Transportation Options for Middle Caicos

You can fly or sail to Middle Caicos, and from there it is recommended that you rent a car to get around

Considered to be one of the hidden gems of Turks and Caicos, Middle Caicos is a great destination for those looking for a getaway that focuses more on the natural side of the island chain. If getting away from it all is the ideal situation for you, make sure to begin making travel arrangements well in advance of your trip.

Getting There

Because Middle Caicos is off the beaten track, getting to the island takes some doing. Luckily, there is a small domestic airport located on the island, so air travel is a possibility. Otherwise, sailing is favored by adventurous travelers.

Getting Around

With no public transportation to speak of, tourists will have to rely on local taxi drivers or rental cars to get them from place to place. If you're up for day tripping, you can take the ferry to and from Providenciales.

Air Travel

Unfortunately, due to the lack of an international airport, direct flights to Middle Caicos are simply not possible. Instead, tourists will fly to the much more tourism-centric island of Providenciales, landing in the Providenciales International Airport. This airport, which is a modern, full-service facility, welcomes daily flights from all over the world.

Once you have arrived on Providenciales, you can immediately hop on a domestic flight with Intercaribbean Airways or Caicos Express Airways, both of which offer several flights daily to other islands in the chain. Chartering a flight with Global Airways is also a possibility.

Sailing

Sailing is a popular sport in the Caribbean, and traveling to Middle Caicos aboard a chartered or private yacht is not uncommon. Before the adventurous souls who make the journey across the Caribbean Sea to this island can actually dock here, they will have to check in at an official port of entry, either on Providenciales, Grand Turk, or South Caicos. Click here to learn all about it.

Cruises

Each year, over 600 thousand people visit Turks and Caicos by way of cruise ship. Unfortunately, very few of these tourists ever actually see Middle Caicos. The cruise ship terminal is located on Grand Turk, which has no direct connection to Middle Caicos. Tourists would have to get off their cruise ship, fly to Providenciales, and then make a connecting domestic flight to Middle Caicos. This simply is too time consuming and expensive for most tourists.

Rental Cars

Transportation on Middle Caicos can be unreliable, and tourists who don't want to be left waiting always make a point to reserve a vehicle ahead of time. Rental prices range anywhere from $40 to $210(USD) a day, and you'll have to be at least 21-years-old to rent. If you meet these qualifications, you will almost always be approved to rent a car on this island. Click here to learn more about renting a car as well as the driving conditions on Middle Caicos.

Taxis

Many tourists choose to rely on taxis on Middle Caicos rather than rent a car, however, it is important to know that they are not especially reliable at keeping to a time table – taxis here are simply in no hurry to pick you up. Still, these drivers are very knowledgeable about the area, and serve as great tour guides. Find out if this is the transportation option for you by reading our full guide to Taxis on Middle Caicos.

Ferries

Although there is no ferry service directly to Middle Caicos, TCI Ferry does offer several daily ferry services between Walkin Marine & Sons on Providenciales and the Sandy Point Marina on North Caicos. Tourists can then rent a car or hire a driver to take them across the causeway to Middle Caicos. The ferry ride lasts 30 minutes and costs $25 o $40(USD).

After learning about all of the transportation options that are available, you are now ready to begin making plans. Will you fly or sail? Drive yourself around, or hire someone to get you from place to place? The choice is yours.

 

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