Grand Turk is a fun place to explore on an ATV adventure. Although true off road driving is bit limited, these vehicles are perfect for the small streets and lanes of Cockburn Town and the island’s beaches. The guides navigate to all of the interesting sights, and provide useful commentary.
5 star rating for ATV Tours by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
The scenic coastal trail at the Grand Turk Lighthouse.
ATV excursions can be a really fun way to explore Grand Turk. Tours typically start near the
Grand Turk Cruise Center and last 2-4 hours.
Most ATV tour durations fit with cruise ship visits, yet will still allow a little extra time for the
beach or to browse the shops and restaurants of the
Grand Turk Cruise Center. The guides will ensure that you're back in time for your vessel departure.
Most ATV tours begin near the South Base area, a little north of the cruise center. Adjacent to the Cruise Center is
Hawkes Nest Salina, where blindingly white sea salt can be seen. Continuing on you'll pass the
Grand Turk JAGS McCartney International Airport (GDT), where there's a replica of the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule (Grand Turk was the splashdown location for John Glenn's historic 1962 orbit of Earth).
You’ll have time to take photos, yet the schedule generally doesn’t allow for a swim.
The wetlands near
North Creek offer a bit of tropical wilderness. Coastal and wading birds such as brown pelicans, ospreys, terns, reddish egrets, cattle egrets, yellow-crowned night herons, and great blue herons can be spotted.
You’ll also likely get a close-up encounter with the friendly and feral Turks and Caicos donkeys!
Reservations and Booking
Reservations may be booked directly with a local business, or as a “shore excursion” through the cruise line. If you're arriving by cruise ship, we recommend booking early (several days in advance) to ensure a spot.
ATVs accommodate one driver and one passenger (extra fee for passengers). Age requirements may apply. About half the typical tour route travels on unpaved (dirt) roads, and it's advised to wear sunglasses or other protective eyewear.