Little Water Cay Iguanas


The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana is the largest native land animal of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is the smallest of the thirteen iguana species found in the West Indies, measuring two feet from tip to tip. Arriving to our sedimentary islands via ocean currents from Hispaniola, the iguanas are today only found on uninhabited islands. Little Water Cay is the closest of these to the tourist center of Providenciales and is carefully managed by the Turks and Caicos National Trust.

Approximately 117 acres in size, Little Water Cay is home to approximately 3000 rock iguanas. Three hundred of the animals have been tagged and are studied by biologists from the San Diego Zoo. The Turks and Caicos National Trust operates a board-walked trail system that can be enjoyed for a small fee. This is included in the cost of the Princess Alexandra Kayak Eco-tour and is available as part of our Caicos Cays Cruise or private boat charters.