Opening Hours

Open 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Saturday.
Outside of these times by appointment only.

Admission and Prices

There are three levels of entrance fee to the Nature Reserve: $20.oo per person for the short trail tour, $25.00 for the extended trail and $10 for admission to Half Moon Bay. *Free for National Trust members.

How to Get Here

Location: 21.832389, -72.149828

Little Water Cay or ‘Iguana island’ can be reached via boat trip, approximately 15 minutes ride, or by kayak.


For inquiries, please call Della Higgs at (649) 232-7780 or the National Trust office at (649) 941-5710 during normal business hours.

See the endemic Turks and Caicos Rock Iguanas

Little Water Cay is an island of approximately 116.2 acres, northeast of the Leeward area of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. It is a low-lying former island. It is a very important wildlife habitat, particularly for the endangered endemic Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana (Cyclura carinata).

Little Water Cay is also known as ‘Iguana island’. It is home to about 3,000 endemic Turks and Caicos Islands Rock Iguana and an excellent eco-tour site for families.

A Nature Experience

Nature lovers can observe several habitats on the cay, including mangrove and buttonwood communities, hyper-saline and tidal flat areas, coastal coppice, and coastal scrub. In addition to our diverse flora visitors can spot a good range of birds typical of coastal habitats such as Osprey, Brown Pelicans, several species of shorebird and Bananaquits.

Hermit crab are commonly seen after rain. Southern stingrays are commonly seen on the south shore sand flats. Lemon sharks prefer moderately deep tropical waters such as the water surrounding Little Water Cay.

Protected Nature Reserve

Little Water Cay is a Nature Reserve and Protected Area. To protect the endangered iguanas please follow our “Iguana etiquette”. Follow the trails and signs on site. Stay on the boardwalk. No dogs or cats are allowed, and there must be no disturbing or feeding of the iguanas and please keep noise to a minimum. Please reduce the risk of fire by not smoking. Litter attracts rats which destroy iguana eggs so there are no litter facilities on the island – please take your garbage away with you.

Visiting Information

The visitor center has a small shop where you can buy local crafts. There is no toilet available though.

You are encouraged to obtain a pre-paid ticket from most tour operators. We also accept cash on the island. Sorry – we can’t accept credit cards here. Your tour guide or operators will provide you with your entrance ticket. Please ensure that this is presented to the National Trust Visitor Experience Officer/Warden upon your arrival.

The National Trust wardens on Little Water Cay will meet you on the island. Please follow their directions. Remember:

Do not feed the iguanas.
Avoid walking on the iguana burrows, stay on the pathways.
Take all your trash away with you.
Strictly no pets aloud on Little Water Cay.
The National Trust reserves the right to deny access to the Cay.