Charm of Grand Turk by Open Air Tram

2 hours | Grand Turk | G D T - 1 6 0
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Points of Interest

  • Cockburn Town
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Cockburn Town
For almost 500 years, explorers, merchants, and pirates have long favored Turks and Caicos for its turquoise waters, powder-soft beaches, and abundance of sun. Cockburn Town, also referred to as Grand Turk, is the capital city of the Turks and Caicos Islands and has served as the seat of government for the islands since 1766. Located on the west coast of Grand Turk Island, the town has an eclectic mix of architecture with older structures show casing influences from the British colonial Bermudian style, many of them renovated and restored. The historic center of Cockburn Town is found along a one mile (1.6-km) stretch of picturesque coastline. Queen Street and Front Street are where you'll find important government structures and social buildings, while Duke Street is lined with pretty villas, inns and restaurants.

Grand Turk Lighthouse
Rising 60 feet high and made of cast iron, the lighthouse serves as a reminder of Grand Turk's storied past. Built in the United Kingdom and reassembled piece by piece on the island, the Grand Turk Lighthouse stands tall on its cliff-top overlook, protecting ships for the northern reefs. Spectacular views from the cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean may reveal a migrating humpback whale or a passing eagle ray in the clear azure waters.

What you will see along the way:
An island exploration takes you down the historic streets of Cockburn Town to see the Bermudan style architecture. Possible sites you will pass include and the 200-year-old Freeman House, the famous Turks Head Inn, the Victoria Library built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887, the Anglican Church with its whitewashed exterior punctuated with bright red shutters, and the local marketplace. Travel on to see the scenic lighthouse located on the northernmost end of Grand Turk and the salt ponds, a rich part of the island's history from the salt trading years and an area where pink flamingos often congregate.

Shopping:
20-minutes will be allotted for souvenir shopping in historic Cockburn Town.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour from The Carnival Cruise port to the Downtown Historic sites

Transport type:
Open-Air Vehicle
Transport Capacity:
48
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No

Downtown Historic sites

Time at site:
00:20

Travel to Lighthouse

Transport type:
Open-Air Vehicle
Transport Capacity:
48
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
No

Time at Lighthouse

Time at site:
00:20

Return to port

Transport type:
Open-Air Vehicle
Transport Capacity:
48
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
No