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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.
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.
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!
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.....
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.
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
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.
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
Excellent family run tour. They also own a Guesthouse in town. We drove 2-3 hours through the entire island which is only 7 miles by 1.5 miles. Very informative. Bring your questions, they have answers. The tram pickup is on the OUTSIDE of the Carnival Port. You have to exit via the parking lot!
Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Totally enjoyed it, but I do wish we had more than 20 minutes in town to visit the vendors to shop and/or eat. By the time we got off the tram and used the restroom, it was time to leave. Also, we had NO clue where to go when we disembarked from the ship. No signs pointing us to where to catch the tram, which was located outside the main parking area and up a narrow, 2-lane road with no dedicated sidewalk area. Thank god there were plenty of vendors who could direct us or we would never have found it. It was a lot of walking to get to/from the tram, but manageable for those who are used to walking. However, I would not recommend for someone with mobility problems or the elderly.
This tour showed us most of the island. It was great! One thing that we did not realize when booking this tour was that we would have to walk a pretty good way to get on the tram. This was fine for us but the couple we were with had trouble walking so far.
When Carnival arrived at the port we were informed that the Ship would leave at 1 PM instead of 2 PM. The tour I had booked had a return to the ship at 1:30 PM. I got off the ship earlier and was able to get on the 9:30 AM tour that was almost full of Chinese. They were able to accommodate several of us and the tour was excellent and informative. We sat close to the driver who spoke English and the translator spoke to the Chinese. The Island is very small but beautiful. Lots of donkeys. I highly recommend this tour.
As a Travel Agent, I experience quite a few tours but have never experienced a tour as GREAT as this one. Narration began as soon as Tracy started up the Tram. We all learned so much about the Island and his personality shone through for the whole trip. I will highly recommend this tour to my clients over any that Carnival Cruise Line offers. There is absolutely NO comparison. I was happy when we also met the Owner and her son and they guaranteed we were going to enjoy this to the ultimate, and we did. Reserve this tour through Viator - no doubt - THE BEST!!!
Island Tram is great. You not only get to see the island and hear the history, but get to stop for shopping and touring the lighthouse. This is my second time using this company myself and as a travel agent, recommend it to my clients. Doug, Raymond, Tina and the crew are very warm and friendly and do everything they can to make your visit a good experience.
Grand Turk was our favorite! Relaxing. The beach and Margaritiville is right off the pier from the ship. The tour was very educational and interesting. The island is small, 7 miles long. My son was visited by several donkeys as he was eating chips! The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour if you want to know more about this beautiful island named Grand Turk.
Good value. Guide was excellent. We saw the entire island. Made 2 stops during the 2 hour tour.
Tram was comfortable and water was supplied. We did have long walk from ship to tram which is located outside terminal.
first we were concerned the ship would not arrive on time and then the snorkel excursion lasted longer then planned. We were not able to go on the planned noon excursion but the people with viator worked with us and we were able to go at 1400 and still made it back to the ship in time.A very enjoyable experience.
Great way to see the island. Tour guide was a local businessman who was born and raised on the island. He provided great insights into the history of the island and it's current status. Well worth the time and money.
Tour was great! Shopping in downtown was great! Wish we had more time at the Lighthouse and wish the AC worked a bit better in trolley. Guide was very knowledgeable and easy to follow! Loved this tour and was 14 dollars cheaper than Carnival's exact excursion!
We really enjoyed the tour and the guide was very good any one taking a cruise in their should take this tour
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