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.
Nice tour, though they left early from the meeting point and we almost missed the tour.
Nice tour, though they left early from the meeting point and we almost missed the tour.
Nice tour, though they left early from the meeting point and we almost missed the tour. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Hummer styled golf carts!
Hummer styled golf carts! Great fun & interesting tour
Hummer styled golf carts! Great fun & interesting tour Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We had bad luck with our shore excursions.
We had bad luck with our shore excursions. We had booked SNUBA for Grand Turk, and it was cancelled due to poor visibility. We then signed up for the Grand Turk "Safari" tour, which was, I'm sorry to say, an over-priced ... Read More
We had bad luck with our shore excursions. We had booked SNUBA for Grand Turk, and it was cancelled due to poor visibility. We then signed up for the Grand Turk "Safari" tour, which was, I'm sorry to say, an over-priced disappointment. It amounted to bus drive around the island, with short stops at two tourist traps and a beach. Grand Turk has been hit by two major hurricanes, and they are still very much rebuilding. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
My wife enjoyed driver (Charlie) and he was superb in telling history of Grand Turk.
My wife enjoyed driver (Charlie) and he was superb in telling history of Grand Turk. Toured town and island and an hour at beautiful beach.
My wife enjoyed driver (Charlie) and he was superb in telling history of Grand Turk. Toured town and island and an hour at beautiful beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Informative and didn't take long at all.
Informative and didn't take long at all. 2 hours max if I had to guess.
Informative and didn't take long at all. 2 hours max if I had to guess. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Since we've been here several times in the past, and we didn't like the tours Holland America ...
Since we've been here several times in the past, and we didn't like the tours Holland America offered, we booked the Grand Turk Food History and Bus Tour through Viator. We learned about the traditional food and drink of Turks ... Read More
Since we've been here several times in the past, and we didn't like the tours Holland America offered, we booked the Grand Turk Food History and Bus Tour through Viator. We learned about the traditional food and drink of Turks and Caicos Islands while tasting authentic dishes and circumnavigating the 7x1.5-mile island on a private tour. We took a shot of the capsule John Glenn splashed down in when he made his first solo flight around the earth and landed near Grand Turk. The tour allowed us to get close to the people on the island instead of being in a cast of thousands trolley tour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Rainbow Calypso Tour with Austin-If you're looking for a down to earth tour-with the reality of the ...
Rainbow Calypso Tour with Austin-If you're looking for a down to earth tour-with the reality of the island, spend the $30 pp and go inland and support the local culture/economy by purchasing a thing or two. Merchandise is similar to ... Read More
Rainbow Calypso Tour with Austin-If you're looking for a down to earth tour-with the reality of the island, spend the $30 pp and go inland and support the local culture/economy by purchasing a thing or two. Merchandise is similar to straw market without the harassing behavior of other island straw markets (Nassau). Free roaming donkeys, see the light house, and salt marshes. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A decent tour of the island.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
Still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Damage was very visible .Donkeys everywhere .impressed with lighthouse survived Hurricane. Still needs work. Guide Aubrey was very helpful. Got slightly wet during brief rain shower. Local arts were ... Read More
Still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Damage was very visible .Donkeys everywhere .impressed with lighthouse survived Hurricane. Still needs work. Guide Aubrey was very helpful. Got slightly wet during brief rain shower. Local arts were beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The zoom zoom tour price was good but not after we got on the tram.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tram ride around the island with a stop for "shopping".
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
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.
It was nice getting to see the whole island and gain the history of it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Small island, but an interesting trip to see how the locals live.
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
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a taxi to the Lighthouse and came back.
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
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Grand Turk: Not much to see here… was quoted a price and my 5 year old would be free (this ...
Grand Turk: Not much to see here… was quoted a price and my 5 year old would be free (this is typical) but the driver tried to scam us saying I would have to pay full price for my kid. When I told him forget it and went to the ... Read More
Grand Turk: Not much to see here… was quoted a price and my 5 year old would be free (this is typical) but the driver tried to scam us saying I would have to pay full price for my kid. When I told him forget it and went to the tour operator, she told him that kids are free to take us or she would get another driver to do it. He then tried to get me to pay half for my kid and I told him no, then he begrudgingly agreed but I looking back wished I told him to get lost and go with another more honorable driver. Island is small, not much to see but an old lighthouse that wants $5 just to go into the yard (not climb it) and wild donkeys. Beautiful waters though we didn’t swim here. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A taste of Garnd Turk & Beach getaway: Served a full meal, go hungry.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The island tour with lunch was great!
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Informative historical information.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Went all around the island.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excursion itself was good.
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
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took the Rainbow Calypso Tour around the island.
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
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Simply get off the ship and head toward the beach, ISland tours is right there and cheap Great ...
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
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Grand Turk was not a great stop.
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
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took the Grand Turk Experience tour.
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
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The description above (and the one in the Carnival “Fun Ashore” brochure) is quite a colorful ...
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
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line