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Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram

Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram

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Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
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Overview

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.
  • 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
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Local guide
Beverage
Food tastings (provided by local merchants)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
3 Lighthouse Entrance Fee (may be applied towards drinks, snacks or gift shop items)
Grand Turk Cruise Pirs , CVG3+WMP, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

We are located on the beach next to the main cruise ship pier. After passing through the DUFRY store, make a LEFT through the craft market to the beach. Present voucher, guides will provide maps,wristbands, instructions where to board the trams.

Tram departs every 45 minutes to 1 hour between 8:30am and 5:30pm
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Island Trams Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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  • "The price for the tour was much cheaper if I had booked on shore instead of online." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Wonderful experience
Betsy_J
, Feb 2020
Loved this trip around the island! Informative driver gave us lots of information and history! Cool bottle for water also!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us, look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Great Island Tram Ride
dmjonz
, Feb 2020
We enjoyed the tour overall and did exactly what it 'said on the tin' - only criticism is that the stop at the Lighthouse and where the majority of the well-publicised donkies were, was far too short at 15 minutes. There was lots to see at one of the tour highlights and after having paid to get in there was not enough time to fully appreciate the historical significance of the site - suggest extend to 30 minutes if possible please? Recommended. David & Anita
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your great review! We’re glad you enjoyed our tour. Please keep in mind, we do offer an all day pass, which allows you to explore at your own pace. We are adding 2 new teams to our fleet, will offer tours every 30 minutes. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Grand Turk
Ellen_J
, Jan 2020
This was so very convenient and easy to find tour operator. Tour was exactly what we were hoping for! I did think the tour was going to be longer than 2 hours. The price for the tour was much cheaper if I had booked on shore instead of online.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. Please keep in mind, we offer an all day pass option that allows you to explore at your own pace. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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star-5
Very Nice Tour
Patricia S
, Dec 2019
Tracy was our guide and did a wonderful job. He was fun and very professional. My husband needed assistance due to a fall 2 weeks before the cruise and Tracy was kind and helpful...Thanks!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for your great review. We're glad you enjoyed our tour, hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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star-4
Nice tour!
janeM2150LM
, Dec 2019
This was a very good tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and amusing. Told us facts plus local tidbits...No crappy souvenir stops either. Would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thanks for your review. We’re glad you enjoyed our tour, look forward to seeing you all all again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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star-3
Not bad for the money
LISA_D
, Jun 2019
Tour was okay. We had to walk outside of the “port” area to ride the train. It was a little confusing bc we had no idea where to go at first. We did get to see island and the water was gorgeous! It wasnt bad for the price.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for you review. As an independent tour operator we do not book directly through the cruise lines. After 8 years of service, our mission is to provide exceptional tours, while passing along the savings to you our guests. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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star-5
It's the complete island tour!
James_A
, May 2019
Tracy, our tram operator, is a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide, introducing the cruise passengers to the charm of this historic, formerly British colony.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Tracey. All of our guides are local, take great pride in presenting our island home in its authentic light. Hope to see you again on your next visit Grand Turk.
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The Turk tour by tram
Trail31301617373
, Jan 2019
This was my first visit to The Turkes. I was greeted as I got ashore by an employee of the tour company. I was hesitant to do a tour that was not Affiliated with my cruise line but everything was wonderful. My tour guide was joined by his mother which made it even more enjoyable. They were both locals. I feel we saw things that the average tourist would not have seen. It was very educational and fun. I highly recommend this tour as well as this company. You guys are 👍🏼
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star-4
Great Tour!
Aisha_R
, Dec 2018
We had a really great time! Learned alot about the area and saw some beautiful beaches. Great way to explore Grand Turk!
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star-5
WORTH THE PRICE. MUCH CHEEPER THAN THE CRUISE LINE TOUR
STEVEN_V
, Jul 2018
Very good guide, fun and full of information. We fed wild donkeys, stopped at a very small town that had unique items for sale and great food. WE saw salt flats and many more interesting sites. Tour was just the right amount of time and gave us a chance to go to the beautiful beach and shops near the ship.
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Product code: 6592SALT

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