Turtle Cove Marina
Turtle Cove Marina, located in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, has long been popular with those making the journey to the southern Caribbean. Provo lies roughly midway between the U.S. and Puerto Rico so it’s a key waypoint for anyone heading south in search of blue marlin. Turtle Cove is a full service marina and port of entry as well. Here’s an update on some of the recent activity there from marina manager Carole Klinko.
“Contrary to popular rumor, Turtle Cove Marina is still open,” she reports. “After a nine-month battle with red tape, we will start dredging the sandbar that has built up at the mouth of the marina next week and will be able to get back to normal business. It is frustrating to hear the stories that are being spread about us, but we do have a large resident base so we have actually been busy all year round.” She says they are about three-quarters of the way through approval to restore English Cut to its original width and depth. They hope this project will be completed by the summer season.
“Our new boss has been working hard over the past year,” she says. “We have a new fuel system in place and are about to add a second gas dispenser, and there are plans for the wooden boardwalk to be replaced with concrete and for the power on the island to be beefed up as well.” Also in the works are a new captain’s area with barbecue grills, showers, laundry facilities and an entertainment room, and eventually, a pool. For more information visit www.tcmarina.com or call Carole directly at 649-941-3781.