Conch Dive, Gibbs Cay & Stingray Adventure
Dive into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Sea to hunt conch and swim side-by-side with the stingrays on this thrilling Grand Turk cruise tour in Turks and Caicos. This tour is ideal for non-swimmers, marine enthusiasts, and families alike. Your tour includes an expert captain who will take you across the turquoise-blue waters of the Grand Turk for a visit to the uninhabited island of Gibbs Cay, where you'll enjoy a demonstration of conch ceviche. Along the way, you'll get a chance to participate in a live conch dive, experience a stingray encounter and learn from an expert local guide how to safely interact with Southern stingrays.
Begin your sea adventure with a quick cruise across the Grand Turk's crystalline waters as you head to the uninhabited island of Gibbs Cay. Along the way, you'll stop to dive along with your expert captain to hunt for live conch, but you can also choose to stay on the sidelines and enjoy watching your captain in action. Conch--pronounced "konk"--is a staple in Turks and Caicos cuisine, which has a defined texture and a clam-like taste. The Turks and Caicos are one of the only three Caribbean countries that can export this edible aquatic snail and also possess the only conch farm in the world.
As you approach the white powdery beaches of Gibbs Cay, a school of Southern stingrays will likely greet you in the two-feet shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean. As the resident marine life around Gibbs Cay, these friendly stingrays are used to humans and are even provide a safe encounter for children. Your expert guide will share tips on how to properly handle these stingrays and teach you about their habitats, how they live alongside humans, and how they breed. Bop in the water or swim beside the stingrays on this wildlife encounter.
Conclude your exciting tour with a conch demonstration from your captain who will prepare conch ceviche for you--a conch salad. You'll have enough time to dine on this delicious salad and relax on the white powdery sands of Gibbs Cay before heading back to your port destination.
Whether you're a marine life enthusiast or you're new to swimming, this marine wildlife encounter and cruise tour offers a safe and fun way to experience Gibb's Cay and stingrays. Book this exciting marine adventure today and get ready to swim with the stingrays!
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.