Grand Turk Highlights & Beach Break

3.25 hours | Grand Turk | G D T - 2 7 5
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Min. age: 4 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Grand Turk Lighthouse
  • Cockburn Town
  • Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventure
Moderate 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.

Bajari Beach
To round off your trip, the last stop will be Bajari Beach. You'll have around 1½ hours' free time on this beautiful idyllic sandy beach to soak up the sun, swim in cool inviting sea, relax in the bar, stroll along the 2 mile stretch of beach or visit the souvenir shop.

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 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 St. Thomas Paris Chruch, and the local marketplace. Travel on to see the scenic lighthouse located on the northernmost end of Grand Turk and the salt pans, a rich part of the island's history from the salt trading years.

Photo Opportunities:

The 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.

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate is 4 years old. Maximum weight allowed is flexible as the guest must occupy only one seat on the transport. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and adequate sun protection. Food and beverages are available for purchase. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Streets in town and sidewalks are narrow. Beach loungers, umbrellas, snorkel equipment and other beach toys are available for a fee and are available on a first come, first-serve basis.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Medical Restriction:

Guests wishing to snorkel should be in excellent physical health.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for John Glenn's Space Capsule

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to and visit the salt pans

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Arrive in town via Duke Street/ Walking tour/ Front Street

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Steps:
5
Shopping available:
Yes

See the Lighthouse Park

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Visit the Anglican Church

Time at site:
00:05
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Transfer to the Beach for your beach time before your return to the ship.

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
90
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
5
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to your ship at your leisure (shuttles leave every 20 minutes)

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
26
Travel time:
00:05