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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 85 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsFriendly guide December 24, 2019

Reviewer: mariama
The city tour was short but the guide was nice and professional. Wishes the tour was longer but I enjoyed the sights

4 StarsGood tour but a little expensiveDecember 18, 2019

Reviewer: Janna
We had a little hicup when the van didn't have enough space for all 5 of us at first. I was a little concerned until we had another van that gave us a private tour! It was good but due to the overlapping, we did get left a little longer in the beginning tour place than we expected. For the price it seemed like we paid as much as puerto plata but it was half the overall time, places and attention. I do still recommend this tour because you do get to see the area and it's beauty outside of the ship area.

5 StarsWonderful tour guideNovember 13, 2019

Reviewer: Kathy
Although it was VERY hot the day of our tour, we were on a clean, air conditioned bus with a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. She supplied us with cold water and even brought along bread so we could feed the wild donkeys!!

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!

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