Grand Turk Island Tour Excursion Reviews

An island tour is one of the most efficient ways to learn about the historical heartbeat of Grand Turk -- the capital island of Turks and Caicos.
A decent tour of the island.
Sail Date: March 2019
A decent tour of the island. Our tour guide, Austin, was very good. English was excellent. Only one stop for bathrooms. A few vendors there and they were very nice, not pushy at all. Saw some free roaming mules and horses, which was ... Read More
A decent tour of the island. Our tour guide, Austin, was very good. English was excellent. Only one stop for bathrooms. A few vendors there and they were very nice, not pushy at all. Saw some free roaming mules and horses, which was interesting. This island was hit hard by recent hurricanes. There are still a lot of structures that were partially or totally destroyed. Sad for such a beautiful island. We enjoyed this excursion. It was easy for this disabled veteran to get off and on. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The zoom zoom tour price was good but not after we got on the tram.
Sail Date: March 2019
The zoom zoom tour price was good but not after we got on the tram. It had a metal against metal wheel in back and we could not hear the guide or enjoy the tour. They would not refund any money
The zoom zoom tour price was good but not after we got on the tram. It had a metal against metal wheel in back and we could not hear the guide or enjoy the tour. They would not refund any money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tram ride around the island with a stop for "shopping".
Sail Date: February 2019
Tram ride around the island with a stop for "shopping". It was a nice overview and something else to do besides the beach. The tour guide was friendly and funny. The shopping was nothing to write home about but did provide a ... Read More
Tram ride around the island with a stop for "shopping". It was a nice overview and something else to do besides the beach. The tour guide was friendly and funny. The shopping was nothing to write home about but did provide a chance to stretch your legs and use the bathroom. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was nice getting to see the whole island and gain the history of it.
Sail Date: January 2019
It was nice getting to see the whole island and gain the history of it.
It was nice getting to see the whole island and gain the history of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Small island, but an interesting trip to see how the locals live.
Sail Date: December 2018
Small island, but an interesting trip to see how the locals live. Trip could have been booked at end of pier for $10 less than the ship charged and it was the same excursion tour company booked by the ship.
Small island, but an interesting trip to see how the locals live. Trip could have been booked at end of pier for $10 less than the ship charged and it was the same excursion tour company booked by the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a taxi to the Lighthouse and came back.
Sail Date: December 2018
We took a taxi to the Lighthouse and came back. We used Rosemary's taxi service and she was great! Only cost around $30 for both of us and were were gone almost 2 hours. She was very informative. Not like the usual taxi driver at
We took a taxi to the Lighthouse and came back. We used Rosemary's taxi service and she was great! Only cost around $30 for both of us and were were gone almost 2 hours. She was very informative. Not like the usual taxi driver at all! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A taste of Garnd Turk & Beach getaway: Served a full meal, go hungry.
Sail Date: September 2018
A taste of Garnd Turk & Beach getaway: Served a full meal, go hungry. Very tasty!! Guide knowledgable but only got half of what he said because he spoke super fast. Only one downer at a light house you couldn't go in, a gift ... Read More
A taste of Garnd Turk & Beach getaway: Served a full meal, go hungry. Very tasty!! Guide knowledgable but only got half of what he said because he spoke super fast. Only one downer at a light house you couldn't go in, a gift shop and restrooms you couldn't use without paying! Most guest stayed on bus. waste of time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The island tour with lunch was great!
Sail Date: August 2018
The island tour with lunch was great! Our tour guide gave us great details about the island and made it fun. We stopped to do some shopping, saw the island light house and petted some donkeys, and had a seriously amazing lunch at a place ... Read More
The island tour with lunch was great! Our tour guide gave us great details about the island and made it fun. We stopped to do some shopping, saw the island light house and petted some donkeys, and had a seriously amazing lunch at a place called sunshine café. My mom is handicapped so this was a great tour for her and was also exciting enough for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Informative historical information.
Sail Date: August 2018
Informative historical information. Not worth the cost to view many areas that were destroyed by the hurricane.There were three'10 minute' stops - two were to spend money for 30 minutes. The 3rd was a stop on the beach for ... Read More
Informative historical information. Not worth the cost to view many areas that were destroyed by the hurricane.There were three'10 minute' stops - two were to spend money for 30 minutes. The 3rd was a stop on the beach for pictures. Not worth the price with the state of the island right now. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Went all around the island.
Sail Date: June 2018
Went all around the island. Saw Anglican Church, former military bases, space capsule, and other sites. Went to stores to do some shopping. Went back to ship.
Went all around the island. Saw Anglican Church, former military bases, space capsule, and other sites. Went to stores to do some shopping. Went back to ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excursion itself was good.
Sail Date: March 2018
Excursion itself was good. Don't bother touring island. It is in pretty shabby condition, made worse by recent hurricanes. And there isn't much to see in any case. Stay in port complex and associated beaches.
Excursion itself was good. Don't bother touring island. It is in pretty shabby condition, made worse by recent hurricanes. And there isn't much to see in any case. Stay in port complex and associated beaches. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took the Rainbow Calypso Tour around the island.
Sail Date: March 2018
We took the Rainbow Calypso Tour around the island. It was terrible. Tram was old, dirty and rusty and was falling apart. The parts of the tour we were taken to was dirty and not pleasant. Would not recommend this tour.
We took the Rainbow Calypso Tour around the island. It was terrible. Tram was old, dirty and rusty and was falling apart. The parts of the tour we were taken to was dirty and not pleasant. Would not recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Simply get off the ship and head toward the beach, ISland tours is right there and cheap Great ...
