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Grand Turk Sightseeing Tour provided by Papa J Tours

Grand Turk Sightseeing Tour

Grand Turk Sightseeing Tour
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About
Take in the highlights of Grand Turk on a 90-minute coach tour with informative commentary from your expert local guide. See the former US Air Force base where NASA kept track of early space launches, and take photos of John Glenn’s spacecraft the Friendship 7. Enjoy time to explore the shops and historic buildings downtown, then head north to see the Grand Turk Lighthouse. Pass by ancient salt ponds and the Salt Museum and keep an eye out for pink flamingos, brown pelicans and wild horses!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and your friendly, professional local guide at White Sands Beach. Head to the Turks and Caicos National Museum and take a guided tour to learn more about the history and culture of the island nation. The coach ferries you down Duke Street, a historic thoroughfare that features many Bermuda-style houses that date from the 1800s. Stop here to check out the shops and historic buildings, taking the opportunity to purchase refreshments and experience some local flavors. Back aboard your coach, leave downtown and head north to the Grand Turk Lighthouse, which sits on the island's highest point and historically saved many sailors form shipwreck. Snap photos with your family and friends at the scenic limestone bluffs. Catch sight of pelicans, wild horses, or flamingos on the way to the nearby Salt Museum. Learn about Grand Turk's history in the salt trade, in which islanders used natural ponds to evaporate seawater and harvest salt for export. After this tour, return to your starting point at White Sands Beach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your comfortable, air-conditioned coach and your friendly, professional local guide at White Sands Beach. Head to the Turks and Caicos National Museum and take a guided tour to learn more about the history and culture of the island nation. The coach ferries you down Duke Street, a historic thoroughfare that features many Bermuda-style houses that date from the 1800s. Stop here to check out the shops and historic buildings, taking the opportunity to purchase refreshments and experience some local flavors. Back aboard your coach, leave downtown and head north to the Grand Turk Lighthouse, which sits on the island's highest point and historically saved many sailors form shipwreck. Snap photos with your family and friends at the scenic limestone bluffs. Catch sight of pelicans, wild horses, or flamingos on the way to the nearby Salt Museum. Learn about Grand Turk's history in the salt trade, in which islanders used natural ponds to evaporate seawater and harvest salt for export. After this tour, return to your starting point at White Sands Beach.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6425ISLAND
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Turk Lighthouse
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please walk outside the Cruise Terminal main gate.
  • Grand Turk Gas, Unnamed Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Please walk through the Cruise Center plaza, passing the TAXI STAND, walk through the parking lot on the left. Use paved walkway to exit the compound. Vehicles are marked "PAPA J TOURS".
  • Airports:
  • JAGS麥卡特尼國際機場, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ports:
  • Grand Turk Cruise Terminal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Turk Lighthouse
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please walk outside the Cruise Terminal main gate.
  • Grand Turk Gas, Unnamed Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Please walk through the Cruise Center plaza, passing the TAXI STAND, walk through the parking lot on the left. Use paved walkway to exit the compound. Vehicles are marked "PAPA J TOURS".
  • Airports:
  • JAGS麥卡特尼國際機場, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ports:
  • Grand Turk Cruise Terminal
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Grand Turk Gas
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Turks & Caicos National Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Grand Turk Lighthouse
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Papa J Tours
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
12 reviews
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TroubleMaker7
8 contributions
Accommodating
Jan 2020
As we were on a cruise and we had another excursion earlier in the day, this was wonderful. The operator worked with our time schedule and we even had a some free time before reboarding our ship. The guide was wonderful, full of information. Got to see a lot in a very limited amount of time. Bus was comfortable.
Written 28 January 2020
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KentuckyLuvnlife
Upton, KY65 contributions
See a lot in a short time.
Jan 2020
This was a nice tour. Be aware the museum, light house and other stops are extra.
Loved the lighthouse view.
Written 7 January 2020
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Matt S
Phoenix, AZ123 contributions
Quaint small island
Dec 2019
There was miscommunication between the ship time and the time the tour was supposed to leave. the guide showed up 1 hour after expected and told us about the discrepancy. if they knew that this was a problem, there should have been some notification or steps taken so that there would not be about 25 people waiting for an hour for them.
Once the tour was started, it went well and the island was small but beautiful. the tour guide got us close to some flamingos that was great and took us to the major sites of the island and showed us some neighborhoods that like us get a feeling of the island life.
There is not too much to see on the island but if you are taking a snorkeling or scuba adventure it would be great. The water was clear and sea life plentiful.
Overall the tour was good but the time issue was a detractor.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Papajtours
Thanks for sharing your experience and your highlights of the island. Please note, that we try to work with all groups to the best of our ability. There are times when we can be there very early to meet to group and wait for ALL parties and than other times when we have multiple tours and arrive to start according to the schedule. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Written 14 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Candyce J
1 contribution
Great tour!
Dec 2019 • Family
Our sightseeing tour was amazing. The island is small but beautiful. Our tour guide Dwight was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Dwight gave oranges to my son and showed him how to feed the island donkeys. He loved that. We'll definitely use them again for our next visit to Grand Turk.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Loucie
Atlanta80 contributions
A magical family tour
Nov 2019
Our family of 11 plus two friends engaged Papa J for a full day of land and water. Juline and her crew were excellent in the ease of making the plans and carrying out my wishes for our group. We hit the high spots on the island - not many, but interesting. Then we enjoyed the stingray adventure and snorkeling at the wall. We ranged from age 7 to age 70+ and all had a wonderful time. They were able to fit each of us with comfortable snorkeling gear and the boat crew was excellent in helping the younger ones when needed. The cost of the tour was much less than trips arranged on our ship considering the time and excellence of the tour. They also arranged lunch at a wonderful local café, Sunshine's. Local food well cooked plus a smiling chef. Our group tried new foods cooked the Caribbean style and loved them. They got us back to the ship on time to depart with not problems at all. Thanks!!
