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ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS AND BEACH COMBO

Per Person $47 USD
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ISLAND HIGHLIGHTS AND BEACH COMBO

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Grand Turk is small in size but big on friendliness.

Explore the enchanting downtown of Grand Turk. En route to town, you'll see the highlights of the island, including the Governor’s Office, the Premier's Office, the Salt Ponds, the many churches and the famous replica of the Friendship 7 Capsule. During the 1950s and '60s, there was a U.S.A.F. base and space tracking station located near the current cruise pier. Several astronauts, including John Glenn and Scott Carpenter, trained at the base and they were both brought to Grand Turk after splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean after their historic space missions in 1962. To commemorate the connection between the Mercury space program and Grand Turk, there is a replica of John Glenn's capsule Friendship 7 on display at the entrance to the airport.

You'll visit the Grand Turk National Museum for a stroll back in time and learn about the importance salt has played in the island's history and economy. Following your museum tour, you'll have some time to do a little shopping or sample one of the tasty local food offerings.

From here, it's off to the beach! We'll take you away from the crowds to the beautiful Governor's Beach where you find clear water, gentle breezes, and a beach chair and umbrella waiting for you. Read a book, take a nap, wiggle your toes in the sand, enjoy a beverage or snack. Or, if you're feeling energetic, purchase a tube ride or rent some snorkel gear for exploring the undersea life right from shore. You'll have 2 relaxing hours to spend as you please.

While heading back to the cruise ship pier you be happy knowing you made the most of your time on this beautiful, welcoming island.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Grand Turk downtown tour
  • Grand Turk National Museum
  • Beach time at Governor's Beach
  • Beach chair and umbrella
  • Bottled water

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 10:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 12:00 PM (3 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (3 hrs)
  • 4:00 PM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The entry fee to the Turks and Caicos National Museum is included in the price of the tour.
• Wear your swimsuit underneath your clothes and wear non-skid footwear.
• Bring towels, sunglasses, a hat, and reef-safe sunblock.
• The cost of food, beverages, tube rides, and snorkel gear rental are not included in the price of the tour.

Restrictions

• This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate.
• This tour is wheelchair accessible. You will be asked during the check-out process if anyone in your party uses a wheelchair. Wheelchair guests will be taken to an accessible area at the beach.