Little Water Cay
Little Water Cay
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Island in the Turks and Caicos islands, the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat.
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TJLovestoTravel
Wisconsin155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you are the adventurous type would highly recommend kayaking over there. We rented a tandem Kayak from blue collective. Just showed up, no reservations. That being said I would recommend some experience in a kayak if you choose this, as you are crossing a busy boat channel. But if you are experienced kayaker, very doable and worth the short 30-35 min trip to the bay. We found a spot to land down a little way from the entrance and found a trail that took us to the other side where a beautiful bay was. We were alone for about 10 min before a tour group came. I would definitely pack a lunch and set up a spot on that bay again if you have time!
Written February 26, 2023
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constantcritic
Washington45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Ohmigosh these endangered rock iguanas are tooooo cute! I've never seen an iguana in its natural habitat, and I was excited to see them. They like to hang out under the shade, because it's hot as heck even for the iguanas! To find them, walk slowly and keep your eyes open. You can also look on the ground for tell-tale, well, tail marks, as you would expect from an animal walking with a tail on the sandy ground. They are cute!

The water on this island is also amazing on both sides, including Half Moon Bay on the north. You'll want to bring shoes to walk around and get from one beach to the other side, as there are lots of pine needles, rocks and other ground, including, yes, hot sand.

If you have a chance to see these critters, do it! So cute!
Written July 5, 2022
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Rebecca M
243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were stunned by the beauty of this little island. It is such a beautiful place although it requires transportation to get there.
Written June 5, 2022
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sgiles68
Greenbrier, Tennessee144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Took a tandem kayak over to visit the Iguanas. Didn't see as many as we thought we would but we had a good time walking the area. CAUTION: Taking a kayak across the channel can be very challenging due to the currents, NOT recommended for anyone that isn't in descent physical condition
Written February 20, 2022
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tonytsheng
276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
So incredibly cool. It's an island with native indigenous iguanas all over it, kept as a nature refuge. Really awesome. We chartered a little boat just for my wife and I, we didn't want to go on one of those half or full day tours and also didn't want to stay on the island that long. We walked about 30 mins down the trail, saw the iguanas everywhere and then stopped for a snack, break and swim at a deserted beach. Then walked back and got our boat back. Spent about 90 mins there, which was perfect. Bring bug spray - the mosquitos are pretty intense in the middle of the island.
Written October 17, 2021
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Katie D
Severn, MD14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Our kids were SO excited to see so many iguanas, and the water was amazing and the beach was like a dream!
Written June 3, 2021
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alpran
Godfrey, IL53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an island you can get to only by boat. We have been there many times as part of snorkel boat tours.
The snorkel boat tour boats make this part of each stop, typically after the snorkeling part of the trip is over. Most of the time this is where the crew makes lunch, particularly if they are making fresh conch ceviche. If they are, they demonstrate on the beach how to clean the conch and remove it from the shell.
You can walk on the island and to the other side to get in the Atlantic. The island has a population of iguanas who will approach you and make for interesting viewing. There are no facilities on the island.
Written February 12, 2020
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This cay is also known as Iguana Island and it is obvious why once you land. I was there with a snorkel excursion and we landed at half moon bay. The iguanas were all over and for the most part stayed very still as you got close which made for great photos. Also in sections that get covered in water at high tide, you will see tiny little holes with beads of sand around them, these are homes to tiny crabs. They get scared when they feel vibrations but I had one little guy pop out for me. The beaches are also lovely and a great place to catch some rays.
Written December 8, 2019
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Risa E
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We kayaked over as part of a tour with Big Blue Collective, and had a great tour guide with Rico. The iguanas were a little less active that morning (we were told), but still managed to see quite a few. We had some time to explore the beach area on our own,and our guide spend that time picking up trash that had washed up. It would be fun to visit again.
Written November 30, 2019
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Road544827
Atco, NJ7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
My experience on Little Cay Island would of been quite a pleasure if only my husband and I didn’t have Mr. Hall as our tour guide, he had an attitude from the moment I said hello, all he cared about was do you want a $10 or $15.00 tour. So we went with the $10.00 tour per person for 10 minutes. After tour we left went on trail towards our kayak, I wanted a pic of little cay sign, well Mr. Hall screamed “I’m not playing with you! I should charge you double now, while holding a drill in his hand like he was threatening us with it. All I can say is he needs a lesson in customer service. Sharon S.
Written November 19, 2019
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