When you're visiting a chain of islands such as Turks and Caicos, you'll quickly discover how important sea transport is. While this country doesn't have as extensive a network of ferry services as some other spots in the Caribbean, there are some good options to know about.
Caribbean Cruisin', for example, is one that those staying on Providenciales should be aware of. This ferry makes the journey to , North Caicos several times a day from the on Providenciales. It takes 30 minutes to get there and 42 passengers can ride at one time. Fare is $25(USD) one way for adults, or $15(USD) for children, and discounted rates are available when you purchase a round trip ticket.
You can sail with Caribbean Cruisin' Monday through Saturday on a regular schedule. The ferry leaves Providenciales at 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. as well as 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and makes the return trip at 7:00 and 10:30 a.m. plus 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. The schedule changes on Sundays and holidays, when the ferry leaves Providenciales at 8:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., returning at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Additionally, Caribbean Cruisin' makes a run to South Caicos each week on Friday and Sunday. This trip takes 90 minutes and costs $60(USD) for adults one way; children pay $40(USD). The ferry leaves from Providenciales at 3:00 p.m. and returned from South Caicos at 4:30 p.m. Regardless of your destination, each guest is permitted to bring on piece of luggage weighing 25 pounds or less.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|(649) 946-5406||White House Heaving Down Rock Leeward - Five Cays Settlements|
|--||Heaving Down Rock Marina - 2.6 mi. (4.2 km) East-Northeast of Grace Bay|
|--||2.3 mi. (3.7 km) Northeast of Grace Bay|
Why fly when you can sail? The ferry from Providenciales to North and South Caicos get you where you need to go for a fraction of the cost, and provide a unique island experience to boot. As you begin planning your local transportation, make sure this is one you consider.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|North Caicos||Heaving Down Rock Terminal||Belfield Landing||None|
|North Caicos||TCI Providenciales Ferry Dock||North Caicos Dock||Caribbean Cruisin'||several times per day|
|South Caicos||TCI Providenciales Ferry Dock||South Caicos Ferry Dock||Caribbean Cruisin'||1 to 2 days per week|
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