Lobster Season opens from 1st August to the end of March.
Diving for conch and lobster has a rich history in the islands. You’ll get to experience this cultural tradition firsthand as our experienced guides, who have been doing this since childhood, share their expertise and teach you the art of Lobster diving.Our skilled captains will guide you to the best spots for conch and lobster diving.
Enjoy the catch right on the beach, prepared by our team, or take it home!
During our expedition, we also have the opportunity to hunt for Lionfish, the only fish that’s legal to hunt by spear in the Turks & Caicos. This thrilling sport not only adds excitement to our adventure but also helps remove an invasive and damaging species from our local reefs, contributing to their preservation.
Lobster Season Guidelines
To ensure sustainable harvesting and protect the Lobster population, we adhere strictly to the law that has established size and conservation restrictions for Lobster fishing.
Discover the Queen Conch – a giant marine gastropod mollusk with a spiral shell that holds a significant place in the Turks & Caicos’ cuisine, culture, and history.
The Queen Conch, scientifically known as Aliger gigas, is a prominent species in the region and a vital food source since the pre-Columbian era. It remains a staple in many classic Turks & Caicos dishes and has left its mark on the local culture, inspiring names of places, businesses, and references in music and art.
Despite the challenges, the Queen Conch is a cherished symbol of the Turks & Caicos islands. As you explore the region, you may encounter other types of conch, but the true Queen Conch, Aliger gigas, holds a special place in the hearts of the locals and visitors alike.
The lionfish, originally from the Indo-Pacific but now found in the Turks & Caicos and tropical Atlantic, is an invasive and venomous fish that poses a threat to local reef ecosystems.
The good news is that they can be legally hunted! Among marine species, lionfish are the only ones permitted to be speared in the Turks & Caicos.
The pole spear is the usual weapon of choice, a simple one-piece fiberglass or aluminum spear with a loop of elastic rubber at the base for launching.
It is a contained tool and doesn’t involve projectile spears or lines.
Specialty tubes or bags are often used to safely deposit the caught lionfish. Proper cleaning of lionfish for consumption is crucial, with the meticulous removal of the venomous spines and fillet the fish correctly.