Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour By Tram

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Overview

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 Turk’s 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 Governor’s Beach and the Space Capsule on your way to Cockburn Town, where you’ll stop to enjoy a cool drink (not included in tour price) and food tastings by local merchants. You’ll also have the chance to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Then hop back on the tram to continue north, passing by Her Majesty’s 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, it’s 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 island’s salt ponds, known as ‘salinas.’ These remnants of the country’s 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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  • Booked this excursion as I thought it would be perfect as we wanted to just have a nice relaxing day. I realize that the island has just started back taking cruise ships after the hurricane destruction, however I was very disappointed. It was a rainy day so open air tram was switched to bus which I understand but bus air conditioner was leaking on fellow passengers which made it uncomfortable for the rest of us. Tour was only about 90 mins instead of 3 hrs. and had to pay extra for stop at light house 3, which is ok but only having 10 mins. at stop was not worth it as you didn't get a chance to explore. Tour guide was knowledgeable but experience was not..

  • The online description of this tour was not quite what we experienced. The Tram turned out to be a bus badly damaged by the recent Hurricane. There was no local beverage tasting. The town really was a disappointment but maybe the Hurricane was a factor in how few establishments were open.

  • Very short exciting trip. The island is small but beautiful.

  • This was a great all around the island tour. We got to see from one end of the island to the other. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained all the sights and answered any questions we had. It was a little bit of a walk to get to the pick up point but all in all it was a great experience. Good for people who don't like to do a lot of walking.

  • The tour was very cool the driver was a local guide and was very knowledgeable of the island the coolest thing are the wild dunkey's they even let you take a selfie with them

  • No complaints. All of the tour highlights stated were covered.

  • Grand Turk is a small island which has few things to see and this tour covers them all. I think its perfect for this island. Our tour guide was good as well.

  • The tour was good and knowledgeable. Nice experience.

  • This is well worth the money. Excellent, knowledgable tour guide makes it interesting and informative. The tour isn't too long so suitable for all - just keep the little ones seated safely in the middle as the trams have no sides or seat belts. Would've liked a bit longer stop up at the lighthouse but otherwise a good tour.

  • Nice tour around the island. We were in a bus instead of an open vehicle. The stop at the lighthouse was a disappointment because we were only there a short amount of time and it required separate admission. Stopped somewhere for shopping. To join the tour we had to walk outside the port gates. Nothing real exciting but at least we got out of the port complex and saw some of the island. Thanks Tim and Michelle for recommending Viator.

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USD 26.42