• Location: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 30.00 View price calendar

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See the all of Grand Turk's highlights on an open-air tram with historical commentary by an entertaining, informative guide. This 3-hour excursion includes historical sites like museums, churches, a prison, and the island's natural salt ponds. Get to know the locals — donkeys and wild horses — before a stop in Cockburn Town for shopping and a visit to the Grand Turk Lighthouse.

Highlights

  • Open-air tram tour of Grand Turk
  • Ride up and down the island to see historical landmarks like churches and old cannons
  • Stop in Cockburn Town to shop and enjoy local food tastings
  • See Governor’s Beach, Her Majesty’s Prison, the National Museum and the Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Pass by salt ponds and learn about the island’s salt industry
  • Watch for wildlife like horses, donkeys and flamingos

What You Can Expect

Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram

Enjoy ocean views while stopping in Cockburn Town!

Start your open-sided tram sightseeing tour of Grand Turk at the tram station near the cruise terminal at the Southern end of the island. From there, the tram takes you and your family or friends, along with a knowledgable guide, all the way to the island's northern tip and back in about 3 hours. Feeling the sun and the tropical breeze on your skin is a pleasant way to tour the island while learning about its history.

 

Cannons, windmills, churches, inns and other historical attractions keep your guide busy pointing out the local sights. Pass many wild horses and donkeys, the Space Capsule, and Governor's Beach on your way to Cockburn Town, where you'll stop to sample some local foods and have a cool drink (not included in tour price). Disembark in historic Cockburn Town and visit some of the local shops and restaurants.

 

Back on the tram, pass Her Majesty's Prison and the National Building, both historical relics with interesting colonial architecture. On your way to the Grand Turk Lighthouse at the very northern end of the island, pass Crabtree Park and North Creek. Get a history lesson in Grand Turk's once-booming salt industry as you pass the natural salt ponds, known as 'salinas'. Dating back to the 1600s, these salt ponds were once the lifeblood of the islands, and are now home to flamingos and other tropical birds. After getting your fill of local sights and history, your tour ends back at the tram station.

Customer Reviews

Elisabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I much prefer this trip to the profit-sucking cruise-line tour. Tracy our guide was so personable and I knew the profits were staying on the island instead of being shared with an off-shore mega company. Doug, my email contact, was responsive and helpful. Just be aware that you will have to take a little hike to leave the cruise ship compound and meet your transportation.

Grand Turk has been repeatedly devastated by hurricanes. The recent one junked the trams that were previously used so we were transported by bus. Doug said the new trams would be arriving soon. Also, don't expect glitzy tourist shops along the way. The tiny town of Cockburn has friendly vendors in cramped shops and a chance to taste some local cuisine. Tracy our guide brought special goodies with him to share with his favorite feral donkeys and dogs. I appreciated his compassion.

Adrienne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide did a great job as we toured the island. The lighthouse is a gem! We saw the salt lakes, quarry, wild donkeys, flamingos and spaceship Friendship from 1962. Well worth the time.

Danielle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was GREAT! Very informative and you hit all the spots on the Island. Everyone here is so friendly and great to talk to!
I can't say enough by our tour guide, Tracy! He was funny, knowledgeable and you felt safe while he was driving can't say that about most excursions
This was really worth it - great trip for the price!

rdl4ever

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I enjoyed this tour. The driver was very friendly and informative. My only problem was my confirmation paperwork said to meet at the white sands resort, I walked to the resort and it was closed due to recent hurricane damage. I walked the beach twice looking for the meeting spot and it was exhausting. Finally, I took my phone off of airplane mode and called the company, and was told the new meeting place was right by the dock where we exited the ship..... once I found the location, the staff was VERY FRIENDLY! When you exit the ship I was on Carnival watch for a bright yellow umbrella right by the dock on the left side in front of Margaritaville! and save yourself A LOT of walking! This may change, of course, when the resort is repaired and reopened but from the look of the extent of the damage that may take awhile.....

Petsy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very short exciting trip. The island is small but beautiful.

Steve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a great all around the island tour. We got to see from one end of the island to the other. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained all the sights and answered any questions we had. It was a little bit of a walk to get to the pick up point but all in all it was a great experience. Good for people who don't like to do a lot of walking.

ricoblesed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour was very cool the driver was a local guide and was very knowledgeable of the island the coolest thing are the wild dunkey's they even let you take a selfie with them

HENRY R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The tour was good and knowledgeable. Nice experience.

SIMON P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This is well worth the money. Excellent, knowledgable tour guide makes it interesting and informative. The tour isn't too long so suitable for all - just keep the little ones seated safely in the middle as the trams have no sides or seat belts. Would've liked a bit longer stop up at the lighthouse but otherwise a good tour.

Wintermom61

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had a great time with Jesus we seen so much for a low price he was very knowledgeable and friendly would definitely do it again

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