Salt Cay Divers has been providing eco-tourism for
the past 18 years. Recently, staff attended training to become more
educated on the wetlands as well as sea and land birds on Salt Cay.
We are now offering tours to visit the mangroves and hike the island
or kayak the Creek learning about the plant and bird life unique to Salt Cay.
Salt Cay is just 3 miles by 2 miles and has some of the most
gorgeous historical Salinas and ponds to hike. You can walk the
entire island in a day. There are tide pools with hundreds of
creatures in its nurseries. We have mangroves you can kayak through
in your “peak a boo” bottomed kayaks and identify the “Marsh
The blue-hole area of the Creek is excellent for fly
fishing. Catch and release is always a favorite.
The Creek - great kayaking and bone fishing
Bird watching has become very popular on Salt Cay. Dr. Mike and Ann
Pienkowski developed a bird guild called "Birding in
Paradise." The guide book is informative and can be purchased at
Splash Boutique. The guide book identifies over 56 species of birds
walking the salt ponds or, sitting on the harbor wall, while the
east side of the island you’ll find the mangroves, Ospreys, Blue
Herons , and Red Egrets to name just a few. In the Spring months
Great Sand Cay, a bird sanctuary, is taken over by rare birds
nesting and laying their eggs.
Salt Cay has several hundred acres of wetland area. The small island
has the largest amount of heather in the world.
Lots of plants are still being used for medicinal purposes, in a
practice known as “bush medicine.” The large quantity of
heather is one of many reasons Salt Cay is being considered as a
World Heritage site.
Self or Guided Walking Tours
Salt Cay is rich in history and was one of the largest Salt
producing islands in the Caribbean in the 17-18 and 1900's. Walking
the streets of Salt Cay is like stepping back in time. There are
three historical churches with beautiful Bermudian style
architecture. There are two of the oldest plantation homes called
the Brown House and White House. The Governors House with the
original Bermudian style fireplace has undergone restoration as well
as the main house. Fund raising efforts are on-going to complete the
Salt Cay has the best snorkeling from shore of all the Turks
Islands. You can get to one of 5 different locations by foot, bike or golf cart. Often you see Sting rays, squid, turtles,
schools of Grunts, Snappers and Ocean triggers, just to mention a
few. If you visit Salt Cay in the spring you might see the mating of
the nurse sharks in just 3 ft of water. There are near-by
uninhabited cays to explore and snorkeling with the Sting rays in
just 3-5 feet of water is just a 25 min boat ride away from Salt
In the winter months, January - March is Humpback whale season.
Serious kayakers paddle out and sit quietly on the ocean in hopes
that a whale will come up right beside you. Dolphins are often seen
accompanying the whales on their way to the warmer waters of the
Salt Cay is one of the last places in the world with “soft water
encounters” allowing you to snorkel beside the magnificent
Tell us your areas of interest and we will design a unique package
just for you and your friends and family.
Come explore, relax and experience the Caribbean the way it used to
be, and still is on Salt Cay.