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Mangroves Kayak Tour
4.5

Mangroves Kayak Tour

By Turks Aqua Adventures
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 1-85
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Flavors Of The Turks And Caicos


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  • Turks Aqua Adventures Mangrove Tour, Dolphin Ave, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
    Google maps "Turks Aqua Adventures Mangrove Tour"
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 129243P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 129243P1

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    Itinerary
    • Dolphin Ave, Leeward Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
      Google maps "Turks Aqua Adventures Mangrove Tour"
    • 1
      Explore and learn about the serene mangrove habitats, nursery grounds, the iguana sanctuary,marine life, birds and coastal ecology.
    About the operator
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    • Turks Aqua Adventures
      267
      Caribbean
      Joined in December 2018
    • W1545OHseans
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worst ever!
      Scam, do not use! Canceled on our way to meet up. Worst company I did business with down there. They are out to take your $$$
      Written 21 May 2024
    • joekonli
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun in the Mangroves
      This Kayak tour turned out to be a lot of fun. Wasn't sure before we booked it but if you are on the fence go ahead and do it. Marcus our guide is really good . He's funny and patient. Best of all it's not over strenuous. If fact it's super easy, they tow you out to the mangroves and you paddle around from there.
      Written 15 May 2024
    • Gary H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great way to blend in with the aquatic surroundings!
      This was an enjoyable experience and exceeded my daughters expectations. The photographer was experienced flying the drone and the picture quality was excellent.
      Written 27 April 2024
    • DayTrip09547976901
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t use this kayak company !
      Do not use this company for your clear kayak tour in Turks! They never called 24 to 72 hours in advance to give us a start time to the tour. Viator operator told us to use 11 AM, unfortunately that morning the company called us half an hour before they wanted to pick us up, which is 8:30 in the morning And we were still sleeping. we could never have been ready with such small lead time. Apparently, there is only one tour per day, which is at low tide, which is not stated on the Viator booking page. They hung up on us.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • Q7214FKcarlr
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ripoff, No communication and No Refund
      Didn't get to go!! Had a 5pm 4/4 Clear Mangrove trip reserved and used GPS directions that were provided only to find that no one was there, small walkway with small beach. Called at 4pm Left msg and again 2 more times, no answer or call back. Called again next morning offering to do the tour Friday instead of a refund and still no response. Left message online via their chat function and no response there as well. No refund or contact by company has been made. Extremely disappointed, do not book with them!
      Written 8 April 2024
    • delaceyc2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 experience!
      The experience was lovely! Everything was perfect & our photographer was super helpful. I was really impressed with the turnaround time for the edits as well.
      Written 2 April 2024
    • louizd2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Amazing ! Very preserved and nice place - we spot 2 sharks, turtles and many other bird and marine species. The guide was particularly good ! He was super friendly and explain us very well the ecosystem ! 100% recommend
      Written 31 March 2024
    • Connector52670139752
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous time - lots of turtles
      Took kayak tour with family of 4 plus grandparents. We all had a wonderful time! Tour guide was very friendly and had lots to share. We got to see a lot of fish, a lemon shark, a sting ray, and too many turtles to count. If you love sea turtles and want to see a lot of them, this is the tour for you!!
      Written 17 March 2024
    • U9771NRdavidn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great communication, great experience.
      Great experience, great communication, especially around a reschedule due to weather conditions. Tour itself was great, as advertised. Recommend.
      Written 22 February 2024
    • H1745FNaracelim
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!
      Amazing experience. It was the highlight of our trip. We rented a kayak and ventured out to iguana island and mangrove. We saw turtles, baby sharks (harmless) and many iguanas. We were allowed to keep the kayak the whole day and we took advantage of it! There was a little mix up regarding pick up location due to poor communication which was resolved. Overall very pleased with the experience.
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Companion58283888078
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Clearbottom kayaks would skip
      Once in mangrove was relaxing . Booked 3 waited 45 minutes standing in parking lot for delay . Very disorganized . Guides did not coirdinate well. Chased turtles paddking in flat water randomly for 20 minutes before going to mangroves.
      Written 11 January 2024
    • V3929IImayaa
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Scam
      Scam. Do not use this tour company. Did not take us to iguana island or the mangrove like they said they would and lied about it. We didn’t want to pay and they called the police who threatened to arrest us if we didn’t pay them extra in cash.
      Written 30 December 2023
    • lurp1234
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had a terrible experience with Turks Aqua Adventures
      DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! This company is a disaster. They did not do the tour we reserved for. They told us to be there at 3:30. We arrived a few minutes late but by the time they fitted us with life vests and put us in the kayaks it was 4pm. We never got to the mangrove area. The tour started so late that the sun set after about a half hour so we had to head back. During the tour, 2 kayaks took on so much water that they sank, one with a small child. We were lucky that it was in a very shallow area. After the tour, we told the operator that we did not get anything near what we had been promised but he demanded full payment anyway. We refused. The next day he came by with local police. They threatened to arrest a young member of my family so, in the end i had to pay in full, in cash to avoid ruining our trip even more.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • Surale
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful and tranquil
      Worth it to splurge for the clear kayak. My kids saw sea turtles swim directly underneath their boat. Cheese was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • joshwad2015
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Morning clear kayak tour of mangroves.
      Beautiful tour with Cheese! The setting was awesome. Safe, informative, and delivered as promised. We saw several turtles, green heron, live conch, jellyfish and several species of plants living in the mangroves. The only difficulty was our ability to hear while kayaking. Either the guide stopping or a small microphone would have been every helpful to hear his wealth of knowledge about the area! Definitely a must do trip with young adults. 18-52 yo family.
      Written 27 December 2023
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles95 reviews
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    Nichole M
    Atlanta, GA19 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    My husband and I were very much looking forward to this tour but what a disappointment! They did not show up for our tour and did not communicate with us that it was canceled. From the beginning, it was not well organized as the address provided on the booking was their old address. We were able to find the new departure point from the help of locals and guides from other tour companies. Not only did the tour operators not call us to notify us that the tour was canceled but the only number provided on the booking was out of service. They refunded the money but without offering any explanation, ability to reschedule or apologies.

