Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour By Tram

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See Grand Turk from top to bottom on a fun and informative tour by open-air tram that the whole family can enjoy. As the tram winds its way past churches, museums, a prison and other historical sites, a knowledgeable guide will provide narration and point out local residents like wild horses and donkeys. Stop in Cockburn Town for a beverage and food tastings, and visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse. Plus, pass by natural salt ponds and learn about the islands once-bustling salt industry.

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Your Grand Turk sightseeing tour starts at the tram station near the cruise terminal on the southern end of the island. After boarding the open-sided tram, set off on a route that takes you all the way up to Grand Turks northern tip.

During the tour, your local guide will narrate with fun facts and information about the island, pointing out old churches, inns, cannons, windmills and other historical attractions, and helping you spot wild horses and donkeys. Pass by Governors Beach and the Space Capsule on your way to Cockburn Town, where youll stop to enjoy a cool drink (not included in tour price) and food tastings by local merchants. Youll also have the chance to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Then hop back on the tram to continue north, passing by Her Majestys Prison, built in the 1830s, and the National Museum, housed in a colonial building. Travel by Crabtree Park and North Creek on your way to the Grand Turk Lighthouse, perched on the northern end of Grand Turk. Built in 1852, its the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos. After snapping a few photos, head back down the island.

The journey through Grand Turk also takes you past the islands salt ponds, known as salinas. These remnants of the countrys old salt industry are now home to flamingos and other tropical birds. As you go by them on the tram, your guide will tell you about the natural formation of the saltwater ponds and about the history of the industry, which dates back to the 1600s.

Your tour ends with return to the tram station.

Inclusions for Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour By Tram

  • Local guide
  • Beverage
  • Food tastings (provided by local merchants)

Exclusions for Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour By Tram

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • $3 Lighthouse Entrance Fee (may be applied towards drinks, snacks or gift shop items)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • It was a nightmare finding the tour tram. The instructions that were sent to us were useless.

  • The port is amazing and the beach right off the ship is where you want to hang out and have a great time. Just stay there and forget any tours wasting your time. This “tram” tour was in a bus which we could not find walking all over the beach looking for a guide. No one would give directions.

  • on a very hot day in February/18, we enjoyed the air conditioned bus and cold water, sights, donkeys, history and information about Grand Turk. Directions to find the tour were very confusing. we did receive rather vague instructions with the email confirmation of the tour, had a brief conversation with the two young men with the tour signage at the end of the pier. could I suggest that people be told to go left off the pier, past Margueritaville, across the market place/store areas in the big circle courtyard, into the taxi area and then another left through the parking lot and off to the right in the parking lot where you will eventually see the white gates. walk to the left through the gates and on the right hand side were 2 women wearing green shirts and a few vehicles, no signage or shelter due to devastation of the Sept/17 hurricane. it is about a 15 minute walk if we had of gone directly and known where we were going in the heat. due to the lack of adequate directions, having asked 4 different local people and receiving confusing directions that were difficult for us to follow in an unknown area, it resulted in our having to wait an hour for the next tour. as a result, two of our party decided they weren't up to the heat/trip and waiting in an area without shelter. another 4 people who had bought their tickets on site and taken a taxi to the Tour location were left out due to a full bus. not sure how these things happen. so mixed review re this tour.

  • 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.....

  • Viator charged $30/person for the tour with Island tours but Island tours representative which met the ship held a sign that said $25. Viator said tour was 3 hours long, beverage and tasting included. The tour only lasted 1 hour 35 minutes. We did not receive a beverage or tasting. No air condition

  • We paid 30 and people who waited and bought the tour on Grand Turk paid 25. You needed to wait 45 minutes for the tour and walk quite a long distance to get on a bus with no air conditioning. The tour was under 2 hours--what happened to 3 hours.? Totally misrepresented.

  • The tram was damaged in the hurricane, so the tour is now on a decrepit bus with windows that don't open. We realize they are trying to get back on their feet, but telling us the bus is air conditioned when, clearly, the a/c does not work seems unfair. The mic on the bus broke down so we couldn't hear the guide for a portion of the tour. After he hit a pothole, it did come back on. I would have picked an open air bus tour over this until they get their tram back. We just wanted to go back to the cruise port. Oh, and it is a bout 1/3 of a mile walk to the tour from the cruise center and the same back again.

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