Reviewer: Jean Kimak
This was a great way to see all of the island in a relaxed manner. The guide pointed out many of the historic homes, a stop to have a local beer and conch fritters. Up to the lighthouse with commentary about life on this island. We were able to see some of the hurricane devastation to the local homes and the effect the hurricane had on this beautiful island.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to show us around after he had his flat tire fixed. We spent a little more time than we would have liked shopping while the tire was being fixed but it was better than waiting at the tire place. Saw the lighthouse and some donkeys. Rode around the nicer homes neighborhood and saw some flamingos from afar. We had just one other couple with us so we had plenty of room in the van. It was worth the money we paid and I would recommend it.
Reviewer: Diana Ritter
We had a great experience, apart from having to find the tour guide. That was a bit of a chaotic mess, but there was a lady there helping us and all the other people looking for taxis. Our tour guide was amazing and came from the area, so she knew exactly what she was talking about. We got to see a little part of the town, shop, and she answered all our questions. I do recommend this if you want to see Grand Turks and some back areas. But if you like water, then pick one of those excursions instead because we did not get to see much of the water.
Brief tour of a very small island where we saw the devastation from the hurricane 3 months ago. The small town was a place to buy trinkets from China and India as well as VERY expensive sea salt from the island. The lighthouse area was gated in and set up for admission; you even had to pay to go into the gift shop!
Reviewer: Jaque Peterson
This was a good excursion; we enjoyed learning a little bit about the culture of the island.
Our excursion began in the afternoon, which gave us sometime to spend on the beach. The city tour was great and we even had a chance to buy food, which was delicious.
Reviewer: Norbert Hanson
Excellent. Wonderful driver. Best ever! Knowledgeable and cordial. We saw the highlights and appreciated the commentary.
Was a very good tour. Driver was Dwight (the owner with his wife). He was knowledgeable and well-spoken. Van was comfortable and air-conditioned and he had a mike so we could all hear. The tour saw most of the island with a stop in Cocksburn (very nice small and picturesque town) and a stop at the Historic Lighthouse.
Reviewer: Becky Survant
We had a wonderful tour of Grand Turks, seeing the highlights of the island and learning some of its history. Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They were very prompt in picking us up at the designated spot. The van was in excellent condition and very clean. We highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Lynnette Guthrie
This was a very informative overview of the Island. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Reviewer: Beth Draminski
The ship was late, but the tour guide knew the schedule and was waiting for us at the scheduled place. Great tour with 7 people. Very pleased.
Reviewer: Jan Varney
Our ship was later than scheduled, so with the help of the ship's customer service center, we tried to phone the touring service to see if we could still make the excursion. We had 3 different phone numbers, one of which was Cruise One's Emergency number, and none of the phone numbers were answered. But as it turned out, our guide was there to pick us up and we had an enjoyable excursion. The guide was friendly and informative, showing us the island and giving the history of different areas we visited. It was a delightful day.
Reviewer: Theresia Skoberne
The trip was short not too exiting as to what is to see. Driver was nice but only one problem she should not have been on her cellphone talking and texting while she was driving. Easy pick up from the ship
Reviewer: ELAINE PROCTOR
Guide was very friendly, easy to find, very knowledgable about the history of the island. We appreciated her sharing some of her Christmas Day taking us around
Reviewer: Jane Gentile-Youd
lovely charming tour guide... Island is very tiny and really the only thing worth seeing is the NASA display and donkeys...
Juline was our driver/guide and she was terrific. While she took us around Grand Turk she told us about lots including the climate and the life of the inhabitants. I appreciated that she was straight forward and open about life on Grand Turk.
Reviewer: Glenda O'Banion
We loved this excursion! The historical knowledge of our tour guide was excellent and he had a wonderful love for this area that was reflected in his tour delivery. The tour bus was comfortable and very clean. The sights were lovely and we would suggest this tour to all of the travelers to this lovely area!
The tour guide took us around Grand Turk but we were not informed before arriving at Lighthouse that there would be an additional fee.
Very small group of 6 people with us. The van was nice and our tour guide was okay. I thought she could of been more talkative when we were traveling from place to place.
We had a wonderful tour of the island with an excellent historical and cultural overview.
Great staff and information about the island.
We were fortunate to have an excellent tour guide, who was also the air conditioned van driver. She took her time and showed us the highlights of Grand Turk. We never felt rushed and particularly enjoyed seeing the wild donkeys at the historic lighthouse.
