Created by California-based Storyland Studios, the massive 12-foot-high by 38-foot-long sculpture depicts two whales “breaching” through the powdery white sand, providing a playful backdrop as guests relax on the beach or frolic in the soothing aquamarine waters. Adjacent to the sculpture is signage that offers a variety of interesting whale facts, along with photos of these majestic and mysterious creatures.
The sculpture is the latest addition to the GTCC facility which recently debuted the free Splashdown Grand Turk attraction that I mentioned above (you can “tour” that exhibit virtually here on the Cruise Diva Blog).
Opened by Carnival Corporation in 2006, the Grand Turk Cruise Center serves as a gateway to this unique destination and encompasses a state-of-the-art pier and an 18-acre complex offering a variety of shops and restaurants. The 2012 cruise season will include 285 ship calls bringing 675,000 visitors to the island. For more information, visit Grand Turk Cruise Center online.
Photo Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines