Just walked off the ship and asked a tour guide to take the 6 of us on a tour of the island and drop us at a beach. He gave us a great price of $35 per person! He had an air conditioned extended van and he took us on a personal tour of the island complete with a stop to buy drinks and a cooler for the beach! He had a personal connection to the beach he took us too and "Sandra" took care of us on the beach! He came back and got us exactly when he said he would. Only down side was the beach was very crowded. It was Palm Beach.
This was my favorite port however I will do things differently next time. We were there from 2-11 and I wish I would have found a sunset cruise. We got on a bus and just did a tour of the island and then my wonderful husband took me to a jewelry store before we got back on the boat! The port and the island were beautiful! Would go back there in a heartbeat!
I did not do enough research for Grand Turk! We ended up just going to Margaritaville and wasting the day. Next time I will try to find a deep sea fishing excursion or some kind of adventure. The beach was nice and free so that was a plus!
We were happy that we booked an excursion here. The port was very poor and not much going on so doing a Carnival excursion in this case was a good move. The overall excursion was good except that I kept getting full mouth fulls of fuel from a boat. Not sure if it was our boat or one in the area but we all experienced this.