Grace Bay is set on Providenciales, and tourists staying in this resort area generally have no trouble planning sightseeing tours of the rest of the island. But what if you'd like to visit more than one island in the Turks and Caicos? You'll find the answer in the presence of a local ferry service.
...see three additional islands in the chain ...
Just moments away from Grace Bay is the , home to Caribbean Cruisin', the leader in ferry transport on Providenciales. Using this service you can get to North Caicos in just a half an hour then take the causeway to Middle Caicos, and on select days you can even sail to South Caicos in under 90 minutes.
The ferry travels between the aforementioned Walkin Marine & Sons andon North Caicos three times a day each way, carrying up to 42 passengers at one time. The fare is $25(USD) each way for adults and $15(USD) for children, but you can get a lower price if you book a round trip ticket.
The ferry leaves from Providenciales at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m., and returns at 7:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. If you're visiting on Sunday or a holiday, make note of a special schedule which has the ferry leave from Providenciales at 8:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., and return from North Caicos at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m, and 5:30 p.m.
Caribbean Cruisin' also offers ferries to South Caicos on Friday and Sunday of each week for $60(USD) each way for adults. The ferry leaves Walkin Marine & Sons at 3:00 p.m. and returns from South Caicos at 4:30 p.m.
Each guest traveling withCaribbean Cruisin' is permitted to bring along one piece of luggage that measures 25 pounds of less. Each pound over will cost extra.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|North Caicos||North Caicos|
|Heaving Down Rock Marina - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay||Providenciales|
|Sandy Point||Parrot Cay|
|2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay||Providenciales|
Ferries are a great way to get around Turks and Caicos, and right near Grace Bay is the opportunity to see three additional islands in the chain with minimal travel time. If this seems like a plan you can get on board with, make sure to look further into taking the ferry during your stay in Grace Bay.
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