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Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram provided by Island Trams Limited

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Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram

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Overview
Get a comprehensive tour of Grand Turk without riding in a stuffy tour bus on this excursion aboard an open-air tram. Over the course of a half-day, see the best historical, natural, and architectural sites the island has to offer, accompanied by a guide's insights. Visit the Grand Turk Lighthouse, Cockburn Town, and the natural salt ponds to get a full picture of the island's character.
Highlights
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary on Grand Turk's history and culture
  • Cover all the important sites on the island in a single tour
  • Open-air tram that allows passengers to enjoy the weather
  • Food and beverage samples from Cockburn Town vendors
What to Expect
Make your way to Grand Turk's tram station, located near the cruise terminal on the island's southern side. Hop aboard the open-sided tram for an around-the-island tour, traveling all the way to the northern tip and back, over the course of the next several hours. Listen as your guide provides commentary on the sights, including churches, inns, windmills, and antique cannons. You'll get glimpses of donkeys and wild horses on the way to Cockburn Town, where you can explore on your own. Back on the tram, proceed past the National Building and Her Majesty's Prison—great examples of colonial architecture—and then head for the Grand Turk Lighthouse on the island's northern tip. Pass the natural salt ponds, now acting as a nesting ground for the local flamingos, and learn about their importance in Grand Turk's history and economy. Your comprehensive tour ends back at the tram station.
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Important Information
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Beverage
  • Food tastings (provided by local merchants)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • 3 Lighthouse Entrance Fee (may be applied towards drinks, snacks or gift shop items)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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MegM wrote a review Mar 2020
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Tracy, our guide, did a nice job on the tour educating and entertaining. Lack of promptness bothers me though. Being on “island time” is no excuse for starting 30 min late. That is 30 min out of my limited vacation time.
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Response from Douglas F, Owner at Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thanks for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Tracey. All of our guides are from here, take great pride in presenting our island home with a personal touch. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Trail234047 wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Turks is a very small island. This gave us all the hot spots there were,was informative and casual.Salt ponds,lighthouse Atlantic side,local eatery and of course the donkeys.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Douglas F, Owner at Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour with us, hope to see you all again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Sharon D wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
My husband and I took this tour and really enjoyed it. The driver was very knowledgeable with regard to island history. We would have liked to be able to visit the museum on the tour but time did not allow. The donkeys were adorable. I wish we had brought something to feed them!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Douglas F, Owner at Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed our tour, hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk. please keep in mind that we offer an all day pass that allows you to hop on/off, tour the island at your own pace.
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Lizwin1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lisserbroek, The Netherlands713 contributions25 helpful votes
The tour is $25 pp and started right outside the parking lot. The driver was excellent and gave us Some interesting facts about the Island. You will have one stop in the centre, which was so small and one at the lighthouse. Grand Turk is a small island. Loved the donkeys at
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Douglas F, Owner at Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for you great review! We’re glad you enjoyed our tour, hope to see you again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Jim A wrote a review Feb 2020
Lititz, Pennsylvania4 contributions
This was just a terrific morning. Our guide told stories, pointed out places of interest, and gave some history. We saw the cactus which gave the Turks and Caicos their name, flying roosters, an old lighthouse, and got up close with several of the wild donkeys -- including
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Douglas F, Owner at Grand Turk Historical Sightseeing Tour by Tram
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thanks for your great review! It's said that great things come in small packages, Grand Turk, at only 10.5 square miles is packed with historical, cultural and natural wonders. We look forward to seeing you all again on your next visit to Grand Turk.
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Mark T
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Tony's VIP Tram Tour - great value for money
We booked the Island Tram Tour on arrival at the Cruise Center paying US$20 per person for a two hour trip. The op
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jpgrl73
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GREAT TOUR
After visiting the Island last year and doing an excursion through Carnival, I came across Island Trams and they we
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Year_of_Tiger
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Time....
We took the Great Salt Tram Tour and yes we got to see all they promised. It was fun but a bit rushed at times..
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982melindan
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Saw many wonderful sites
Austin (Baby!) was a magnificient tour guide. He had many wonderful stories of his hometown, interacted with his gu
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sage97
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NICE SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Grand Turk was ok. The beach water was warm and crystal clear. The tour guide was knowledgeable and pointed our man
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YTOGIRL
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First visit to Grand Turks
We didn't plan any tours with our cruise line and once at port a very nice man provided us with information on the
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ASHESH S
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Island Ttrams
It was nice to goaround Island and learn the history. Trams driver was nice and you get off and get on anytime you
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Lynne C
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Great trip
We went on a tour with a large group of 26 people and had an amazing fun time. The commentary from Tracey was very
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Jim G
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Not worth it
I would have had more fun staying on the ship or going to a beach. The tram was full of exhaust fumes the tour was
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klcollins
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Great way to sit back, explore the island!
We wanted to learn about Grand Turk, and the driver did an excellent job of teaching us about the history and curre
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nancyavonwilliams
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Beautiful ride; Donkeys don't hide!
We had such a wonderful visit to Grand Turk because of this tram ride. The driver was just great and so knowledgea
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Jane P
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Waste of Time and Not What I Signed Up For
We had to wait over an hour and a half before the tram left the port area. This is quite a waste of time when you o
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Stoney C
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Such a Bargin!!
First of all the same type of tour was double the price on board. I was greeted at the end of the pier by a very ni
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S_MadisonsMom
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Great tour for the price - $25 per person
Great tour. We decided to wait and book this when we arrived in Grand Turk. I know you can buy ahead of time. The g
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Cjanineb
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Great tour, but long walk to/from tram
The tour was really nice once we walked a half mile (each way) to the tram. I think it was a bit deceitful to not l
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