Was a fun tour, but we had to wait 30 minutes for our tour guide even though our ship as late getting into port.
We liked this excursion very much. Our tour guide, Dwight, was excellent. He was very informative and fun to be with. He explained everything we saw very well. We had a good time with him and would recommend this excursion to others.
Good to get away from the tourist trap shops found in ports to see and learn about the local culture and architecture.
Reviewer: The Adventure
Tour guide was very knowledgable.
Very informative guide.
Our driver-guide was very proud of his island and took us all around with frequent photo stops.
We had a great time with a small group guided by a very experienced citizen of Grand Turk. In fact she and her husband owned the tour company. She gave us a great overview of the island. The length of the tour was perfect - we never felt rushed. In fact she even gave us several options along the way which allowed us to feel like we were on a custom tour.
Very small island but very good restaurant and pool area (by Jimmy Buffets). Super.
Good trip to see this small island. Guide very knowledge and friendly. Would have liked a little more time downtown.
Unfortunately I cannot remember the tour guide's name but she was excellent. We got a great history of the island and of specific buildings. We also got a great description of the salt industry. Saw almost all of the island. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Grand Turk
The guide was prompt, friendly, and made an enthusiastic effort to enhance the experience. Her personal courtesy is to be commended !
Reviewer: Old Dude
Very good driver
Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable, so we had a great trip around the island. There was even time to shop at the end.
Okay, there isn't a whole lot to do in Turks and Caicos. But this tour makes the most of what there is to see and do. Our guide was a woman who drove the mini-van. It was comfortable and air-conditioned. We did see the highlights, which include a church and small salt museum. The guide also pointed out colonial architecture as well as modern-day homes on the island. Definitely worth the money.
Our guide, Robert Hall, was absolutely one of the best we have ever had for ANY tour. He spoke better English than we do, and knew everything there was to know about Grand Turk Island specifically and the Turks & Caicos in general. He kept the tour very interesting, and we learned a lot about the local history and culture as well. He did an excellent job of showing us all there was to see on the island as well.
We especially enjoyed learning about harvesting salt and the lighthouse tour and history of all the ship wrecks at that point on the island. Even Christopher Columbus lost the Pina there!!
Reviewer: John and Donna
We learned alot about the history of Grand Turk. The van was very cool and confortable and the walking was minimal We enjoyed it alot and wish each island had a compareable tour. Really an excellent value for the money.
Reviewer: John L.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Great! There were only 4 of us on the tour. The van was air conditioned and very cool. The tour was just the right mix of stops and sight seeing.
Reviewer: Denise the Equestrian
This was a great trip because of our guide, Clemente. He was very knowledgeable about all things in the Dominican Republic, present and past and projected future. He was well educated, well spoken and a natural speaker. He told us about different horticulture and its uses now & when he was a child. The Dancers on the river boat were the best dancers I have ever seen. The fresh cut coconuts, milk & meat we were given as they were cut open were a great experience, and were delicious!!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave fun little tidbits about the island and it's recent history. She was friendly and even helped take photos of single tourists so we'd have a picture of us at the locations.
Truly enjoyed the private tour. The driver/guide was extremely polite, knowledgeable, and safe. The air-conditioned van was a plus! Highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Great tour of great island - Can't wait to return. Guide was interesting, knowledgeable, friendly and genuine. ""Shopping"" stops were not overly long.
Our tour guide was excellent. We saw all the historic sites of the island and learned about its history. It was the best tour I had on this trip.
Local food opportunity, and secret shopping area the real high light of the trip. Local handmade items at reduced prices compared to downtown area.
Our guide was so friendly and knew so much about the island. All local people are so great!
Julienne and her son made this a great tour. My wife and I were the only ones in the vehicle so we got exceptional service. The guides were making sure we got all the information with the son often adding interesting comments to Julienne's descriptions of the island attractions. With just the two of us all our questions were answered and often we stopped for unique picture opportunities
Nice complete tour of Island.
An entertaining and enjoyable morning excursion with great detail about the island.
It was nice to see around. Very educational. Tour guide had lots to say. I would do it again
The guide was very nice. It would have been helpful if there would have been a larger sign directing the way to the van. There just isn't much to see on Grand Turk. The best thing there was probably the beach.