Our rental agents Cynthia Johnstone and Shaun Henfield with Casuarina Properties can help you arrange these activities. You can contact them at (713)256-5812.
Salt Cay has some of the best snorkeling right from our pristine beaches and especially in front of ZaZen. We also have several near-by uninhabited cays where you can arrange a boat to take you to other snorkeling areas, such as our spectacular bird sanctuary or Gibbs Cay where you can swim with the sting rays. Snorkelers love to explore our 18th century British war ship for snorkeling as well as the reef which is just 10 feet under water. Contact www.saltcaydivers.tc for making reservations.
Species such as Flamingo, Osprey and Egrets can be seen. There are Salt Cay Bird watching books available at Splash Boutique to help you when identifying the birds you are seeing.
Turks and Caicos are part of the third largest barrier reefs in the world. Salt Cay has dramatic wall dives as well as excellent reef dives starting at just 35 ft. Excellent for beginners and experienced divers alike. Dive packages are available at Salt Cay Divers along with full certification courses and equipment rentals.
Kayaks can be rented to explore the waters around Salt Cay. Lessons are available for beginners. Kayaks are also available for paddeling through the mangroves where you will often see most of the Flamingos and other rare birds.
Although the island is less than 2 miles wide by 3 miles long there are many interesting trails to explore including Taylor Hill, South Beach and the Light House.
Whale Watching (January – March)
Watch the Humpback whales teaching their young by going on whale watching excursions. Occasionally whales can be seen from the comfort of the ZaZen porch. In some cases lucky whale watcher’s have a chance to swim with the Humpback Whales. Salt Cay Divers often invite Humpback whale Naturalists to join them on their whale watching tours. These volunteers are often on the island to study the whales and gather information about their behaviors when there are snorkelers in the water. You may even have an opportunity to assist them by identifying and recording behaviors you observe.
Salt Cay has extremely experienced fishermen who will take you out trolling with a rod or teach you how to line fish. We also have excellent Bone fishing in our South creek area. Bring your own fly fishing rod as you can go on your own or request a guide Catch your fish and you can have it prepared by one of the cafes or bring it “home” and prepare it yourself.
Relaxing on the beach
Just doing nothing.
Stroll through historic Salt Cay
300 years of history come together on this Island time forgot. A tour of the “White House” and the “Government House” can be organized. Learn why Salt Cay was one of the wealthiest Islands in the world by taking a self-guided tour or go an island tour with a guide that can explain the history. Make sure to ask Debbie for a copy of the Island map, which includes a guided walking tour for your exploration.
Take day trips to other islands such as Cotton Cay, Great Sand Cay or take the community ferry over to Grand Turk to explore the historic capital of the Turks and Caicos. Additionally, trips to Gibbs Cay can be arranged to see the large stingray population.
Find lovely shells, sea glass and fans washed up on several different beaches around the Island. Hunt for the elusive “Roly Poly’s”.