Written 6 December 2019
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Michael D
Gardiner3 contributions
Wonderful tour of Grand Turk in an air conditioned van with a knowledgeable guide!
Nov 2019
We took the Grand Turk Sightseeing Tour and it was a great time. Our host, Juline, was very knowledgeable and told us all about the history and culture of Grand Turk. We visited a museum and the historic lighthouse and saw wild horses and beautiful beaches. It was great, and the fact it was in an airconditioned van was great as it was hot outside. Highly recommended!
Written 26 November 2019
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Jen S
1 contribution
Great business and tour
Jun 2019 • Solo
I went on the tour and stingray adventure. I traveled alone and felt completely comfortable, safe, and always cared for. Their responses to emails was prompt and they even offered me a courtesy pick up and drop off since I was not on a cruise ship. Juline was my tour guide and she did a great job engaging people and showing us some local gems besides the standard historical stops. Troy was our captain for the stingray tour. I highly recommend Papa J for this! We had 3 guests and the captain aboard. Our experience was a lot more personal and intimate vs the huge boats that came after us. We got to hold, pet, and get pictures with the rays, besides snorkeling after to explore Gibbs Cay. Troy was very observant and we even got to see a sea turtle coming up for a breath of air. Highly recommend this local business. They are knowledgeable, professional, and welcoming!
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jacky Colon
2 contributions
Island Tour with Donkeys Galore!
May 2019 • Friends
My daughter and I had an amazing time on this island tour with the rest of the tour group and our driver, Juline Higgs. She explained so much about the history and answered so many questions that we all had about Grand Turk. There were so many Cheetoh loving wild donkeys as well as dogs and flamingoes! She let us get out of the van to take pictures, sightsee, and shop for our souvenirs. We really appreciated all of the knowledge she gave us of the island and how she was patient with us.
Written 18 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mollie R
Hollywood, FL5 contributions
Amazing Tour
Mar 2019 • Family
Our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. She took her time with the tour and answered all of our questions without hesitation. The tour was just amazing, and we got an unexpected horseback ride at the lighthouse. We really had a wonderful time Good job Juline.
Written 11 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jay S
Athens, GA1 contribution
Island Tour
Oct 2018 • Solo
Took the Island Tour in early October 2018. They did a wonderful job pointing out all of the island's points of interest. We stopped a few times at markets and bars throughout the island. Well worth the money for the cruise excursion, and would recommend!
Written 21 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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C77ICtheresaw
C77ICtheresaw
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100% satifided. Theguides went above and beyond.
I'll do the excursion with Papa J Tours again. They were so kind. We had four first time snorkelers in out group of
SharonI287
SharonI287
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Great experience with Captain Troy
We're novices at snorkeling, and felt the Carnival-sponsored excursions were a bit pricier and longer than we wante
H7098FOtheresaw
H7098FOtheresaw
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Exceptional!
The entire experience was awesome! We had six adults in group, three experienced and three first timers. Each of us
weaseljoe
weaseljoe
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Awesome Snorkeling!
We stopped in Grand Turk as part of a Carnival Cruise. We decided to book this rather than through the cruise line
5Macfam
5Macfam
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Papa J's Snorkelling Tour Is A Must
We recently went on a Carnival Cruise and didn't book a snorkelling excursion prior to getting on the ship. We were
steveoP4729TF
steveoP4729TF
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Papa j tours Ultimate snorkelling tour
Recently took the ultimate snorkelling tour with my wife very enjoyable professional tour jaydon was our Tour guid
Barbie0724
Barbie0724
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Museum & beach
Tour guy Dwight was very humble and pleasant. But the museum, wasn’t what we expected very small. The beach was bea
dubanikiii
dubanikiii
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Impressive!!!
My family and I recently visited Turks and caicos and took a snorkeling excursion with Papa J tours. We were all ve
Theresabeach
Theresabeach
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Excellent
We were the only ones on the tour. They picked us up at our hotel and took us back afterwards. Very friendly. Tr
C5542BJmattb
C5542BJmattb
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Fantastic experience
We had a fantastic experience with Papa J tours! There was some confusion about "ship time" versus "local time," me
Elissa J
Elissa J
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Gibbs Cay is AMAZING!
Our tour to Gibbs Cay to swim with the stingrays was amazing! Highly recommend this tour! Erickson was a great guid
nicholemonroe78
nicholemonroe78
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Wonderful Crew and Snorkeling
The crew was so friendly and Gibbs beach was beautiful. We were lucky enough to be the only group out at the islan
Landa R
Landa R
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Definitely will do again!
We did the "Triple Play" (coral garden shallow reef, great wall, Gibbs Cay w/stingrays) and had a wonderful time!
Navigator724476
Navigator724476
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Out did our wildest expectations!
What a wonderful experience. We couldn’t have asked for a kinder team of people. Thank you Darcey and Erickson! The
gingerlyt
gingerlyt
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Amazing!!
Troy was a wonderful and knowledgeable captain. Stingray encounter was amazing, snorkeling was spectacular!! I h