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Discovering Turks and Caicos: Turtle Cove Port of Entry

In the heart of the Caribbean, where turquoise waters meet the vibrant coral and sea life, lies Turtle Cove Marina on the north shore of the island. This island has it all, whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or escape. Not only is Turtle Cove Marina the start of your picture-perfect getaway, but it also offers a vital port of entry for those entering into the Caribbean.

Port of Entry

Turtle Cove Marina is an official port of entry for the Turks and Caicos Islands. We can arrange customs clearance as a service. As of Feb 1st, 2023, the owner or master of a pleasure craft navigating to or from the Turks and Caicos Islands must use SailClear to submit information about their voyage to Customs and Immigration at least 24 hours before arrival or departure. Once approved, please send us a copy via email.

When approaching Turtle Cove Marina, we recommend you call us at +1 649-941-3781 or hail us on VHF Channel 16 and wait at Sellers Cut (21° 47.901'N72 ° 12.468'W). You must be flying the yellow "Q" flag when approaching. Our complimentary guided boat service will take you into the marina.

Only the vessel's captain may step on shore to arrange clearance upon arrival. Nobody may step off the vessel until clearance is granted. On-site Customs and Immigration will clear both the crew and goods on board.

Paperwork you will need to complete on arrival includes:

  • Customs Temporary Importation Declaration [C108]. This document is the official declaration of your stay but is only valid for 7 days.

  • Subsequently, stays more than 7 days require a cruising permit.

  • Customs Declaration for every crew member.

  • Immigration Form- that must be completed by every crew member.

Turtle Cove Customs and Immigration

Customs Office hours are 08:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Thursday and 08:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m on Friday.

Documents for Yourself

  • Visitors are required to report to Immigration to obtain a Visa for your stay. *Visas are not required for citizens of the US, Canada, EU, and the UK.

  • All visitors are required to have passports that is valid for at least 6 months

  • North American citizens must present proof of citizenship, passport, and an ID.


All visitors are required to submit an Application for Clearance for Departure [C124] for clearance to their next port of call which will cost $50 USD.

Convenient Location

Turtle Cove Marina is located on the northern shore of Providenciales, where most tourist amenities are located. Turtle Cove's geographical location is strategic and offers exceptional natural protection due to its protected harbor. The marina has many amenities, including fuel stations, after-hours security, wi-fi, laundry, and shower services.

What sets Turtle Cove apart is its foresight in anticipating the needs of seafarers. The convenience of having rental car services delivered right to Turtle Cove Marina cannot be overstated. Upon completing the entry procedures, visitors can step ashore and into a waiting vehicle, ready to whisk them away to discover the wonders of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This eliminates the need to navigate the intricacies of local transportation and spend precious time searching for rental agencies.

Beyond the convenience of port of entry and services, Turtle Cove offers many options for those seeking to unwind. The marina has pristine surroundings thanks to being conveniently located on the island's north shore. The north shore is known for the easily accessible, shallow, vibrant, and thriving snorkeling sites. In fact, there is a snorkel reef and a secluded beach within walking distance from Turtle Cove. In addition, 6 restaurants and bars are within walking distance from the marina.

Whether navigating into the Caribbean for the first time or returning to familiar shores, Turtle Cove Marina is promising not just a point of entry but a gateway to the unparalleled beauty and hospitality of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why wait? Our dedicated team is ready to ensure your arrival is smooth, your stay is memorable, and your departure is hassle-free.

Click the button below, and let the adventure begin. Your slip in paradise awaits – reserve it now!


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