Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Grand Turk, the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a small island bursting with turn-of-the-century Caribbean charm, retaining the look and feel of the Caribbean 40 years ago. Grand Turk was founded by Bermudan salt rakers some three centuries ago and its Bermudan-British-colonial architecture surrounded by colorful local dwellings make the island a treasure to visit. It is recognized as being one of the first places in the New World where Christopher Columbus landed and also gained worldwide attention when John Glenn splashed down near Grand Turk on his historic first mission to space. Grand Turk is six miles long and just over a mile wide with a population of only 6,000. It is blessed with miles of uncrowded, beautiful beaches and is close to several uninhabited cays such as Gibb's Cay, home of the stingray encounter. While there are many landside attractions to explore such as the Old Prison, Lighthouse Park, and the re-created salt salina, the real beauty of the island lies underwater. Grand Turk is world-famous for its healthy and beautiful coral reefs that surround the island, stretching almost from the coastline to the 7,000-foot vertical wall just offshore.

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Points of Interest

  • Cockburn Town
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Gibb's Cay
  • Beaches
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Grand Quay Salt Company
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  • Cockburn Town

    Historic 18th-and 19th-century Bermudian architecture lines the long, narrow streets of Cockburn Town, the administrative capital of Turks and Caicos.

  • Turks & Caicos National Museum

    The museum, located in one of the oldest stone buildings on the islands, chronicles Grand Turk's history from 700 A.D. to modern times and features artifacts from the Molasses Reef wreck.

  • Grand Turk Lighthouse

    More than 150 years ago, this lighthouse was brought from the U.K. to help halt shipwrecks on Grand Turk's reefs. Today, it's a prized historic site, protected by the National Trust.

  • Gibb's Cay

    The unspoiled, uninhabited island of Gibb's Cay is located about a mile from Grand Turk. A luxurious white-sand beach and fascinating snorkeling make this a favorite among visitors.

  • Beaches

    Enjoy one of Grand Turks' beautiful beaches.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    The crystal-clear waters and underwater visibility are trademarks of Grand Turk.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Grand Turk offers horseback riding, biking, dune buggies, kayaking - and even a Flowrider® near the pier.

  • Grand Quay Salt Company

    Tour Grand Turk's "Salt House," a museum that focuses on the island's salt and slave trade heritage. You can even purchase a variety of culinary salt blends on site!

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The Rainbow Calypso Tram

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-155
  • Cockburn Town
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Beaches
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse

See it all and see it in style! Climb aboard the Calypso Tram and make a complete circle around the 7.5-mile island. Take in all of its history and unforgettable charm and stop for photos and a little shopping. Lively music and narration make this two hour adventure a great way to see the sights.

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Flowrider® Body / Kneeboarding

1 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-970
  • Outdoor Adventure

Experience 60 minutes of thrills and chills when you try body or kneeboarding on the fast-paced FlowRider® surfing theme ride, a top attraction at the Grand Turk Cruise Center.

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Deluxe Flowrider®

1.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-975
  • Outdoor Adventure

Experienced surfers, snowboarders and wakeboarders will delight at the perfect wave as they ride the FlowRider® standing up. Both the bodyboard and Flowboard are available in this 90-minute session.

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Bajari Beach Escape

5.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-280
  • Cockburn Town
  • Beaches
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Outdoor Adventure

An exclusive sun and fun getaway awaits on Bajari Beach, one of Grand Turk's premier stretches of sand with ample amenities and watersport activities. Return by shuttle at your leisure.

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The Grand Turk Experience

1.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-100
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Cockburn Town

A short and sweet highlights tour of Grand Turk is the perfect way to orient yourself to the island's many sights and pleasures. Lively narration accompanies this sight filled route, and you'll learn the history and local lore while seeing the top attractions. A stop at Cockburn Town allows for souvenir shopping.

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Island Vibes & Beach Swim

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-270
  • Cockburn Town

Delight in a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Cockburn Town, stopping to photograph the top historic and cultural sites. Hear spooky tales at the Coverley House, admire awe-inspiring views from the Bermuda Triangle lookout, and see the marine life at the Circle of Life. Then, enjoy a little fun at Governor's Beach.

