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of bats. Hundreds of tourists take the guid-ed tour each year, to explore this amazing system, formed over thousands of years, by It’s easy to spend a day visiting North the persistent drops of rain on limestone. Caicos or Middle Caicos, or both. Reserve in advance 247-3157. Specialized tour companies will arrange your transportation by sea and land, book your lunch and the tour guides. Visit Mudjin There are so many ways to get to know this Harbour and Dragon Cay, our most pho-country’s historical past. tographed scenic coastline, or the famous On Providenciales be sure to visit caves at Conch Bar or the Indian Cave on Sapodilla Hill, where there are rock carvings Middle Caicos. Purchase locally woven bas-that are said to be left by sailors on watch. kets at the source. On North Caicos see the This protected historical site overlooks flamingos, walk through Wades Green the turquoise Caicos Banks, South Dock Plantation, or relax at a beachfront bar. Port and Chalk Sound National Park. A History, beautiful beaches and friendly peo-footpath to the summit leads from the ple await you in a setting very different long driveway to the disused Mariner Inn. from Providenciales. You can also roam through the ruins of a Loyalist cotton plantation at Cheshire Hall. There are signs erected by The Middle Caicos boasts the largest above-National Trust to explain about life here water cave system in the Caribbean. The during the late 1700s through the mid Conch Bar Cave network, 15 miles of under-1800s. A nominal $10 entry fee helps to ground caverns, is beautifully ‘decorated’ preserve our National Heritage. by Mother Nature in stalactites and stalag-You might also enjoy a visit to the mites. The caves are home to four species Providenciales campus of the National Discover North & Middle Caicos History Buffs Museum. Located in the Village of Grace Bay, it’s close to most resorts. The outdoor exhibit, Caicos Heritage House, is a tradi-tional Caicos dwelling, with a typical native garden and outdoor kitchen. Guides here have a wealth of knowledge on farming, boat building, cooking and bush medicine; traditions that formed the foundations of modern day island life. TCI Fishing DEEPSEA FISHING Blue water fishing in the TCI is widely con-sidered to be the best in the Caribbean. The Atlantic’s premiere big game trophy fish, the blue marlin, is plentiful year round, but caught in record numbers during the summer season. Most of the fish are 100 to 200 lb. males, but have been recorded at weights of 400 lbs. Sailfish and white mar-lin scout the edge of the reef from November to April, which are also the best months to catch wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi. Barracuda are large and plentiful year round, while yellowfin and blackfin Visit the Caves I Snorkelling and Beach Cruise Island Getaway Full Day BBQ Deepsea Fishing CALL 941-3047 or 231-3875 -EXPECT MORE I I I I I I I I Sunset Cruise Bone Fishing Bottom Fishing Conch Cruise Glow Worm Cruise FISHING WITH EXPERT GUIDES • CUSTOMISED PRIVATE CHARTERS • JOIN OUR PUBLIC CRUISES! Pick-Up & Drop-Off • Boat House • Blue Haven Marina, Leeward • Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 • • • • • 81

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