Most taxis are larger vans and many are Ford E-Series vehicles. They can carry up to 7 passengers, and around 5 if there is a large amount of luggage.
The maximum speed limit in the Turks and Caicos is 40 mph (64 kph), and many roads on Grand Turk have a speed limit of 20 mph (32 kph). Throughout the Turks and Caicos, taxis and cars tend to excessively exceed the posted speed limit, which is a danger to pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. If your taxi driver is speeding, please ask that they remain within the speed limit. Grand Turk is a very small island, and maintaining a safe speed will only add a maximum of a few minutes to your journey.
A rental car is typically the best choice for visiting guests, due to both cost and convenience.
Although there are statutory fares for certain routes, such as from the airport, these may not be adhered to. However, there is a fare schedule for the Grand Turk Taxi Association which applies to its members.
You are advised to agree on your fare before setting off. It's important that you clarify if the quoted fee is per passenger, or for your total group. Some taxi drivers quote a fare, and then at the final destination surprise passengers with an inflated total that is multiples of what was stated.
Fares from the Cruise Center
There is a set of fixed fares (set by the Government) for the
Grand Turk Cruise Center, yet these are applicable only from the Cruise Center, not to the Cruise Center. Clarify total fares including all passengers before departing with taxi drivers.