Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour By Tram

From USD 30
USD
Per Person
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Booked 2 times last 24 hours.

Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Tram departs every 45 minutes to 1 hour between 8:30am and 5:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Tram station near the cruise terminal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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, explore this centuries old Bermudian, colonial style buildings. Try local food and drink and do a bit of shopping, then visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse. Learn all about the islands once-bustling sea salt industry, witness amazing bird-life, including flamingos, herons, egrets and cranes.

Know More about this tour

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

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

Exclusions

  • 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