Sail Date: February 2018
Simply get off the ship and head toward the beach, ISland tours is right there and cheap Great locally owned tours, did a great jobs, entertaining! If you go to the light house take some crackers/bread to to feed the donkeys, Our guide ... Read More
Simply get off the ship and head toward the beach, ISland tours is right there and cheap Great locally owned tours, did a great jobs, entertaining! If you go to the light house take some crackers/bread to to feed the donkeys, Our guide was a resident and lived there all his life. Answered our questions, did lots of extras! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Grand Turk was not a great stop.
Sail Date: December 2017
Grand Turk was not a great stop. This is NOT because of the hurricane damage; it is only because the island is a very small village. Grand Turk simply does not live up to the reputation Turks and Caicos has. The beach is beautiful but the ... Read More
Grand Turk was not a great stop. This is NOT because of the hurricane damage; it is only because the island is a very small village. Grand Turk simply does not live up to the reputation Turks and Caicos has. The beach is beautiful but the rest of the island is very small and, quite frankly, insignificant. The landscape was also very bland, it is not very tropical or lush. I was disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took the Grand Turk Experience tour.
Sail Date: November 2017
Took the Grand Turk Experience tour. Driver was informative & interesting but bus was not air conditioned and it was therefore very uncomfortably hot.
Took the Grand Turk Experience tour. Driver was informative & interesting but bus was not air conditioned and it was therefore very uncomfortably hot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The description above (and the one in the Carnival “Fun Ashore” brochure) is quite a colorful ...
Sail Date: April 2017
The description above (and the one in the Carnival “Fun Ashore” brochure) is quite a colorful description of this shore excursion. The “stop” at the Air Force Base was merely a drive by. We did stop for a minute at the replica of ... Read More
The description above (and the one in the Carnival “Fun Ashore” brochure) is quite a colorful description of this shore excursion. The “stop” at the Air Force Base was merely a drive by. We did stop for a minute at the replica of the Friendship Seven Space Capsule. There was not a stop at a museum. We did stop at a beach for 20 minutes, and we did go to “downtown” where the “colonial buildings of the 1800’s in their majestic beauty” consisted of a few stores (mostly closed, since it was Good Friday), a public restroom in a yard full of trash, and a burned-down library. We did not “sample luscious local cuisine.” We did spot a few horses and donkeys “basking in the rays of the sun.” We did stop at Salt Cay Town, where we heard about the salt trade, and the staff poured some salt water on us to make us healthier and younger-looking. The high point was the “Circle of Life” which was an area where the guides displayed sea creatures mentioned above, and guests were able to hold and touch them. This was amusing and a nice photo opportunity. The “Hummer” golf-carts were fun to ride in, and the staff (Romeo and Lisa) was friendly and kept asking if we were having fun. It was somewhat interesting to get a look at the island, but we felt that this was over-priced for what is actually included. I’m not sure it would have made much difference if we were there on a day other than Good Friday – there’s not much to see on Grand Turk. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour took us from one end of the island to the other viewing government center.
Sail Date: March 2017
The tour took us from one end of the island to the other viewing government center. The downtown area such as it is. We traveled out to the light house which is very historic but in need of a paint job. Our guide went over the history ... Read More
The tour took us from one end of the island to the other viewing government center. The downtown area such as it is. We traveled out to the light house which is very historic but in need of a paint job. Our guide went over the history of the islands in detail and wa very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our driver was wonderful, helpful, informative.
Sail Date: February 2017
Our driver was wonderful, helpful, informative. My main complaint would be the light house portion- there was an additional fee to just get on the light house grounds which were blah IMO, No admittance into the light house or buildings. ... Read More
Our driver was wonderful, helpful, informative. My main complaint would be the light house portion- there was an additional fee to just get on the light house grounds which were blah IMO, No admittance into the light house or buildings. Another minor complaint would be there was not enough time at the stops for shipping photos. Our driver was wonderful with my 90 yr old mother. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice tour of the island.
Sail Date: February 2017
Nice tour of the island. Enjoyed the little market area and seeing the Space Capsule.
Nice tour of the island. Enjoyed the little market area and seeing the Space Capsule. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guide was very likable but not really much to see.
Sail Date: February 2017
Tour guide was very likable but not really much to see.
Tour guide was very likable but not really much to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very diappointing.
Sail Date: February 2017
Very diappointing. Don't take this if you have mobility issues.
Very diappointing. Don't take this if you have mobility issues. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Reservation ticket stated "10 minute walk to pick up point", but it was more like a 25 minute walk.
Sail Date: February 2017
Reservation ticket stated "10 minute walk to pick up point", but it was more like a 25 minute walk. Not what I expected.
Reservation ticket stated "10 minute walk to pick up point", but it was more like a 25 minute walk. Not what I expected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good overview of the Island and English is spoken, so no problem understanding the guide/driver.
Sail Date: January 2017
Good overview of the Island and English is spoken, so no problem understanding the guide/driver. Really nice island to visit. Our first time there.
Good overview of the Island and English is spoken, so no problem understanding the guide/driver. Really nice island to visit. Our first time there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We traveled the entire length of the island in an open-air bus.
Sail Date: December 2016
We traveled the entire length of the island in an open-air bus. The guide was very interesting and the stops he chose were interesting. We stayed long enough at each stop to be able to fully enjoy them.
We traveled the entire length of the island in an open-air bus. The guide was very interesting and the stops he chose were interesting. We stayed long enough at each stop to be able to fully enjoy them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
good tour, hold out for one with wifi, some do
Sail Date: November 2016
good tour, hold out for one with wifi, some do
good tour, hold out for one with wifi, some do Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line