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Grand Turk Highlights & Beach Break

3.25 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-275
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Cockburn Town
  • Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventure

Discover the main highlights and stunning scenery of Grand Turk, before relaxing on the beautiful idyllic white sands of Bajari Beach.

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Snorkel, Sea Doo® & Swim

2.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-860
  • Beaches
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Grab a Sea Doo® scooter, a hand-held underwater propulsion vehicle, and zip your way through waters teeming with tropical fish. A boat ride takes you to one of the island's best reefs, and beach time rounds out the day.

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Coast to Coast Open Air Safari Bus Scenic Drive

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-340
  • Cockburn Town
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventure

Explore Grand Turk's natural beauty aboard a specially built, safari-themed, 4x4 truck. You'll travel off the beaten path and witness spectacular seascapes of this beautiful island.

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Bajari Beach Escape All Inclusive

5.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-285
  • Beaches

An all-inclusive package offers everything you need for a sun-sational day on one of Grand Turk's beaches. Settle into your beach chair shaded by an umbrella, head out to snorkel the colorful reef, and savor a delicious buffet lunch with unlimited island punch, local beer or soft drinks.

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Extreme Zip & Challenge Adventure

3 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-405
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Outdoor Adventure

Channel your inner pirate with a challenging shipwreck adventure course. Swing through a maze of ropes and ladders, and fly via a zip line surrounded by ocean views. Also tour the island's iconic lighthouse.

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Explore Grand Turk by Segway®

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-570
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Beaches
  • Cockburn Town
  • Outdoor Adventure

Hop onto a Segway® and sightsee in style as you roll through the streets of Grand Turk, stopping for photos and taking in views of the island's top highlights and its picturesque shoreline.

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Grand Turk Snuba Adventure

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-910
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Discover the latest trend in underwater exploration-SNUBA! A guided snuba adventure takes you into the three-dimensional world of the ocean without the need for cumbersome equipment. Dive into crystalline waters off Grand Turk to view a variety of marine life and even a sunken shipwreck. Bring your underwater camera!

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Grand Turk ATV Adventure

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-550
  • Outdoor Adventure

It's time for your thrilling island off road ATV adventure. Get ready to get DIRTY as you ride the rugged trails that skirt one of the islands largest salt ponds where the winding trails on which donkeys once carted the precious cargo now become your off road playground.

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Amazing Wet & Wild Adventure Combo

2.5 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-555
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Outdoor Adventure

Take off on the ultimate surf and turf adventure! This 2-for-1 adventure begins when you get behind the wheel of an ATV and rev off road over coastal trails to one of the island's highest points. Then, cool off as you snorkel among beautiful marine life.

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Horseback Beach Ride, Swim & Scenic Drive

1.75 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-430
  • Cockburn Town
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventure

There's nothing more relaxing than horseback riding along the beach, except for a swim in the ocean on horseback. Round out the day with a scenic drive by North Creek, home to pink flamingos.

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Whale Watching Adventure

3 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-640
  • Outdoor Adventure

Have a whale of a time searching for magnificent sea creatures like whales, dolphins, porpoises, and hawksbill turtles! Hear the whale song through a hydrophone while an onboard whale expert answers questions. Your captain will maneuver the boat so you can take that perfect photo of a migrating humpback whale.

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Adventure Combo: Zip, Buggy, Horseback & Snorkel

4 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-530
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Beaches
  • Snorkeling & Diving

A total adrenaline rush awaits when you explore the best outdoor activities Grand Turk has to offer. Thrill to the Adrenaline High Wire Challenge & Zip, explore the island's back roads by dune buggy, saddle up to see the sights by horseback, and snorkel under the sea.

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Dune Buggy Island Adventure Tour

2 hours | Grand Turk | GDT-525
  • Cockburn Town
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Outdoor Adventure

A thrilling dune buggy adventure is a wild way to explore the island. The purpose built, tubular frame, sand dune buggy was designed especially for navigating off-road trails and sand dunes.

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