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Exclusive Grand Turk Experience

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Exclusive Grand Turk Experience

Grand Turk Island is the administrative, historic, cultural and financial center of the island nation of Turks and Caicos. San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas is traditionally considered the site of Columbus' first landfall in 1492, but some believe that studies of Columbus' journals show that his descriptions of Guanahani much more closely fit Grand Turk.

This guided island drive tour will show you the highlights of Grand Turk Island. On this Grand Turk excursion, you will visit the island's top attractions, including the former United States Air Force Tracking Base and a replica of Astronaut John Glenn's Friendship 7 space capsule, which splashed down off the island's coast in 1962 following the United States' first successful manned orbit of the earth.

You will also see several 18th-century churches, beautiful Bermudan-style buildings, and salt ponds. In this peaceful town you may also see wild horses and donkeys freely roaming the streets.

There will be a brief photo stop to see a working lighthouse that has been in service for more than 150 years. Built in London in 1852 and shipped to Grand Turk, it was assembled in hopes of saving the salt trade. Standing sixty feet, it was designed by Alexander Gordon, who designed lighthouses throughout the British Empire.

You will also have an opportunity to visit "The Salt House", a recreated 17th-century saltpan that chronicles the history of the salt and slave industry.

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Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship pier. Details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses, sunscreen and a towel if you wish to swim, are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and sandy surfaces at stops.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 82 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTurk excursionNovember 04, 2019

Reviewer: Michelle
It was wonderful and enjoyed that it was air condition on the tour van.

5 StarsIT WAS GRAND!October 29, 2019

Reviewer: JOHN 7 DEBRA FROEHLICH
MY WIFE AND I BOOKED A TOUR WITH PAPA J TOURS AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. THE ISLAND IS VERY SMALL AND IT DIDN'T TAKE VERY LONG TO TRAVEL ITS LENGTH ; BUT DWIGHT, OUR TOUR GUIDE, TOOK THE EXTRA TIME TO SHOW MY WIFE AND I OFF THE BEATEN PATH PLACES ON THE ISLAND AND SEE THE REAL NATIVE PEOPLES AND THEIR HOMES. STILL REBUILDING TWO YEARS AFTER A HURRICANE, THESE PEOPLE ARE RESILIENT AND POSITIVE ABOUT THEIR ISLAND PARADISE! GRAND TURK AND ITS PEOPLE ARE TRULY A PLEASURE TO VISIT! PAPA J TOURS IS A MUST!

5 StarsVery nice tour October 28, 2019

Reviewer: Kevin
We had a great time on this tour !!! Well worth it

5 StarsGrand TurkOctober 08, 2019

Reviewer: Richard Krois
Our guide was very informative and had lived there all her life. A great way to see what the island in a few hours, history of the island and the people who live there. If have not been there before I would recommend taking this tour first

5 StarsMamma J is the bestSeptember 30, 2019

Reviewer: Leone DeMartino
If you really want to get to meet the local people and understand their way of life, this is the excursion to go on. Our tour guide Mamma J was fantastic, she knew everything there was to know about the island. Also, the jerk chicken off the truck was the best i have ever eaten.

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