Grand Turk Island Tour Excursion Reviews
The taxi took us around Grand Turk to the lighthouse. WE enjoy seeing this small island.
Again unable to book The Taste of Grand Turks or the Top 10 sites thru Carnival. All sold out by sea day #2. Found an independent operator who provided 3 air conditioned buses and we did a 1/2 hr. island highlights tour which gave us the option of getting off at will and be picked up by other buses every 15 - 30 min to continue this excursion for less than $20.
Highly rated on Trip Advisor and as you walk off the ship, to your left, there is a representative on the beach advising about tour. Only draw back is you must walk out of the port complex...fair distance to the left hand side gate but that is because they are not sanctioned by the cruise lines. All the local operators must pay a high percentage of the tour prices to the port authorities if they wish to be onsite. These people are long time locals...couple of hundred years for the family. Their profits supports the local economy not the cruise line. Not that I have anything against the cruise line!!
Tour was excellent. Great stories. Loved the local museum. Good value for 25 bucks each!
I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE LOVE LOVE WITH GRAND TURK...Let me say why. I was able to see a place of a certain time. It was like magical and mysterious and like being somewhere else. It was awesome for me. There were salt beds that looked like a rice pattie, if you know what I mean, in vietnam--the proper term is salina...Time stamp was like 1950 I felt.
The day we went was the day tourism became an importance to Cuba, which is another place that time stopped, I believe about 1950. The thing you notice....no stop lights. It was a rainy day so we went on a covered tour and drank local beer. Not sure my travel partner enjoyed it, but I did I like history and adventure.
They have a light house which was like out of a movie scene, it sits atop an unexpected cliff and next to a repurposed US navy post which is now a college...(Watch out for the donkey poo)...donkey's roam the island aimlessly with a omnious purpose-I believe to eat in case of emergency-but could be wrong
Keep in mind Turk and Caicos is expensive so going on a cruise is the ideal way to go for your average person.
The tour was marvelous. The weather was terrific and the color of the water was spectacular. It was an enjoyable tour from beginning to end. Unfortunately I don't remember the operator's name.