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provide snorkel gear and some beverages and snacks. On a private cruise you can expect something more elaborate, so if you are looking for a unique experience, check out sailing charters. Not an armchair sailor? Rent a Hobie Cat and take in the action on Grace Bay. These sporty little unsinkable catamaran sailboats are quick, responsive and easy to sail. You can take lessons if you wish; most get the hang of it in one to three hours of instruction, or give it a go on your own. Depending on the size, they can handle up to four persons. The boomless mainsail makes it a lot safer for novices. Many of the resorts along Grace Bay offer these popular crafts to their guests, so don’t be shy. Parasailing Parasailing is a favourite for all ages. Each flight lasts about 15 minutes and will take you up as high as 450 feet. From there you can look out over the islands, or look down and catch glimpses of rays and turtles swimming through the crystal clear ocean below. You can even ask to be dipped in and out of the water during the flight. One, two or three people at a time can go up, and those from 15 months to 96 years have flown. They offer private bookings so that only your family is on the boat. Call ahead to arrange a pick-up with one of our licensed and insured parasail operators. Kayak Sailing A small sail is attached to the front of the kayak and controlled by a bungee cord, with the idea being to use all your energy on the outward journey and use the sail power for the return. Contact Big Blue Unlimited if interested. Private horseback riding tours on Grace Bay Beach Sailing Instruction & Rentals Kayaking Sea Kayaking is popular around the world and the TCI is no exception. The usually calm waters of Grace Bay, the mangrove lined cays of Leeward Going Through, and Chalk Sound are popular paddling grounds. The wetlands of North Caicos are fabu-lous. Bottle Creek, between North and Middle Caicos, is also an excellent spot where you can even hire a kayak cus-tomised for fishing to go after those wily bonefish. Bell Sound on South Caicos and the shallow Banks between South and East Bike & SUP Paddleboard Tours Hobie Cats • Kitesurf Windsurf• Kayak OCEAN CLUB EAST CAICOS CORRAL 649.431.3939 231-3122 or 231-5483 www.WATER PLAY Continued on page 78 74 • • • • • MARCH/APRIL 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

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