We had an amazing and productive day exploring new territory in the wild wetlands of North Caicos on Tuesday. Big Blue’s local kite phenom Hope Le Vin is back from the UK celebrating her graduation with friends and was up for an adventure. Tuesday’s tides were ideal so we set off just before lunch with a full complement of kayaks strapped to the sides and roof of the boat. We had planned a trip into a previously unexplored area and we were keen to connect as many of the main channels as possible. That we did and more, and further than anticipated. After approximately 3-hours of paddling down countless mangrove channels, dead-ends and long meandering detours we completed a 4-mile loop through the mangrove labyrinth Good job girls, what a great day.
Brendan shares an epic downwinder with guides Wes and Philip.
Wes edits bits and pieces of Big Blue life into a great little skit!
Check out the great little video, shot by Clay on his GoPro, while diving with Lynn at West Caicos.
A pod of 6 dolphins greeted Laura, Brent and guests first thing this morning. The water was mill pond flat, perfect for a day’s diving at French Cay. After their encounter they did their first dive at the stunning site of “double d” with sharks and eagle rays to boot. The second drift dive was off the charts! 2 huge Eagle Rays interacting with each other, followed a few later mintues by a 5ft Nurse Shark. On the way back they found another dolphin. another stellar day with Big Blue in the TCI!
What a season! February is not even finished and nearly the whole Big Blue team has had multiple whale sightings and encounters! Our Stand Up guide, Ray was able to get his first in water encounter as well. Needless to say he is jumping for joy. Get down here and give us a call!
Mark spent a long weekend over in South Caicos exploring new kayaking heaven. Miles and miles of channels and mangroves deep into the heart of East Caicos. Watch this space for more information. Very exciting indeed!
Our second major sighting of the season follows hot on the heels of those seen 2 days ago. Lynn and her guests managed to get in the water to see 3 of them! Few more were spotted on the surface. TCI is the place to be. February looks promising.
The Big Blue Expo 2012 was the perfect start to our year. Our event was held at the OPUS bar and grill. The Expo showcasing our team and products and our BIG BLUE SHORT FILM, it was well attended by our friends and partners through the islands and across the tourist sector. Prizes for contributions towards ECOTOURISM were awarded to our unsuspecting partners from the sister islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos and Parrot Cay. Susan Butterfield, Lawrence “Big Mac” Campbell, Cardinal Arthur, Danny Forbes & Sara Kaufmann (middle co-op), JD Thomson and Parrot Cay resort and spa. Many of you who have been with us know our team up north and their awards were well earned through their hard work and dedication.
Captain Lynn and Captain Brent were greeted by 20 odd dolphins first thing Monday morning. Closer inspection revealed 6 PILOT WHALES as well. A perfect start to any week!
dolphins on the way to northwest point
Chris and his private charter group took the opportunity to venture further afield to west sand spit and scored big time. Not only did they have outrageously good diving with excellent visibility and animal life, sharks, eagle rays and tons of fish but they were treated to a pod of bottlenose dolphins in flat calm seas between dives as well and 2 pilot whales on the way home. needless to say all were thrilled!