    The reviews were mostly positive, a few that reported communication issues which after our experience I’m surprised there aren’t more.

    We’ve traveled a lot, booked a lot of tours/adventures and never have we had such a bad experience like this one. We also understand that weather can cause tours to be cancelled or rescheduled. The complete lack of communication and inability to contact the company is unacceptable.

    Bottom line, we wasted 2 hours and over $50 in taxi charges for a lot of frustration and no kayaking.

    Suggest booking with Clear Bottom Adventures or Carribean Cruisin- both companies were extremely helpful and kind in contacting Turks Aqua Adventures to inform us our trip was cancelled.

    More details about our issues:

    1) the location on our confirmation was wrong/doesn’t exist. After we arrived at the designated deserted location, we saw some people walking on the beach who informed us that they no longer allow kayak departures from that location. Our kind cab driver called around and found the correct location and brought us there.
    2) The single number on our confirmation and on the Turks aqua adventures website was out of service. We called that number the morning of to confirm because it was windy and were concerned the trip may be canceled. We found a number of very nice locals who knew of Turks Aqua Adventures and had a guy’s personal cell number that they called to inform us that the trip had been cancelled after about an hour of guides/locals contacting the company.
    Written 20 March 2024
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    idebatuf
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    This was a great sunset activity paddling around the beautiful ocean. We saw birds, fish, 10+ turtles, and even a baby shark. I highly recommend using the stand-up paddleboard to get a better view of what lies beneath the surface.
    Written 2 April 2020
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    Mark G
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked the tour on the morning of 10/19 in which the credit card was charged for $123 per person - there was six of us. We got to the correct location at the correct time - the Kayak operator told us that they no longer support this company and that they should not be scheduling tours any longer - they had a party of 8 the day before who suffered through the same experience that we did. We called the phone number from the electronic receipt and it did not work. We emailed the address on the receipt and that also did not work. We immediately called the credit card company to dispute the charge and used a company called Glass Bottom Tours who were excellent.
    Written 19 October 2022
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    Hello this message is all False information because we haven’t had any tours going out for about two weeks our truck that Carrie’s the equipments got in accident we fully refunded all our customers and informed tho so please don’t spread information that’s not true
    Written 22 October 2022
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    Sarah Z
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guided tour was fantastic. We saw so many sea turtles!
    DJ made our experience even better with his details on the mangroves growing patterns. He had so many fun facts we’d never heard before. Then he collected two conch shells from the water and we got the conch to come out and he shared more fun facts around the sea creatures.
    It was a windy day and I was worried about the kids getting across the channel. DJ made us feel safe and explained details on the current and what to expect. It was a great excursion!
    Written 29 November 2022
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    Sandra
    Mississauga, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tristan was BY FAR the best tour guide of all the other companies (4) doing this specific tour of the mangroves.

