Whale Watching in Turks + Caicos
Concierge.com's insider take:
You'll witness one of the best shows in the Turks & Caicos January through March, with the annual migration of humpback whales. Most sightings of these beasts, which can grow to lengths of 50 foot, are off Salt Cay, although whale-watching boats sail out of Grand Turk and South Caicos, too. Usually, you need to get into the water to hear the eerie, almost ghost-like singing, but to see the jumping sometimes requires nothing more than a few minute's ride offshore, or looking up from lunch at Salt Cay's Green Flash Café. In season, Salt Cay Divers offers daily whale watching trips for $95 per person or $75 for divers already taking part in one of their dive packages (649-946-6906; www.saltcaydivers.tc).