruises, you'll find no shortage of beautiful and thrilling things to see and do. Don't miss out on all the dynamic scenery, historic sites, and adventures you can have while visiting this island paradise.

Interested in a cruise to the Caribbean? Booking a cruise is the perfect way to explore the islands, including tropical Turks and Caicos.