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Humpback Whale Eco-Tour, Grand Turk

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    Stop At: Columbus Landfall National Park, Grand Turk

    Make everlasting memories and join an expertly guided, 3-hour eco-tour with The Humpback Dive Shack to meet the ocean's ultimate gentle giants: the majestic Humpback Whales. Learn interesting facts from your on-board marine biologist, listen to the whales' haunting songs, watch them play on the surface or even slip in the water and snorkel with them.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Grand Turk Cruise Center, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
    Departure Time
    Mid January to mid April only
    45 minutes after scheduled cruise ship docking time. 
    If staying on Grand Turk, please contact tour operator for confirmation of departure time.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Chilled water, tea, coffee
    • Snacks
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Professional guides
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Pick-up and drop-off from arranged meeting points
    • Informational briefings
    • Listening to live whale song
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (recommended and greatly appreciated)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to maintain access to the internet (even on the cruise ship) and check your Tripadvisor mailbox on the morning of your planned activity and shortly prior to the planned departure time. If you neglect to monitor your email and/or provide us with a working telephone number and miss your tour because you claim not to have received our notices regarding a rescheduling event no refund will be offered.
    • Guests flying in from Providenciales for same day excursion must contact tour operator first to coordinate flight times with tour departure and return times
    • All customers please advise at time of booking of clothes and shoe sizes for snorkel gear and if prescription mask is required
    • Possibility of rough seas and getting wet - please dress appropriately and take medication if prone to seasickness
    • Minimum age is 4 years - Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Participants must be able to exit water via boat ladder
    • Once reservation is received customer will receive confirmation email with meeting place and tour start time
    • Weight limit 250 pounds due to boarding ladder specifications
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please state name of cruise ship at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 April 2019

    We were on a Holland America ship stopping in Grand Turk and we decided to go whale watching. They run from January to mid April. On the ship, staff repeatedly said you won't see whales.........There are several tours for Whales and our Travel Agent booked...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank tinalovesthekeys
    humpbackdiveshack, Owner at The Humpback Dive Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    Thank you for your very positive review, it was a pleasure having you on board. It's great to see that you are not permitting your disability to hold you back and pushing the boundaries, we are very happy you got rewarded for your efforts with...More

    Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

    My husband went with the group to search for whale sightings. They only saw a small breach a three times. They were unable to snorkel with them due to the large waves and how they were diving deep to sing. My husband still overall enjoyed...More

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    humpbackdiveshack, Owner at The Humpback Dive Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

    Thanks you for your generally positive feedback regarding the experience of someone else who enjoyed our tour. Reviews like this are really valuable because they allow us the opportunity to respond and really highlight the realities of interacting with wild animals, and the harsh reality...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I booked our cruise specifically to visit Grand Turk and upon booking immediately began our search for a whale watching tour. After extensive research Humpback Dive Shack came up in our search and we contacted them to ask some questions we had...More

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    Reviewed 29 March 2019 via mobile

    My girlfriend and I came to the island for scuba diving and were recommended to book a trip for the whales that first day Bc the weather may turn the next day. We found a mother and baby humpback within 10 minutes of being on...More

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    humpbackdiveshack, Owner at The Humpback Dive Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

    Thank you for you very positive review of your Humpback Whale Interacting experience with us in Grand Turk. It was indeed quite an amazing day for all of us, it's not very often that we find the whales that quickly but it sure is nice...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    This was our third visit to Grand Turk via cruise ship and I was so excited to come across a review of whale watching so I checked it out. Sabine and Brian have been doing these for two years at this location so it was...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank peggy d
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    Wanderer19387799163
    27 July 2019|
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    Response from humpbackdiveshack | Property representative |
    Hi, from the 14th of January to 14th April is peak time for humpback whales.
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    peggy d
    26 February 2019|
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    Response from humpbackdiveshack | Property representative |
    Please provide a valid phone number at the time of booking.
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    peggy d
    26 February 2019|
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    Response from humpbackdiveshack | Property representative |
    The best way is if you email us your phone number so we have a means to reach you in case we have to cancel. Vice versa, you can always reach us by phone if you need to contact us.
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