    He was friendly, funny and made us feel special. Very knowledgeable about the mangroves ecosystem and all the wonderful fish and sea life.

    From his vantage point on the stand up paddle board, he spotted baby sharks, jellyfish, fish of all kinds and so many turtles! Not only did he spot them he gave us clear instructions on when to sit still and corralled them over to us to see and take pictures.

    We searched and found conch shells; and he rounded up some upside down jelly fish (they don’t sting) for us to pick up and hold.

    A highlight of our vacation!
    Written 1 March 2023
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    Stacey T
    Round Rock, TX1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the mangroves tour on Sunday afternoon. It was busy with many other tours but our tour guide did a great job of separating us and stopping frequently to share the information on what we were seeing and the types of mangroves. Saw some great sea creatures including turtles, lemon sharks, puffer fish, and conch. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery. Our tour guide Khadafi was terrific! Oh and his brother works at the ocean club east bar which was a little fun fact.
    Written 5 January 2020
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    Don M
    Horsham, UK52 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    I did have a good few hours in the company of your informative Tristan. He may need to take care with his sarcasm to avoid turning a group or an individual against him, but he was entertaining and educative!
    The majority of the group were delayed across the water whilst poor Tristan tried to get the last couple of girls across, but had to stop them realising they were drunk and a risk to themselves and us all. I hope you held onto their fees.
    Saw lots of wildlife and Tristan knew all their correct names and behaviours to help us along.
    Paddling even against wind and waves was easy and navigating the mangrove routes easy too, the see through hulls fun to use and observe through.
    The booking information stated a bottle of water would be supplied, never saw any.
    A good trip, thank you.
    Written 21 March 2023
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    Mike L
    San Mateo, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do if you looking to not only see a lot, but learn a lot about the Mangrove sea life. Khadaffi is THE best guide. The other tour guides call him "King of the Mangroves" and he is so humble not to accept the title, but I'd have to agree with them. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares for the sea life. His goal was that we make a lasting memory, which was definitely accomplished. He will take pictures and videos for you on his phone and/or yours of the various fish, lemon sharks, jellyfish, conchs and many turtles. Pace is very chill just like Khadaffi.

    If you're thinking about doing this kayak tour versus the clear canoe ones, I'd say the biggest selling point to go with this tour is Khadaffi. We did see some of the other tours and this one just seemed more personal and intimate. He even made sure taxi was coming to get us and followed up to make sure we got back to our resort okay. You won't regret booking with Turks Aqua and Khadaffi!
    Written 29 May 2021
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    Excursion789883
    New York City, NY11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    Excellent communication before tour, and Qaddafi was waiting for us with a bright, sunny disposition that set these 2 seniors at ease! The equipment was top-notch, and we got right into the first task: going across the channel to the mangroves. Piece of cake...

    Qaddafi was very informative about the ecosystem we were entering, and we were rewarded with some wildlife sightings. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing! Recommend!
    Written 22 April 2021
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    BBSTL
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Family
    Our experience with this company was terrible. They cancelled on us after we were at the site waiting and they were already 45 minutes late - I had to call them to find out what was going on & the guy at first acted like he wasn’t aware of our booking. Then he said they were cancelling and blamed the weather (despite 3 other kayak companies going out). I’m thinking they just screwed up our booking OR didn’t have a full tour and didn't want to bother taking just 3 kayaks out. At any rate, I would suggest another tour company that can manage to keep their commitment. They refunded our money quickly, but it wasted a precious morning of our vacation and broke our kid’s heart.
    Written 2 June 2022
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    Hello sorry about the bad experience but we have a standard unlike other companies we like to make sure our guest have a good time not a bad time and we take weather conditions serious because anything can happen so we operate with safety
    Written 2 June 2022
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