Grand Turk

Turks & Caicos Islands

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Cruises to Grand Turk

Founded in 1681 by Bermuda settlers for sea salt production, Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and is home to historic sites, stunning beaches and colourful marine life. From diving and snorkelling to lounging beachside or exploring the island on scooters, there's something to match everyone's holiday style. Discover the island's British and Bermuda roots whilst touring Cockburn Town where you can learn about the island's old sea salt industry and see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse - the only lighthouse in the Turks and Caicos. Or enjoy a scenic boat ride over to nearby Gibbs Cay and splash around with the wild stingrays that like to gather in the pristine calm waters surrounding the island.


  • Port Name & Location
    Grand Turk Cruise Terminal.
  • Time Zone
    EST (Eastern Standard Time ) UTC/GMT-4
  • Language
    The language spoken in the Turks & Caicos Islands is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The U.S. Dollar is the currency used in Grand Turk. Shopping stalls selling a range of goods line Front Street in Cockburn Town and are good place to browse for souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      Grand Turk is known for its pristine beaches, clear warm waters and its historic charm.
    • Important
      There’s no public transportation on the island, so if you decide to explore on your own, you’ll need to hire a taxi or rent a scooter or car.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The 19th century Grand Turk Lighthouse is the island's most famous landmark. Though the lighthouse isn't open to the public, you can explore the grounds and walk along the nearby cliffs that offer sweeping views and where you might see wild horses and donkeys roaming the area.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Conch is considered a delicacy in The Caribbean and is a must-try, whether you prefer it fried (conch fritters) or mixed into a chowder or salad.


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